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Source Code Isn't A Standard

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informationweek.com/blog: Savio Rodrigues just wrote about a colleague testing a bunch of browsers based on the open source WebKit rendering engine. To his dismay, "no two are exactly the same". Or, as he put it, "A WebKit-based browser is, well, whatever the vendor wants it to be."

FSF urges non-profits to reject Windows 7

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theinquirer.net: THE FREE SOFTWARE FOUNDATION (FSF) is to write to the leaders of 500 of the most influential non-governmental organizations (NGOs) worldwide to urge them to refuse Windows 7. The move is a stepping up of the FSF's campaign timed to coincide with the launch of Windows 7 and follows an earlier letter sent to 499 chief executives of Fortune 500 companies.

Open Source Enthusiast To Advise Conservatives

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eweekeurope.co.uk: Tom Steinberg, co-founder of mySociety, the site behind online tools such as TheyWorkForYou.com has agreed to help the Conservative party

Some of Maryland's open source heroes

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baltimoresun.com: Mike Subelsky shares with us his non-scientific findings on who's doing a lot of novel work with open source. Feel free to nominate your own "open source heroes" in the comments section of this blog entry.

The Open Source Initiative’s corporate status is suspended

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blogs.the451group.com: The ability of the Open Source Initiative to steward the Open Source Definition and police the use of the term open source as it relates to software is in doubt following the confirmation that the corporate status of the non-profit company has been suspended in California. What does it all mean?

Open Source Makes Big Gains at the London Stock Exchange

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computerworlduk.com: At first sight, news that the London Stock Exchange (LSE) is moving from the Microsoft .Net-based TradElect to the GNU/Linux-based MillenniumIT system, is just another win for free software. But the details provide some fascinating insights.

Open source adoption still strong in RP

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inquirer.net: Open source software development, particularly Linux, is seen to have a strong following in Asia Pacific as companies look to incorporate virtualization and cloud computing in their IT infrastructure.

Open core, closed heart?

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h-online.com: When is an open source license not an open source license? The recent rush to "Open Core Licensing" as defined by Andrew Lampitt, the business development director of JasperSoft, raises many questions as to the meaning and purpose of free and open source software.

Chinese IT shops love the free-ness of open source

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theregister.co.uk: If everything is free in the Land with No IP - not TCP/IP, but rather intellectual property - then it stands to reason that IT managers and programmers in China would love open source software.

SFLC Argues Software Cannot Be Patented

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softwarefreedom.org: Today the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC), provider of pro-bono legal services to non-profit developers and distributors of free and open source software, filed a brief with the United States Supreme Court arguing that software standing alone cannot constitutionally be patented.

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