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The behavioral economics of free software

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mdzlog.alcor.net: People who use and promote free software cite various reasons for their choice, but do those reasons tell the whole story? If, as a community, we want free software to continue to grow in popularity, especially in the mainstream, we should understand better the true reasons for choosing it—especially our own.

Is it time to rethink the open source license approval process?

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the451group.com: Open Source Initiative board member, Simon Phipps, declared on Monday that Google’s WebM project “is not currently open source”. It was a statement based on the fact that the license used for WebM is not currently approved by the Open Source Initiative as being compliant with the Open Source Definition.

Red Hat exec: Oracle's not an open source company

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networkworld.com: It's been said that Oracle is now the industry's most powerful open source vendor, but don't tell that to Red Hat executives, who say Oracle doesn't even qualify as an open source company.

A capitalist fan of commie software

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itweb.co.za: It's a good question, I suppose. A tree-hugging leftwinger from a proud union family with an inexplicable taste for expensive Scotch single malts asked to know why, if I'm such a capitalist, I am so vocal about liking free and open source software.

License Equals Software Quality?

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itworld.com: Michael Hall, former editor of Linux Today, pointed out a blog entry with an interesting take on the recent beating Apple has been taking in the press lately. It was a posting that made me sit back and re-evaluate some of my own views.

Farewell to Becta

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  • Farewell to Becta
  • Becta and school ICT: end of the line for the gravy train?
  • Becta: Does it deserve to die?

Advocates cautiously welcome ICT plan

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  • Advocates of open source and standards cautiously welcome EU ICT plan
  • French Chamber of Commerce selects open source for craftsmen

Sony Shifts on Open Source

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blogs.wsj.com: The partnership between Sony Corp. and Google Inc. highlights the changes taking place in TV viewing habits, but it is also symbolic of another change: Sony’s stance on open-source technology.

Open source software in UK schools...it missed the boat

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computerworlduk.com: Buying an Open Source solution is becoming much the same as buying a proprietary one...which is a good thing.

Thanks, Yahoo, You Did the Right Thing

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daniweb.com: It looks like Yahoo has reinstated the Linux/Open Source link on their Tech News page. Perhaps it was just a fat-fingered mistake or an accident of some sort that the link was removed from the main link bar but it certainly raised my hackles.

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