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The Internet is the tree, open source the fruit

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blogs.zdnet.com: One of the big journalistic trends of 2008 was to call every new Internet paradigm open source. This was both a compliment and a warning.

The War for Open Source

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blogs.opennms.org: Starting about the time that Bill Gates wrote his infamous Letter to Hobbyists, the commercial software industry has sought to control and restrict access to source code.

Five Open Source Predictions The VAR Guy Got Wrong In 2008

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thevarguy.com: The VAR Guy often crows about his successful predictions. But some of his blog posts missed the mark badly in 2008. He needs to eat some crow for these five open source statements that were off target in 2008.

Do women matter in FOSS projects?

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itwire.com: When will women be taken seriously in the FOSS community? That's a question that needs to be asked after the Debian GNU/Linux project garnered headlines earlier this month over an offensive mailing list post that had at least two women considering whether they would continue their involvement in the project.

The new face of open source

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cnet.com: To get a glimpse of the changing face of open source, look no further than InfoWorld's "Future of Open Source" roundtable. Some of the thoughts expressed by various leaders in the open-source community are insightful, but that's not the real story. No, the real story is who InfoWorld chose to profile.

Open source business models must be voluntary

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blogs.zdnet.com: Entrepreneur Dave Rosenberg has a Christmas wish for you. Dave wants to make everyone pay for open source in 2009.

Linux group to discuss free software in schools

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thehindu.com: The Indian Linux Users’ Group (ILUG), Kochi chapter, will discuss various aspects of free software education in schools in the State at its monthly meeting at the Internet Club in Broadway Enclave on Sunday.

It's a Wonderful FLOSS

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softwarefreedom.org/blog: I don't miss the opportunity to watch It's a Wonderful Life when it inevitably airs each year. This year, what jumped out at me was the second of the three key speeches that George Bailey gives in the film. I thought immediately of Microsoft's presence at OSCON this year and the launch of their campaign to pretend they haven't spent the last ten years trying destroy all of Free Software and Open Source.

The GPL is not a burden

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loupgaroublond.blogspot: One editor of the LWN commented recently on his yearly predictions for the ecosystem and how well they performed. Perhaps the grumpy editor was a bit too grumpy this year. There hasn't even been enough coal to go around in people's stockings.

The future of open source

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infoworld.com: There's no question that the open source community is a passionate one -- and one with significant influence on technology directions and options. We're way past the days when people asked if Linux or Apache was safe to depend on in business. Open source is now a mainstream part of the technology fabric. 11 leaders outline the challenges and opportunities ahead.

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