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24 July 2008, 14:31

BT launches open source web site, joins FOSSBazaar

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BT has opened its own open source website, to publicise its involvement with the free and open source software (FOSS) community. The BT Open Source site currently carries listings of projects BT has supported and open source products that BT uses. There is also an index of open source people within BT and its open source subsidiary, Osmosoft, complete with contact details including blog URLs and Twitter names.

Osmosoft is headed by the developer of TiddlyWiki, Jeremy Ruston. TiddlyWiki is a novel wiki system based around a single HTML file. It is therefore appropriate that the BT Open Source site is, itself, run on a TiddlyWiki.

BT also announced that it has joined FOSSBazaar, an organisation dedicated to "empowering individuals and organizations across the enterprise to understand the issues that exist with free and open source software". It offers guidance on how a corporation should manage the adoption of open source within their organisation by a combination of governance and automated tools. FOSSBazaar is a workgroup within the Linux Foundation who sponsor the work of Linus Torvalds and other key Linux developers.


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