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Sky preaches benefits of open source

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thinq.co.uk: Sky boxes across the country have surprised their owners with a message about the benefits of open source software - apparently in a bid to head off a legal tussle from free software fans.

Open Source has won precisely because we no longer notice it

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bangkokpost.com: Open source has won. Oh, how time flies. When I started writing in Database in May 2003, my first column was about how the ICT Ministry had got the budget PC programme all wrong.

Open-source Social Network Diaspora Goes Live

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Oracle Doesn't Get Open Source

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bobbickel.blogspot: Kohsuke Kawaguchi, the creator of the Hudson Open Source project woke up Monday morning and discovered he was no longer able to access the Source Code Repository to make commits. Oracle had decided to shut it down.

Open Source and the Federal Budget Squeeze, Part 2

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linuxinsider.com: "Potential government customers require the same backing as the private sector -- such as support and training, service level assurances and code quality, said 451 Group analyst Jay Lyman.

Telling the open source story - Part 1

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opensource.com: As open source software becomes more mainstream, it's easy to forget how amazing it is. Countless individuals, donating their time and sharing their brainpower, work to build a shared infrastructure on which the world's computing is done. Amazing.

Software Freedom and the GNU GPL

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ubuntuwicohan.blogspot: The GNU General Public License (GNU GPL) is perhaps one of the easiest software licenses to both understand and use. Yet, in part due to corporate astroturfing campaigns of deliberate disinformation, it and the concept of software freedom is often also misunderstood.

Documenting and challenging community misogyny

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linux-magazine.com: Not much has changed since I first reported on sexism in free software over a year ago. Probably the biggest change is that small groups of people are now talking about the situation, and trying to document it and find solutions --

Open source 'community' doesn't exist

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techradar.com: Many users, forums and magazines like to speak of the open source community. It's the glue that holds free software together. It's a term that implies cooperation and cohesion, when there's just too much conflict and disagreement for this to happen. Instead, there are disparate groups of individuals, businesses and enterprises, as with any other operating system.

blockers that prevent open source being taught

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opensource.com: One of the hardest things about trying to bridge two worlds--for instance, open source communities and academic institutions--is all the stuff you don't hear on a daily basis when you're working remotely.

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