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Does free software create a challenge for Linux?

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OSS Why is it that most people still have not heard of Linux? Could it be that one of things that drives many people toward Linux, the fact that it is free as in free beer, is also an impediment to it’s adoption?

The Magic Black Box Paradox of Freedom

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trombonechamp.wordpress: Free software advocates (myself included) have a habit of claiming that using free (libre) software means the same thing as having freedom. But does the fact that someone is using free software necessarily imply that the person has as much freedom as is possible?

Apple: Worse for open source than Microsoft?

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  • Apple: Worse for open source than Microsoft?
  • Stop Fighting Apple

ODF at 5 Years

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OSS Five years ago today, on May 1st, 2005 OASIS approved Open Document Format 1.0 as an OASIS Standard. I’d like to take a few brief minutes to reflect on this milestone, but only a few.

The FLOSS four, then and now

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  • The FLOSS four, then and now.
  • Measuring your Company’s Open Source Maturity: A Quiz
  • Picking the right open source projects
  • How to Find Open Source Software
  • Managing Open Source Risk and Keeping It Legal

The German Medal of Honour for founder of FSFE

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OSS Georg Greve has been awarded the German Medal of Honour for his contributions to open standards and free software.

Trying to sell open source

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OSS You ever hear of a package called OOoFf? Were the whole thing forgotten, I’m one of the many who wouldn’t be shedding too much of a tear. OOoFf stood for Open

Australian National Library uses open source for treasure Trove

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OSS The National Library of Australia has opted for an open source platform to drive its newly unveiled search engine.

The Prestige of Proprietary Software

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OSS I spent the weekend at the graduation for an art school. I had an overwhelmingly wonderful time -- except for one scenario that kept playing and replaying all weekend. As usual, telling people what I do for a living required some explanation of free and open source software (FOSS).

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