The Bitkom Open Source Guide 3.0: A Comprehensive Upgrade

For 6 years, the Bitkom Open Source Guide 2.0 was a welcome first point of contact for German companies regarding the appropriate use of open-source software. It was a stimulating source and benchmark at the same time. But like everything else in the world, it has aged over time. Thus, it’s good to know that Bitkom and its ‘Open Source’ working group have taken up the topic again. In June 2022, there was officially released an expanded and refined Bitkom Open Source Guide 3.0, – again intended to be a manual and a benchmark for companies → …

Karsten Reincke: REPORT of 2022-07-11 about , , etc. with 0 comments

Frescobaldi on Ubuntu 22.04: prefer pip to apt

Under Ubuntu 22.04, Frescobaldi starts with an error: The area for displaying the music sheets says that Frescobaldi unexpectedly passes an argument of the type float to a function in qpageview /highlight.py respectively qpageview/shadow.py. Now, the user can ‘google’ for the cause – or read the following lines → …

Karsten Reincke: TIP of 2022-07-08 about , etc. with 2 comments

Musicology and LaTeX

Musicologists have a hard time – namely if they want to enrich their LaTeX-texts by score examples and harmony analyses. Up to now, there did not exist any study of whether and how that could be realized with free software. This article summarizes a paper – written in German – concerning the topic LaTeX and Musicology, which on the quiet has become a self-referential tutorial teaching what’s possible and what is not. → …

Karsten Reincke: REPORT of 2022-04-24 about , , , , , etc. with 0 comments

CC-BY Trolls

A presentation without images sucks. Therefore, we are sometimes tempted to take some from the Internet for beautifying our work. There are so many excellent pictures on the World Wide Web. But to legally inserting a foreign picture in one’s own presentation is not that easy. Unfortunately, a new type of troll has emerged recently, the image trolls. → …

Karsten Reincke: INSPECTION of 2022-02-26 about , , etc. with 0 comments

Illustrating Open-Source Posts

I love ZEN-presentations, especially when they deal with open-source software. To create such files, we need pictures. Many pictures. That’s why I keep stumbling over the question of whether the FOSS licenses also allow us to use icons and logos in the same way as the code? Moreover: Under which conditions may we illustrate our articles with ‘internet-pictures‘ ? I’ve always wanted to make that clear to myself → …

Karsten Reincke: INSPECTION of 2022-02-25 about , , etc. with 1 comment

TDOSCA & OSCake: Automating FOSS Compliance

By releasing the Open Source License Compendium and the Open Source Compliance Advisor, Deutsche Telekom has already supported the task to deal with Open Source Compliance. But DT offers so many and complex Open Source based products that it is too expensive to create the necessary Open Source compliance artifacts manually. Thus, DT needs a practically usable automated toolchain. → …

Karsten Reincke: REPORT of 2020-11-28 about , , etc. with 0 comments

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