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In his open letter to the open source community Darl McBride states, "it is clear that the Open Source community needs a business model that is sustainable if it is to grow beyond a part-time avocation into an enterprise-trusted development model." I have news for you, Darl -- a new business model has already been invented. You're just not a part of it. Whether using the Apache Web server, Linux, gcc, make, Apache Tomcat, PHP, or one of the many, many other open source packages, virtually every company today is heavily dependent upon open source. Virtually everyone. The 'collaborative' process by which all these projects get created is based on a new business model. It's a business model defined by the *users* of the technology - not by vendors. Individuals in companies all around the world are simply working together to create the technologies collaboratively - and ... (more)

Interview with Eben Moglen

LinuxWorld Magazine's editor-in-chief Kevin Bedell recently met with professor Eben Moglen of Columbia University. Eben's the general counsel for the Free Software Foundation; here he shares with LWM readers his insight on the distribution of culture and information in our Internet world. LWM: Eben, can you give us a little background on some of your work with the FSF and how you got involved? What kind of things have you done together? Eben Moglen: I became involved with the Free Software Foundation back in 1992. I had been representing a man called Phillip Zimmerman, the author of... (more)

Could a New Type of Legal Entity Help Underground Open Source Development?

Sometimes it's the things you don't plan that seem to have the most impact. Today was one of those days. I'd been talking with Bruce Perens earlier in the day after attending a talk he gave on a bunch of issues including software patents and the dangers they pose to the Open Source community ­as well as to individual open source developers. It was a fascinating talk that covered a host of issues - including his take on the current SCO debacle. (I've gotten his permission to reprint the talk in the next issue of LinuxWorld Magazine.) A bit later, I ran into Zak Welch. Zak is Chairm... (more)

SYS-CON Radio interviews David Mandelstam

SYS-CON Radio interviews David Mandelstam, President of Sangoma Technologies about Linux based Internet Servers as WAN Router Replacements, live at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo 2003 in San Francisco. Click here to listen  [interview in MP3 format] ... (more)

What Does 2004 Hold in Store for Linux?

Here is the set of questions we sent out to a number of the many Linux luminaries that we know and admire. Following the questions are the responses we received from Eric Raymond and John Terpstra (of the Samba team). The questions: Which Linux application area do you believe will grow the fastest in 2004? Will 2004 *finally* be the year when Linux makes significant in-roads on the desktop? Which distributions will show the greatest growth in 2004? What major Linux IPO or Linux acquisition will occur in 2004? What will be the coolest new Linux application in 2004? Will the SCO deba... (more)