Linked by RichterKuato on Thu 4th Aug 2011 09:33 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source "Much has been said about open source projects - and open source platforms are now powering an ever-increasing share of the mobile market. But what is 'open' and how can you measure openness? As part of our new research report, VisionMobile Research Partner Liz Laffan introduces the Open Governance Index - a new approach to measuring the 'openness' of software projects, from Android to WebKit."
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RE: Interesting
by JoeBuck on Thu 4th Aug 2011 17:26 UTC in reply to "Interesting"
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2006-01-11

So, what do they mark projects down for? LWN says that they penalize projects that use the GPL, claiming that it's less "open" than permissive licenses. What other factors explain the Linux kernel getting only 71?

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RE[2]: Interesting
by Neolander on Fri 5th Aug 2011 06:22 in reply to "RE: Interesting"
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2010-03-08

Well, you should probably see for yourself http : //www.visionmobile.com/rsc/researchreports/Open%20Governance%2 0Index%20(VisionMobile).pdf

Edited 2011-08-05 06:22 UTC

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