Tag Archives: Economic Aspects

Software Freedom Conservancy supporter

I think it’s important that organizations as Software Freedom Conservancy exist. They provide a non-profit home, infrastructure, and advice for FLOSS projects. They take care that the will of the project members, choosing free software licenses, is respected by third … Continue reading

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Migración a software libre y prescindir de licencias en la UPM

La Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, donde trabajo, está inmersa en un proceso de ajustes presupuestarios y negociación de posible reducción en la partida de gastos de personal. El software ha entrado en la negociación, pues los representantes de los trabajadores … Continue reading

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Sobre el cierre del FTP de acceso abierto de la AEMET

Desde el pasado 29 de Octubre la Agencia Estatal Meteorológica de España (AEMET) ha cerrado el acceso a los datos meterológicos via FTP (que era libre y gratuito). En un  comunicado (que ya no está disponible, al menos en esa … Continue reading

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Rompiendo los muros del jardín

Actualización 28/09/2012: Michal “rysiek” Wozniak ha incluido esta traducción en su sitio web.. ¡Gracias! Puedes comentar aquí, en el hilo en Diaspora e Identica o también en Barrapunto. Esto es una traducción del artículo “Breaking the garden walls” publicado por Michał … Continue reading

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Software adaptation, deployment and sustainability

Last May 23rd I went to the ceremony for the end of academic course at MSWL (Master en Software Libre, BTW inscription is open at URJC), where Jorge Ferrer from Liferay gave us a great talk about developing and deploying … Continue reading

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Libre software, forks and innovation. Evolve or die!

I think that the libre software specific innovation is not about how you develop the software, but in the libre software licenses. Libre software licenses allow forks: to clone the original source code and then follow a different roadmap: create … Continue reading

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To make a living as a free software hacker

A very interesting thing of free software is that you can learn many aspects by yourself and with investing time and effort, but no (much) money. All the source code and communication channels are open, and participating in one project … Continue reading

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What happened to OpenBRR (Business Readiness Rating for Open Source)?

I am studying a Master Degree on Libre software and recently we finished a subject called Project Evaluation. It covers many aspects related to software evaluation and quality in software projects, and the tools and data available from libre software … Continue reading

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How to make money from open source (by Con Zymaris, Builderau.com)

I found this article from Builderau.com, a site dedicated to software development in Australia, and although it is a bit old (2005), I think the tips given on it explain well how a small business around libre software can be … Continue reading

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New markets, new products, new business models

Thanks to the subject Economic Aspects of the Master on Libre Software that I am attending at URJC, and also to several readings and videos, I am beginning to understand how it works the economic world around libre software, and … Continue reading

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