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Microsoft Won't Buy Yahoo: Good for Open Source?

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ostatic.com: After several months of discussion and speculation, the Microsoft-Yahoo buyout deal is apparently off. Yahoo is saying that they have come out of this fight stronger and more focused than before. Does this mean that we will see a change in Yahoo's commitment to open source?

Do You Need Open-Source Indemnification?

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blogs.eweek.com: While gathering support contract pricing information for my Ubuntu 8.04 review, I noticed a somewhat surprising item listed among the benefits of paying Canonical for a Linux distribution the company gives away for free: Protect your business against IP infringement claims.

Filipina named head of global open source project

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inquirer.net: A soft-spoken Filipina in her early twenties was recently named project leader of one of many open source community projects run by the Apache Software Foundation.

Enterprise FOSS Adoption

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fosswire.com: There are lots of different ways you can build software and the typical ways in which FOSS development and proprietary development are done are quite dramatically different. In this article, I’m going to talk about what problems the typical FOSS method can face.

The Seven/Big/Days/Bang Mashup

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linuxtoday.com: Recently I've taken note of the rise in friction between those who want to create open source software for its own sake and those who want to evolve open source software into something that can be used for commerce.

Open Season #16

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theregister.co.uk: We bemoan this Russian and a number of other things during Episode 16 of Open Season, as your reporter and Matt teamed up with Mulesource CEO (The Chief Ass, surely? - Ed) Dave Rosenberg.

VIA's Open-Source Efforts A Bluff?

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phoronix.com: Last month we reported on VIA's new open-source driver efforts that was announced at the LF Austin Summit. However, not everyone has been satisfied by this announcement and their new Linux website isn't yet exactly useful. We explore the VIA Linux situation in this article as well as sharing what two open-source developers have to say.

OOXML expert: ODF standard is broken

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zdnet.co.uk: The International Organization for Standardization's OpenDocument Format standard is broken and needs to be mended, according to an expert who claims to have carried out tests on the format.

Will open source save Sun?

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  • Will open source save Sun?

  • Sun Financials: Not Good News for Open Source
  • Will market reject Sun’s open source vision?
  • Sun’s open source strategy overshadowed by legacy businesses
  • Can Sun Rise Again?

Mini Review: Open Source in Harvard Business Review

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linuxjournal.com: This month's Harvard Business Review features a case study of a company debating whether to open source its software. Here's a mini review of the article.

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Eclipse Luna for Fedora 20

If you are a Fedora Eclipse user, then you're probably saddened since the release of Eclipse Luna (4.4) because you are still using Eclipse Kepler (4.3) on Fedora 20. Well, be saddened no longer because Eclipse Luna is now available for Fedora 20 as a software collection! A software collection is simply a set of RPMs whose contents are isolated from the rest of your system such that they do not modify, overwrite or otherwise conflict with anything in the main Fedora repositories. This allows you install multiple versions of a software stack side-by-side, without them interfering with one another. More can be read about this mechanism on the software collections website. The Eclipse Luna software collection lives in a separate yum repository, which must be configured by clicking on this link to install the release package. Read more