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Does any open source media player stand a chance?

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blogs.zdnet.com: Gnash certainly hopes so. Gnash is an open source Flash player, being developed under the GPL. Currently available only for Linux versions such as embedded GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenBSD, they’re working on a Windows port.

Open source conference co-locates with Ubuntu show

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linuxdevices.com: Registration is open for the tenth annual edition of OSCON (Open Source Convention), as well as for a co-located Ubuntu Live conference. Scheduled for Jul. 21-25 in Portland, Ore., O'Reilly's OSCON 2008 is expected to draw some 2,500 open source experts, visionaries, and hackers.

Upgrades and Compatibility in the Open Source World

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ostatic.com: Engineers like to solve new problems. So it should come as no surprise that hardware and software engineers have wrestled for years with the issue of "backward compatibility" -- the idea that new hardware and software should be just like the old hardware and software, only faster, more reliable, and better.

Unlocking The Future: Open Source Opportunities In Custom Systems

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crn.com: Custom system builders are among the specialists able to embrace open source as a new prospect for success. Linux's emergence as a completely viable open source operating system has attracted many start-ups on a budget, in addition to a growing recognition by proprietary vendors (and their enterprise and SMB clients) of the benefits of open solutions.

A case study: Video Ezy and Microsoft myths about open source lead to flawed network

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itwire.com: The Redmond giant’s PR spin has gone into overdrive to warn budding potentials away from the evils of Linux and open source. The messages are consistent: Linux may be free, but there’s a catch; it has a higher total cost of ownership, a lower return on investment, less support and is a less sound platform. I declare bunkum. And here's why.

The Norway Vote - What really happened

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topicmaps.wordpress: The process which led to Norway’s Yes vote on OOXML was so surrealistic that it deserves to be recorded for posterity. Here’s my version of the story. It is not impartial. I was the Chairman of the Norwegian mirror committee for SC34 (K185) and I was present throughout the whole process and have more first-hand knowledge of what went on than anyone.

Portrait: Luis Villa, from Bugzilla to bar association

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linux.com: In 10 years, Luis Villa has seen his career expand side by side with free and open source software (FOSS). Starting as bugmaster at Ximian, he has been a mid-level manager at Novell, the coordinator of testing with the GNOME project, and a frequent member of the GNOME Foundation Board. More recently, Villa has been a student at Harvard Law School.

Ubuntu takes early lead in open source census

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zdnet.com.au: Early results in a study that aims to track open source installations in business has seen Ubuntu and Firefox race to the top of the charts.

Free Open Source Software Is Costing Vendors $60 Billion

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PR: "Open Source software is raising havoc throughout the software market. It is the ultimate in disruptive technology, it represents a real loss of $60 billion in annual revenues to software companies."

Ubuntu takes early lead in Open Source Census

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community.zdnet: Ninety percent of participants have Ubuntu, and about half are in the US (with an impressive and results-bending 33 percent from Finland). Two thirds of them are small businesses (ten to 49 people).

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