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Are US open source organisations having their applications for non-profit status blocked?

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computerworlduk.com: In a post to a private mailing list I follow, Software Conservancy chief Bradley Kuhn has confirmed that an unexpected problem highlighted recently by CASH Music is indeed a real issue for open source groups in the USA seeking to formalise non-profit status.

Bear Turns Open Source Shark

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  • Bear Turns Open Source Shark in Deep Water
  • Further thoughts on the decline of ‘open source’ as a competitive differentiator
  • Who Says You Can’t Make Money with Open Source?
  • will Oracle stick with open source?
  • Can Creative Commons solve the digital rights problem?
  • Scientist: How to attribute free software contributions in journal article
  • Do you FOSS or do you FLOSS?
  • Open Source is not a Sin, It's a blessing

A window to open source OS w/ Prakash Advani

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thehindubusinessline.com: “The vision for Ubuntu is part social and part economic: free software, available free of charge to everybody on the same terms, and funded through a portfolio of services provided by Canonical.”

UK shakes dust off open source policy

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computerweekly.com: If it looked like UK open source policy, just recently exhumed, had already been swept back under the same carpet it has been kept under since it was first launched two and a half years ago, the announcement yesterday that Liam Maxwell had acquired responsibility for it with a Cabinet Office portfolio did surprisingly little to improve its mien.

The decline of ‘open source’ as an identifying differentiator

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the451group.com: One of the things that I have observed in relation to open source-related in recent months is the decreased use of the term ‘open source’ as an identifying differentiator in some companies’ marketing material, either to describe the company or its software.

Nonprofit helps government expand open source software usage

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networkworld.com: The U.S. government is still very much a Windows world, but a group dedicated to bringing open source software into public agencies says it is seeing progress on several fronts.

Also: NASA Open Source Summit Proceedings Online

In defence of open source

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techcentral.co.za: Late last year, I was asked to audit some software that had been developed overseas and bought by a large SA company to launch a new consumer website. It all looked pretty straightforward, until I noticed a strange line in the code:

Open source's disdain for enterprise

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zdnet.co.uk: Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. It's a simple lesson, one learned by most of us by the time we're twenty (OK, fifty). But it's lost on some very high profile open source efforts, which seem increasingly to think that the workers of the world don't deserve the benefits of decent software.

Monetary Damages for FOSS License Non-Compliance:

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olex.openlogic.com: In Jacobsen v. Katzer, the Federal Circuit held that open source licenses are indeed licenses and not merely contracts.1 This is an important decision due to the remedies available under the Copyright Act versus contract law. But what do monetary damages under U.S. copyright law look like?

Should you give a rats ring about Open or Closed Source?

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it.toolbox.com: No matter what side of the fence you're on, any talking about computers always seems to end up as an Open Source, Closed Source argument.

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