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An open source to a brighter future?

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timesonline.co.uk: If you went to your bank manager and said you had a great idea for a business in which you gave away your core product to your competitors, it is likely you would be instantly shown the door and not just because of the credit crunch. Yet this is exactly what some of the most successful companies in the world are doing.

5 types of company open source relationships

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stormyscorner.com: First off, there is no ideal company/community relationship. There are lots of different types of relationships between companies and the communities they work with (or don't work with) - and no one way is perfect for everyone.

When will enterprises contribute to open source?

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blogs.zdnet.com: When will enterprises get serious about contributing to open source projects run by others?

The Open-Source Collaboration Gap

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forbes.com: When it comes to open-source communities, individuals are much better citizens than institutions. The enlightened self-interest that causes individuals to send back bug fixes, contribute ideas for new features and write documentation is much harder to find in institutions.

Bruce Perens: How Many Open Source Licenses Do You Need?

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earthweb.com: The Open Source initiative has, to date, approved 73 licenses. How many do you really need? If you're a company or individual producing Open Source software, no more than 4. And you can get along with just 2 of them.

Open source safety - Tories vindicated ?

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computerworlduk.com: The most surprising thing about George Osborne's recent Open Source announcements was the lack of backlash.

GNU is Not Unix, but it is 25

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sdtimes.com: In the earliest days of computers, just about everything could be considered free software. Along the way, software developers change their attitudes and move away from openness toward the proprietary. It was this shift in the hacker culture, as he called it, that eventually led Richard Stallman to strike out on his own in 1983.

Who Pays For Open Source Software?

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lunduke.com: There are many fantastic Open Source projects out there. But just how do they get the funding they need to continue and expand development?

Are you sure you want to use GPL?

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lucumr.pocoo.org: When I started using Linux I was totally sold to the concept of Open Source. I still am, but my view changed.

2008 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Award Winners

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linuxquestions.org: The polls are closed and the results are in. We had a record number of votes cast for the eighth straight year. Congratulations should go to each and every nominee. The official results:

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