fsf.org: Bitcoin is a virtual peer-to-peer currency, powered by free software, and we've received several requests over the last year to participate.
unixmen.com: But the question/fact that "why would skilled programmers, devote their time, effort and knowledge for an opensource project, where they might not get any reward interms of money?" So what are the motivations?
robweir.com: Some little known facts, all of them true, but only some of them amusing, and even then only just so, about ODF 1.2, recently approved as a Committee Specification by the OASIS ODF TC:
networkworld.com: I came across an interesting blog post at The Daily Flux titled “Why I still don’t contribute to open source.” The author lists several reasons as to why he is not an active contributor to open source projects:
ostatic.com: Today I saw a comparison of Linux vs Microsoft to the establishment/capitalism/corporate American vs 60's hippies. Either this young writer is a product of the socialistic indoctrination running rabid throughout the world or he just has a profound lack of understanding of Open Source software.
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blogsite.org: As Dion points out very valuable and thoughtful points about the presentation of KDE, also others both in KDE and on the outside use the term "marketing" self-evidently when they talk about presentational, distributional or promotional issues. Though using this buzz-term seems to attract some people to join the related groups and efforts it makes you look pretty dumb to outside people.
linuxinsider.com: When a corporation like Google controls the release of open source code like Android, what responsibility, if any, does that company have to the greater FOSS community?
doctormo.org: The protection that projects have from trademarks can often seem to be a weapon used to remove the freedom of hackers to change the source code and redistribute.
networkworld.com: If the open source model has a sweet spot, it's in programming tools. Linus Torvalds's fabled "world domination" on the desktops of clerks or CEOs may never arrive, but it's already here on the computers of programmers everywhere. Even in the deepest corners of proprietary stacks, open source tools can be found, often dominating.