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The “Free”, “Standard”, “Open” Software Heresy

There are those people that have a strong, dogmatic belief in what they call “Free” or “Standard” or “Open” software. One of those individuals is Jimmie (let’s call him ...
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Open Source Projects – Between accepting and rejecting pull request

Lately I have done a lot of work for the sbt-native-packager project. Being a commiter comes with a lot of responsibilities. You are responsible for the code quality, supporting your ...
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Free as in Beer has caused Heartbleed (and Much More)

Heartbleed is a bit over one month old now. A bug significant enough to have its own Wikipedia page. Today, we’re going to look into how wrong we have been in assuming that Open Source ...
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OpenSource License Manager

What is a License Manager? License managers are used to enforce license rights, or at least to support the enforcement. When you develop an open source program, there is no much you ...
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Open Source Completely Underestimates Contributor License Agreements

Reddit’s /r/ProgrammerHumor has recently treated us to this politically incorrect and quite childish little Open Source rant                Obviously, ...
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Empathy in OSS – It’s Important

Spending nearly my entire working day (and many evenings) with Open Source projects I don’t maintain I have come to form an opinion or two on the use of OSS – specifically when ...
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An Open Source License to Increase Your Street Credibility

Many of us geeks don’t really care about users, tractions, etc. when we spam GitHub with our little toy projects. I mean, who knows if we really have the time to maintain them? Certainly, ...
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5 Best Email Clients for Open Source Environment

An email client, also known as Mail User Agent (MUA) is an application used to manage the emails. Linux has a lot of email clients, terminal and GUI based. I have collected the top ...
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GitHub’s 10,000 most Popular Java Projects – Here are The Top Libraries They Use

As Java developers working with a language that’s both mature yet highly evolving, we’re faced with a constant dilemma whenever we write new code – go with the hot new technology ...
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What Open Source is (and isn’t) and why you should use it?

Open Source software plays a big role in the Java ecosystem (just think Maven, all the libraries in Maven Central, Gradle, OpenJDK, Ant, Ivy, Eclipse, Ant and so on). There is also ...
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