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Cuba sets to migrate to free, open-source software

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xinhuanet.com: Cuba has set a strategic goal in 2011 to migrate most of its computers to open-source software, a move designed to strengthen the country's technological security and sovereignty.

9 Free and Open Source Software Stories to Watch in 2011

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earthweb.com: This year, I'm giving up making predictions. Instead, here are the stories that are likely to make headlines in 2011 for free and open source software.

7 Predictions For Open Source in 2011

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pcworld.com: Predictions for the upcoming year are always plentiful in December, and this year is no exception. On PCWorld, for example, we've seen security predictions, enterprise resoure software (ERP) predictions, and general IT forecasts for 2011. What I haven't seen so far, however, are predictions for Linux and other open-source software.

Year in Review: Open source

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sdtimes.com: For open-source projects, 2010 was an interesting year. While they weren't the most popular open-source projects around even when Sun controlled them, Oracle made a lot of developers angry by dumping OpenSolaris and allegedly neglecting OpenOffice.org.

The Golden Tux awards for 2010

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techrepublic.com: It’s the end of the year, ladies and gentlemen, and that means it’s time to break it down with some awards for the Linux and open source community.

A bountiful year for open source

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infoworld.com: It is now just over 12 years since seven people sat down in a conference room in Silicon Valley to fix what they saw as the marketing problem with the words "free software." Most people thought that the word "free" meant only that no one had to pay. It seemed they didn't have an attention span long enough to try to grok what Richard Stallman was saying when he kept repeating, "'free,' as in speech."

Is Ogg Theora a free and open standard?

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skolelinux.org: For a while now I have tried to figure out of Ogg Theora is a free and open standard according to this definition. Here is a short writeup of what I have been able to gather so far.

Holiday Party: Sailing into dangerous waters

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itworld.com: The biting wind drove needles of ice into my face as I looked at my Android phone one more time to get a fix on my location. "HELLO! HOW'S IT GOING?" I leaped out of my skin and whirled around at the sound of the booming voice. Which team do you work for? "Um, I work with open source tech--"

A World-Beating Report on Global Open Source

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computerworlduk.com: Something entitled “Report on the International Status of Open Source Software 2010” sounds pretty dry, as does its summary. But it turns out that this 150-page report from the Spanish CENATIC Foundation offers the best country-by-country analysis of the growth of open source around the world.

2011: The year open source goes (really) capitalist

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theregister.co.uk: If 2010 was the year that taught open source "how to disappear completely," 2011 will be the year we're reminded that "anyone can play guitar"…or open source. At present, open source is de rigueur with the underdog class, those vendors seeking to challenge incumbents like Apple and Oracle.

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