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Microsoft isn't the enemy when it comes to blocking Linux on Windows 8 PCs

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OSS This call to action seems to have created a rift here on ZDNet. In the ‘Open Source’ corner is Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, who calls UEFI a ‘cage’ and urges everyone to sign the FSF’s petition so that ‘your PC remains in your hands and not Microsoft’s’. In the ‘Windows’ corner is Ed Bott, who wonders who ’Linux fanatics’ want to make ‘Windows 8 less secure’. Can’t we all just get along?

Of Open Source, Microsoft, India and Paraguay

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OSS One of the recurrent recent themes of IT in the UK has been how moves to open source by local and central government have been stymied by Microsoft - the most famous example being the Newham Council saga. Of course, that's not a problem unique to the UK: it's a pattern repeated around the world, as some recent stories highlight.

Watch out for FOSS advertising

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Worried About Win 8 Secure Boot? So Is the Free Software Foundation

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OSS Linux users [are] worried that the technology will make it impossible to install their favorite free and open source operating system on Windows 8 certified PCs. Now, none other than the Free Software Foundation (FSF) has added its voice to the protests.

Open source jobs: What's hot, where to look, what to learn

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OSS What does the future hold for eager, talented software developers, and people with related essential skill sets? The overriding trend, as in all industries, is you're on your own, chum. But free/open source software (FOSS) offers considerably more richness of opportunity than anything else.

Google's open source search to end

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OSS Google has announced that it is closing Google Code Search – the search engine which specifically crawls open source software – on 15 January, 2012. Google says that the closure is part of its current programme to focus on products that people "use two or three times a day".

Going From "Ow" To "Wow" In Open Source

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OSS Venkat Mangudi, an open source evangelist and OSI Days speaker, recalls how his 10-year-old kid made him realise that Linux should be made compulsory in schools.

Isle of Open Source 2011 at Villa Bighi

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OSS What do Google, Microsoft, Linux, US Navy and the local company MARSEC-XL have in common? The answer will be provided at the Isle of Open Source 2011 (IOOS2011) conference being held this week on 20 and 21 October at Villa Bighi in Kalkara.

There is Free Software and then there is Free Software

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: I think one thing that often confused people when they first get involved with free software is the different between FOSS and freeware. The source of this sometimes confusion can be sorted with the Latin statement: Gratis versus Libre

The Sad State Of FSF's High Priority Projects

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OSS With the Free Software Foundation having removed GNU PDF from their list of high priority projects after declaring the open-source work to implement proper Adobe PDF support a success, what's left to the FSF high priority project list and how are those remaining projects coming along?

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