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FLOSS Manuals Expands Its Open Source Documentation Effort

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ostatic.com/blog: It's been a while since we here at OStatic checked in on FLOSS Manuals, an ambitious effort to produce free, online documentation for open source software. Here are some of the details on what's new there.

Who Cares if FOSS Is Profitable?

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linuxinsider.com: Does money make the FOSS world go round? Perhaps. Making money is what gives people and projects "the option of continuing to be free, as opposed to 'selling out' or abandoning the whole thing just to pay the bills."

Over a hundred Finland schools using open source

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osor.eu: More than a hundred schools across Finland are using open source for all of their desktop PCs, according to Opinsys, an open source services provider.

Myths Debunked: Why It Isn't So Tough To Switch To Open Source

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ostatic.com/blog: Can businesses and organizations paying for expensive licenses for proprietary software successfully switch to free, open source alternatives?

Proprietary Vendors Don’t Help Disabled, Says FSF

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eweekeurope.co.uk: The open source FSF group has recruited a former proprietary software exec to make the GNU Project's work more accessible

Standing up to a patent bully

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opensource.com: Now that the smoke from the battle is clearing, it's fair to say there were several important efforts that led to victory. I'd like to single out one for special mention: the contributions of Michael Tiemann, Red Hat's vice president of open source affairs.

Open source's integration jams

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  • Open source's integration jams -- and how to fix them
  • Open-source software's hidden snags
  • Sun Open Source Reborn in ForgeRock
  • Former Sun Execs Land at ForgeRock
  • Notes from the Politics of Open Source conference
  • Ohloh lets you stalk your favorite open-source software developers
  • Lightcrest Joins Lucid Imagination for Open Source Search
  • “Do not sell anything to your community”

I Don't Think Games Have To Be Open Source

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penguinpetes.com: I think games, as in video games for computing systems, should not be held up to the same standards of FOSS freedom as other kinds of software.

How to truly fuel the adoption of Open Source

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ghabuntu.com: In a Sunday conversation with Luqman, we discussed what we thought were the best avenues for the adoption of Open Source on a larger scale. We agreed that students and small business could be key influencers in the future widespread use of FOSS.

Much ado about nothing

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standardsandfreedom.net: When I was freshly elected at the OpenOffice.org’s Community Council the Free Software Foundation approached us with a question related to our extensions web site. Basically they felt that we should not be hosting non Free Software extensions and requested we take those down.

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