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Who's to say what was more uncivil about December's WSIS meeting in
Geneva, Richard Stallman's sticking his tongue out when taking his
security ID photo, or those who sought, and succeeded in, muddying the waters
against official support of Open Source/Free Software?
Evan Leibovitch, president of the Linux Professional Institute, lets
you decide, in his thought-provoking post-mortem of the December summit
Meanwhile the irony about governments and the glacial speed of UN
bodies to endorse Open Source as a way to achieve the goals of a truly
global information society becomes clear this week in our companion piece
about the current wave of Open Source/Free Software research. Let the
anti-Open Source lobbyists take up bats, hammers, and any other objects
that go smash in the night, the momentum and energy of the global Open
Source community is deafening. And influential organizations are
supporting research to find out more.
Check out the current run of important studies that move on up from
philosophical tracts to reports with quantifiable answers about how Open
Source developers work, why they work, what they contribute, and their
links with vendors.
For these stories, just click on
The editors of Open magazine