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Is This Finally the Year of Open Source...in China?

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computerworlduk.com: One of the long-running jokes in the free software world is that this year will finally be the year of open source on the desktop - just like it was last year, and the year before that. Thanks to the astounding rise of Android, people now realise that the desktop is last decade's platform, and that mobile - smartphones and tablets - are the future. But I'd argue that there is something even more important these, and that is the widespread deployment of open source in China. Here's why.

some odds & ends:

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News
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  • OS X apps run on Linux with Wine-like emulator for Mac software
  • Open Source Code At Heart of Wall Street Programmer’s Bust
  • Building the open source laptop: fantasy to reality
  • using software.opensuse.org
  • MEGABYTE PUNCH is now available on PC Mac and Linux
  • Hacktivist Richard Stallman takes on proprietary software, SaaS and open source
  • Qt5 on openSUSE (including experimental KF5 packages)
  • SECRETS OF RÆTIKON to launch on PC, Mac and Linux
  • Firefox 23 Adds Features, Security to Open-Source Browser

How “open source” is the Minnowboard?

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jiscinvolve.org: This week, Intel announced the Minnowboard, a small embedded development board akin to the RaspberryPi, BeagleBoard and similar devices. The point that grabbed my attention is that it’s being touted as an “open source computer”. Just how “open source” is the Minnowboard?

The End of a Year of Open Source

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shareable.net: One year ago, without any discernable tech skills or any practical experience within the fields of open hardware, free software or free culture, I embarked on a project to try to live as 'open source' as possible for a whole year. Rather than buying proprietary solutions to my day-to-day problems, I chose to hunt down, adapt or develop open source options.

Why it is worth to build open source software

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  • Why it is worth to build open source software
  • A guide to teaching FOSS: teachers as learners
  • RedHat On Open Source Adoption
  • 6 Things to Know About Successful (and Failed) Open-Source Software
  • The power of the open source way, an intern's story

10 secrets to sustainable in open source communities

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opensource.com: The goal of Elizabeth’s talk was to make sure we all create loving communities like the one around Plone. When picking your community you should think about what you want to get out of it and what you want to contribute.

The open source job market is booming

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infoworld.com: The many job openings being advertised at OSCON make the convention floor look more like a job fair

Open Source and the Gaming Industry

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gamedev.net: Many companies are taking advantage of open source software, much in part to the increasing popularity of Linux. Open source has become a big buzzword, with many people not really understanding what it really is.

The coming push for open source everything

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infoworld.com: When we can no longer trust proprietary hardware or software, open source becomes the only option

Linux for Workgroups and Microsoft's Open Source Relationship

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thevarguy.com: Is Linux 20 years behind the curve compared to Microsoft (MSFT) Windows? Certainly not, but that's what things look like on the surface in the wake of Linus Torvalds's announcement of plans for Linux kernel version 3.11, otherwise known as "Linux for Workgroups." And that makes this a great moment to reflect upon how much the Microsoft-Linux relationship has evolved, and warmed, over the last two decades.

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