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Apache and the future of open-source licensing

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news.cnet.com: If most developers contribute to open-source projects because they want to, rather than because they're forced to, why do we have the GNU General Public License?

The need to expand open-source licensing

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sdtimes.com: In his seminal essay on the nature of open source, entitled “The Cathedral and the Bazaar,” Eric Raymond described the Linux community as a “great babbling bazaar of differing agendas.” This work contributed to the present situation in which OSS has lost its edginess and is now commonly accepted by even conservative companies.

Taking a Principled Position on Software Freedom

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advogato.org: Those of us in the free/libre and open source software (FLOSS) community know the routine by now.

Free software heroes: from Stallman to Google, a list of inspiring individuals who made everything possible

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: This article was originally published on “2008-06-15 13:09:55 +0000”. I re-read it, and decided that it deserved to be re-published in Free Software Magazine as a tribute to those individual who made GNU/Linux possible.

Linux, FOSS, and the Time-Honored Tradition of Charging More for Less

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linuxtoday.com: The tech industry has elevated the time-honored tactic of charging more for less to an art form*. A cornerstone of Microsoft's business is more for less. This more-for-less tactic came into sharp focus with netbooks.

USPS goes open-source with tracking system

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gcn.com: If you’ve gone to USPS.com to track and confirm delivery of a letter or package, you’ve used the U.S. Postal Service’s Product Tracking System (PTS) and probably not known it. And you might not have noticed either when USPS moved the system to open source.

Ubuntu's Jono Bacon discusses open source versus proprietary models

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blog.coverity.com: Jono Bacon is the Ubuntu Community Manager and leads a small team at Canonical to grow and enable the Ubuntu community.

Will Microsoft promise split the open source movement

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blogs.zdnet.com: When we last left “As the .Net Turns,” Richard Stallman was promising that Microsoft would never, ever marry his open source daughter. Now Microsoft has raised the tension in the room by giving that daughter a ring.

Black Duck Report is Meaningless Without Source Code

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softwarefreedom.org: Black Duck Software recently published some summary statistics about free and open source software license adoption. Any of these conclusions might be reasonable if the 5% figure was meaningful, but Black Duck has given us no reason to believe it is; if anything, their own statements suggest it isn't.

Open-source Bias Cheered, Booed in Planned EC Rules Review

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pcworld.com: Industry groups criticized and praised on Monday what they consider is a bias in favor of open-source software in the European Commission's plans to update the rules governing industry standard technologies.

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