internetnews.com: According to Swiss newspaper Neue Zuericher Zeitung, the Swiss government might be reconsidering its no-bid contract deal with Microsoft which has been opposed by a consortium of 18 open source vendors.
royal.pingdom.com: Open source in itself is a success story. From being a niche concept, it has become a mainstream movement. There are thousands of open source projects and products out there, but which ones are the most successful?
informationweek.com/blog: Time and again I run into the belief that the open source community has an infinite amount of energy to spare for its galaxy of projects. It's not true, and we need to stop acting like it is.
raiden.net: I find it rather intriguing to realize that for years we of the FOSS community have fought against closed source, locked in, proprietary software, and even hardware, services, DRM and so much more, and yet seemed to get little of anywhere.
zdnetasia.com: I was hugely entertained by the latest piece of Microsoft spin: apparently the recession is putting a dampener on migrations to open source.
jonreagan.wordpress: The Linux community can always be a better place. I have always pictured the “perfect” Linux community as one that is helpful and kind to others, nonexclusive, professional (not in the sense of business formality) and free of bureaucracy. I have doubts to whether that will ever happen.
economist.com: MANY technology firms are floundering amid the recession. But many of the ones that offer services tied to open-source software—free programs written by volunteers who collaborate online—are boasting double-digit growth.
opendotdotdot.blogspot: One of the reasons I admire RMS is because of his complete integrity and consistency. He simply will not compromise on his principles, even if it leads to the loss of support from those who are not so rigorous.
h-online.com: In the UK, it's a public holiday, and The H's editor in chief has been watching a movie and wondering if the Star Trek universe is a useful model for the future of open source...
itpro.co.uk: Linux International executive director Jon ‘maddog’ Hall looks forward to a time when users aren’t forced into ‘closed’ relationships with phone providers.