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The Debian Project joins the OSI

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debian.org: The Debian Project is pleased to announce that it is joining the Open Source Initiative (OSI) as an affiliate. The OSI was founded in 1998 by Eric S. Raymond and Bruce Perens, with the aim of explaining, advocating, and protecting the term open source.

Four of my most-used CLI commands

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techrepublic.com: Scott Reeves lists four of the commands in Linux that he uses most often along with some examples of how he uses them. What are the commands you can’t live without?

Linux Mint Debian Edition, Update Pack 4

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zdnet.co.uk: I wrote a few weeks ago about the approaching Update Pack 4 for Linux Mint Debian Edition. According to a new Mint Blog post, the release is getting near, and there is lots of good news about it:

Can Willow Garage’s “Linux for Robots” Spur Internet-Scale Growth?

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xconomy.com: Robot builders have a lot to learn from Internet entrepreneurs. That’s one of the main arguments you’ll hear from the engineers at Willow Garage, a unique startup in Menlo Park, CA, that’s developing hardware and software for a new generation of personal robots.

Open source validated long before Red Hat's milestone

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itworld.com: I am probably one of the least excited people in the open source community about Red Hat's surpassing of the $1 billion revenue milestone yesterday.

Munich's mayor claims €4m savings from Linux switch

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theregister.co.uk: Christian Ude, the mayor of Munich and occasional political cabaret artist, is trumpeting the cost savings made by switching from Windows to Linux, claiming his city has saved over €4m over the last year alone.

Researcher publishes specs for real Linux-powered Star Trek tricorder

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arstechnica.com: The Star Trek tricorder has become a reality, thanks to the hobby project of a cognitive science researcher. Dr. Peter Jansen has developed a handheld mobile computing device that has a number of sophisticated embedded sensors.

23 years on and still people don't get free software

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In 1989 The GNU project introduced the GPL - not the first occurrence of a free software licence but arguably the most important. Yet today in 2012 we still have large sections of the computing industry which just doesn't get free software. I came across a glaring example of this today.

Read the article at Free Software Magazine.

Is GNU/Linux just not cool anymore?

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Software is becoming less and less important. Most people today just don't care about what software they use, what operating system they run, or who is behind the pretty screens they see. What they want, is something that works. Or, better, anything that works. This shift caused a series of changes which shook the whole industry. One of them amongst them: are GNU/Linux and free software in general just not cool anymore? Google Trends gives some interesting answers.

Read the article at Free Software Magazine.

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