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FSF software repository hacked

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  • Free Software Foundation's software repository hacked
  • Savannah and www.gnu.org downtime - chronological account

How Microsoft May Help Open Source in Court

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pcworld.com: It's a rare day when proponents of free and open source software are rooting for Microsoft in court, yet that's exactly what's going on with regard to the software giant's battle against Canadian i4i, which specializes in collaborative content technologies.

Capgemini Enters into Open Source Alliance

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Utrecht, the Netherlands, November 26, 2010 – Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, today announced that one of its Dutch subsidiaries, Capgemini Nederland B.V. (“Capgemini”), has entered into an open alliance with six Open Source vendors in the Netherlands.

2010's 5 Biggest Linux and open-source stories

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blogs.computerworld: The story behind the story is that Linux has become totally mainstream. No, you may not have a Linux desktop in front of you the way I do, but you if you spend most of your day visiting Google, Facebook, and Twitter, you're using Linux. Still don't believe me? Look at the numbers and my first story of the year:

Five reasons to be grumpy about 2010

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networkworld.com: Maybe it's the post-holiday letdown, but looking back on 2010 I'm not sure the open source community has that much to be grateful for this year. Not only have we missed another year for the Linux desktop, but there's been plenty to gripe about in 2010.

The bad guys are worried - did we win?

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: Recently two pieces of first class anti-free software diatribe hit the headlines. The first is Microsoft’s “please don’t use OpenOffice.org” video and the second is Steve Jobs’ anti-Android rant.

Open source software more suitable for Oxford

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futuregov.asia: Open source software is more attractive and better suited to traditional education needs, the IT head of Oxford University has said.

Librarians, developers push open-source alternative

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computerworld.co.nz: Librarians, information managers and open-source developers have founded a formal collaborative initiative, Open Network Libraries (ONL), aimed at providing services to library users and staff through the use of open source software.

CeBIT - Free Exhibit Space Offered to FOSS projects

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linux-magazine.com: For the past three years, in the spirit of “Free and Open”, Linux New Media has offered free exhibit space to Open Source projects. This gives an excellent opportunity for projects to “show their stuff” to both “the choir” of FOSS people that stop by and to other people who are just learning about FOSS.

Copyright assignment – a little commercial perspective

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blogs.the451group.com: Gather the pitchforks and light the torches. Hordes of marketing men are gathering, intent on invading the free and open source software village armed with copyright assignment policies and turning everyone into mindless corporate contributors.

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