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Are we mis-selling 'open source'?

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computerworlduk.com: Specifically I am thinking about our attempts to explain the nature and importance of open source Software to people who have barely heard of it.

Discouraging FOSS

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temporaryland.wordpress: Linux users have been aware for some time that Microsoft does not share their love for their favorite operating system, Linux. Microsoft has spent a lot of time, energy, and resources trying to marginalize Linux and the slew of FOSS software than has sprung up around it.

Save Mart grocery chain sees savings in open source

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networkworld.com: Open-source software is not only as good as proprietary vendor software in many cases, it’s better — and certainly a lot cheaper, according to James Sims, vice president of information technology and chief information officer at the grocery retailer, Save Mart.

The 'real' freedom of 'free' software

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linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: Recently, Gene over at ERACC WEblog Makes an effort to define the 'free' in "Free & Open Source Software". This don't go quite far enough.

Death knell heard for Microsoft and really all proprietary efforts

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geek.com: Open source is headed our way in force. That’s the message coming out of every major manufacturing company today. No longer are companies willing to pay the price by catering to Microsoft and its proprietary architectures and related policies and procedures.

GNU/Linux: What Does “Free” Mean?

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blog.eracc.com: I have been pondering the meaning of “free” in association with Free Open Source Software (FOSS) in general and GNU/Linux in particular. If one asks a FOSS advocate what free means in regard to these one might hear the reply, “Free as in beer!” and/or “Free as in freedom!”.

Creative Commons 101: Learn, understanding, and using

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raiden.net: Now anybody who's ever been in the tech world has likely heard of free software licenses such as the ever famous GPL, as well as other open source licensing systems. But far fewer have heard of Creative Commons.

Sun's Schwartz sees open sauce with everything

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theinquirer.net: SUN SUPREMO Jonathan Schwartz has been telling the Times of India that open sauce is booming.

The right to be free

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polishlinux.org: Everybody knows, that DRM is bad. Also everybody knows, that Open Source is just a compromise and a stage in transition to a close-to-ideal system, which Free Software is. However let’s try to look at the other side of the coin.

No license payments lure, as open source on the rise

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itwire.com: The absence of upfront license payments is the main driver in open source adoption, along with the lower costs of total ownership, for companies in the European market despite lingering market concerns about the level of software support and the quality of open source software.

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