Stories by Con Zymaris

Mainstreaming open source is unstoppable

A few weeks ago in these pages, my industry colleague and former Linux Australia president Pia Smith raised a number of issues which confront the open source space.

Licence docs go unread

I recently conducted a review of the warranties stipulated in software licences. The skewness of these licences towards vendors made me realise that few users actually read these agreements in full. It also bought across clearly, to my mind, the often myopic perspective that many in our industry share regarding issues which should be troubling, but somehow aren’t, and the contradictory perpetuation of red herrings.