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Pursuing adoption of free and open source software in governments

By Andy Oram
March 25, 2014

Free and open source software creates a natural — and even necessary — fit with government. I joined a panel this past weekend at the Free Software Foundation conference LibrePlanet on this topic and have covered it previously in a …

Developer Week in Review: Google I/O's ticket window open and shuts in record time

Developer Week in Review: Google I/O's ticket window open and shuts in record time
By James Turner
March 29, 2012

Google I/O registration was there and gone so fast you might have missed it if you blinked, Microsoft is sharing more of its code Apache-style, and the leading compiler package in the world celebrates a milestone.

Stallman discusses Free Software and GPLv3

By Federico Biancuzzi
April 13, 2009

On June 29, 2007 the Free Software Foundation released the GNU General Public License, version 3. What happened since then? I had the opportunity to discuss many subjects with FSF's founder and president Richard Stallman. First of all, could...

Challenges from a book sprint: the great things about ignorance and disorder

Challenges from a book sprint: the great things about ignorance and disorder
By Andy Oram
March 24, 2009

e tried to write a conventional computer manual in two days, and the experience has made me reconsider the conventions of computer manuals. The computer field is still in the kindergarten stage of exploring serious questions of how people learn, questions at the center of psychology and pedagogy for many decades. Even those disciplines don't quite get it, because they're fumbling with the instant messaging culture that gives us so many more tools today for learning together.

Free book, community gathering, Richard Stallman to write foreword

Free book, community gathering, Richard Stallman to write foreword
By Andy Oram
March 19, 2009

Update to my posting about a book-writing project this coming weekend in Cambridge, Mass. (March 21-22). RMS will write a foreword for the book.


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