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Are you sure you want to use GPL?

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lucumr.pocoo.org: When I started using Linux I was totally sold to the concept of Open Source. I still am, but my view changed.

2008 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Award Winners

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linuxquestions.org: The polls are closed and the results are in. We had a record number of votes cast for the eighth straight year. Congratulations should go to each and every nominee. The official results:

12 tips to getting things done in open source

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stormyscorner.com: Most people used to the proprietary software world, with no experience in open source software, are amazed that anything gets done. And people new to open source are usually at a loss as to where to start. So here are some of my ideas.

Unravel open source licenses

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zdnetasia.com: With various licenses governing open source software (OSS), organizations must ensure they better manage the source codes of these applications upon deployment, in order to stay within the licensing requirements.

Open Source is Already Naturally Green

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linuxplanet.com: For years now, there's been talk brewing about the concept of Green IT. Pundits have predicted in years past that sustainable IT would be job one soon, really soon.

Why "open source" is not "free software"

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: Choosing to release a piece of software under the terms of a free software license is an important step. The myriad of licenses available can sometimes confuse and disorient the user, sometimes making this first step much harder than it should be. Let’s try and make things clearer.

FOSDEM 2009 - Surviving the crisis with open source

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heise-online.co.uk: The volunteer organisers of the "Free and Open Source Developers' European Meeting" (FOSDEM 2009) demonstrated the fine art of scalability with a very well organised event. 250 talks for 5000 developers arriving from all over Europe, were held with very few problems.

Open source speeds up molecular research

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tectonic.co.za: Simulating molecular motions provides researchers with information critical to designing vaccines and working on preventing diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Now, reports ScienceDaily, a new open source application developed at Stanford University is making it possible to do complex simulations on desktop computers - faster than ever before.

What makes the Linux Foundation, Eclipse, and Mozilla so good?

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news.cnet.com: I came across news this afternoon about the LiMo Foundation endorsing the Open Mobile Terminal Platform specification, and I realized I didn't care. It's probably big news, but I couldn't get excited. Now contrast these organizations with the Linux Foundation, Eclipse, and Mozilla.

Bruce Perens: Combining GPL and Proprietary Software

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earthweb.com: Linux is a natural for embedded systems. That's why it's popping up in more cell phones, often without the customer even realizing it's there. But cell phone manufacturers, and the broader sector of embedded systems, must cope with the problem of how to combine the GPL Linux kernel, and software that isn't Open Source. How does one do that legally?

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