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Open-source lab for local, state governments debuts in N.Y.

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computerworld.com: If you want local and state government officials to take a serious look at open-source software, then take the open-source software to those government officials.

Strip mining of open source

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itpro.co.uk: Strip mining of open source can be interpreted as the appropriation of free software code for proprietary gain with no intention of feeding code changes back to the community. Open source software developers beware...

Tomorrow's War: Why FOSS Needs to Change its Views of Apple

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itmanagement.earthweb: By definition, free and open source software (FOSS) is opposed to proprietary companies. But, while fear and loathing of Microsoft often reaches towering, even paranoid heights, Apple is hardly ever condemned, and even seems to be regarded with approval by many members of the FOSS community. Yet, in some ways, Apple poses a greater proprietary threat than Microsoft.

FSF and Stephen Fry celebrate the GNU Project 25th anniversary

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fsf.org: The GNU operating system is turning 25 this year, and the Free Software Foundation (FSF) has kicked off its month-long celebration of the anniversary by releasing "Happy Birthday to GNU," a short film featuring the English humorist, actor, novelist and filmmaker Stephen Fry.

Analysts fail on open source

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zdnetasia.com: Industry analysts can play a valuable role. But their shortcomings are particularly evident in their coverage of open source software. And, apart from analysts, what viable alternative information sources exist?

The CONSEGI 2008 Declaration: Six Nations "Just Say No" to ISO/IEC

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consortiuminfo.org: The latest blowback from the OOXML adoption process emerged last Friday in Brasilia, Brazil. This newest challenge to the continued relevance of ISO and IEC was thrown when major IT agencies of six nations - Brazil, Cuba, Ecuador, Paraguay, South Africa and Venezuela - signed a declaration that deploring the refusal of ISO and IEC to further review the appeals submitted by the National Bodies of four nations.

Andrew Lampitt defines Open-Core Licensing

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Matthew Aslett: JasperSoft’s business development director Andrew Lampitt has kicked off his new blog with an interesting post related to business models used by open source-related vendors.

Open Source Etiquette

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blogs.techrepublic.com: I follow a lot of mailing lists…all of them either Linux or open source in nature. Some of these lists I have been following for years. So I figured I had best offer some advice for those of you who might venture out into the world of Linux/open source mailing lists. Here’s my top advice.

Open opportunity

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thehindubusinessline.com: What is hot in the open source software scene? eWorld chatted with Gery Messer, President, Red Hat Asia Pacific, for an update. Here goes:

Open Source In Action -- Xi'An

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zdnetasia.com/blogs: Last month, I had a good opportunity to visit Xi'an Software Park with SUN, Intel and Red flag for 'Open source In Day'. This is second time I went to Xian, the event also let me more understand the development of software in this ancient city.

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