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Linux fans to flock to Moscone

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The penguin-heads are here. More than 11,000 people, fans of the Linux operating system and its penguin mascot, dive in to the annual LinuxWorld conference at Moscone West this week.

Kept Alive by Linux

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Beloved old technologies don't die. They go open source. For some reason the open source model has enabled dead and dying technologies to stay alive long after commercial interests left them to rot.

Total Annihilation

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If Novell gets the preliminary injunction it's asking for, SCO will no longer have any money. None. SCO would be out of business -- something IBM, Red Hat, AutoZone and DaimlerChrysler could never have made happen.

Open Source Goes Main Street

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Mozilla and the Debian Core Consortium are only two examples of a trend of open-source projects morphing into open-source businesses.

GPL 3 likely to appear in early 2007

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The next version of the GPL (General Public License), GPL 3, is likely to appear in early 2007, according to a board member of the Free Software Foundation (FSF) who is working on drafting the future release.

IBM Pulls Open-Source License

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IBM has abused the software's open-source status to enjoy marketing and user acceptance benefits, Jonathan Eunice, principal analyst with Illuminata, argued. By revoking the open-source status, the company undermines the value of open source.

Open source at LinuxWorld could blow away software slump

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The twice-yearly LinuxWorld Conference & Expo provides an opportunity to check the pulse of the open source community. This time around, I expect to see more new open source products unveiled than ever before at this show. In this column, I'll predict a few.

EU lawmakers threaten open source

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A proposed European law on intellectual-property infringement could allow SCO to sue Linux users in a criminal court, experts warn.

Rating System Will Evaluate Free Software

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Free software, despite the price, can be confusing and costly for corporations to use. So companies often have to do their own testing and tweaking to see if such open-source programs work reliably. To address the problem, a rating system has been devised.

Black Duck Gains Access to SourceForge

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On Monday, Black Duck Software Inc., a leading provider of software compliance management solutions, and SourceForge.net, one of the world's largest open-source collaborative development sites, will announce that Black Duck will be able to use SourceForge's program repository to make its software compliance program more efficient.

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