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Open Source developers giving Linux users the “Linux” treatment

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belproject.org: Oh yes. I said it. Isn’t it odd how OpenOffice.org runs pretty smooth on Windows in comparison to OpenOffice.org on Linux?

Open source became big business in 2009

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cnet.com: Open source has long been an important development methodology. The biggest surprise of 2009, however, was just how quickly it took center stage as a business strategy in the larger software economy.

SFLC Annual Appeal

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softwarefreedom.org: With your support, the SFLC can continue its long-term mission of providing legal services to the hundreds of thousands of dedicated people who produce wonderful technology just because they want to share.

Google's Meaning of Open: Is It Yours?

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  • Google's Meaning of Open: Is It Yours?
  • What Google Really Means By The Meaning of Open

The BBC's digital rights plans will wreak havoc on open source software

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guardian.co.uk: Last summer, the BBC tried to sneak "digital rights management" into its high-def digital broadcasts. How can free/open source software co-exist with a plan to put DRM on broadcasts?

10 questions to ask when selecting open source products for your enterprise

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blogs.techrepublic.com: During the current economic downturn, enterprises are increasingly adopting open source systems due to their significant cost advantages and their liberal license policies. Below are 10 questions you can ask to evaluate open source maturity.

Five things Free Software has taught me

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trombonechamp.wordpress: I’ve been in Free Software for a few years now and learned a ton from it. Sure, I learned how to use new types of software, became efficient on them, and honed my programming skills, but stopping there would be missing the point. Free software has so much more to offer than just computing and technical benefits.

A Concise Introduction to Free and Open Source Software

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consortiuminfo.org: Over the past few months, I've been reading several books on the early days of FOSS (I hope to review them later), each based upon extensive interviews with those that made FOSS happen. That's been especially revealing, because in recent years I've gotten to know many of the same individuals, and didn't always appreciate the roles that they had played in the early days of FOSS.

9 Ways To Avoid Open Source Pitfalls

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ddj.com: Microsoft recently rather sheepishly said it would open source its Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool. The company didn't really want to do this, but there wasn't much choice once developers discovered that the software was built using open source code protected by licenses based on General Public License v2.

few points gleaned from time at informationweek

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informationweek.com/blog: The only constant thing is change, and change has come my way. As of the end of 2009, I'll be leaving InformationWeek -- so over the next couple of days I thought I'd sum up a few points gleaned during my time here.

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