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Why writing a Windows compatible file server is (still) hard

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tuxdeluxe.org: One of the remedies imposed on Microsoft after they lost the European Union workgroup-server anti-trust case was the requirement to publish the full specifications for third party software to interoperate with their operating systems.

Journal on free, open source software law launched

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hindu.com: An international peer reviewed biannual journal focusing exclusively on free and open source software law has been launched recently. It is managed by an editorial committee made up of members of the European Legal Network.

Sony Pictures Imageworks Launches Open Source Program

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prnewswire.com: Sony Pictures Imageworks is launching an open source development program, it was announced today by Imageworks' chief technology officer, Rob Bredow. Five technologies will be released initially:

Murphy's Law: LiberKey. GPL Violation or Sour Grapes?

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maximumpc.com: Hell hath no fury like an open-source developer scorned. In the red corner, we have Portable Apps and its developer, John Haller. In the blue corner, we have LiberKey and project manager Christophe Peuch.

Open source adoption 'anomaly' in Philippines

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zdnetasia.com: Like several economies in the region, open source adoption in the Philippines is gradually expanding as organizations to seek alternatives to expensive proprietary software. But, unlike some markets, early adopters in the country come from the private sector.

The not-so-intuitive Intuition of Intuit

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robertogaloppini.net: The lines between open source and proprietary vendors’ software strategies continue to blur. Intuit announced the launch of a community site for developers interested in creating connected on line applications for small businesses, providing them with a number of open source tools.

MicroHoo: Good or Bad for Open Source?

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computerworlduk.com/blogs: News that Microsoft and Yahoo have finally agreed a formula for their collaboration comes almost as a relief after what seems like years of tiresome on-off negotiations. I think it's necessary to distinguish between short-term and long-term effects.

Beyond the hype: Where open source actually saves you money

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cnet.com: Talk to any open-source vendor (myself included), and we'll tell you that there's a lot of money to be saved by dropping your proprietary software in favor of open-source alternatives. But is that always the case? And, if so, what are the necessary preconditions for saving money?

Microsoft Releases GPL'd Software (Again): Does This Change Anything?

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softwarefreedom.org/blog: Microsoft has received much undeserved press about their recent release of Linux drivers for their virtualization technology under GPLv2. I say “undeserved” because I don't particularly see why Microsoft should be lauded merely for doing something that is in their own interest that they've done before.

The Failure of Commercial Open Source Software

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  • Open Source Future
  • S'pore developers create open source buzz
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  • Open source API dreams of The Meta Cloud
  • Standing out in the crowd: my OSCON keynote
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