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Should you give a rats ring about Open or Closed Source?

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OSS No matter what side of the fence you're on, any talking about computers always seems to end up as an Open Source, Closed Source argument.

The real reason most source is closed?

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  • The real reason most source is closed? Open is hard
  • The Open Source Big Bang
  • How to Contribute to Open Source Projects

Open Source Innovation and Commoditization

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OSS Following up on Matt Aslett’s excellent post about the growth of permissive licenses and a short discussion about it on my research group’s blog, I wanted to suggest here a thought about the ratio of new vendor-owned vs. community-owned open source projects.

Ad Bard is Shutting Down

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Web Ad Bard was a breath of fresh air in the already crowded advertising networks arena lead by behemoths like Google Adsense. But it's all going to end in another month or so. Ad Bard is finally shutting down.

An Attack that Goes to the Heart of Free Software

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  • An Attack that Goes to the Heart of Free Software
  • GPL on Trial … Sort Of…
  • With GPLv3, Everything Old Can Be New Again
  • Why ‘Free and Open’ matters
  • AVM violating license of the Linux kernel

The open-source license landscape is changing

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OSS There's no such thing as "the" open-source license. There are lots of them. Sixty-nine to be precise if one accepts the Open Source Initiative (OSI) as the definitive arbiter of what is open source and what is not.

Freedom DOES Matter

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OSS Many enemies of FLOSS trumpet the fact that end-users are not aware of software freedom and take for granted their computing environment. Their conclusion is that FLOSS cannot thrive because the bulk of the IT industry does not really care.

Best Practices for Making Source Code Available Under the GPL

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OSS When you release code under the GNU General Public License (GPL), you undertake a specific set of obligations. You have several choices about how to fulfill it – and the choice you make can cause ongoing problems, especially if you are not set up to administer it.

65 Open Source Apps That Replace Popular Education Software

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OSS School's out for summer, but that doesn't mean the learning ends for teachers or students. Open source education applications offer a great option for students who are looking to get ahead or catch up over the summer.

The two faces of UK open source

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  • The two faces of UK open source
  • Does a commercial open source release = success?
  • What US-based Open Source Vendors Need to Know About Europe
  • FLOSSmole data confirms declining GPL usage
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