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GPL Project Watch List for Week of 05/30

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gpl3.blogspot: This week our GPL v3 projects has grown to 2471 GPL v3 projects, which is in increase of 44 new GPL v3 projects. Our AGPL v3 count has just hit its first benchmark of 100 AGPL v3 projects, with the 5 new AGPL v3 projects that were added over the past week. And lastly, the LGPL v3 count is now at 236.

Sharjah school dumps high-cost software for open-source applications

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itp.net: Education provider Scholars International Academy (SIA) has opted for open-source software and thin client systems, in a bid to save parents the cost of proprietary software.

Survey: Open source is entering the enterprise mainstream

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computerworld.com.au: Open-source applications are gaining more approval in enterprises, particularly in the areas of operating systems, infrastructure applications, and development tools

Yes, I'm Free, Said The Open Source Software Idea

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informativepost.com: In the beginning was... hacker culture and free Internet software. They existed as outsiders. They were really known by few. But some knew of them and an idea started to grow... it was first only in one person's mind, then two, then it spread to the hacker culture and further into the business world.

Linux Outlaws 40 - Software Freedom, Lawsuits & Poker

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linuxoutlaws.com: In this special episode, we talk to Bradley M. Kuhn of the FSLC & FSC about software freedom, litigation against open source developers, the future and thread of web services that aren’t open, the AGPL and poker.

What might come of the OOXML revolt?

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blogs.zdnet.com: It’s late, and in terms of the process it’s hopeless, but the appeals of the ISO vote making Office Open XML (OOXML) an official standard could still have an impact

Now an OOXML Protest from Denmark's OSL

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groklaw: ComputerWorld Denmark is reporting that a strong letter of protest has been sent to ISO from Open Source Leverandørforeningen in Denmark (OSL).

Open source doesn't make Gartner's "top-ten" list

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matt asay: Perhaps the biggest news in Gartner's latest "Top 10 Technologies" report is the absence of open source. Or perhaps its omnipresence. The report offers essentially the same technologies as last year's list, with some curious additions:

The community wars

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blogs.zdnet.com: The struggle to build open source communities is, I’m convinced, one of the biggest stories of 2008. The trend began two years ago when major projects broke away from Sourceforge and began launching their own forge sites. This began an arms race.

Education Ministry encourages Open Source use

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ec.europa.eu: The department at the French Ministry of Education that is handling purchasing of software and software licenses is increasing its Open Source offerings to some 1.5 million teachers and education workers in 250 institutes France.

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Eclipse Luna for Fedora 20

If you are a Fedora Eclipse user, then you're probably saddened since the release of Eclipse Luna (4.4) because you are still using Eclipse Kepler (4.3) on Fedora 20. Well, be saddened no longer because Eclipse Luna is now available for Fedora 20 as a software collection! A software collection is simply a set of RPMs whose contents are isolated from the rest of your system such that they do not modify, overwrite or otherwise conflict with anything in the main Fedora repositories. This allows you install multiple versions of a software stack side-by-side, without them interfering with one another. More can be read about this mechanism on the software collections website. The Eclipse Luna software collection lives in a separate yum repository, which must be configured by clicking on this link to install the release package. Read more