Would it be ethical to create an open source alternative to the software you've been hired to create?
Say you were hired to create education software that will be sold to students of a particular academic institution. You are the only developer working on this project and have written all of the code. ...
Is it illegal to rewrite every line of an open source project in a slightly different way, and use it in a closed source project?
I have been recently hacking on a project I started a couple of months ago. It was a simple idea. Allowing people to collect achievements for code they shared on Github. So I started this noble ...
Why the Lucky Stiff removed most of his online profile on Aug. 19th, 2009. The author of Why's (poignant) guide to Ruby, Hpricot, and many other projects left behind many confused and upset users. ...
Does your company donate financially to open source projects? My company doesn't. We use open source operating systems, tools, libraries, IDEs, application servers, databases, websites (Wikipedia) ...
How do I report software vulnerabilities found in an open source library that are widely used but have a dilapidated team structure?
For most open source project, there is a well-founded project team and corporate sponsorship, and a lot of active contributors. The procedure for filing bug reports are clearly documented. However, ...
I found free software project whose executables are spreading a virus. What is the correct couse of action?
Today I found a GPLed project on SourceForge whose executables are spreading a virus. This fact has been pointed out several times in reviews of the project and the infected executable is still ...