WorldWatch Week in Review

by Willy Smith

One of the most significant things about open-source development is the way it's developed: by communities of people who may be located anywhere in the world, connected by the Internet. The most popular article this week was a feature on two such Linux communities, one in France and one in England.

There also was interesting news on the continuing debate over patents: Martin Winckler lost his job at France-Inter, and one US presidential candidate is calling for an open-source model for some medical patents.

We also published a link to Mitch Kapor's excellent presentation about Free Software at OSCON, and an article about the successful deployment in France of Koha, a free software library management system. If you read German, you may be interested in the newly released Free Software Migration Guide, published by the German Interior Ministry.

Willy Smith is Editor in Chief of WorldWatch.

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