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What is "open source"?

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  • What is "open source"? (And why should you care?)
  • What Should be Expected of FLOSS Contributors?
  • Welcome to the world of open source software
  • Why Open Source Makes Sense: Scientifically Proven
  • Google demands more openness from the Open Source Initiative
  • A Thriving FOSS Community on the North
  • An Open Source Principle: One Good Thing Leads To Another

Google demands more openness from the Open Source Initiative

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the451group.com: Google’s open source programs manager, Chris DiBona has asked the Open Source Initiative to delay consideration of Google’s WebM license, and in doing so has called on the OSI to be more open.

GPL Enforcement in Apple's App Store

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fsf.org: An iPhone port of GNU Go is currently being distributed through Apple's App Store. However, this distribution is not in compliance with the GNU GPL. The primary problem is that Apple imposes numerous legal restrictions on use and distribution of GNU Go through the iTunes Store Terms of Service, which is forbidden by section 6 of GPLv2.

Open Source Makes a Difference

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  • Open Source Makes a Difference
  • FOSS Community Member Launches Documentation Project for Blind
  • LinuxCon Program Announced: This Year’s Themes
  • Is Microsoft an open source company?
  • Turkey Ministry of Justice and law courts consider open source desktop
  • How They Stole the Public Domain
  • Five questions about the Open Source way with Jim Gilmore

The behavioral economics of free software

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mdzlog.alcor.net: People who use and promote free software cite various reasons for their choice, but do those reasons tell the whole story? If, as a community, we want free software to continue to grow in popularity, especially in the mainstream, we should understand better the true reasons for choosing it—especially our own.

Is it time to rethink the open source license approval process?

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the451group.com: Open Source Initiative board member, Simon Phipps, declared on Monday that Google’s WebM project “is not currently open source”. It was a statement based on the fact that the license used for WebM is not currently approved by the Open Source Initiative as being compliant with the Open Source Definition.

Red Hat exec: Oracle's not an open source company

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networkworld.com: It's been said that Oracle is now the industry's most powerful open source vendor, but don't tell that to Red Hat executives, who say Oracle doesn't even qualify as an open source company.

A capitalist fan of commie software

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itweb.co.za: It's a good question, I suppose. A tree-hugging leftwinger from a proud union family with an inexplicable taste for expensive Scotch single malts asked to know why, if I'm such a capitalist, I am so vocal about liking free and open source software.

License Equals Software Quality?

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itworld.com: Michael Hall, former editor of Linux Today, pointed out a blog entry with an interesting take on the recent beating Apple has been taking in the press lately. It was a posting that made me sit back and re-evaluate some of my own views.

Farewell to Becta

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  • Farewell to Becta
  • Becta and school ICT: end of the line for the gravy train?
  • Becta: Does it deserve to die?
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