Journal: Open Source Flashes Its Canines

Technologies

August 26, 2010

We’ve already established that open-source technology is entering the mainstream. There are naysayers, and they’re concerned about licensing compliance. An article at zdnet.co.uk entitled “Compliance Scheme Aims to Dispel Open-Source Concerns”  outlines the ‘Open Compliance Program.’ The Linux Foundation launched the program to help companies comply with open-source licenses, partly due to the increasing use of Linux in mobile devices. Foundation Chief Jim Zemlin says the program is backed by “virtually every major player in the world of enterprise and mobile computing,” including Adobe, AMD, Cisco, Google, HP, Intel, Novell, Samsung, and Sony. Even with a few doubts raised, the OCP assures that open source technology has a solid future and is backed by virtually every major player in the world of enterprise and mobile computing.

Bret Quinn, August 26, 2010

Tip of the Hat to Stephen E. Arnold at LinkedIn.