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Freedom DOES Matter

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OSS Many enemies of FLOSS trumpet the fact that end-users are not aware of software freedom and take for granted their computing environment. Their conclusion is that FLOSS cannot thrive because the bulk of the IT industry does not really care.

Best Practices for Making Source Code Available Under the GPL

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OSS When you release code under the GNU General Public License (GPL), you undertake a specific set of obligations. You have several choices about how to fulfill it – and the choice you make can cause ongoing problems, especially if you are not set up to administer it.

65 Open Source Apps That Replace Popular Education Software

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OSS School's out for summer, but that doesn't mean the learning ends for teachers or students. Open source education applications offer a great option for students who are looking to get ahead or catch up over the summer.

The two faces of UK open source

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  • The two faces of UK open source
  • Does a commercial open source release = success?
  • What US-based Open Source Vendors Need to Know About Europe
  • FLOSSmole data confirms declining GPL usage

Do we still need the FSF, GNU and GPL?

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OSS It's easy to take things for granted – to assume that the world will always be as it is. And then sometimes you receive a mild jolt: some new information appears that makes you sit up and reconsider your preconceptions.

'Proprietary software keeps users helpless'

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OSS Without Richard Matthew Stallman there would be no GNU, and without GNU there would be no Linux distributions as we know them today. Linux Format magazine met Richard at the Institute of Engineering and Technology in London, and put to him some of the questions you asked…

Bad news for Microsoft is bad news for FOSS

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Legal Microsoft hasn't exactly been the best friend to FOSS, but it's hard to feel good about the company's $290 million loss to i4i. Why is this bad news for FOSS?

Open Source for Vertical Apps:

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  • Open Source for Vertical Apps: Is Wall Street Ready?
  • How Open Source Projects Can Prepare Students for Better Careers
  • Intel open sources 3D world software

EBooks are "attacking our freedom"

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OSS Free software guru Richard Stallman has called on consumers to reject eBooks until they "respect our freedom".

Using free software to promote proprietary

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Ubuntu The Linux distribution Ubuntu got a promise which says: "Ubuntu is free. Always has been and always will be. From the operating system to security updates, storage to software." But,

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