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FOSS: Project Busking, Funding Software Development

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doctormo.wordpress: What is disappointing to me about the current situation is that I do not believe there is a single company of note which makes software development with FOSS licenses it’s business.

The Open-Source Market - Limitless and Forever expanding?

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thinkmoult.com: In this post, I have decided to go a bit back into basics, take a broader look at things, and actually consider the nature of open-source compared to other models.

Tech Evangelists and open source

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blogs.techrepublic.com: What I thought I wanted to do was take a look at how tech evangelism really effects the IT industry - especially open source. We have all been evangelists at one point or another, but for some of us, especially in the open source world, being an evangelist is looked upon poorly.

Microsoft and Linux trade patent words in Europe

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theregister.co.uk: Microsoft has teamed with General Electric to petition European regulators on a fundamental principle that will continue to drive a wedge between the company and open source supporters.

Taking FOSS to the Next Level

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linuxtoday.com: Form follows function. First make it work, make it efficient and reliable, and then make it pretty. If you make prettiness the priority, then the whole work becomes irreparably flawed.

Security in Open Source Projects: Lessons From Mozilla and Drupal

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ostatic.com/blog: Over the past few years, implementing security properly has become a big issue for software applications of all stripes, including open source applications and platforms.

GPL: why Eric Raymond is wrong

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itwire.com: Eleven years ago the Debian free software guidelines were drafted as part of the project's social contract. A year later, they proposed the same guidelines as the Open Source Definition. The confusion arose because people could not comprehend how something which was described as free could be sold.

Apache or GPL?

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blogs.zdnet.com: Matt Asay today switched his license alliegiance, to Apache from the GPL. Before anyone starts in with the Arlen Specter jokes, let me say that based on the criteria he sets out, adoption, his argument makes sense.

Also: Has the GPL out-lived its usefulness?

OIN spearheads review of Microsoft FAT patents

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blogs.zdnet.com: The Open Invention Network is making good on its pledge to try to overturn the Linux-related patents that were contained in Microsoft’s recently settled litigation against TomTomNV.

How many billions is open-source software worth?

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computerworld.com: Open-source software is big business. For example, most of what Oracle is getting for it $7.4-billion purchase of Sun is open-source software. So, given all that, what do you think OSS (open-source software) as a whole is worth? How's about $387-billion?

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