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Could open source abandon the Google train?

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news.cnet.com: As arguably the world's largest open-source company, Google has a big stake in maintaining its place at the heart of the open-source ecosystem. Recent events, however, suggest that Google can't rest on its laurels if it wants to secure the hearts and minds of open-source developers.

As the GPL fades …

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blogs.the451group.com: We’re continuing to see signs that the dominant GPL open source license may be fading from favor among commercial open source software players. The latest move away from the GPL comes from content management software vendor Alfresco, which is moving to the LGPL after originally releasing its code under the GPL three years ago.

Proprietary File Formats conflict with Equal Opportunities

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advogato.org: In applying for jobs and contract opportunities, the first hurdle is the request for a CV in a proprietary document format. This article describes the approaches taken and the success stories, one at a time, by which the proprietary document format practices have been successfully changed.

iPad is iBad for freedom

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  • iPad is iBad for freedom
  • Free Software Campaigners Disrupt iPad Launch
  • Protestors: iPad is nothing more than a golden calf of DRM

UK.gov tweaks open source policy small print

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channelregister.co.uk: The UK government has rejigged its open source and open standards software procurement policy, following pressure from OSS vendors last autumn.

Mr. Obama, Please Tear Down This Wall!

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Jon maddog Hall: Only three days after posting my blog regarding the plight of Google's Chinese customers and how their data is now at the whims of a US-based company and its conflict with the Chinese government, I read about the issues of SourceForge.net and the U.S. State Department's Export lists and how the data stored in a US-based company, sometimes created by non-U.S. based citizens, is now being controlled by U.S. State Department rules.

Um, What The Blank Is Going On With Sourceforge?

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penguinpetes.com: In the middle of our day-to-day Hobbit-like peaceful work in the FOSS tech field, we have all suddenly had a grenade fall in our lap. And this makes no sense.

FSFE awarded medal for good governance

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fsfe.org: The Theodor Heuss Foundation awards a yearly prize and medal to persons of high standing and organisations, which are groundbreaking in these areas of social commitment and the fostering of democracy.

Open source has survived the recession

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10 important Open Source distribution criteria

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ghabuntu.com: Open source doesn't just mean access to the source code. The distribution terms of open-source software must comply with the following criteria:

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