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2009 OpenSource World – Day 2

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blogs.opennms.org: I’m not sure where the show lost its way, but the once huge conference was just a shadow of its former self. OSCON has become the main show for open source, and with Linuxcon coming up in a few weeks I can guess why the hardcore Linux crowd stayed away.

Is use of the GPL really decreasing?

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itwire.com: Is it reasonable to raise the question "does X still matter?" when the X in question is in use among nearly two-thirds of the target users under discussion?

The Power of Open Source

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industryweek.com: Open Source opens the door for companies that are looking to keep on growing despite the current environment.

When Open Source Is Not Enough

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linuxfoundation.org: Next up in our series of interviews is Bdale Garbee, Chief Technologist for Open Source and Linux at Hewlett-Packard. Garbee is a steady fixture in the Linux community, known for his work at HP as well as Debian Project Leader.

Does GPL still matter?

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infoworld.com: Jeff Haynie reached a crossroads last summer. Haynie, CEO of Appcelerator, a firm that develops open source cross-platform application development software, made a decision filled with implications for his company's future. That decision: to toss away his upcoming product's Gnu General Public License (GPL), the best-known and most popular free software license, in favor of what he viewed as a more business-friendly alternative.

OpenSource World/NGDC/CloudWorld

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zdnet.com: I’ve been watching, and involved with, LinuxWorld Expo since the very early days. As with other operating system focused conferences in the past, the conference has had its glory days and then faced a declining interest from sponsors and attendees.

The Power of Open Source Development

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osindia.blogspot: Most literature around open source focus on using open source software. While the benefits of OSS are gaining increased recognition, some smart organizations are going a step further and applying the Open Source Development Model (OSDM) to solve problems that proved to be otherwise intractable.

Monty claims commercial MySQL license is too restrictive

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h-online.com: Monty Widenius, founder of MySQL, has said in a blog posting – "Thoughts on Dual-Licensing Open Source Software" – that he recently became aware that Sun Microsystem's OEM licence agreement for MySQL would restrict users who had signed up for the commercial licence to the open source database from modifying MySQL or using any forks of MySQL.

When “choice” becomes a burden

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weblog.obso1337.org: A recent LWN article on the openSUSE desktop debate has an excellent quote from user Naheem Zaffar: “Choice is only good if you are informed enough to exercise it.”

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