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Driving forces behind Linux and open source growth

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techrepublic.com: Jack Wallen has been watching Linux and open source for well over a decade. In all the ebbs and flows of acceptance, he has never seen such wide-spread usage of the open source platform as now.

Why Open Source Software is More Secure

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  • Why Open Source Software is More Secure than Proprietary Software
  • Open source software policy is better without open source
  • Join the FSF and friends in updating the Free Software Directory

GitHub needs to take open source seriously

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infoworld.com: The legal details of copyright licensing are complex and off-putting -- but that doesn't mean they should be ignored

Forrester: open source project explosion driving a "golden era" in app dev

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zdnet.com: The explosion in open source projects in the HTML, mobile, cloud and big data spaces such as Android, jQuery, PhoneGap, Sencha, Hadoop and Cordova are driving a new model and a golden age of "app" development, Forrester Research says.

Left Wondering Why VLC Relicensed to LGPL

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ebb.org/bkuhn: I'm admittedly sad that VLC has (mostly) finished its process of relicensing under LGPLv2.1-or-later. While I have occasionally supported relicensing from GPL to LGPL, every situation is different and I think it should be analyzed carefully.

Upstream vendors can harm small projects: OpenBSD dev

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itwire.com: A senior OpenBSD developer has complained on a mailing list that upstream vendors of free and open source software are adding in changes without any thought of whether downstream users could adapt to the change.

Ten things Linux and open source have to be thankful for

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techrepublic.com: Linux and open source has a lot to be thankful for. Jack Wallen takes a moment to highlight ten things this community should give thanks for. You might be surprised at what you read!

Words of Gratitude for the Bounty That Is FOSS

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linuxinsider.com (blog safari): "What am I thankful ??? Hummmm... I would not say what, but WHO," said Google+ blogger Alessandro Ebersol. "I'm thankful to Mr. Richard Matthew Stallman, who made technology available to the masses."

Open Source Could Clean Up US Elections

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linuxinsider.com: Open source software could be a paradigm for a national voting system in the United States that could still allow states and counties to customize and adapt the technology.

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