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Website creation: Dreamweaver v open source

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zdnet.com: Adobe's Dreamweaver is widely used by web developers, but it won't suit Linux users or those on tight budgets. Free and open-source (FOSS) alternatives are available, but how do they match up?

Dear Microsoft: fsf.org is not a "gambling site"

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fsf.org: If Microsoft's "reputation" database can't tell the difference between a gambling site and an independently audited registered nonprofit public-interest charity founded almost 30 years ago, it is certainly doing you and your business more harm than good.

Does Selfishness Make the FOSS World Go 'Round?

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linuxinsider.com (blog safari): Well it's been a Linus-heavy month here in the Linux blogosphere, what with Torvalds winning the Millennium Technology Prize and all, and even now that trend appears to be continuing. The most recent conversation, however, has focused on comments Linus made in the wake of his big win.

Microsoft supports Linux desktop

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zdnet.com: When Microsoft released Skype for Linux, it finally started supporting Linux desktop applications. Can Office for Linux be next!!?

GPL and free software licensing: What’s in it for business?

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techrepublic.com: Free software - or copyleft - licensing seems to have got off on the wrong foot with business, which is surprising given its many commercial benefits.

Blame the user, not the tool

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Jon maddog Hall: For the past several days people have been tweeting at me (and Linus) to change the license of Linux to forbid the kernel's use for war. These tweets were due to the issue of Linux being used in the drones of the US Military. I tweeted back “Do not blame the tool”, but I think that answer was too subtle, as the people kept tweeting. So here is a longer answer for them.

Android: not-so-open open source

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itwire.com: What was noticeable during the trial, which ran for more than a month, was the fact that most tech journalism outlets appeared to be on Google's side. Why is this so?

Robin Miller's formula for a successful open source career

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opensource.com: For an audience composed primarily of open source programmers, developers, and system administrators gathered at SouthEast LinuxFest, Robin Miller's message might be tough to swallow.

Why I think RMS is a fanatic, and why that matters

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esr.ibiblio.org: One of my commenters reports that he showed my essay on evaluating the harm from closed-source software to Richard Stallman, who became upset by it. It shouldn’t be news to RMS or anyone else that I think he’s a fanatic and this is a problem.

Thief open-sources Richard Stallman's laptop, passport, visa

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theregister.co.uk: Richard Stallman, founder of the Free Software Foundation, was distressed to find his personal belongings had been liberally distributed sans GPL - his prized laptop, wallet and passport were nicked at a conference in Argentina.

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