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Free/Open Source software (FOSS)

Software writers spot open source in Sony BMG CDs

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Controversial copy-protection software used by music publisher Sony BMG on music CDs appears to have tapped an open source project, raising questions about copyrights, software experts said on Friday.

Open-source PCs take a passage to India

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The Indian government has struck a deal with a number of PC vendors to pre-install open-source software on computers sold in the country.

IT managers lagging on OSS procurement

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IT managers must work quickly to develop procurement policies for open source products as they become an increasingly central element of enterprise infrastructure systems.

OSDL launches Open Source Patent Commons library

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The Open Source Development Labs is to officially launch its Patent Commons Project web site, providing a single source of information on patents pledged to the open source community.

Why and when open source products best Microsoft

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There are good reasons for using open source software (OSS), and I've learned those reasons through 15 years of experience with more traditional, commercial or closed source applications.

Open-source sprints for five days

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Last week 20 open-source gurus from around the world gathered in Santa Clara for a coding "sprint" to improve technology publicly available to businesses and individuals in the programming community.

Linux SysAdmin Toolbox 1 and 1A

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Running Linux has come a long, long way. With tools like Webmin and SUSE's YaST, it's getting to the point where you can almost run a Linux system without ever having to dig into the command line and shell programs. Almost.

Open-Source Use Is Slowing, Exec Says

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Ron Hovsepian, Novell's new president and chief operating officer, noted that Novell has observed a wait-and-see attitude toward open source.

Open source community hits back against SAP

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Open-source advocates have lashed out at SAP after a senior executive's "bold and ill-informed" criticisms. Shai Agassi, SAP's head of product development and technology, said open source represents a kind of "IP socialism" that kills innovation. Agassi later downplayed the comments, saying they had been reported out of context.

SAP man says he really really loves Open Source

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A SUIT from German CRM software outfit SAP has lit out against journalists and claimed they’ve wrenched his remarks out of context. But taped evidence exists.

Editor's Note: Delivering Value

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For us, the value of the products is worth paying extra money. So, while I am sure some corporate IT spending is indeed motivated by a bunch of greedheads, the perception that certain software has a better value over open source software is a real obstacle to getting it purchased.

SAP Slams Open Source, Oracle

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"Open source is great for debugging, but it's crucial not to touch [the code]," said Shai Agassi, president of the product and technology group at SAP. He also lashed out against Oracle, refering to the takeover giant as a "pirate."

Open Source to Buy Patents

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The open-source movement will attempt to better negotiate a potential litigation minefield with the unveiling on Thursday of a company that will acquire technology patents to limit the movement’s legal exposure.

Waving the Open Source Banner Isn't Enough

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Is there a category of software big enough, mature enough and frustrating to customers enough to give rise to the next major software powerhouse-- let alone multiple software powerhouses?

Open source app-list edges Windows users toward Linux

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A new, collaborative web page aims to introduce Windows users to high quality, free, open source applications that run on Windows.

Costs, culture or communism? Why governments choose open source

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ZDNet UK has just concluded an investigation into why some governments have embraced open source, while others have given it the cold-shoulder.

Open source, open wallet

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Open-source business models are booming in the software industry, a rapid rise that has some experts wondering if it's a bubble that will burst.

Novell Layoffs Cast A Cloud Over Big-Business Linux

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Novell in August reported a 5% drop in fiscal third-quarter revenue from a year ago. In contrast, Linux rival Red Hat reported a 42% year-to-year increase in its most-recent quarterly revenue. In a tech market that likes to have choices, big-business Linux is looking more like a one-horse race.

How to make millions writing free software

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So you want to be an open-source millionaire, do you? What will really determine if your Linux distribution or your content management system, or whatever, will ever bring you a thin-dime has very, very little to do with your code's goodness.

Red Hat leakage

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It's a familiar phenomenon - a company becomes successful and, as it does so, some of its brightest stars leave the mother ship to try to re-create that success elsewhere on their own. This is starting to happen with Red Hat. Until OSBC, however, I hadn't realized how fast this was happening.

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