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The Difference Between EULAs and Open Source Licenses

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osnews.com: In France, the GPL has scored yet another major win in court. What makes this infringements case special is that it was filed not by the developers of the infringed-upon code, but by users, demonstrating that they, too, can successfully enforce the GPL.

UK government ignoring own rules on open source

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channelregister.co.uk: Open source vendors are calling on the UK government to put its money where its mouth is and police its own rules on public sector open source software procurement - which were revised in February this year.

Running Your Business With Open Source Software

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itnewstoday.com: Why do companies use closed source applications that are tremendously more expensive, when they could probably get away with using open source solutions that are noticeably cheaper?

Is free software major league or minor?

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: Is free software really capable of serving end users or not? This issue has political consequences, which is part of what makes it important: either free software is “minor league” or it’s “major league”.

is the FSF an extremist organisation?

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shanefagan.com: The FSF believes that everyone should use the term GNU/Linux rather than just Linux and use Free Software not open source. What im wondering is the FSF an extremist organisation that no one takes entirely seriously?

Successful women in FOSS and IT

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thebeezspeaks.blogspot: Nobody denies that sexism in FOSS exists. If not, Carla Schoder wouldn't be able to list a set of incidents. The problem I have with this statement is, that now it seems to be exclusively a FOSS problem -

Free and Open Source Software, dogmatism and the real world.

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sinaisix.blogspot: One of the best things that ever happened to the world of computing was the advent of Free and Open Source software. However, there does not seem, at least from where I stand, to be any proper definition of who FOSS defines as its target audience.

Study Shows Open-source Code Quality Improving

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pcworld.com: The overall number of defects in open-source projects is dropping, a new study by vendor Coverity has found.

Big Win for GNU GPL in France

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opendotdotdot.blogspot: One of the fallback positions for purveyors of FUD is that the GNU GPL may not be valid, because it hasn't been properly tested in court. That's getting increasingly implausible as a stance.

Myths about Open Source

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livemint.com: I recently met an old school friend over a cup of coffee and we spoke about life, movies and music. Then the topic moved on to technology. The conversation moved to open source and how he really didn’t get the concept of it and he was just against it.

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