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This week's Open source Round up

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It's been a relatively quiet week in the open source community. While it's a nice break from the supersonic pace at which things have been moving for the past few months, I have a feeling everyone is simply taking a breath and preparing for the next frenzy, as the rate of change is definitely not slowing down.

Investor's Business Daily voiced its opinion this week on open source as an industry player, and probably woke up a few people in the process.

Firefox managed to stay in the news this week with a minor update.

ComputerWorld risked the ire of the open source faithful and raised some tough questions regarding the movement's poster child, the Firefox browser.

Gartner's (in)famous Hype Cycle was trotted out again this week, this time on the subject of Linux.

One of the most interesting pieces to hit this week had to be O'Reilly.Net's article on OpenOffice...

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