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The Top 5 FUD Myths used against Open Source

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computerworlduk.com: After they ignore it and dismiss it, it is time for the age old sales technique of Fear Uncertainty and Doubt - FUD. These are the typical top 5 FUD SCARE myths trotted out by enterprise software salesmen.

Life Without Free Software: Not Possible

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workswithu.com: I wrote a post a few days ago about the bits and pieces of proprietary software that are still a necessary part of my technological life. As a follow-up, I thought it might be interesting to look at the other side of the coin.

What the IBM-Sun talk means for open source

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  • What the IBM-Sun talk means for open source

  • An IBM Acquisition May Be Good for Sun, But it's Still Worrisome
  • The rise of the Blue Sun, IBM and Sun
  • IBM and Sun? What's In It For Linux?
  • IBM Looks to Buy Sun: Further Proof It's Darkest Just Before Dawn

Stallman: Free software Is Not About Saving Money

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eweekeurope.co.uk: Companies turning to open source in the recession should know that free software is about much more, according to the GNU founder.

Change is a hard thing to do

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toolbox.com/blogs: Changing from closed source programs to open source programs is a hard thing to do. Many people will resist that change fiercely and will pull every trick out of the book to justify their objections to that change.

Life Without Proprietary Software: Is It Possible?

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workswithu.com: Someone on the Ubuntu forums started an interesting thread today asking, “Can you manage to use only free software on your pc?“ It got me thinking about my dependency on proprietary software, and whether I’d ever really be able to get it out of my life entirely.

The beauty of Free Software Development and Free Software Community

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anoopjohn.com: When you work in the software industry, either in the services sector, or in the products sector, you never get to see the harmony, the cooperation and the amiability that, you find in the Free Software Community.

The Free Beer Economy

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linuxjournal.com: Why is FREE! the world's best-selling noun, verb, adjective and adverb, yet so hard to credit as a foundation for business in the Internet Age? And what will happen when business folk finally grok the abundant opportunities that FREE! provides?

Russia Rolls Out Open Source for Government

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opendotdotdot.blogspot: Russia is rapidly turning into open source's best-kept secret. I wrote about plans to roll out free software to all schools; more recently, there has been talk about creating a Russian operating system based on Fedora. And now there's this:

Open source apps are no small free beer

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guardian.co.uk: Richard Stallman once wrote that the point about free software is it is "free as in freedom, not free as in beer", meaning that people should be at liberty to do as they pleased with software, rather than subscribe to its restrictive licences.

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