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The Linux Kernel and Open Source Drivers

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tech-no-media.com: There has been a lot of talk about the Linux kernel and Open Source drivers this week. Most of it was about Microsoft. Much more interesting is the discussion on Phoronix about the case of the new VIA Chrome 9 DRM (Direct Rendering Manager).

Google O'Reilly Open Source Awards announced

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h-online.com: At OSCON 2009 in San Jose, California, Google announced the winners of this years Google O'Reilly Open Source Awards. The awards have been presented each year since 2005 to individuals for their "dedication, innovation, leadership and outstanding contribution to open source".

Open source seeks to eat its young (again)

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  • Open source seeks to eat its young (again)
  • NASA takes open source into space
  • Charity, open source, and happiness
  • The Real FLOSS Community and the "Faux FLOSS Fundamentalists"

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    opensourcetogo.blogspot: I've come to realize that our community and the people in it, are under attack. We are being disrupted, we are being defamed, we are being lied to, and, in some instances, we are even having our lives invaded.

    Linux Paves Way for New “Open Source in America” Coalition

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    • Linux Paves Way for New “Open Source in America” Coalition

    • A New Voice for Open Source in Government
    • Open Source For America coalition formed
    • Red Hat, NCSU join movement to get feds to embrace Open Source
    • Open Source Leaders Team Up to Seek More Clout in Government

    Ross Turk on the SourceForge Community Awards

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    tuxradar.com: OSCON 2009 is in full swing, which means you can't walk more than 10 feet without tripping over a well-known geek. We’ve just spoken to Ross Turk, Director of Community at SourceForge, ahead of the Community Choice Awards on Thursday night. Here’s what he had to say.

    Apollo 11 command module is released to open source

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    computerworlduk.com/blogs: The software that helped take humans to the moon has been released to the developer open source community to commemorate the fortieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission.

    Why are people attacking RMS?

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    itwire.com: When the two main desktop projects catering to free and open source software - KDE and GNOME - held their annual desktop summit at the same place for the first time, they probably expected nothing but messages of peace and harmony to emanate. Instead...

    Richard Stallman: Bringer Of Doom

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    lunduke.com: Richard Stallman is one of the largest problems we have in the Linux (and Open Source) world today. He is a poor spokesman and he is out of touch with modern (and, even, semi-modern) technology.

    Linux Box: Open Source On The Grow

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    wwj.com: Ann Arbor's Linux Box, which has spent the last 10 years writing custom open-source software applications for a long list of clients, says its business is growing rapidly enough that it's likely to boost staff by 50 percent to 20 within the next year or two.

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