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10 important Open Source distribution criteria

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ghabuntu.com: Open source doesn't just mean access to the source code. The distribution terms of open-source software must comply with the following criteria:

SourceForge blocks Iran, North Korea, Syria, Sudan and Cuba

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downloadsquad.com: In a move that must surely strike at the very core of open source, FOSS, and the heart of GNU crusader Richard Stallman, SourceForge has now blocked all access from by countries on the U.S. 'Foreign Assets Control sanction list'.

Also: Clarifying SourceForge.net’s denial of site access for certain persons

Life after Windows: What happens to tech if Microsoft dies

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Randall C. Kennedy: It's the thought experiment we all like to engage in. What would life be like without Microsoft Windows? To listen to the free open source software crowd, the demise of Windows -- and by extension, Microsoft's hegemony over the PC universe -- would signal a kind of rebirth for information technology. Such thinking is naïve, at best.

Tech-minded students improve software in Open Source Club

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thelantern.com: Members of the Open Source Club, a student group formed in 1999, are exploring the world of technology. Specifically, they are interested in open source software.

NZ Regional council adopts open source

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stuff.co.nz: Horizons Regional Council will take open-source software for a spin on its desktop computers early this year under a push to bring free software to public sector PCs.

FSF goes global with anti-Windows campaign

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pcauthority.com.au: The organisation said today it would issue press releases about the Windows 7 Sins campaign in eight languages, with several more on the way.

Open-source alive and thriving

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stuff.co.nz: New York University anthropologist Gabriella Coleman says the open-source software movement has emerged relatively unscathed from the economic downturn.

How Red Hat Routed the Recession

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gigaom.com: While the recession has battered many U.S. software companies, Red Hat — which has staked its future on open-source Linux software, virtualization and cloud computing — has flourished.

Sun CEO Issues Memo in Wake of Oracle Acquisition Greenlight

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gigaom.com: After the European Commission approved Oracle’s $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun, it only took a few hours for an internal memo to go out from Jonathan Schwartz, Sun’s CEO, announcing that he is resigning. discussing the impact that change in control will have on Sun.

Also: Sun and Oracle's impact on open source acquisitions

Commercial open source had very good 2009

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  • Commercial open source had very good 2009
  • BETT 2010 Review
  • Black Duck Software Names Open Source Rookies of 2009
  • EU: Open Universities open source master published first two books
  • Extracting license information from rpm files and distributions
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