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Open Source and The Geographic Divide – Europe and North America

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blogs.olliancegroup.com: Observations from the Open World Forum and Open Source Think Tank – Paris, October 2009

I'm tired of “Free Software Fundamentalists”

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boycott-boycottnovell.com (guest post): You might know I'm an hybrid kind of guy: I run Free Software as much as I can, but if I have to run proprietary software to have something that works, and that pays the bills, I will. Lately, I'm getting more and more irked by the “Free Software Fundamentalists” that preach that no proprietary software has the right to exist any longer.

Looking beyond the open source battle

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guardian.co.uk: Software pioneer Mitch Kapor thinks Microsoft's war against open source is over – and that it must be seen in its historical context

How to make free software as popular as recycling

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linux-magazine.com/blogs: The problem is not so much talking about ethics as the fact that we have not been talking about the benefits of ethics. Instead of the four freedoms that appeal to developers, we need a similar list that explains what advantages free software offers for ordinary users.

Why Open Source Companies Need to Give Up Control

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computerworlduk.com: Asudden efflorescence of posts about open source companies – what that means, how they work, and their future – is something that I've observed with a certain satisfaction. But sitting and watching isn't really my kind of thing, so I feel it's time for me to wade in with a few thoughts of my own.

Novell’s Joe ‘Zonker’ Brockmeier hosts new Network World podcast series

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novell.com: Yesterday, Network World rolled out a new podcast series, Open Mic with Zonker, hosted by openSUSE community manager, Joe ‘Zonker’ Brockmeier. In the first podcast, Zonker talks with Greg Kroah-Hartman.

GPLv2 clause 6

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fsfe.org: So I talked about licenses. And license obligations. And interesting bits of the GPL version 2. There’s one clause of the GPL version 2 that I’d like to single out because it’s one that is surprising to me — and rarely mentioned. Clause 6.

GNU Four Freedoms Translated for Users

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thelinuxlink.net: I was reading an article about Freesoftware adoption and it noted that the freedoms afforded by the GNU Gpl were written largely for developers not end users. So I figured I would take a shot at positing the four freedoms to general users.

Open Source’s Dying Narrative

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infoworld.com: Brian Prentice over at Gartner has posted an interesting blog article called "Open Source's Dying Narrative." While I don't quite get the title, it's an insightful piece about how open source has attracted attention and (gasp) money.

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