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It’s Time For Change: Part I

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jonreagan.wordpress: The Linux community can always be a better place. I have always pictured the “perfect” Linux community as one that is helpful and kind to others, nonexclusive, professional (not in the sense of business formality) and free of bureaucracy. I have doubts to whether that will ever happen.

Born free: Open-source software in the recession

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economist.com: MANY technology firms are floundering amid the recession. But many of the ones that offer services tied to open-source software—free programs written by volunteers who collaborate online—are boasting double-digit growth.

RMS and His Magic Bread

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opendotdotdot.blogspot: One of the reasons I admire RMS is because of his complete integrity and consistency. He simply will not compromise on his principles, even if it leads to the loss of support from those who are not so rigorous.

The Undiscovered Country

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h-online.com: In the UK, it's a public holiday, and The H's editor in chief has been watching a movie and wondering if the Star Trek universe is a useful model for the future of open source...

Open source must move from desktop to mobile

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itpro.co.uk: Linux International executive director Jon ‘maddog’ Hall looks forward to a time when users aren’t forced into ‘closed’ relationships with phone providers.

Open Source joins European election battle

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theinquirer.net: THE FREE SOFTWARE movement is trying to recruit European election candidates to fight big software business interests in Brussels.

Finding the right open-source savvy lawyer

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practical-tech.com: Some days, like it or not, you need a lawyer. For most business purposes, picking the right law firm isn’t usually that big of a deal. But what if your programmers are using open-source code that’s licensed under two different licenses?

Ex-Microsoftie: Free Software Will Kill Redmond

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cio.com: Keith Curtis, author and former Microsoft programmer, makes no bones about his view that open source puts the software giant's wares to shame.

Ways to help FOSS: Bug Reporting and Triage

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raiden.net: There is always a cry for help within the FOSS community, and always a need for people to jump in and offer their skills to help solve a variety of issues that crop up in any community, regardless of how big. One of the biggest is bug reporting and triage.

How we won the open source battle

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infoworld.com: I've always advocated the happy balance of open source and traditional software used in conjunction to address customer needs, news about A winning over B is somewhat hard to accept.

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