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The future of FOSS community shows

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blogs.zdnet.com: Given the economy’s impact on tech shows, I have to wonder what the future holds. Talking to Ilan Rabinovitch of the Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE), the future still looks bright — maybe brighter than the future for the more commercial trade shows.

Firm finds gain after open-source shift pain

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news.cnet.com: It's nice to read what open-source vendors think of open source: it's easy, cheap, and quite possibly the cure for cancer. (That last one is my personal hope.)

Also: Intalio planning '8 to 10' open-source acquisitions

Is the Open Standards Alliance Betraying Open Source?

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computerworlduk.com/blogs: Interoperability has always been at the heart of the Open Solutions Alliance. There was, it is true, a slight blurring of the focus, as reflected in the name: Open *Solutions* Alliance, not Open *Source* Alliance.

Calls for open source government

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news.bbc.co.uk: The secret to a more secure and cost effective government is through open source technologies and products. The claim comes from Scott McNealy, a co-founder of Sun Microsystems.

Open-source chief optimistic about proprietary support

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theregister.co.uk: The incoming president of an alliance of open-source companies hopes he can persuade big-name proprietary ISVs to join rivals in his group to further interoperability.

Open source developers ride the cloud

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infoworld.com: Nearly half of developers working on open source projects plan to offer applications as Web services offerings using cloud providers, according to results of an Evans Data open source development survey being released on Tuesday.

Publicising a FOSS project

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itwire.com: Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier, the senior manager for community relations at the "mixed source company ", Novell, spoke at the Australian national Linux conference today. Brockmeier's approach to publicity, sadly, mirrored outdated thinking predicated on stereotypes.

2008, the Buzzwords that were

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brajeshwar.com: The common buzzwords heard in the year 2008 were recession, credit-crunch, bankruptcy, bailout and others related to the financial markets as it was a year when the global economy faced huge downturn. Amidst this economic meltdown, Linux was another buzz.

Why Companies Really Turn to Open Source Software

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seekingalpha.com: I am a big fan of the open source culture. But this BusinessWeek article and similar articles are so full of misleading points that they put open source in a no-win situation.

The Advantages / Disadvantages of Leaving the Mainstream

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linuxloop.com: A recent Free Software Magazine article points out that using Linux protects you from potential governmental spying or hacking in two ways. All of this logic basically also applies to ordinary hackers, too.

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