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The importance of donating to open source projects

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OSS Bodhi Linux is having a giveaway for a Dell Duo, and Jack Wallen wants not only to make you aware of it, but also the importance of donating to open source projects.

This Is What Started AMD's Open-Source Strategy

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OSS While AMD's open-source strategy was announced on Phoronix on 7 September 2007, it was on 17 September of the same year that the Novell/SUSE developers did their first public release of their xf86-video-radeonhd driver.

Seven Ways to Celebrate Software Freedom Day

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OSS Today is Software Freedom Day, and that means fans of free and open source software around the globe are celebrating all the ways it improves our lives.

'Bossie' Awards Crown FOSS' Best of Breed

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OSS (blog safari): "Where is Blender?" asked Slashdot blogger hairyfeet. "It is truly an incredibly powerful piece of software."

new open source software license?

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  • Why make a new open source software license? MPL 2.0 (part 3)
  • How NOT to Push a New Open Source License, Part 1

Perens tries to bridge gap on copyright

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OSS Copyright assignment is a topic that has received a fair bit of publicity ever since the head of Canonical, Mark Shuttleworth, started pushing the idea of developers surrendering their rights to his company when they contributed code.

Events I’d like to see

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larrythefreesoftwareguy.wordpress: Of course, this is not to say the current crop of Linux/FOSS events are lacking — on the contrary — but permit me to dream big. A couple of events I’d like to see in the future include:

How Many Open Source Foundations Do We Need?

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OSS Open source foundations aren't a panacea - even the ones you respect hugely.

Why Be a Pirate? Use Open Source Software Instead

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OSS Close to half of all computer users around the world tend to get their software illegally, and business decision-makers are no exception.

Heeding the Lessons of SCO, or Not

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OSS SCO showed that convoluted contract, IP and other courtroom claims make for long, convoluted courtroom processes. Considering the SCO case in its totality, it seems the more the company relied on legal means to compete or limit other competitors, the further it strayed from users, consumers and its core business.

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