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Copyright activists let off steam in London

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Boing Boing editor Cory Doctorow and free software activists denounce copyright law in London's Hyde Park.

Five Stars of Open Source

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If IT managers choose the open source community's top products, they will find many solid programs that meet or exceed the capabilities of more expensive commercial alternatives. Here is a closer look at five open-source products and why they are winning favor in government IT shops.

Mannheim Linux switch underway

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The city of Mannheim will have completed the first phase of its migration to Linux by the end of 2005, and is on target to have transferred all of its systems within five years.

Open Doors To Innovation

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Small and midsize companies are creating IT infrastructures based on open-source software to reduce licensing fees and increase flexibility

Two LinuxWorld Awards for Joomla!

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Joomla!, breakoff from the Mambo project, has been awarded two prestigious awards at the Linux & Open Source Awards in London this month.

Google Gets GAIM Guy

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It shouldn't be surprising that Google aggressively goes after the best talent in the business. Google's nascent IM business is apparently no exception.

Open Source Crowd Turns On One Of Its Own

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It's been a rough week for Marten Mickos, the chief executive of open source database maker MySQLAB.

Introducing the National Center for Open Source Policy and Research

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The public launch of the National Center for Open Source Policy and Research (NCOSPR) was announced today during a presentation at the Government Open Source Conference (GOSCON) hosted by the Oregon State University's Open Source Lab in Portland, Oregon.

The Lure of Open Source Software

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Why should you bother with looking at open source software? Isn't it safer to stick with Microsoft and the other big corporate software designers? David Chisnall helps us to distinguish between proprietary (sometimes referred to as "predatory") software and its open source counterparts.

Linux, open source profitable, stable and on the minds of CIOs

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With the landscape for OSS changing every day and with the Open Source Business Conference less than a month away, conference director Matt Asay took some time to discuss some of those transformations -- both good and bad.

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