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Is Open Source Innovative?

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redmonk.com: In making the case that the window for Linux “worldwide domination” in the mobile space has elapsed – its role as the foundation of the open source Android platform notwithstanding – Forrester analyst Mike Gualtieri argues that open source isn’t fundamentally innovative.

GPL or BSD License: Confusion Galore

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codeghar.wordpress: I have been working on a new project, Wikiply, for the past few weeks. Very little code has been written because I am still in the planning and designing phase. Things have been progressing smoothly except for one issue that sways me multiple times a day: licensing. Should I choose GPL or BSD license?

Open Source: You Know, For Kids!

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networkworld.com: A few years ago, when I was working as a print magazine editor, a young girl approached my booth at LinuxFest Northwest in Bellingham, Washington. She was probably 12- or 13-years old, and she gave me some of the best feedback I'd ever had on our products.

Female FOSS dev quits tech industry due to harassment

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itwire.com: Repeated online harassment, all of it based on her sex, has forced a prominent female open source developer and community organiser to quit the tech industry and also rethink her participation in LCA 2012.

What Open Source Can Learn From Steve Jobs, Part 1

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linuxinsider.com: The sort of end-to-end control that Apple exercises rubs many in the Free/Libre Open Source Software community the wrong way. However, when F/LOSS proponents criticize this, we ignore one fact -- the customer is always right.

Prefer Open Source? Join the Crowd

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pcworld.com: If ever there was a year to demonstrate why open source software is a smart choice for businesses, 2011 has surely been it.

Microsoft isn't the enemy when it comes to blocking Linux on Windows 8 PCs

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zdnet.com: This call to action seems to have created a rift here on ZDNet. In the ‘Open Source’ corner is Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, who calls UEFI a ‘cage’ and urges everyone to sign the FSF’s petition so that ‘your PC remains in your hands and not Microsoft’s’. In the ‘Windows’ corner is Ed Bott, who wonders who ’Linux fanatics’ want to make ‘Windows 8 less secure’. Can’t we all just get along?

Of Open Source, Microsoft, India and Paraguay

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computerworlduk.com: One of the recurrent recent themes of IT in the UK has been how moves to open source by local and central government have been stymied by Microsoft - the most famous example being the Newham Council saga. Of course, that's not a problem unique to the UK: it's a pattern repeated around the world, as some recent stories highlight.

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Worried About Win 8 Secure Boot? So Is the Free Software Foundation

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pcworld.com: Linux users [are] worried that the technology will make it impossible to install their favorite free and open source operating system on Windows 8 certified PCs. Now, none other than the Free Software Foundation (FSF) has added its voice to the protests.

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