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Not enough open source in schools?

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OSS Hot on the heels of Becta finding in 2005 that using free software saves schools money, its bastard child, Open Source Schools, six years later publishes a paper describing how schools could to do more for less with FOSS.

No FAFSA for FOSS Users

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: I've written twice now about various pieces of online software that restrict your freedom to use the operating system of your choice to access them. My girlfriend is also a student and was annoyed when she found out.

Yay for Open Source!

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OSS So I’ve avoided talking about the latest kerfuffle in Ubuntuland because I might be biased, working as I do for Canonical. But here’s a bit of musing inspired by it.

Helpful lawyers think Google stole Linux code

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  • Helpful lawyers think Google stole Linux code
  • Lawyer behind Android infringement claim has Microsoft ties
  • Critics Poke Holes in Android vs. iPhone Browser Test

How can open source survive in a post-PC World?

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OSS We are entering a post-PC world – or so we are told. But is that good or bad for open source?

What does Community really mean? (Part 2)

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OSS In the first part of this essay I attempted to describe how communities around Free & Open Source Software (FOSS) projects are born and what is their underlying model. I ended up the first part by hinting at the limits of that typology. Here’s why.

Android violates Linux license, experts claim

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OSS Google's Android mobile operating system's usage of the Linux kernel may violate open source licensing with a misappropriation of Linux code that could bring about the "collapse of the Android ecosystem," some intellectual property experts are charging.

Does FOSS Need a Charismatic Leader?

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OSS Apple has Steve Jobs; Microsoft has Bill Gates. The question on hand in the Linux community lately has been, does FOSS need someone similar? That, indeed, was the topic of a recent poll on TuxRadar, and it's sparked quite a debate.

Site Gives Students Web Access to Open Source Computation Tools

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Web A small UK company has launched a set of free open source computation utilities for college students. The Bamboo Toolbox includes access to software developed by open source communities that runs in a Web browser hosted by Hughes Bennett Education.

The Joys of Open Source Software

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: You know, I've been using open source software for some time now and occasionally I forget all that I walked away from when I left the closed source world. In addition to the power, freedom, flexibility, I've grown used to in the world of Open Source Software I sometimes forget one other benefit FOSS comes with...

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