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Why open source developers should thank Apple

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h-online.com: From operating systems to phones, Apple has raised the competitive bar and opened doors for open source, even though their own use of open source has attracted criticism.

Report Card on Federal Openness

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  • Report Card on Federal Openness
  • Open Source for America Wants To Give An Openness Report Card

Geek Of The Week: Richard Stallman

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geektrio.net: Many of you are probably asking… who is Richard Stallman? In a nutshell, he is the reason we have freeware today. He is largely responsible for the popularity of the Linux operating system (including Linux-based derivatives like Android), and the open source community.

The Ransbotham FUD attack on open source fisks itself

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zdnet.com: You don’t expect misleading FUD about open source from MIT’s Technology Review. But here it is.

What's the Worst That the FSF Could Have Done to Apple? Nothing.

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boycott-boycottnovell.com: In discussions on the implications of the recent FSF enforcement action against Apple's iTunes App Store, there's been a sort of recurring theme that's come up: what the GPL "requires" or "obligates" anyone to do. There's a strong strain of fantasy in these comments, and it's important to make clear what's actually the case here.

Why does the Open Source Community love Apple?

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networkworld.com: Attend any computer conference these days and you can expect that almost every giveaway is an iPad. In fact, I recently attended a conference for a Microsoft oriented customer group and the talk of the attendees was Apple and how excited they were to possibly win an iPad from the vendors in the exhibit hall. It makes me wonder, why isn’t the open source community in a complete uproar against Apple the same way that they are against Microsoft?

Mueller calls OIN a scam

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zdnet.com: Florian “Floyd” Mueller of Fosspatents has found a new windmill to tilt at — the Open Invention Network.

Sourceforge eats its open-source dogfood

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news.cnet.com: You might not recognize the name Geeknet, but you probably know its popular tech sites such as Sourceforge, Slashdot, Ohloh, Think Geek, Freshmeat, and the recently acquired Geek.com.

Open source marks a new era for African independence

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news.bbc.co.uk: Now, a wave of homegrown programmers, developers and software makers claim to be heralding a new era of African independence.

Chronicling the open source movement - one person at a time

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networkworld.com: Ideas are nothing without people to give them life. That's why a Boston woman has set out to write about the people, not the software.

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