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Meritocracy, Fate Or Anarchy

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monkeyiq.blogspot: Many folks on a higher pay grade than mine tout that open source thrives as a Meritocracy. In this model, folks who are interested enough create a project and release the source under GPL/Whatever and if the project is "good" or "gooder" than other ones it has more merit and will advance to become more widely used etc.

Joojoo ripped for another failing, this time it’s a GPL violation

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liliputing.com: Oh, Fusion Garage… Lately it seems the only good news which surfaces about your JooJoo tablet is the result of someone who doesn’t work for you doing something awesome with it — like installing Windows 7 on it.

Is the FLOSS Community Shooting Itself In the Foot?

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g33q.co.za: Recently my blog attracted a lot of attention from readers who are more critical of FLOSS, and Linux in particular, than my regular readership. Naturally a long discussion erupted where critiques and defenses of various positions and opinions and how stuff works where flung to and fro.

only in the minds of fanbois ...

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zdnet.com/blog: A lot has changed over the past decade. But one thing that hasn’t are the worn out sets of beliefs, ideologies and arguments spouted by hardcore fanbois. Let’s take a quick look.

Why Do Open Source Advocates Attack Each Other?

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computerworlduk.com: Maybe it's a trend, or maybe I just noticed because I was looking, but following my article last week about the strange parallels between Life of Brian and the critics of the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) movement, there have been a number of similar articles.

2010 Readers' Choice Awards Survey

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linuxjournal.com: Linux Journal's Readers' Choice Awards offer the opportunity for readers to vote for their Linux and Open Source favorites.

Open Clip Art Library Launches Logo Design Contest

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blog.worldlabel.com: From now, until the submission deadline of 11:59p on July 9th, The Open Clip Art Library will be accepting user-created and remixed entries, as a part of the Free Culture Research Conference Logo Design Contest.

Marten Mickos says open source doesn't have to be fully open

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networkworld.com: The term "open core" essentially means that the heart of a software project is built on, and remains, open source but added features may not be (particularly a commercial version intended for enterprise use).VC-funded software startups love this model.

The Economics of Open Source: Why the Billion Dollar Barrier is Irrelevant

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redmonk.com/sogrady: The explanation of why zero pure play open source vendors have hit the one billion dollar revenue mark has never seemed, to me, particularly complicated. The economics of open source are fundamentally differentiated from the closed source models that preceded it.

What does Microsoft think of open source?

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computerweekly.com/blogs: It's easy to forget that Microsoft is a software company. Given our near ubiquitous exposure to the Windows operating system (OS), many people don't think of an OS as software in quite the same way as an application - or "app" as it is increasingly becoming known. Of course Microsoft is a software company. What does Microsoft think of open source?

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