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Open Source Does Not Need "Monetising"

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computerworlduk.com: While the colourful needs of "open source businesses" may fascinate, we must not lose sight of the true nature of open source communities

[Howto] Debian preseed with Netboot

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The vast majority of Debian installations are simplified with the use of Preseeding and Netboot. Friedrich Weber, a school student on a work experience placement with us at our German office has observed the process and captured it in a Howto here.

The Jargon of Freedom:

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: What exactly does it mean when Richard Stallman says that the Creative Commons’ Attribution-ShareAlike license has a “Weak Copyleft”? Why exactly is it that “Freeware” and “Non-Free Software” mean the same thing, while “Free Software” is something else entirely? And what is this business with “Free Beer?”

Eight free open source books

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mybroadband.co.za: It doesn't matter if you're new to open source or a long-time user, there is always more to learn about. We scoured the Web for the best open source books.

Open Source For America' Celebrates First Anniversary, Achievements

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tmcnet.com: Open Source for America (OSFA) an organization of technology industry leaders, non-government associations and academic and research institutions that aims at boosting the use of open source software in the U.S. Federal government, has announced that as the organization is going to celebrate its first anniversary, it has already achieved a number of feats within the first year of its establishment.

Why Does FOSS Development Lag the Innovation Curve?

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ostatic.com: Are open source developers on the ball about delivering alternatives to cutting-edge proprietary products and services, or do they lag the proprietary innovators? That topic came up at this week's OSCON conference in Portland, and there is a case to be made for the idea that open source developers don't deliver key products in key categories fast enough.

The Open Source Software That Runs Facebook

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developer.com: If anyone tells you open source can't run a large business or scale, remind them that Facebook is serving a half billion people with a network built on open source code. Quite a bit of it, as Developer.com notes, much of what runs Facebook is open source languages and software.

O'Reilly Open Source Awards announced

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h-online.com: At the OSCON 2010 open source convention taking place in Portland, Oregon, O'Reilly Media's Edd Dumbill has announced the winners of this years O'Reilly Open Source Awards.

Linux Outlaws 159

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  • Linux Outlaws 159 - The Beginning of the Conversation
  • KDE and the Masters of the Universe – 2010-07-22
  • FLOSS Weekly 128: OpenStack
  • The Linux Link Tech Show #363 7/21/10
  • TuxRadar: Podcast Season 2 Episode 13
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Pro tip: Find tons of open-source Android software with F-Droid

If you're looking for truly open-source software for the Android platform, you don't have to do a ton of searching or check through licenses from within the Google Play Store. All you have to do is download a simple tool called F-Droid. With this tool, you can download and install apps (from quite a large listing) as easily as you can from the Google Play Store. You won't, however, find F-Droid in the Google Play Store. Instead, you have to download the .apk file and install it manually. Once it's installed, the rest is just a matter of searching for an app and tapping to install. Read more