Welcome to the March edition of the OSS Watch newsletter!
This month Rowan takes a look at the implications of a serious security error emerging within the open source community, Scott identifies some areas where Open Educational Resources can learn additional lessons from Free Software and Open Source, and finally Scott asks whether popular editing format Markdown should become a standard.
We've been busy as always at OSS Watch this month. Scott did a talk in Dublin on procurement for the Irish libraries community, and we'll be following this up with a procurement workshop at the next IWMW conference in July.
We delivered a web-based training course for the Apereo Foundation for its new incubator mentors, and we have some more training dates in June with TYPO3 which we'll announce shortly. If your community, project or company is interested in training around open source community topics, let us know!
We're all off to Open Source Open Standards on the 3rd of April in London; so if you're going make sure to say hi!
If you want to work with OSS Watch - whether you're a company, a project, a consortium developing a project proposal, or working within the University of Oxford - take a look at our services page to find out what we can offer.
What can we learn from security failures?
Rowan Wilson asks what we can learn from the recent story of a critical security bug in a well used open source library.
5 lessons for OER from Open Source and Free Software
What can the OER movement learn from the experience of Open Source and Free Software. Scott Wilson picks five key lessons.
Should Markdown become a standard?
Never mind ODF vs OOXML, what about Markdown for official documents?