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Linux of the Rings

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computerworlduk.com: Last month saw the launch of http://www.data.gov.uk web site not only built on Open Source Technology but designed to give UK-data back to the UK-people. In the same month both UK political parties restated their total commitment to Open Source software. What is going on? What has happened to the forces of darkness?

Fellow travelers: FOSS media and developers

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linux-magazine.com: It seems to me that both FOSS journalists and developers seem to have misapprehensions about each other. As a result, scenarios similar to this one are replayed over and over.

A data cruncher bites the dust

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OOo

thebeezspeaks.blogspot: I know this post is gonna get me into trouble, but frankly - I don't care. FOSS programs didn't work for me. Ok, now I've said it. But it's the truth.

Two thousand open source applications for the public sector

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osor.eu: The European Union's Open Source Observatory and Repository (OSOR.eu) as of today is offering public administrations access to more than two thousand free and open source applications.

Open source route frees the mind

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Ubuntu

nzherald.co.nz: One thing holding back the greater adoption of free software in this country is free software.

FSF files new objection to amended Google Book Search settlement

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fsf.org: The Free Software Foundation (FSF) filed another objection in court to the proposed amended Google Book Search settlement (The Authors Guild, Inc., et al. v. Google Inc.). The objection notes that proposed amendments which discuss works under free licenses unfairly burden their authors with ensuring license compliance, and urges the court to reject the proposed settlement.

Enough with this "Free Software is communist" myth

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stop.zona-m.net: A few weeks ago I was finally able to put down an English version of a short article I had written in October 2009 about the risks for Italian schools hidden in a deal between Microsoft and the Italian Government. Some days later, almost by chance, I discovered a couple of comments that really deserve an answer.

Can open source guide a moon mission?

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radar.oreilly.com: I'm a sucker for audacious ideas. Big, huge things with a hint of insanity. And if you put those ideas in space I get really interested. That's why the Open Luna Foundation is right up my alley.

Not All Copyright Assignment is Created Equal

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ebb.org/bkuhn/blog: In an interview with IT Wire, Mark Shuttleworth argues that all copyright assignment systems are equal, saying further that what Intel, Canonical and other for-profit companies ask for in the process are the same things asked for by Free Software non-profit organizations like the Free Software Foundation.

The real value of FOSS to business – A personal example

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mygnulinux.com: I am going to tell a story just to give an understanding of the real value of FOSS in business.

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