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Will open source ruin the economy?

  • Will open source ruin the economy?

  • Credit crunch moves business to adopt open source
  • Open Source: Make It Work, Yahoo!
  • Value, value and values in an open source world
  • Open source is not a business model
  • Economics of open source remains an academic challenge
  • Does the credit crunch represent a silver lining for open source?

No Press at Linux Foundation End User Summit

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Linux

blog.internetnews: There is a big Linux event in NYC today and tomorrow - but I won't be there. The Linux Foundation has decided to keep the End User Collaboration event as a closed event without press.

NSW considers giving students Linux laptops

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Linux
Hardware

australianit.news.com: NSW secondary school students could be issued with $56 million worth of Linux-based laptops as part of Kevin Rudd's digital education revolution.

Opera 10 will be 'prettier'

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Software

news.zdnet: The next major release of Opera for the desktop will be 'prettier' than the current version of the browser, claims the company.

The Audacity of Open Source Audio

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Software

ostatic.com: The Audacity audio editor is a great program. Take that as you will: It's truly functional software. It's a great illustration of the power and versatility of open source. Audacity has been an active project for some time.

US Presidential Candidates and open source

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OSS

blogs.techrepublic.com: Yesterday I was just roaming around the “interwebz” when I came across a poll asking which US presidential candidate is most likely to support open source. This intrigued me. I decided to do a little bit of research.

The Linux Personal Achievements 2008 Awards

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Linux

beranger.org: Linux is arguably the best alternative to Microsoft Windows, and it should be able to provide with a free or affordable solution for most cases. I applaud and acknowledge the personal achievements of some individuals who have dedicated themselves to the advancement of Linux... with remarkable results.

At 17, Is Linux Still Wet Behind the Ears?

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Linux

linuxinsider.com: Linux turned 17 this week, just short of adulthood in most places. However, is it mature enough for the mass market? It's a question often asked on the Linux blogs, but the answers still keep coming: Sure it is; no it isn't; it doesn't matter.

More OOo headlines

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OOo
  • OpenOffice.org 3.0 is an incremental improvement

  • OpenOffice.org 3.0 released: the same #2!
  • The LXF Test: OpenOffice.org 3.0
  • iTWire's First Look
  • OpenOffice.org overwhelmed by demand for version 3.0

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 274

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: Linux package management cheatsheet, part 3

  • News: Mandriva's long errata list, Lenny release delays
  • Released last week: Mandriva Linux 2009, Puppy Linux 4.1
  • Upcoming releases: openSUSE 11.1 Beta 3
  • New additions: iMagic OS
  • New distributions: Brasillinux, Zonbu
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Fun Little Games in the Debian Repos…

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Software
Gaming

kdubois.net: An often mentioned complaint about Linux is the lack of games. If you’re looking for the latest blockbuster from EA, sure, chances are, it won’t work with Linux out of the box. That doesn’t mean there aren’t great games out there for you to waste your time on though!

Fedora 10's snapshot scramble begins

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Linux

zdnet.com.au: The Fedora Project has updated the "beta" or testing edition of version 10 of its Linux distribution over the weekend, with a final release to the public scheduled for 25 November.

OpenOffice.org 3.0 Released, Reviewed, Extended

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OOo
  • OpenOffice.org 3.0 Released

  • OpenOffice.org 3.0 Reviewed
  • Create OOo reports with ease with Sun Report Builder

Fighting the "legacy" reputations of GNU/Linux, seventeen years later

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Linux

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Regular readers of this column will know that I’m a fan of education and positive experience as an advocacy tool in place of shouting from rooftops. Winning the mindset of an average computer user — particularly home users — is never going to be a quick process but a recent experience showed me we still have some old and familiar hills to climb. How do we combat legacy reputations of GNU/Linux that are no longer valid?

Linux Summit will preview new advanced file system

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Linux

techtarget.com: Although computers get bigger, run faster and accomplish more amazing feats all the time, they still store data in a 1970s-era file system. But that may be about to change.

today's leftovers

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News
  • How to fix the ugly side of Ubuntu, its GUI

  • Why Open Source is good for Academic Institutions?
  • Who needs an open-source strategy? You do
  • How to Convert videos to the Ipod format
  • Kernel Selection in Mandriva 2009
  • Bash Script To Get You Your Daily Farmer's Almanac Information

A first look at Fedora 10

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Linux

liquidat.wordpress: Recently Fedora 10 beta was released. I took the opportunity to update my rather old Fedora 8 to a more shiny and new system - with KDE > KDE 3.5.

Mandriva Linux 2009.0 on a Dell Latitude E6400

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MDV

Frederik's Blog: On my Powerbook I used Debian Testing (Lenny), because it supports the PowerPC architecture very well and is very stable. I was very pleased with this distribution. Even as a desktop OS, I personally liked it much better than Ubuntu. On this new machine, I decided to install Mandriva because it permits me to follow Cooker if I want and also permits me to create and use custom packages more easily.

KDE Launches User Forums

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KDE
Web

dot.kde.org: The KDE Community today launches the new KDE Forum. The new forum uses the bulletin board software MyBB offering users, developers and people interested in KDE a place to help each other, discuss KDE-related topics and exchange ideas.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #112

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #112 for the week of October 5th - October 11th, 2008 is now available. In this Issue: Ubuntu Countdown banner for WordPress, Follow up: Xubuntu Hug Day, and Launchpad to be off-line.

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GPL Violations: Grsecurity Carries on Bullying Bruce Perens, Israel Complies with AGPL, Xiaomi Violates GPL

  • Linux's Grsecurity dev team takes blog 'libel' fight to higher court
    Open Source Security, Inc., the maker of the Grsecurity Linux kernel patches, suffered a setback last month when San Francisco magistrate judge Laurel Beeler granted a motion by defendant Bruce Perens to dismiss the company's defamation claim, with the proviso that the tossed legal challenge could be amended. The code biz and its president Brad Spengler sued Perens over a blog post in June in which Perens said that using the firm's Grsecurity software could expose customers to a contributory infringement claim under the terms of the Linux kernel's GPLv2 license. Open Source Security contends that statement has damaged its business.
  • Israel’s Information and Communications Technology Authority Bows to Pressure to Comply with Affero GPL
    Under pressure from open source advocates, the Israeli Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Authority recently shared its first open source software, extensions made by the ICT Authority to the CKAN data portal platform to help make the platform usable in Hebrew. The CKAN software is an open source data portal platform used since 2016 by the ICT Authority to make Israeli government data open and available on its government database website. The CKAN software is licensed under the GNU AGPL Version 3 license, an “ultra-strong” open source license that requires users of modified versions of CKAN software to offer its source code, even in the absence of distribution, to users interacting with software over the Internet.
  • Xiaomi Violating GPL 2.0 License With Mi A1 Kernel Sources
    Xiaomi is in violation of the GPL 2.0 license of the Linux Kernel project by still not releasing the kernel sources for the Mi A1 Android One and has been publicly criticized on the matter by established Android developer Francisco Franco earlier this week. While the smartphone was released in September and the Chinese consumer electronics manufacturer’s official policy is to publicize kernel sources for its devices within three months of their market launch, the Android One edition of the Mi A1 remains undetailed in this regard. Mr. Franco — best known for his work on the Franco Kernel, one of the most popular custom OS cores in the Android ecosystem — had some harsh words for the company on Twitter, calling its laidback approach to publicizing the kernel sources for the Mi A1 “an embarrassment” for the open source community and the type of software it allows it to create its commercial devices in the first place.

Security: Updates, Secure Contexts, EFF, Google, Fedora

today's howtos

Introducing my new friend: a Slimbook

I have been following Slimbook for some time now. As you probably know, they ship a KDE laptop that is very cool, with KDE Neon pre-installed. They have attended to a couple of events I have attended to so I have been able to test their laptops, get feedback from buyers and ask them questions directly. The fact that they are a Spanish company was a beautiful surprise, We do not have that many hardware integrators and vendors in Spain. But what definitely caught my attention was the fact that they pay a lot of attention to the software. They ship the laptops with Linux pre-installed. Ok, that is not new any more. But they do pre-install several different distros. Now, that’s uncommon. But news do not stop there. Read more