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Free Software's Secret Patent Weapon

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computerworlduk.com: Yesterday I was warning about the threat that the super-troll Intellectual Ventures represents. To provide some balance, here's a surprisingly upbeat piece from Samba creator Andrew Tridgell on how to read software patents.

Educating the telcos on being open

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If somebody writes a book with “open” and “mobile” in the title I pretty much have to read it. Though you can buy a paper copy of Open | Mobile on Amazon you can also download a free PDF from the authors’ site — which is what I did.

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There Is Still No Open Source Software Market

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seekingalpha.com: There is no ‘Open Source Business Model.’
There is no ‘open source market.’

What Does That Server Really Serve?

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gnu.org: On the Internet, proprietary software isn't the only way to lose your freedom. Software as a Service is another way to let someone else have power over your computing.

Should Governments Legislate a Preference for Open Source?

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perens.com/blog: What would we need to implement a level playing field for Open Source and proprietary software to compete fairly?

Free software's second era: The rise and fall of MySQL

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h-online.com: If the first era of free software was about the creation of the fully-rounded GNU/Linux operating system, the second saw a generation of key enterprise applications being written to run on that foundation.

Open Source is Not a Democracy

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itworld.com: Design and themes have been a key part of the Linux buy-in for as long as I can remember. In fact, once upon a time, the look and feel of application was actually used as its primary selling point to me.

Open Source Gets Political

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  • Open Source Gets Political
  • 2010 Open Source Business Conference – Day Two
  • Open Source Business Models Going to the Core
  • Open source makes another move on Wall Street
  • Open-source innovation: A matter of price?
  • Why Open Source and Operations Matter in Cloud Computing
  • Open Source Business Model Still Relies on Closed Source

An example of the awesomeness of the open source community

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not403.blogspot: OpenSSO is one of the best (if it isn't the best one) open source web Single Sign On projects out there. It's sad to see Oracle shutting down this amazing open source project. But here it comes the awesomeness of the open source community:

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