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What if buying a new car were like using nonfree software?

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fsf.org/blogs: What if buying a new car were like using nonfree software? While the following example may seem a little far-fetched, it is a pretty good analogy to understand the importance of user freedoms in software.

The Great Software Freedom Debate, Part 368

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ostatic.com/blog: It seems that we can never quite get away from our industry's version of "how many angels can dance on the head of a pin." Namely, how open source are you? Or, as it is usually expressed: I'm more open source than you.

Asus Eee PC 1008HA Linux source code now available

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liliputing.com: The Asus Eee PC 1008HA is a thin and light netbook that weighs just 2.4 pounds and measures just an inch thick. And it’s currently only available with Windows XP. But this weekend Asus did something interesting.

France begins IT research centre on innovation and free software

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osor.eu: France's national computer science institute, Inria, says free software is essential to develop digital society. The institute is launching a research centre to focus on this type of software.

FLOSS in Egypt (and bits of the Middle-East)

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geekyogre.com: One of the biggest benefits of FLOSS is that it is for free and open source. Which a lot of developed countries learned how to make use of, decrease costs and generate profit. It has become a trend that more and more nations are adopting in sense of deployment and contribution. Yet where I come from people are not catching up on the trend.

Does Free Software deserve a Nobel Prize?

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Jon maddog Hall: I woke up on the morning of October 9th to find that President Obama had won the Nobel Peace Prize. As I read his acceptance speech, I thought about Free and Open Source Software, and applied parts of his speech to my favorite subject.

The Situation Now (2019)

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trombonechamp.wordpress: Sam opened his eyes to the sun shining in his window, birds chirping outside, and the smell of a fresh summer breeze. Sam got himself ready, grabbed a bite to eat, and jumped on the bus on his way to his job at the Proprietary Software Foundation.

Why open source will never rule the desktop and why it doesn’t have to

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crunchgear.com: Ubuntu is lovely. KDE is great. Debian is the bomb. Even OS X is pretty hot stuff. But none of them will ever take the desktop. That’s because the desktop is dying and they have already taken the second – soon-to-be central screen – the cellphone and that’s more than enough. Open source is now mobile.

Netgear responds to open source concerns for WNR3500L router

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icrontic.com: We contacted Netgear to receive their perspective on the issue, and they wrote back to let us know that their Senior Product Line Manager Som Pal Choudhury has written a post which describes Netgear’s stance.

Nonprofit Runs On Open Source

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informationweek.com: It's not easy to run an organization with 1,500 PCs on almost no Microsoft products, but that's what Mosaic is doing with the help of open source and cloud computing.

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