Open Source Links: 01-07-2007

The startup guide to investors – Some information about dealing with investors, useful for IT startups.

FSF releases the GNU General Public License, version 3 – The Free Software Foundation released version 3 of the GNU General Public License (GNU GPL).

Open Source Gaining in SOA, ESB and EAI – Apparently there is solid momentum for open source solutions at the messaging and integration layer now.

MySQL Grows Up – Noel Le says that the more FOSS technologies and the FOSS community mature, the more FOSS firms will adopt formal capital and organizational structures. I agree. API Tutorial – A pointer to a detailed tutorial about the API.

The Taxonomy of Conferences – James Mc Govern asks what if conference attendees could also provide ratings on all the conferences they have attended along with reviews, a sort of the Amazon book review mechanism.