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For anyone interested in open source software but operating under the assumption that it's "free," attorney and columnist Deborah Wilcox has some upsetting news. In this edition of IP Online, she explains why open source is anyting but free, and she advises companies to develop...

To the chagrin of municipal officials across Wisconsin, more doubts are emerging about whether Wireless Fidelity or Wi-Fi service really is a disruptive technology that can bring affordable broadband Internet access to the masses. With cities struggling to establish their own Wi-Fi “clouds,” WTN sought...

At a time when the music industry is struggling to find new revenue streams, the pay-for-content digital delivery model of a Madison business is gaining traction. The Madison-based company has announced that royalty payments to music publishers and the songwriters they represent recently passed the...

Establishing a state ranking system for broadband connectivity, columnist James Carlini has made the color green signify not only environmentally friendly status, but broadband rich as well. Under his system, green stands for fiber to the premise and high speed (50Mbps or more) connections,...

There is more than one way to finance a start-up technology or biotechnology company, according to columnist and Madison attorney Joe Boucher. In this 12th edition of Early Stage, he looks at still more alternative forms of business finance, including factoring receivables and sales and...

By restoring additional funding for the Act 255 tax credit program, the Assembly Republican Caucus has set the stage for negotiations in conference committee to resolve its budget differences with the State Senate Democratic Caucus. The forthcoming conference committee negotiations may be the most contentious...

The newly formed Assembly Speaker's Task Force on Information Technology Failures will meet July 16 for an overview of three troubled information technology projects in the Department of Workforce Development. The Task Force is comprised of public and private sector members. ...