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The future of free software – are we on rocky ground?

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OSS In this months column, openSUSE community manager Jos Poortvliet ponders the future of free software…

Free software isn't a single school of thought

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OSS "Would it be immoral for me to write a program and then to sell it without providing the source code?" Someone asked in response to my last blog entry. The question might have a troll, but I replied.

RMS, Freedom and the Cloud

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OSS RMS has an article on der Spiegel about the dangers the cloud presents to computing. He is correct that the cloud is a dangerous place but not any more dangerous than the web has been all along.

Control Points and Steering Mechanisms

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  • Control Points and Steering Mechanisms in Open Source Software Projects
  • The open source "shallow fork" approach to pre-deployment
  • Asia Pacific traders prefer open source
  • Creative Commons Chief Technology Officer Needed at FSF
  • AU: Guide to open source software published after online public consultation
  • Quest Software Demonstrates Open Source Absorption

What I’ve learned from (nearly!) a year of open source

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OSS As the days count down until I jet off to Las Vegas and release v2.0 of Agnitio I’ve been thinking about the past year and the lessons/things I’ve learned since I first released Agnitio – my first open source project.

Stallman to give talks in Israel

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OSS Stallman was invited to speak in some Palestinian universities a few months ago; when he organised some talks in Israeli universities as well during the same trip, he had to cancel them.

Microsoft Ads on FOSS Sites

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Web Quite a few years ago, a popular Linux site began displaying ads from Microsoft on their home page.

10 best (unknown) open source projects

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OSS hat's right folks, another ten best! But this time I'll wager you're not familiar with any of them, or at best one or two. The free/open source software world is vast and full of excellent applications for all occasions.

Developer Transitions from Corporate to Open Source

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OSS The expansion of the open source development model to companies who are just starting to submit code and take part in communities is leading to an interesting problem for their developers. How do they transition from a corporate development model to an open, global development environment?

FLOSS: Accept no substitutes

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OSS Free-as-in-freedom software is very often free-as-in-beer, too. This is normally a good thing. But one open source project developer is calling out a troubling problem with free software: counterfeit applications.

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