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No forking, says DoD open source report

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OSS Department-sponsored document urges the department to adopt more open source technology development. Even when Defense officials or contractors do decide to adopt open technology development, they often separate the project from the wider open source community by forking their project.

The Fatal Error of Depending on ‘Proprietary’ Software

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OSS In a year lately, M$ will take in $20+ billion in licences for that other OS on client machines. GNU/Linux costs something and that cost is easily recovered in the benefits of using it.

Read-only nation: can Open Source change the British way?

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OSS We asked if open-source software had a part to play in increasing technological innovation in the UK. It seems that for a nation with such a great engineering heritage, we have too easily passed the tech leadership flag over to the US and to the emerging economies.

OSI open reformation begins in earnest

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OSS The Open Source Initiative (OSI) is creating a process for wider participation through working groups and new affiliate programmes which will influence its thinking on its future mission.

2010 Free Software Awards announced

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OSS Free Software Foundation president Richard M. Stallman announced the winners of the FSF's annual free software awards at a ceremony on Saturday, March 19th, held during the LibrePlanet 2011 conference at Bunker Hill Community College.

Selecting Open Source: a Practical View

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OSS n the past few years, free open source software (FOSS) adoption has enjoyed tremendous growth in the IT industry. In the geospatial arena, growth is evidenced by the popularity of many tools and applications, and the emergence of a vibrant community of developers and users.

Free Software Foundation campaigns against Nintendo 3DS

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OSS Hard on the heels of the Free Software Foundation's Day Against DRM earlier this month, the advocacy organisation last week launched a new campaign targeting the Nintendo 3DS.

Open-source software, Linux to save Santos $2.5m

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OSS AUSTRALIAN oil and gas exploration company Santos has switched on a critical IT upgrade set to save more than $2.5 million by using open-source software and Linux-based systems.

What is the Top Open Source License?

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OSS Open source software is defined by the open source licenses under which applications and code are made available. Have you ever wondered what the most popular open source licenses in use today are?

Some things Oracle just doesn’t get

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OSS Yesterday at the NLUUG conference I picked up a Solaris 11 Express CD in a nice brownish CD sleeve (I say "nice" because it feels and looks different from the generic white sleeves).

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