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Why Google open-sources code: 'Fuzzy feelings'

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news.cnet.com: Google's desktop team has put together a short list of the reasons that Google open-sources software. The reasons may surprise you:

Open Solutions Alliance - not off-course for open source

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blogs.the451group: I read a fairly critical blog about Gold and the OSA from Glyn Moody. I believe that Moody raises some valid points and offers Gold the opportunity to clarify the OSA’s dedication to truly open standards and openness in enterprise software later in the comments. However, I must disagree.

LCA2009: Why ODF should be the chosen one

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itwire.com: It is difficult to know whether Louis Suarez-Potts, community manager at OpenOffice.org, was conscious at any point today of the irony of criticising proprietary software while making a presentation using a MacBook.

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.

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