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Thief open-sources Richard Stallman's laptop, passport, visa

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theregister.co.uk: Richard Stallman, founder of the Free Software Foundation, was distressed to find his personal belongings had been liberally distributed sans GPL - his prized laptop, wallet and passport were nicked at a conference in Argentina.

Evaluating the harm from closed source

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esr.ibiblio.org: Some people are obsessive about never using closed-source software under any circumstances. Some other people think that because I’m the person who wrote the foundational theory of open source I ought to be one of those obsessives myself, and become puzzled and hostile when I demur that I’m not a fanatic.

Less freedom is no freedom

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nicubunu.blogspot: From the beginning, when people started talking about Secure Boot some warned about the treat to Free Software, but they were pretty much dismissed by many as a bunch of hippies following the smelly RMS, we'll surely find a way around when will get to it.

What Does Microsoft Have to Do to Earn FOSSers' Respect?

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linuxinsider.com: Microsoft may not have fully endeared itself into the FOSS rank and file with its recent attempt to hold hands with the open source community. Feelings are not unanimous regarding the commercial software giant.

An open source analogy: Open source is like sharing a recipe

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opensource.com: I love listening to open source gurus explain open source to those who have never encountered it, and especially to those with little computing background.

BOOM! BOOM! Out Go The Lights on Oracle v Google

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Microsoft is serious about open source: 10 proof points

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zdnet.com: Microsoft has come a long way in its acceptance of open source. And its motto doesn’t seem to be (this time) to embrace and extinguish.

What's next after GPL and Apache?

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infoworld.com: The trend for commercial open source licensing could be back toward the center, either to MPLv2 or an even better successor

Richard Stallman Cancels Event, Rushed to Hospital

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ostatic.com: Richard Stallman, founder of the Free Software Foundation and all around controversial guy, was forced to cancel an appearance to be rushed to the hospital today.

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