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[News] Proprietary Software Gradually Turns to Open Source

  • Subject: [News] Proprietary Software Gradually Turns to Open Source
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2007 02:00:42 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
Billions and billions of...lines of proprietary code to go open source

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| Eric Raymond made the point years ago that most software is written for use, 
| not for sale. Eric put the number at 95%; that is, 95% of all software is 
| written for in-house use, rather than for sale.  


Some examples of applications that go (or should go) open source below.


Volantis Removes Price as Barrier for Enterprise Mobile Content Development and

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| Volantis Mobility Server to be Distributed Under Open Source License and 
| Available Immediately as Free Download 


You Have the Right to Read Your Accuser

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| The problem here is not an open source versus closed source debate. I have no 
| problem with companies producing or adopting closed source software. That’s 
| their choice. Instead, this is a human rights issue. After all, not only are 
| we being erroneously convicted by buggy software, we’re being killed by it, 
| too. While I understand official’s desire for the labor saving benefits of 
| software, we cannot continue to pursue this while ignoring the human side.     


The Blue Screen of Felony Convictions

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| It’s high time that individuals say “enough” and stop allowing their rights 
| to be gradually eroded. Liberty-threatening software must be open source. 


Critique of Louis I. Rovner's Polygraph Examination and Testimony in Ohio v.

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| The trial is now over. The defendant, Sahil Sharma of New York City, waived 
| his right to a jury trial, and according to a press account, Judge Hunter 
| acquitted him at least in part based upon the polygraph results.  


Secret Breathalyzer Software Finally Revealed

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| As I’ve indicated in previous posts, defense attorneys for years have been 
| trying to discover the software source code used by manufacturers of various 
| breathalyzer models.   


Police Blotter: Defendant wins breathalyzer source code

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| What became central to the dispute was whether the source code was owned by 
| the state or CMI, the maker of the Intoxilyzer. 
| Minnesota's original bid proposal that CMI responded to says that "all right, 
| title, and interest in all copyrightable material" that CMI creates as part 
| of the contract "will be the property of the state." The bid proposal also 
| says CMI must provide "information" to be used by "attorneys representing 
| individuals charged with crimes in which a test with the proposed instrument 
| is part of the evidence," which seems to include source code.      


The Future of Elections: Open Source Voting

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| But how would you feel if Microsoft Windows was powering the voting booth in 
| which you were to select important elected officials? Would you, knowing of 
| Microsoft's past security record, feel confident that using this OS and not 
| being allowed to inspect the code, feel safe knowing that these machines 
| could very well help to dictate the future of your perspective countries? 
| Don't feel guilty, I don't really like it either.     


IBM may open source Jazz collaboration software

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| IBM's Rational Software unit is considering putting parts of its Jazz 
| collaboration framework into open source, according to an executive of the 
| company.  


The future of Windows should be open source

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| But alas, we are left with an operating system that will never go open source 
| and a business model that has worked in the past, so surely, it should work 
| in the future, right? It's sad to say, but unless Microsoft wakes up and 
| realizes the current trend in the industry, Windows and Office as we know it, 
| may meet an early demise.    


Dear Mr. Gates: save Vista, open-source it

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| Although Microsoft may claim otherwise, Vista, from both from a technical
| and business point of view, is proving to be a failure. Why not turn it
| over to people who have shown time after time that they can deliver
| the goods?


Q&A: Sun on track to open-source code of all Java products by June, says
software CTO

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| But no decision has been made on whether to offer Solaris under GPL: Brewin


StillSecure announces open-source network and security services platform

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| StillSecure this week announced an open-source platform for
| IPv4-based routing, firewall, DHCP, intrusion-prevention, Wi-Fi
| and VPN services.


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