Freedom and Choice in Open Source Licensing: Comparing the EUPL v1.1 and the GPL v3

The European Union Public License (EUPL) version 1.1 was released and approved by the Open Source Initiative (OSI) on January 9, 2009. A major milestone in the evolution of open source licensing, the EUPL contains some important distinctions that set it apart from other popular open source licenses: it’s written with native […]

What Does Oracle’s Buyout of Sun Mean to Open Source?

Oracle’s Buying Sun: What This Means to Open Source   Sun has been responsible for the single largest corporate investment in open source software to date. Sun’s actively funded and well supported OSS projects are at the core of the community.         http://www.sun.com/software/opensource/learnmore.jsp A short list, seriously: […]

Open Source Insecurity

Jay Lyman of The 451 Group posted this note specific to the security of open source software. Content that I contributed to the post . . . 1. There is a direct correlation between reported vulnerabilities and usage. The most used applications have the most consistent and accurate issue reporting, as […]

Is FOSS Ready for USA?

Following the recent inauguration of our 44th president, it is fitting that we focus on our nation and the security of it through open source. The United States was founded on principals of freedom, so it makes sense that now we look towards “free software” to protect her. However, a question […]

2008: The Risk Report

The Research Group has developed tools that objectively track and report on operational risk associated with software applications, operating systems and hardware. January 13, 1797: A naval battle between a French ship of the line and two British frigates off the coast of Brittany ends with the French vessel running […]