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Swiss Open Source Decision Going Microsoft's Way

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eweekeurope.co.uk: A preliminary ruling around the legality of the Swiss government's decision to allow a software contract to be awarded to Microsoft without any other vendors being asked to tender has found in favour of the tech giant.

Open source software - Essential Guide

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computerweekly.com: Free and open source software is seeing steady adoption among small to large UK businesses, as they begin to take it to the heart of their organisations for key enterprise applications in a bid to lower IT costs.

Forecast: Cost Cutting Will Drive Open Source Growth

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adtmag.com: Expenditures by enterprises on open source software jumped 34 percent last year and spending in 2009 is on pace to increase at least another 24 percent, according to a forecast released last week by IT market researcher IDC.

Open Invention Network starts buying patents

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h-online.com: The Open Invention Network (OIN) today announced that it was starting a new programme to acquire patents from "entrepreneurial inventors".

Is free the new pay?

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bbc.co.uk: Matthew Szulik runs a successful business that gives its products away for free. What is more, Mr Szulik was recently named the United States Entrepreneur of the Year.

Also: Hats off to Red Hat

Five reasons why your company should hire open source developers

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blogs.techrepublic.com: Open source has infiltrated so many levels of IT over the past decade. It has been a slow process, however slowly but surely it has become a normality. And even though many companies are adopting open source software, they are hesitant to bring open source developers into the fold. Let’s take a look at some good reasons to hire open source developers.

Open Source An Alternative CAD Source?

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mcadcafe.com: I just returned from attending the O’Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON) 2009 in San Jose, CA. I honestly didn’t know what to expect when I got there, but by the time I left I was very impressed by what has been accomplished.

At the expense of GNU/Linux

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idreamoflinux.com: Gillian was assigned to research GNU/Linux and found out that it would meet all the needs her department required and could be easily used instead of Microsoft Windows. They used it as a leverage to get the Microsoft representative to get them a much better deal.

An Explanation of the Economic of Open Source

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climbing-the-hill.blogspot: When I was in University, not long after discovering a thing called "Linux" and all the wonderful free software that came with it, I fell in love with Open Source. The ethics of openness and meritocracy really appealed to me.

Why writing a Windows compatible file server is (still) hard

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tuxdeluxe.org: One of the remedies imposed on Microsoft after they lost the European Union workgroup-server anti-trust case was the requirement to publish the full specifications for third party software to interoperate with their operating systems.

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