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Peru's president approves open-source bill

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The president of Peru, signed legislation this week that allows public institutions to consider adopting open-source software, another step forward for the open-software movement.

University traps infected PCs in its web

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A team of IT staffers at the University of Indianapolis last week showed off a bundle of open-source tools and scripts it uses to trap and isolate PCs infected by viruses or spyware.

Open-source software seen gaining in Europe

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Open-source software is gaining ground in Europe and the developing world, with users attracted by lower costs and accessibility, according to a recent study and industry observers.

Open Source Software: It's Not (Only) About the Money

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Forget about the money. Saving a few hundred dollars per seat won't balance out a project. Instead, consider the merits of each type of software. You may still be surprised.

M$ slams open source licensing chaos

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Microsoft has launched an attack on existing open source "licensing proliferation" claiming that the system is confusing and unnecessarily challenging for software developers and unveiled three newly drafted template licenses for its so-called Shared Source Initiative,

Everybody's Guide to OpenDocument

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A lot of misinformation about the OpenDocument digital format has started to appear in the mainstream media and interest groups. Answers to many questions on the topic already have appeared, but they are written by techies for techies. This article is different, however.

IBM exec urges OpenDocument adoption

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Bob Sutor, IBM's vice president of standards and open source, is urging computer users to pressure software suppliers, company executives and governments to support the OpenDocument format.

Seeking middle ground in the open-source debate

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There’s room enough within governments to adopt open-source and proprietary software solutions, several technology experts said yesterday.

Does Open-Source Software Make The FCC Irrelevant?

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Columbia Law School Professor Eben Moglen wants to destroy the Federal Communications Commission. Not as some kind of terrorist act, but because technology is rapidly making it irrelevant.

Sun official says open source needs governance

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The open-source software community is in a dilemma: How do you provide the most freedom to a diverse base of developers?

M$'s Loss is OSS's Gain

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Microsoft has lost one of its high-profile hires to open-source. Ward Cunningham, the father of the Wiki, is leaving Microsoft to join the staff of the open-source tool consortium.

OSDL conducts desktop Linux survey

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The Open Source Development Labs Inc. (OSDL) is currently conducting a Desktop Linux survey to help the OSDL's Desktop Working Group to better understand the worldwide desktop Linux user community.

Open source: Big and getting bigger

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The brutal reality is that more and more software from (proprietary vendors) will have open source in it.

M$, Intel, and Sun to sponsor OSBC

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The Open Source Business Conference(TM) (OSBC(R)), scheduled for November 1-2, will be sponsored in part by Sun Microsystems, Microsoft, Novell, Sybase, and Intel.

Copyright activists let off steam in London

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Boing Boing editor Cory Doctorow and free software activists denounce copyright law in London's Hyde Park.

Five Stars of Open Source

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If IT managers choose the open source community's top products, they will find many solid programs that meet or exceed the capabilities of more expensive commercial alternatives. Here is a closer look at five open-source products and why they are winning favor in government IT shops.

Mannheim Linux switch underway

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The city of Mannheim will have completed the first phase of its migration to Linux by the end of 2005, and is on target to have transferred all of its systems within five years.

Open Doors To Innovation

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Small and midsize companies are creating IT infrastructures based on open-source software to reduce licensing fees and increase flexibility

Two LinuxWorld Awards for Joomla!

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Joomla!, breakoff from the Mambo project, has been awarded two prestigious awards at the Linux & Open Source Awards in London this month.

Google Gets GAIM Guy

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It shouldn't be surprising that Google aggressively goes after the best talent in the business. Google's nascent IM business is apparently no exception.

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