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License Equals Software Quality?

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itworld.com: Michael Hall, former editor of Linux Today, pointed out a blog entry with an interesting take on the recent beating Apple has been taking in the press lately. It was a posting that made me sit back and re-evaluate some of my own views.

Farewell to Becta

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  • Farewell to Becta
  • Becta and school ICT: end of the line for the gravy train?
  • Becta: Does it deserve to die?

Advocates cautiously welcome ICT plan

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  • Advocates of open source and standards cautiously welcome EU ICT plan
  • French Chamber of Commerce selects open source for craftsmen

Sony Shifts on Open Source

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blogs.wsj.com: The partnership between Sony Corp. and Google Inc. highlights the changes taking place in TV viewing habits, but it is also symbolic of another change: Sony’s stance on open-source technology.

Open source software in UK schools...it missed the boat

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computerworlduk.com: Buying an Open Source solution is becoming much the same as buying a proprietary one...which is a good thing.

Thanks, Yahoo, You Did the Right Thing

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daniweb.com: It looks like Yahoo has reinstated the Linux/Open Source link on their Tech News page. Perhaps it was just a fat-fingered mistake or an accident of some sort that the link was removed from the main link bar but it certainly raised my hackles.

Activiti BPM project questions value of LGPL GNU license

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infoworld.com: Alfresco, SpringSource, Signavio, and Camunda collaboration born out of ISV weariness of GNU Lesser General Public License

Open Source: A license, a community or more?

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networkworld.com: Open source means different things to different people. Calling something open source doesn't always mean the same thing to everyone. What does it mean to you?

Use value and free software

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siltala.net: Free software is all about use value. Even as we can celebrate the liberation of our software as free software users, we must nevertheless take a critical look at the use values we are creating, and how we can do better. I think the solution is to commercialize free software more, not less.

I could license you to use this software, but then I’d have to kill you

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networkworld.com: Developers, exercising their legal right specify their own licensing terms, have come up with some pretty whacky stuff. Fact or fiction? Some software is only legal to use after you are dead.

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