Topic: gpl

GPL Cooperation Commitment gets more support for open source licensing

Red Hat has announced its open source license enforcement initiative is making new strides. As part of the GPL Cooperation Commitment, 14 new companies have joined the effort to promote greater predictability for GPLv2 and LGPLv2.x licenses. “Through this initiative, we hope ultimately to increase participation in the use and development of open source software … continue reading

Fight for software freedom continues, FSF says

The Free Software Foundation’s future is looking bright according to its Fiscal Year 2016 Annual Report. The report outlines efforts and accomplishments by the free “as in freedom” software advocacy group over the previous year, from activism to awards and growth in membership and infrastructure. With individual contributions to the non-profit totalling more than $1 … continue reading

Facebook, Google, IBM and Red Hat team up on open-source license compliance

Top technology companies are joining together on open-source license compliance and enforcement. Facebook, Google, IBM and Red Hat alongside the Linux Kernel Community have announced a new commitment to overcoming open-source license compliance errors and mistakes through a new community-oriented approach. “We are taking an approach to compliance enforcement that is consistent with the Principles … continue reading

GCC goes RISC-V, C++17

The GNU Compiler Collection has had a fairly busy 2017 so far. Today, David Edelsohn, CTO of GCC technology at IBM, announced that the GCC steering committee will add a RISC-V port of the collection somewhere in the 7.x release timeframe. Last week, the project announced that it is fully C++17 compatible. All planned C++17 … continue reading

Free Software Foundation changes priorities

The Free Software Foundation has updated its High Priority Projects list. This list, originally created in 2005, keeps track of software projects and technologies that the organization would like to see built in the open-source community, rather than simply with proprietary commercial software. The list has included items like Gnash (a free software Flash player), … continue reading

Dronecode’s Craig Elder speaks about open-source software for drones

Earlier this month it was revealed that ArduPilot, an open-source autopilot solution, would no longer be associated with the Linux Foundation’s Dronecode Project, an open-source drone platform. This came as a surprise to many considering that the idea of Dronecode came from the minds of ArduPilot. “Dronecode was established around ArduPilot,” said Craig Elder, former … continue reading

Virtual reality’s expanding horizons

For fans of the virtual, reality has come a long way. In 2016, we’re living in a reality where not only virtual reality, but also augmented reality applications are commonplace, and hardware for supporting these types of applications is everywhere. As is typical of new technologies, only after they have arrived in the marketplace has … continue reading

Moovweb’s Optimize MEO platform, Verizon launches enterprise cybersecurity service, and Microsoft releases Band Web Tiles, Health Cloud APIs—SD Times news digest: July 16, 2015

Responsive design company Moovweb has coined a new mobile development term—Mobile Experience Optimization (MEO)—and has rolled out a platform to go with it. Moovweb Optimize is an MEO platform allowing developers and organizations to customize code usability and user flow within a mobile app experience for contextual use, while using edge caching, post load and … continue reading

VMware, SFC trade barbs over GPL code infringement lawsuit

A war of words has ensued since Linux kernel developer Christoph Hellwig and the Software Freedom Conservancy filed a lawsuit against VMware over GPLv2 compliance in the company’s ESXi line of enterprise hypervisor operating system products. Expanding upon its initial statement challenging the validity of the lawsuit, VMware has issued a lengthy public statement. In … continue reading

Linux kernel developer and Software Freedom Conservancy sue VMware over GPL violation

VMware has come under fire for an alleged violation of the GNU General Public License (GPL). It has been accused of misusing GPL-licensed Linux kernel contributions in its ESXi line of products without releasing the source code, as required by the license. Linux kernel developer Christoph Hellwig, along with the nonprofit advocacy organization Software Freedom … continue reading

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