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5 Best Linux Distribution With No Proprietary Components

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cyberciti.biz: Linux is a free and open source operating system. However, Linux (and other open source operating system) can use and load device drivers without publicly available source code. In this post I will list five best Linux distribution that meets the FSF's strict guidelines and contains no proprietary components such as firmware and drivers.

Looks Do Matter

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networkworld.com: A few weeks past I wrote about why some open source projects, especially consumer-oriented technology, were not gaining the type of traction in the marketplace that is seen by infrastructure open source projects such as Linux. I initially focused on the disconnect between the consumer and the developer. I have thought more on this explanation and am now thinking that another factor is at play.

Huh. Font licensing.

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blog.melchua: So this afternoon I was making business cards for Teaching Open Source community members to hand out at the big SIGCSE conference that’s coming up. Karsten asked me to check out his blog post about a slip-up on font licensing for theopensourceway.org. Shoot, I didn’t think about that.

Long-Term Open Source Solutions on Cities’ Radar

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govtech.com: In cities across the country, government officials are searching for ways to make meaningful data available and use the intelligence to solve social problems. Agencies are leveraging contests like NYC BigApps 2.0, which is scheduled to announce its winners in March.

Fans

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linux-magazine.com: "The first thing is, we're not fanboys," senior editor Robin Miller told me when I first started writing for Linux.com in 2004. He meant that, although that incarnation of the site was obviously about free and open source software (FOSS), its purpose was not to uncritically support it.

IBM's Watson Should Rejuvenate Open Source AI

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ostatic.com: Unless you've been under a rock for the past week, you had to have caught the remarkable performance of IBM's Watson intelligent computer, which has beaten the two best players in the history of the show Jeapordy, and caused people to herald "our new computer overlords."

Nine Current Flame Wars in Open Source

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earthweb.com: Whatever else you can say about the personal computer, the Internet, and social media, all of them have greatly increased our ability to argue with each other. In the last three decades, flame wars have become the norm. Here are nine of the hottest arguments in FOSS.

The open source revolution

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opensource.com: Last Friday, while the first true revolution of the Web 2.0 era was reaching its climax in Tahrir Square, I was watching events unfold from within the U.S. State Department in downtown Washington D.C. I had the privilege to attend the two-day Tech@State: Open Source conference, an event organized by the Office of eDiplomacy.

Money gone, people gone: Oracle's open-source blowback

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theregister.co.uk: Oracle loves open-source projects and technologies – it's just not crazy about other people running them. Now, Oracle has a growing reason to dislike the projects themselves and it's got everything to do with the two things Oracle values most: money and control.

Open source is for lovers

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opensource.com: It's true. If you think about the characteristics of open source and the qualities of a successful relationship, you will find a lot of overlap.

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