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EU Wants to Re-define “Closed” as “Nearly Open”

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arstechnica.com: A set of interoperability guidelines being written by the European Union recently got a major revision that weakens the document's emphasis on open standards.

Open source as an antitrust strategy

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news.cnet.com: The day open source became big business is the day that open-source development exploded. Yes, open source predates the moneyed interests hankering to use it to competitive advantage, but it really wasn't until IBM dropped $1 billion on Linux that companies began paying employees to write free software.

Master of codes

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expressbuzz.com: Sarath Lakshman, a fifth semester Computer Science student of the Model Engineering College, Kochi, has cleared the GSOC for a second time in 2009. ``My project is named Pardusman. It is a custom GNU/Linux distro creator from the web.

Apple Scuttles ZFS: Community Picks it Up

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ostatic.com: In like a lion, out like a Snow Leopard? Apple changed its spots on Sun's ZFS fairly quickly. This week the company shutterd the ZFS Project on Mac OS Forge, and there's no hide or hair of ZFS to be found in Snow Leopard. But as with all things open source, there's a light at the end of the tunnel.

Open Source Whitepaper updated for 2010

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opensource.org: The paper is now 5 pages of text and 2 pages of references. It is still relatively concise, but the fact that the numbers keep showing double- and triple-digit improvements in important metrics (compared with proprietary software), I felt that it would only be fitting to expand the content and the data by a commensurate amount.

Can DOD's stance on open source change the status quo?

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gcn.com: Reader reaction to our coverage of new Defense Department guidance that puts open-source software on equal footing with proprietary software has ranged from cheers to questions about whether the move will change anything.

Where the battle lines are drawn

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linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: To where do we take the battle in support of OpenSource and Free Software? We are told to choose our battles carefully and not to fight where it is least effective.

Most influential open-source gurus? Votes are in

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cnet.com: Influence in open-source development communities is earned through years of writing and sharing great code. Perhaps not surprisingly, then, influence in the business side of open source is also gained through sharing expertise, and not necessarily from making mountains of cash.

Big boys going open-source to cut costs

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thejakartapost.com: The wave of migration from propriety software to open-source applications is gaining momentum as big companies are jumping on the bandwagon to make cost efficiencies and avoid legal charges for piracy.

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