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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.

How long has open source been part of your life?

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FSF, other groups join EFF to sue NSA over unconstitutional surveillance

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fsf.org: The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today joined eighteen other activist and advocacy organizations in challenging the National Security Agency's (NSA) mass surveillance of telecommunications in the United States with a lawsuit filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).

Bill Gates Thanks God for Free Software

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  • Bill Gates Thanks God for Free Software
  • Annual OSS World Challenge
  • Getting the Maximum Benefit from Free and Open Source Software
  • FLOSS Works. It’s The Right Way To Do IT
  • GitHub Gets Smart Over Open Source Licences

Cancel Netflix if you value freedom

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fsf.org/blogs: For the last few months, we've been raising an outcry against Encrypted Media Extensions (EME), a plan by Netflix and a block of other media and software companies to squeeze support for Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) into the HTML standard.

open source news this week: july 8 - 12

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opensource.com: Open source news this week: July 8 - 12, 2013: * Farm it. Build it. Manufacture it. The folks at Open Source Ecology are embarking on an open source project to develop 50 industrial machines ranging from a backhoe to a bakery oven.

Open source downloads are an endangered species

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opensource.com: With recent news that GitHub is banning storage of any file over 100Mb and discouraging files larger than 50Mb, their retreat from offering download services is complete. It's not a surprising trend; dealing with downloads is unrewarding and costly.

With any luck, you don’t have an open source policy!

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computerworld.com: With component usage skyrocketing, shouldn't every organization have an open source governance policy? My experience shows this is not the case. And as a developer, if you don't have a policy, consider yourself lucky!

Top open source network management tools

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networkworld.com: As networking continues to expand and diversify, encompassing a growing number of wired and wireless devices, the demand for network monitoring tools remains high. While feature-packed commercial products abound, the growing market for monitoring tools has also fueled robust offerings from the open source community.

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