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Open source to bridge the global digital divide

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opensource.com: I vividly remember my first experience using the Internet in 2000. The amount of information I was hit with by typing my first search term, university, was far beyond my wildest imaginations. This plethora of knowledge filled my mind with wonder, excitement, and enlightenment. I suddenly had the power to read, analyze, and learn about anything and anyone. Fast forward to June 2012.

Goodbye, Encryption; Hello, FOSS

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linuxinsider.com: Few would deny that the world has changed since the National Security Agency's PRISM surveillance program was revealed, and not for the better. Here in the Linux blogosphere, FOSS fans have been mulling the implications ever since.

some odds & ends:

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  • Suse drops LibreOffice -- and helps Collabora pick it up
  • Running Linux on your Mac: 2013 edition
  • Mozilla gets aggressive in updating Firefox OS
  • Did Linus Torvalds backdoor Linux random number generation?
  • Blender Conference 2013
  • Zack's Kernel News
  • GNOME 3.10 Will Have a Beautiful and Handy System Menu
  • Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 Beta 1 Includes the GNOME Classic Session
  • Come to the Kubuntu Bug Squashing Party in Munich
  • Magic SysRq key on Lenovo Ideapad U300s ultrabook
  • Open Source Weekly wrap-up: Pay for news with Bitcoin, open source jobs, and more
  • Linux4You: Codesport Column

10 Apache Projects That Are Making a Difference

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eweek.com: The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) is one of the most important and influential players in the modern open-source software development community. The ASF is perhaps still best known for its eponymous Web server, but it is currently just one out of over 100 projects that are operated by the open-source foundation.

Weekly wrap-up: New Zealand bans software patents, open source is for lovers, and more

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opensource.com: New Zealand bans software patents. Chances are you’ve already heard that New Zealand passed a new Patents Bill this week making software patents illegal. So rather than summarize this news story, let me just pass along some links to articles that take a look at various angles on this exciting news:

FOSS Devs' Biggest Complaints: Documentation and Licensing

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linuxinsider.com: "What makes open source so good is often what makes it undesirable," suggested Scott Testa, director of Entrepreneur and Business Boot Camp at Villanova University. "If you are a big corporation, you want to adhere to the license, but in some cases the legal issues are not clear. If you are a programmer, you just want to get the code writing job done."

Australian government can't recruit fast enough for open source

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zdnet.com: The Australian government is seeing a lot more demand for open-source support, according to chief technology officer John Sheridan.

Why not change the world?

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sgallagh.wordpress: No one in history has ever changed the world by being what others wanted them to be. They have changed the world by daring to laugh at conventional wisdom and try something new. This is the sentiment that drove me into my open source career.

Has Apache lost its way?

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infoworld.com: Complaints of stricture over structure, signs of technical prowess on the wane -- the best days of the Apache Software Foundation may be behind

Ode to Groklaw: A Requiem for What Was Lost

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linuxinsider.com (blog safari): Groklaw is "truly the canary in the coal mine," suggested blogger Martin Espinoza. "When it is no longer possible to tell the truth online sufficiently for it to exist, none of us have the freedom of speech.

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