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Software piracy hurts the open-source community too

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computerworld.com: Proprietary software vendors, movie companies and the music industry aren't the only businesses that don't like pirates stealing, copying and reselling their CDs and DVDs. OpenOffice.org community manager sees fallout when proprietary wares are jacked.

Veteran developer ditches Microsoft for open source

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linux.com: If you've ever used Microsoft Access or Excel, you have likely used a product that Mike Gunderloy had a hand in developing. The irony is that Gunderloy himself doesn't use those products anymore. He's given up Microsoft for open source -- and he's not going back.

Fortify sets off FUD flood

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blogs.zdnet.com: Roger Thornton, CTO, FortifyI was impressed by the work Fortify did in raising concerns about the security process among open source application developers. But did it really call for a FUD flood?

Apache’s open source governance model

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blogs.zdnet.com: The core Apache servers power the web: combining dominant market share with dominant performance and stunning software reliability - and because that combination is unusual, we have to ask why and how?

Open source still the best way to develop software

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practical-tech.com: The open-source way of creating programs is still the best way, just don’t confuse it with being the perfect way — there’s no such thing.

Dictators in free and open source software

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: Some people seem to challenge the idea that most (if not all) free software projects need a benevolent dictator—that is, somebody who has the last say on every decision. They are quick to point out Linus Torvalds’ past “mistakes” (see the brackets): using BitKeeper to manage the kernel, not allowing “pluggable” schedulers in Linux, etc. As a software developer, I feel that a dictator is absolutely necessary in every free software project. Here is why.

IBM nears a decade of Linux and open source

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techtarget.com: After nearly a decade of active involvement in open source, IBM's commitment to Linux is broad and deep, said Inna Kuznetsova, the director of IBM Linux strategy – a sentiment shared by most, though not all, IBM observers.

Free and Open Source Software vs. Cloud Computing

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earthweb.com: Maybe I'm missing something, but I don't see the point of proprietary network services (or cloud computing, or Software as a Service, if you prefer). Not when you have Free software as an alternative (“Free,” in this case, being analogous to open source or GNU/Linux).

FSF organizes against Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement

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linux.com: Nobody knows yet what the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) will consist of, but the few available indications are so ominous that the Free Software Foundation (FSF) has started a campaign to raise public awareness of the possibilities.

Is open source software bad for business?

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itwire.com: One security outfit which conducted a study into the use of open source software in the enterprise, the results of which are published today, seems to think so. It states that "Open Source Software (OSS) development communities have yet to adopt a secure development process and often leave dangerous vulnerabilities unaddressed."

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