Regarding Free Software Licensing, FSF explains some more why companies should switch to GPLv3 and the Linux Foundation publishes version 1.0 of SPDX — their standard format for communicating free software license and copyright information.
I would also like to point you out to a recent evolvement in the US regarding Software Patents — read Does not compute: court says only hard math is patentable.
W3C made it now made easier to initiate new development projects (see Open Standards).
In the Other interesting links section under the title All Your BASH Are Belong to Us you will find a disturbing tale of a legal case featuring BASH scripts.
Last but not least, I would like to thank Diego J. Naranjo Barroso — FSFE’s new intern — for helping me gather the articles for this week. Also I would like to thank Natalia Evdokimova again for her help with this update for the past months.
Free Software Licensing
Free Software Business
W3C announces the launch of a light-weight way for non-members as well as members to initiate new development projects.
- W3C: _W3C Launches Agile Track to Speed Web Innovation_
- the Standards Blog: _W3C Launches New “Agile” Standards Development Platform_
Government and Free Software Policies
Copyright and Other Legal Act Reforms
Other interesting links
A new operating system distribution emerges based on OpenSolaris/Illumos.
hook out → I really have to write a normal blog post soon …it’s been a while and I already have a stack of ideas :P