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An example of the awesomeness of the open source community

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not403.blogspot: OpenSSO is one of the best (if it isn't the best one) open source web Single Sign On projects out there. It's sad to see Oracle shutting down this amazing open source project. But here it comes the awesomeness of the open source community:

On the fall and rise of the GNU GPL

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blogs.the451group: In preparation for my presentation at OSBC tomorrow I’ve been looking back at some of the key trends that influenced the commercial open source landscape in 2009. One of those is the decline in the use of the GNU GPL as a proportion of all open source projects.

Goodbye Novell

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  • Goodbye Novell | The Linux Action Show! s11
  • SFLS - Episode 0x23: Public Domain
  • Going Linux: Mar 15: #095 - Linux Docks & Using Ubuntu

Open source enables innovation without lawyers or fees

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theaustralian.com.au: OPEN source software is seen by some as akin to religion. However, Ingres chief executive Roger Burkhardt insists he is not on a crusade to convert the Microsoft and Oracle faithful.

Think local, go ‘open’

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thehindu.com: Open source technologies are making significant inroads in governments around the world, avers Gopi Ganapathy, President & CEO, Essentia, US. This is as a result of open source providing significant benefits such as low cost, flexibility of use and modification, lack of vendor lock-in, and most important of all the ability to create drive a vibrant local economy.

'Cloud' vs. 'source' in the battle of bland corporate names

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news.cnet.com: The technology industry has many virtues. creativity in naming is not always one of them. Some of the industry's biggest brands are also the blandest. "Microsoft" is just "microcomputer" and "software" squished together. Intel? "INTegrated ELectronics."

Simon Phipps elected as OSI director

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h-online.com: The Open Source Initiative (OSI) has elected Simon Phipps to the board of directors; Phipps recently left Oracle after serving as Sun's Chief Open Source Officer. He will take up his new position on the OSI board from April 1st.

Open Source Saves the Day (and Lots of Dosh)

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computerworlduk.com: It seems every day we hear about hideous cost overruns on public sector projects in the UK. What makes it even more frustrating is that open source, a real no-brainer for many applications, is rarely given the chance to prove itself here.

Open source makes psychological sense

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theinquirer.net: ACCORDING TO a recent study random acts of kindness have a very positive impact on humans and regularly spread this good feeling to others.

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