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Lloyd’s Insures Open Source

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Famous insurer works with open-source community to remove the last major drawback to general corporate acceptance.

This week in open source

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The LinuxWorld conference is proving to be more than just a meeting of Linux fans and sellers. It's now a venue for all sorts of open-source advocates.

Waking from open source dream

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Something has happened to the open-source software movement. It is losing some of the intellectual purity that first drew in the ponytail crowd. It is being subverted to the interests of bigger technology companies.

Perens thumps OSDL patent pact

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The patent pool being built by the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) is useless in the defence against Microsoft, according to open source activist Bruce Perens speaking at the LinuxWorld conference in San Francisco.

Open source makes strides in federal arena

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A growing number of federal IT managers at U.S. civilian and defense agencies are choosing open-source Linux over proprietary Unix operating systems, according to a new survey from Larstan Business Reports.

Open source patent library launched

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The OSDL is to collate information on patents that have been donated to the open source community, but not everyone thinks it will be useful.

Open-Source Database Technologies Flourish

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Acceptance of the commercial open-source model is more evident than ever. The database is, and will always be, a critical component of the application stack, O'Grady said. And as LinuxWorld shows, options for that stack are viable and vibrant.

Foolproofing Open Source

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Guess what? In the coming months, your company may very well hear from those involved in updating the GPL. The next version of the license is being drafted now under the direction of the Free Software Foundation. This may be the first time in history that customers themselves have been asked to help define the terms of a software license.

Open-source needs more women developers

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Only about 2% of the thousands of developers working on open-source software projects are women and that issue was the topic of a panel discussion here on Friday, the last day of the seventh annual O'Reilly Open Source Convention, as they discussed ways to reverse that pattern.

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.

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