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  • My top three challenges for open source in Germany

    My top three challenges for open source in Germany

    Ahead of the next election and in support of the Bitkom open source working group and an upcoming policy paper, here are my top three challenges to open source in Germany. 1. Insufficient product management skills in German software companies German product managers often don’t know when a feature is competitively differentiating and when not,…

  • A short history of open source business conferences

    A short history of open source business conferences

    Out of curiosity about the recent resurgence of open source business conferences, here a short listing of those that I’m aware of. Feel free to add others in the comments. Name First year Founders Outcome Open Source Think Tank 1999 Andrew Aitken, Greg Olson Privately held; last event in 2013 Open Source Business Conference 2004…

  • The life-cycle of open source program offices

    The life-cycle of open source program offices

    Open source program offices (OSPOs) have a life-cycle. Most companies start out with tasking one employee, part-time, “to take care of open source”. This person will typically try to help product and project teams get license compliance right. As a side-job, this person can’t achieve much and is likely to get quickly overwhelmed by the…

  • Open digital safety (McGregor, IEEE Computer)

    Open digital safety (McGregor, IEEE Computer)

    I’m happy to report that the 28th article in the open source column of IEEE Computer has been published. Title Open digital safety Keywords Digital Systems, Safety, Digital Safety, Training Data, Open Source, Digital Technologies, Traffic Accidents, Safety Data, Open Data, Safety Culture, Defamation, Event Organizers, Data For Model Training, Tech Companies, Open Movement, Open…

  • Interview on open source and security with DLF Kultur (in German)

    Interview on open source and security with DLF Kultur (in German)

    I had a ten minute interview with the enjoyably competent Marcus Richter and Hagen Terschüren of DLF Kultur last week. It aired as part of the Breitband show on Saturday April 6th. Our topic was open source infrastructure, security challenges to it, and whether the state needs to step up. It is available as XZ-Backdoor:…

  • What now, open source infrastructure startups?

    What now, open source infrastructure startups?

    It took exactly eight days for the Linux Foundation to announce they’ll be hosting a fork of the last open source version of the popular Redis key value store after its owner announced a license change to the SSPLv1, a source-available (non-open-source) license. The fork is well supported by industry heavyweights, and it appears industry…