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Why Companies Really Turn to Open Source Software

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seekingalpha.com: I am a big fan of the open source culture. But this BusinessWeek article and similar articles are so full of misleading points that they put open source in a no-win situation.

The Advantages / Disadvantages of Leaving the Mainstream

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linuxloop.com: A recent Free Software Magazine article points out that using Linux protects you from potential governmental spying or hacking in two ways. All of this logic basically also applies to ordinary hackers, too.

Enough is Enough. Higher Education...? Wake Up

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linuxlock.blogspot: It has been gratifying to see the number of businesses and personal computers moving to Open Source software and the Linux Operating System. However...

DesktopLinux Reader Survey!

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desktoplinux.com: Please participate in DesktopLinux.com's annual desktop Linux market survey! By answering a few quick questions, you will help us build a composite profile of our readership.

SCaLE 7x announces speakers and keynotes

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SCaLE 7x has announced the conference line up for their February 20-22, 2009 event in Los Angeles. The keynote speakers will include, Joe 'Zonker' Borckmeier and Bradley Kuhn.

Is cash king of open source?

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blogs.zdnet.com: There is an assumption throughout the financial press that since we’re down, cash is king. The extent to which this applies to open source, however, is something which deserves to be questioned.

Open source and the lone developer

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sutor.com: It occurred to be this morning when I was stuck in traffic that although a lot has been written about open source development for communities, much less is out there for the lone developer. This is the person who labors along by him- or herself, writing code and letting the world use it. Why might they do this?

Why I Think Open Source Will “Win” In The End

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blog.eracc.com: Have you ever called or e-mailed Microsoft or some other software manufacturer’s technical support about a problem as a user? What was your result? Did the technical support personnel begin with the assumption that you were the problem, not their software?

Will GPLv3 Kill GPL?

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links.org: I started looking at the LLVM project today, which is a replacement for the widely used gcc compiler for C and C++. I thought perhaps the interest in LLVM and clang (the C/C++ front end) were prompted by a sudden surge of interest in open source static analysis, but asking around, it seems it is not so.

New Mexico in the midst of a geek renaissance

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dthomasdigital.wordpress: New Mexico is not really a place that comes to mind when you think of cutting edge technology. Funny thing is that’s exactly what is happening and has been happening for years in the Land of Enchantment.

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