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Is That Embedded Software GPL-Compliant?

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computerworlduk.com: Open source software is everywhere these days. In particular, Linux is being used increasingly to power embedded systems of all kinds. That's good, but it's also a challenge, because the free software used in such products may not always be compliant with all the licences it is released under – notably the GNU GPL.

Microsoft Uses 'Free' To Challenge Open Source

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earthweb.com: Microsoft has been busy these past few days reminding the world that it really is an organization of monstrous proportions and its tendrils reach from the humblest consumer desktop right up to the level of super-computing. Its message is clear:

Zombies are open source; humans are proprietary

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networkworld.com: A college student at Champlain University in Burlington, Vt., posted two videos this week of one of his professors explaining open source this way. I found it quite interesting.

Dear Tech Republic, it’s called FOSS and that’s just how it’s done

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iquaid.org: Jason Hiner, Editor-in-Chief over at Tech Republic, wrote an article where he describes what Canonical and Ubuntu can teach Microsoft, Apple, and others. Ironically, every virtue he praises Ubuntu for are all virtues they gain from practicing the open source way.

VC funding for OSS-related vendors up 38% in Q1

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blogs.the451group: We reported last week that VC funding for OSS-related vendors fell 37% in 2009 to $375.4m. We noted at the time that the decline was not actually as steep as I or others had predicted.

[Howto] Language based rewrites with Lighttpd and mod_magnet

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Lighttpd is a web server with a fast growing user base. This howto will demonstrate how redirects can be done based on the language of the user's browser.

Use value and free software

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siltala.net: Remember the good old Marxist dialectics of commodities? When a good becomes a commodity, an exchange value is added to the pure use value that the good was originally created to be, and all hell breaks loose.

Digging a Little Deeper into TurboHercules/IBM

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  • Digging a Little Deeper into TurboHercules/IBM - OpenMainframe.org and Microsoft
  • Microsoft (back) in the Open Source business again
  • Meet on open source software from April 19
  • Key Statements from Marten Mickos’ PARC Forum Talk

Open Source is a rubber ball

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toolbox.com/blogs: We all know what a rubber ball is. Don't we? The harder you throw a rubber ball at something the harder it bounces back.

'Open source' doesn't mean what it used to

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infoworld.com: Lately there's been lots of blog and Twitter chatter about recognizing an open source product. While an interesting intellectual exercise, the debate could also have a real-world impact on IT purchasing decisions.

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