LinuxDevices.com Archive Index (1999-2012) | 2013-current at LinuxGizmos.com | About  
Follow LinuxGizmos:
Twitter Google+ Facebook RSS feed

Open Group mulls open source, solicits comments

Jul 24, 2003 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive
Share this: Tweet about this on TwitterGoogle+Share on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on RedditPin on Pinterest

A request to the LinuxDevices.com community from Bruce Perens . . .

The Open Group used to be known as the industry association for Unix. They haven't always had the best name in the Open Source community, mostly because community folks didn't like their handling of the Motif GUI toolkit, which stayed proprietary for too long. Had Motif gone free earlier, there might not have been a need to create GNOME or KDE.

But the Open Group leadership now realizes that they must be fully involved in Open Source . . . or change their name. Earlier this year they contracted me to develop an Open Source strategy for their organization. They have now released [this] draft strategy document, and are soliciting comments.

 
This article was originally published on LinuxDevices and has been donated to the open source community by QuinStreet Inc. Please visit LinuxToday.com for up-to-date news and articles about Linux and open source.

(advertise here)


Comments are closed.