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Cybercom Group Joins Linux Foundation

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  • Cybercom Group Joins Linux Foundation
  • Nexenta Systems Joins Open Invention Network as a Licensee
  • Gevent Joins the Software Freedom Conservancy

In defence of hackers and open source

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h-online.com: One of the reasons that I regard the rise of WikiLeaks as such a key event is that it is throwing an interesting light on so many areas – many of them unexpected. That includes the ethics of hackers and the world of open source.

Non-free Art In Open-source (FOSS) Video Games

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doknowevil.net: Originally my feelings about art were 2 dimensional, as I’d expect many to view it. It’s easy for art to be a fleeting glimpse. You see the final product, the lines of the creation process are blurred, the definitions of “source” gets lost.

Open Source for America Delivers Federal Report Card

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ostatic.com/blog: Ever since its inception, Open Source for America (OSFA) has had lofty goals and has been backed by some very heavy hitting people. Red Hat, Jaspersoft, Canonical's Mark Shuttleworth, The Linux Foundation's Jim Zemlin and many other companies back the organization, which is primarily aimed at encouraging the use of open source software at the U.S. Federal level.

Trend Micro Has A Bad Case Of Open Source Foot In The Mouth

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networkworld.com: The chairman of security vendor Trend Micro is having a tough time extracting his foot from his mouth after saying that open source software is not as secure as other software. In this case the outrage was so great that Trend tried to issue some press releases and follow ups trying to explain away what Chang meant.

Trend Micro attacks Open Source

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techeye.net: Insecurity expert Steve Chang, who is the chairman of Trend Micro, has just declared himself the sworn enemy of the Open Sauce movement by saying that Android is less secure than the iPhone because it is Open Sauce.

Will Microsoft Remove DOC Format Support?

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robweir.com: I noticed a curious argument in Jonathan Corbet’s LWN article “Supporting OOXML in LibreOffice” (behind a pay wall). Why should we support OOXML?

When open-source projects go commercial

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sdtimes.com: Open-source software has been about two things: passion and need. But today, a growing share of the open-source universe has been commandeered by large software organizations looking to commercialize an open-source project.

The limits of evangelism

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linux-magazine.com: I should know better, but every now and then I make the mistake of trying to explain why people should use free and open source software (FOSS).

The Web is the biggest open source success of all

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pingdom.com: Perhaps the most famous example is the LAMP stack that lies behind so many websites, i.e. Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP. But there’s so much more when you think about it. Here are some of the open source projects that make the Web tick.

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