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Shuttleworth: Still Key to Ubuntu Linux, Canonical, Open Source?

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Ubuntu Mark Shuttleworth's official role at Canonical is limited. But he is making a much bigger mark on Ubuntu Linux, Canonical and the open source world as a whole.

Oracle doesn't understand open source: Monty

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OSS MariaDB founder Ulf Michael "Monty" Widenius says that Oracle has failed to make a success of MySQL because the company doesn't understand open source. "It's not in their blood."

Coping with Loss (in Open Source)

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OSS Many software development teams use external components in their projects, libraries, or tools provided by commercial vendors or open source communities. However, as anyone who has ever had to scramble after a vendor has gone out of business can tell you, these external dependencies are not without risk.

Fanboys in Free Software

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OSS Freedom of speech was one of the most important rights for me. But over the last years my opinion changed. What was able to change my opinion in such a radical way? The answer is simple: Fanboys.

Red Hat CEO: Open Source is Not Just About Cost

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OSS Red Hat is a company that generates over $1 billion a year in revenues from open source software. It should come as no surprise then, that the CEO of Red Hat sees being open as the key to innovation.

The Myth of FOSS Community

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OSS Let's get real Folks. No matter how much you twist it and turn things around and no matter how much hand-holding, singing the Coke song or Kumbayah isn't going to change it: There is no community.

Innovation in the age of austerity

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OSS The Local Government Management Agency is using free and open technologies to advance public sector change

Living a year of open source

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OSS Sam Muirhead is a videographer who for one year is abandoning proprietary products and instead using and producing open source materials.

Open source: Its true cost and where it's going awry by Monty Widenius

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OSS Principal creator of MySQL Monty Widenius is concerned about the consequences of certain corporate attitudes towards open-source software.

Getting involved in Free Software

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OSS I frequently get the question, by mail or over social networks:
But how do I get involved in $PROJECT? Now a common answer is 'just do it,' but what they want to know now is how to, you know, actually do it!

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