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What makes the Linux Foundation, Eclipse, and Mozilla so good?

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news.cnet.com: I came across news this afternoon about the LiMo Foundation endorsing the Open Mobile Terminal Platform specification, and I realized I didn't care. It's probably big news, but I couldn't get excited. Now contrast these organizations with the Linux Foundation, Eclipse, and Mozilla.

Bruce Perens: Combining GPL and Proprietary Software

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earthweb.com: Linux is a natural for embedded systems. That's why it's popping up in more cell phones, often without the customer even realizing it's there. But cell phone manufacturers, and the broader sector of embedded systems, must cope with the problem of how to combine the GPL Linux kernel, and software that isn't Open Source. How does one do that legally?

Richard Stallman: Up close and impersonal

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brucebyfield.wordpress: When Richard Stallman spoke the other night at the Maritime Labour Centre in Vancouver, I wasn’t going to see what he is really like, or to hear his arguments. I went to see his public persona, and to observe how other people reacted to it.

Free software isn't freeware: why Linux and FOSS have a higher standard

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itwire.com: Microsoft's recent survey proclaimed nearly half the population believe it is ok to use pirated software for personal use. This diminishes the argument by Linux advocates that you can use their operating system without any cost. Yet, you can't confuse free as in cost with free as in freedom. Here's what FOSS really means.

You Get What You Pay For

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linuxtoday.com: "You get what you pay for" is a common FUDphrase used to discredit Linux and FOSS, because so much of it is available free of cost. Which scares the purveyors of overpriced crapware, who would rather walk barefoot through broken glass and burning dung than write software that customers actually feel happy paying for.

Canonical's Survey Results Give Insight to Server Market Far Beyond Ubuntu

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ostatic.com/blog: After taking a closer look at the survey, I'd recommend it to anyone interested in current server technologies, or where the server market is headed -- even if Ubuntu Server isn't part of the equation.

Open Source Means Business

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forbes.com: Sizable companies have been built from commercializing open-source software. Some entrepreneurs have found ways to build their companies on a shoestring using open source software, and they have figured out how to make money off something generally considered free.

Syria and Lebanon Go Open Source

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mediaoriente.com: A good news for the open source scene. Two great events are running -or going to run- this month in the Arab region.

Canadian Government Considers Open Source

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opendotdotdot.blogspot: The Canadian Government has put out a "Request For Information" (RFI) - essentially, a formal invitation for feedback on the topic.

Eyeing an Opening for Open-Source

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computerworld.com: Our security manager is surprised when her boss takes an interest in exploring some open-source security options.

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