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Open Source Saves the Day (and Lots of Dosh)

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computerworlduk.com: It seems every day we hear about hideous cost overruns on public sector projects in the UK. What makes it even more frustrating is that open source, a real no-brainer for many applications, is rarely given the chance to prove itself here.

Open source makes psychological sense

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theinquirer.net: ACCORDING TO a recent study random acts of kindness have a very positive impact on humans and regularly spread this good feeling to others.

Open Source and Security: Are there Limits?

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computerworlduk.com: You might think that's a pretty ridiculous question to ask, since the canard about open source being less secure than closed source has been debunked many times. But it seems that some people didn't get the memo:

Interview with Deborah Nicholson of the FSF

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ostatic.com: The Free Software Foundation is gearing up for a big event March 19th through 21st to be held in Cambridge, Mass. at Harvard's University Science Center. LibrePlanet 2010 is a three day event with workshops on using free software for everything from Web development to video editing and graphics.

Finding sources for FLOSS projects: Make it easy!

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dissociatedpress.net: One of the more difficult things for reporters working in the tech industry, especially those who aren't really familiar with a beat, is finding contacts for free software projects.

Be Afraid if Someone's Got a Voltmeter Hooked to Your CPU

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ebb.org/bkuhn/blog: I had a hunch what was going on. I quickly downloaded a copy of the academic paper that was cited as the sole source for the story and read it. As I feared, OpenSSL was getting some bad press unfairly.

Contributing Upstream

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lxer.com: The foundations of Linux, with how it has been developed and when we look at the Debian model on which Ubuntu is based, the contributions of developers by and large are because of their common interests and a willingness to accept conceptualizations.

Musings on Software Freedom for Mobile Devices

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ebb.org/bkuhn/blog: I started using GNU/Linux and Free Software in 1992. In those days, while everything I needed for a working computer was generally available in software freedom, there were many components and applications that simply did not exist.

Open source, priceless resource

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dailyemerald.com: I was told once about someone called a “cyber hippie.” They dual boot with Linux and Mac OSX or Windows. They use open source browsers, instant messengers and office suites. They write their own code. They essentially live on Slashdot in lieu of professional news sites. The sinking realization that this idea may be true brought a certain horror to my thoughts.

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