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Sourceforge eats its open-source dogfood

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news.cnet.com: You might not recognize the name Geeknet, but you probably know its popular tech sites such as Sourceforge, Slashdot, Ohloh, Think Geek, Freshmeat, and the recently acquired Geek.com.

Open source marks a new era for African independence

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news.bbc.co.uk: Now, a wave of homegrown programmers, developers and software makers claim to be heralding a new era of African independence.

Chronicling the open source movement - one person at a time

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networkworld.com: Ideas are nothing without people to give them life. That's why a Boston woman has set out to write about the people, not the software.

Icons and the FOSS desktop

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linux-magazine.com: Icons have always intimidated me. Except for the mouseover help, two-thirds of the time I would have no idea what function they represent. Shrink them so that they fit on a toolbar, and the obscurity is compounded by illegibility.

An Auto Company Zips Along the Fast Lane with FOSS

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linuxforu.com: Started in March 2009, Carnation Auto offers car owners a wide array of services. Carnation has grown to 15 hubs across 10 cities, with more than 700 employees —all in a matter of nine months. This accelerated growth wouldn’t have been possible without open source technology.

What is "open source"?

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  • What is "open source"? (And why should you care?)
  • What Should be Expected of FLOSS Contributors?
  • Welcome to the world of open source software
  • Why Open Source Makes Sense: Scientifically Proven
  • Google demands more openness from the Open Source Initiative
  • A Thriving FOSS Community on the North
  • An Open Source Principle: One Good Thing Leads To Another

Google demands more openness from the Open Source Initiative

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the451group.com: Google’s open source programs manager, Chris DiBona has asked the Open Source Initiative to delay consideration of Google’s WebM license, and in doing so has called on the OSI to be more open.

GPL Enforcement in Apple's App Store

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fsf.org: An iPhone port of GNU Go is currently being distributed through Apple's App Store. However, this distribution is not in compliance with the GNU GPL. The primary problem is that Apple imposes numerous legal restrictions on use and distribution of GNU Go through the iTunes Store Terms of Service, which is forbidden by section 6 of GPLv2.

Open Source Makes a Difference

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  • Open Source Makes a Difference
  • FOSS Community Member Launches Documentation Project for Blind
  • LinuxCon Program Announced: This Year’s Themes
  • Is Microsoft an open source company?
  • Turkey Ministry of Justice and law courts consider open source desktop
  • How They Stole the Public Domain
  • Five questions about the Open Source way with Jim Gilmore

The behavioral economics of free software

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mdzlog.alcor.net: People who use and promote free software cite various reasons for their choice, but do those reasons tell the whole story? If, as a community, we want free software to continue to grow in popularity, especially in the mainstream, we should understand better the true reasons for choosing it—especially our own.

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Debian Forked: All for Devuan and Devuan for All?

It is hard to see the direction Devuan will take, given that the project is still in its early days. The new community could create a shallow derivative, or it could fork the entire Debian archive. Another option is to try replacing Debian entirely and become a new gateway between upstream projects and users of all packages, which would require a lot more manpower and infrastructure. Read more

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    Image speaks itself. gimp-paint-studio package just got an metainfo needed for Gnome Software Center as add-on for Gimp based on related Richard Hughes' blog. The updated package will be shortly available in Rawhide and also in Fedora 21 updates-testing repository. It will not be included for Fedora 20 due to the preview release of Gnome Software lacking addons support. Next step will be contacting upstream adding that metainfo. Hopefully other add-ons maintainers for applications such as Inkscape and Blender will do the same to bring a richful experiences to users.
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    CD audio grabbers are designed to extract ("rip") the raw digital audio (in a format commonly called CDDA) from a compact disc to a file or other output. This type of software enables a user to encode the digital audio into a variety of formats, and download and upload disc info from freedb, an internet compact disc database.
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