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(From Bangkok Post)
It's been another whirlwind week in the open source world, as we saw some significant developments in accountability and watched the pundits once again slip on the glove and pummel each other over IP and business models.
In the CTO "peace-of-mind" department, there were two encouraging developments. First, a consortium of groups, lead by Carnegie Mellon, have launched an open source software ratings system.
The initiative is called the Business Readiness Ratings and hopes to become the standard for evaluating programs on a set criteria and in a consistent fashion. The creation of this system plugs a gap in the open source market and I am sure that many share the hope that this will …