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June 26, 2005

Mass Software Council Meeting

The MSC OSS SIG meeting was really good. I'm posting material about it on its own blog, oss-sig.softwaregarden.com/blogs/oss-sig. The first hour was a discussion about Software Licensing and a recording of the session is available online.

Posted by danb at 09:23 PM

June 22, 2005

A tale of an Open Source project

Bob Frankston pointed me to this excerpt from a book about an Open Source product that runs on Microsoft technologies. The 28-page chapter goes into lots of things about the evolution of a successful project. It's like reading a blog covering a few years. Well worth reading if you're into the realities of Open Source.

Read the PDF: Professional DotNetNuke ASP.NET Portals (excerpt)

Posted by danb at 02:39 PM

June 06, 2005

The Open Cellphone

As I wrote earlier, I'm doing some podcasting on another topic (the "Open Cellphone") for DiamondCluster. They've just posted the first show in that series. For more information see podcast.diamondcluster.com. Some of what we talk about is probably of interest to many who read this blog.

Posted by danb at 08:16 PM

June 03, 2005

Open Source event at the Mass Software Council

Podcasting has taken a backseat for a few weeks. I expect to record a few more shows on software licensing later in the month. I have some speaking engagements to prepare for and do, and I'm also finishing up a podcast on a different topic for DiamondCluster (more about that at some point soon on my personal blog, I hope). The response so far to the software licensing podcasts has been quite good.

One of the events I'm participating in is for the Massachusetts Software Council's Open Source Special Interest Group. We are kicking off the SIG with a "summit" meeting on Friday, June 24th, at the Babson College Executive Conference Center in Wellesley, Massachusetts. There are three sessions and a lunch with a keynote by JBoss CEO Marc Fleury. The sessions are: Open Source Licensing, Open Source Business Models and Strategies, and a technical discussion about how to create a successful Open Source project. We'll have senior people in the thick of Open Source issues from Red Hat, IBM (Douglas Heintzman, executive chair of IBM's Open Source Steering Committee just confirmed), Novell and the Mono Project, JasperSoft, and others up on stage and I hope lots of interaction with people in the audience.

Check out the details on the Software Council website on the page for this event.

Seating is limited, so sign up in advance. The event is only $20 in advance and I'm giving out complimentary copies of the evaluation version of my "A Developer's Introduction to Copyright and Open Source" video (they normally go for $29.95). I'm going to try to get this recorded for podcasting, but I can't be sure that I'll be able to.

Posted by danb at 12:38 PM