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Evidence-Based Open Source Adoption

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informationweek.com: I mentioned to a friend of mine the other day how I was replacing Word with OpenOffice in the long run. He replied that they use OO exclusively at his place of work.

What TomTom suit may really be about

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blogs.zdnet.com: Cars. Microsoft sees cars as the next frontier for computing. If GPS can remain proprietary open source will lack the enabling technology with which to get into the game.

open source headlines

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  • Hedging against recession with free and open source software

  • What do we know about open source pricing?
  • Opening up Open Sources
  • Open Source Projects Surge On Mobile Devices
  • Government lags the pace of open source
  • Palm leads on open source development, iPhone gaining

Open Source versus Microsoft: The next battlefield

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reviews.cnet.com: The competition between Microsoft and Open Source software reaches into the automotive space with the announcement of a new alliance amongst automakers and technology providers called Genivi.

Building belonging is the secret to open source success

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arstechnica.com: Ubuntu community manager Jono Bacon explained the importance of community building during a presentation at the Southern California Linux Expo.

TOP 10 Freenode Channels Offering Real-Time Help on Open Source Technologies

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tnerd.com: IRC is one of the best resources when it comes to live tech-related help and advice. Following is the list of TOP 10 Freenode channels where users flock in to receive and offer real-time help.

Open source doesn't make software safer

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techradar.com: There is this ludicrous paradigm among the technorati that just because a piece of software is developed collaboratively and by enthusiasts with source code shared freely on the web, that automatically makes it more secure and less buggy.

Addressing software freedom in cloud computing

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blogs.zdnet.com: Is the freedom torch passing from Richard Stallman to the next generation? Bradley Kuhn of the Software Freedom Conservancy opened the Southern California Linux Expo this year with a keynote about software as a service and user freedoms.

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