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We should all be using free software

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guardian.co.uk: Making source codes available would safeguard users from infringements on their freedoms and prevent monopolies

Oracle brings the bad luck

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  • Oracle Delivers Friday the 13th Bad Luck to FOSS
  • Google vs Oracle ≠ open vs closed, or good vs evil
  • Will Oracle pay a price for being SCOracle
  • Why Oracle vs Google won't harm Android
  • Kuhn: Considerations For FLOSS Hackers About Oracle vs. Google
  • Oracle Scorns Open Source: How to Respond?
  • Oracle America's complaint against Google, as text

Top tips for a successful open source project

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osswatch.jiscinvolve.org: Damien Katz, whose Apache CouchDB recently hit 1.0, provides some excellent tips on creating a successful open source project in his blog Getting your open source project to 1.0.

Open source contributors

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mybroadband.co.za: Unlike proprietary software, open source software is not developed by a single company or group of developers. Instead it is developed by many different companies, thousands of individual developers and hordes of hobbyists.

Free Software on the reservations

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ubuntuwicohan.blogspot: In many ways the struggle of the North American Indian remains to this day one to simply be recognized as and treated with common human dignity, and there remains I think an interesting and potentially important role for free software in this process.

There's more to FOSS than the Linux Foundation

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linux-magazine.com: As a Canadian, I'm always irked by airy statements by Americans that they won World War II. With all respect, I feel much the same way about the recent interview on Wired.com with Jim Zemlin, the executive director of the Linux Foundation.

Users and Developers in FOSS

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librescope.com: The often made claim that “there are no dis­tinc­tions between devel­op­ers and users” is at worst a lie and at best mis­in­for­ma­tion.

Linux pros weigh open source compliance program

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techtarget.com: The Linux community is generally behind a new open source licensing compliance program proposed by the Linux Foundation, but some weren’t sure about the execution of the program itself.

Open Source for America Celebrates its First Anniversary with Awards

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consortiuminfo.org: Last summer, a new organization was announced with the goal of promoting the uptake of open source software by the U.S. federal government. Now that organization has completed its first quite successful year of operations.

Q&A with Richard Stallman

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computerworld.com.au: Free software is a different beast from gratis software. Free software activist, Richard Stallman, discusses the importance of freedom across all modes of computing.

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