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Is free the new pay?

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bbc.co.uk: Matthew Szulik runs a successful business that gives its products away for free. What is more, Mr Szulik was recently named the United States Entrepreneur of the Year.

Also: Hats off to Red Hat

Five reasons why your company should hire open source developers

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blogs.techrepublic.com: Open source has infiltrated so many levels of IT over the past decade. It has been a slow process, however slowly but surely it has become a normality. And even though many companies are adopting open source software, they are hesitant to bring open source developers into the fold. Let’s take a look at some good reasons to hire open source developers.

Open Source An Alternative CAD Source?

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mcadcafe.com: I just returned from attending the O’Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON) 2009 in San Jose, CA. I honestly didn’t know what to expect when I got there, but by the time I left I was very impressed by what has been accomplished.

At the expense of GNU/Linux

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idreamoflinux.com: Gillian was assigned to research GNU/Linux and found out that it would meet all the needs her department required and could be easily used instead of Microsoft Windows. They used it as a leverage to get the Microsoft representative to get them a much better deal.

An Explanation of the Economic of Open Source

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climbing-the-hill.blogspot: When I was in University, not long after discovering a thing called "Linux" and all the wonderful free software that came with it, I fell in love with Open Source. The ethics of openness and meritocracy really appealed to me.

Why writing a Windows compatible file server is (still) hard

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tuxdeluxe.org: One of the remedies imposed on Microsoft after they lost the European Union workgroup-server anti-trust case was the requirement to publish the full specifications for third party software to interoperate with their operating systems.

Journal on free, open source software law launched

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hindu.com: An international peer reviewed biannual journal focusing exclusively on free and open source software law has been launched recently. It is managed by an editorial committee made up of members of the European Legal Network.

Sony Pictures Imageworks Launches Open Source Program

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prnewswire.com: Sony Pictures Imageworks is launching an open source development program, it was announced today by Imageworks' chief technology officer, Rob Bredow. Five technologies will be released initially:

Murphy's Law: LiberKey. GPL Violation or Sour Grapes?

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maximumpc.com: Hell hath no fury like an open-source developer scorned. In the red corner, we have Portable Apps and its developer, John Haller. In the blue corner, we have LiberKey and project manager Christophe Peuch.

Open source adoption 'anomaly' in Philippines

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zdnetasia.com: Like several economies in the region, open source adoption in the Philippines is gradually expanding as organizations to seek alternatives to expensive proprietary software. But, unlike some markets, early adopters in the country come from the private sector.

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