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Are open source defences crumbling?

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toolbox.com/blogs: Over time I have heard or read a lot of stories regarding attacks against open source software. In each of those stories open source has vigorously defended itself and occasionally even gone on the attack. Recently however,

Free Software, Real Profits

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fool.com: Socially responsible investing begs the question: Is it financially viable? The same question arises with regard to free, or open source, software. Free software is clearly beneficial to society, but is it good for business?

Say hello to the Web Open Font Format

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  • Say hello to the Web Open Font Format
  • Facebook Caught Plagiarizing Open Source Code in the Official iPhone App
  • Public Domain Mark: A Creative Commons effort to tag the public domain
  • Commercialization of volunteer-driven open source projects
  • Bringing Some Harmony to Open Source Development

Open-source's roots in the 19th century

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gcn.com: Who pioneered the concept of open source? Red Hat? Sun? Louis Daguerre set a precedent for other to follow – or not...

Which Licence is Best for the Future?

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h-online.com: Recent discussions around the so-called “Open Core” model for open source have been remarkable for a couple of reasons.

Hardware manufacturers and the proprietary problem

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linuxuser.co.uk: Simon thinks that having consumer-friendly standards is a good and useful thing. Hardware manufacturers, for different reasons, tend to agree…

The Urbi Robotic Software Platform Goes Open Source

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sbwire.com: Gostai, the editor of innovative software for robotics & AI, is pleased to announce that its core Urbi technology is opening its code base to the open source community.

Free Interaction Design for your FLOSS Project

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mairin.wordpress: Matt Jadud made a blog post yesterday offering up free interaction design for free & open source projects. This is a great opportunity.

Does Intel Buying McAfee Have Any Impact On Open Source

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networkworld.com: The big news in tech today is of course Intel buying McAfee, in a deal valued at about 7.7 billion dollars. I think this deal is all about mobile devices and mobile computing security. I think Intel has made a huge misstep here and the reason maybe they don't understand open source software.

Spook developer speaks! An interview with Matthew Burton

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opensource.com: I had a chance to talk with Matthew Burton, the former intelligence analyst turned open source cause celebre who just launched a tool that helps frame and understand arguments with imperfect evidence.

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