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End of the Go Open Source campaign

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The Go Open Source campaign, an open source awareness campaign which launched in May 2004, has completed its two year run and officially concluded at the end of May 2006. The campaign was launched by Mark Shuttleworth on behalf of Canonical, the CSIR's Meraka Institute, HP, and The Shuttleworth Foundation.

The case for a Creative Commons 'sunset' Non-Commercial license module

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Creative Commons is jumping on the license-rewrite bandwagon and planning to publish a draft of version 3.0 of their license modules. This has occasioned some discussion of the ways in which CC licensing can be improved (I hope to write more broadly about this later).

BB completes XP migration to open source

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Federally owned Banco do Brasil has completed the migration of all its Windows XP computers to the OpenOffice.org open source suite, reported local tech service Computerworld.

Importance of open source software underscored

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India is the world leader in software expertise but awareness and use of open source software (OSS), a movement heralded by software engineers of Europe and America, remains restricted to ultra-geeks' circles.

Open source shapes up as rival to Oracle

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Oracle continues to dominate the database software market, but challenges lie ahead from open source, analysts say.

Why should we care about open-source Java?

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Among the biggest news stories at the recent JavaOne conference was Sun Microsystems’ long-awaited announcement that it will be releasing the industry-standard Java programming language under an open-source licence. Java expert Richard Hoffman put together this list of answers to frequently asked questions covering some of the basic history behind this decision, what it means and why you should care.

Free Software Foundation: Free as in "do what I say"

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But the FSF has chosen a different path. Convinced, perhaps, that average consumers are too stupid to know what's good for them, it's embarked on a mission that's even more insidious than the DRM it opposes. No DRM system ever told an artist what notes to play or what lyrics were OK to sing. But the FSF seems intent on doing just that.

Users want more details on open-source Java

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While users welcomed Sun Microsystems’ plan to release Java to open source, they say a lack of details about the announcement makes it difficult to determine the impact of whatever the company is aiming to do.

Nuremberg Region Becoming Hotbed for Open Source

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SuSE's success drew the attention of U.S. software giant Novell, which bought the German company in 2004. Novell now aims to become the world's leading Linux vendor. Programmers are already envisaging a "Linux Valley" in the middle of Germany's Franconia region, where tens of thousands of manufacturing jobs have been lost in recent years.

Blending: The Best of Both Worlds

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Mixing Open Source and commercial software isn't a new concept. IT departments have been doing it for years, especially when building out their core server, networking, and database infrastructures. But using a novel "blended" application development strategy - one that combines Enterprise Java APIs and Open Source Java application frameworks - offers the best of both worlds.

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