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Open Source is Inherently More Secure, Says Red Hat

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esecurityplanet.com: At the Red Hat Summit in Boston last week, Josh Bressers, a senior security engineer at Red Hat, explained why open source really is the best model for building secure software.

Who gives a fsck about a license?

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toolbox.com/blogs: I have no idea why anyone would want to do a File System ChecK on a license but I have seen fsck used in this manner so I do too Smile Seriously though, how many people really care about the license they are usin

What Is Open Source Software?

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  • Back to Basics: What Is Open Source Software?
  • Observation on hiring from open source

Profiting from open source -- 8 business models

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infoworld.com: So you want to make a small fortune in open source software? It's simple, the joke goes: Just start with a large fortune. The open source revolution began at least two decades ago, but businesses and programmers are still struggling to understand the best way to share wonderful code and pay the mortgage.

Has Oracle been a disaster for Sun's open source?

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h-online.com: As open source becomes more widely accepted, an obvious growth path for them is to be bought by a bigger, traditional software company. The concern then becomes: how does the underlying open source code fare in those circumstances?

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.

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