Category Archive: Open Source

Jan 30

Eight Free and Open Source Art Software Tools

This list was originally compiled for Art & Design Explorer Post 407. Name Platform URL Image Type Uses Notes License Blender Linux, Windows, Mac 3D Animation Renderer, Animations, and Game Creation GPL Gimp Linux, Windows, Mac Bitmap Drawing, Photomanipulation, Graphic Design Photoshop workalike GPLv3 Inkscape Linux, Windows, Mac Vector Drawing, Graphic Design …

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Dec 04

Seven Key Ideas About Copyright and Open Source

Disclaimer: IANAL. These are specific to US Copyright Law; they may or may not apply elsewhere. Additionally, this post is written in the area of Software and Open Source. Rules may apply differently to other forms of endeavor. The following are not meant to be exhaustive, but rather an introduction to rules of thumb to …

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Sep 25

Containers and Open Source Vulnerabilities

I have a guest article on BlackDuck’s OpenSource Delivers Blog — Containers and Open Source Vulnerabilities.

Jan 16

Nifty Things for Week 16 January 2015

Quotes 10 Best Quotes from Linus Torvalds’ Keynote at LinuxCon Europe | Open Source Pick a License, any License A Quick Guide to GPLv3 Copyleft and the GNU General Public License: A Comprehensive Tutorial and Guide Software Freedom Law Center Guide to GPL Compliance 2nd Edition SPDX — The Software Package Data Exchange® (SPDX®) …

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Jan 13

It’s a Trap: Losing Faith in Protex

Protex snippet match does not behave as expected.

Jan 12

Part of what makes Open Source analysis “interesting”

You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension: a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You’re moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You’ve just crossed over into… the Open Source Zone. — Not Rod Serling Consider a …

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Jan 11

Desperately Seeking Open Source Governance

At the end of the day Open Source is here to stay. I believe that this is a good thing. However, there still needs to be some thought given to licensing obligations and how individual Open Source projects are used in an application. This governance needs to extend to work-for-hire produced for a company.