Overview of content related to 'software' http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/17/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=randy%20metcalfe&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Building Open Source Communities: 4th OSS Watch Conference http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/oss-watch-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue44/oss-watch-rpt#author1">Sebastian Rahtz</a> and <a href="/issue44/oss-watch-rpt#author2">Randy Metcalfe</a> report on a one-day conference on open source software development communities organised by OSS Watch held in Edinburgh on 4 July 2005.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>When people get together and talk about open source, there are three things that come into the conversation early on. Firstly, they argue about open source licences; secondly, they ask "but is it really <strong>free?</strong>"; and thirdly, they state that "it's all about the community". That last one is definitely worth unpacking further.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue44/oss-watch-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue44 event report randy metcalfe sebastian rahtz apache software foundation ibm jisc open university oss watch sakai university of edinburgh university of york serving maths agile development apache copyright e-learning firefox free software gpl higher education licence moodle open source operating system software uportal vle Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1176 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Software Choice: Decision-making in a Mixed Economy http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/metcalfe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue42/metcalfe#author1">Randy Metcalfe</a> considers the role of free and open source software in UK Further and Higher Education.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Imagine a world where software is free. For the moment, let's not split hairs about this. In this imagined world software costs virtually nothing to obtain. And you are free to do things with this software - free to study how it works (which means getting access to the underlying code, not just the binaries or executables); free to modify that code to suit your needs and/or improve it; free to re-distribute that modified code. And everyone else is free to obtain, study, modify, and redistribute software as well as you.</p> <p>This is not the world you live in.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/metcalfe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue42 feature article randy metcalfe jisc oss watch oxford university computing services university of oxford university of strathclyde gnu apache copyright e-government free software gpl higher education information society infrastructure interoperability licence linux open source operating system research software standards Sun, 30 Jan 2005 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1110 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk Support Models for Open Source Deployment http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/oss-watch-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue40/oss-watch-rpt#author1">Sebastian Rahtz</a> and <a href="/issue40/oss-watch-rpt#author2">Randy Metcalfe</a> report on OSS Watch's one-day conference on support models held in London in June 2004.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.oss-watch.ac.uk/">OSS Watch</a>'s [<a href="#1">1</a>] second national conference focused on an often articulated anxiety concerning how an institution will answer the question of support when considering the deployment of open source software. OSS Watch is a pilot advisory service set up by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) to provide UK Higher and Further Education with neutral and authoritative guidance about free and open source software.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue40/oss-watch-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue40 event report randy metcalfe sebastian rahtz ibm jisc open university oss watch oxford university computing services sun microsystems university of bristol university of hull university of leeds university of oxford yale university apache content management data e-learning framework further education html interoperability java licence linux open source operating system portal software uportal vle xml Thu, 29 Jul 2004 23:00:00 +0000 editor 1068 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk OSS Inaugural Conference: Open Source Deployment and Development http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/oss-watch-rpt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue38/oss-watch-rpt#author1">Sebastian Rahtz</a> and <a href="/issue38/oss-watch-rpt#author2">Randy Metcalfe</a> give an overview of the first conference of the Open Source Advisory Service.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.oss-watch.ac.uk/">OSS Watch</a> [<a href="#1">1</a>] is a pilot advisory service set up by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) to provide UK higher and further education with neutral and authoritative guidance about free and open source software and related standards.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue38/oss-watch-rpt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue38 event report randy metcalfe sebastian rahtz andrew w mellon foundation ibm jisc microsoft oss watch oxford university computing services ukoln university of bristol university of oxford jisc information environment browser data framework free software further education intellectual property interoperability java licence linux open source operating system portal research resource discovery software uportal video vle web browser windows xml Fri, 30 Jan 2004 00:00:00 +0000 editor 1018 at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk