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Opening minds to open source

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charlatan.ca: Anyone who has used the Internet has open-source licensing to thank. Programs licensed as open-source - like Apache, which retrieves and loads Internet pages - are maintained by an online community. Anyone can write new programming code to update or improve the software.

Quebec sued for not considering open source. Why this is bad policy

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Matt Asay: Facil, a Quebec-based open-source organization, has sued the Quebec provincial government for buying Microsoft software without considering open-source software, as CBC reports. The problem, it seems, is that Quebec has an "open markets" policy that it is supposed to follow.

Open source: What you should learn from the French

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infoworld.com: A decade ago, European countries leapt out of the gate to take the lead in the radical open source movement -- none more so than France. Through policies and high-profile projects, the French Republic for years has been advocating for all open source all the time, in government and education. And France is not stopping:

Open source awareness in Egypt?

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weblog.infoworld: We're traveling this week to Egypt for a good friend's wedding. I was looking forward to seeing and/or hearing about the use of open source in a country like Egypt. I paid special attention to the systems in use.

Open source is dead, long live open source

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Matthew Aslett: A couple of article have been published recently that point to a growing realisation/admission about the role that open source will play in the future of enterprise software. It is worth remembering that open source is a business tactic, not a business model.

The paradox of FOSS projects supporting Windows

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blog.linuxtoday: FOSS applications for Windows don't seem to get the same respect and support that their Linux counterparts do, even when they are genuine 100% GPL or BSD or whatever a person's favorite license is. Some say they are good introductions to FOSS; some think they're tainted and nasty and prop up the evil monopolist.

The FLA Gets Some Traction

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ostatic.com: Have you ever heard of the Fiduciary Licence Agreement - the FLA? No, it's not an alterative to other free and open source license agreements that you're probably already familiar with, like the GPL, Mozilla License, and BSD License. Rather, it's an adjunct to any copyleft license.

some interviews

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Interviews
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  • On the Strategic Purpose of Open Source

  • Interview with Scott McNealy - Part 1
  • Interview: Ken Drachnik on Sun's GlassFish OSS App Server

When is open source just throwing it all away?

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blogs.zdnet.com: It has become a common sight. A market develops. A leader emerges. Then the laggards say “we’re open source.” It’s beginning to look like the throwing of a bad poker hand.

Open source still looking to shake off concerns

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networkworld.com: Although open source software has gained a place in enterprise networks alongside proprietary software, it can't seem to shake doubts about security and intellectual-property issues that have long dogged the movement.

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