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California blesses open source as 'acceptable'

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news.cnet.com: Among the budget cuts California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed to health care, prison, environment, and other parts of the state budget, there's one area that has a good chance of actually getting a budget increase: open source in IT.

A Few Resources for Women in Open Source

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itworld.com: Want to encourage more women to get involved -- including yourself? These links might help.

In an ideal world…

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blogs.fsfe.org: … every Free Software project should not only have developers, but also:

Is Richard Stallman Mellowing?

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computerworlduk.com: Richard Stallman is sometimes presented as a kind of Old Testament prophet, hurling anathemas hither and thither. But just recently we've had a fascinating document that suggests that this is wrong – or that RMS is mellowing.

10 open source headlines I'd like to see in 2010

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techrepublic.com: At the beginning of a bright, shiny new year, a lot of things seem possible — or at least worth imagining. Jack Wallen shares a few fantasy headlines.

The FreeType License

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blogs.fsfe.org: The FreeType library is released under a dual license: you can choose either the FTL (FreeType License) or the GPL, version 2. That means that a software stack that uses FreeType has to be license-compatible with one or the other (or both).

CodePlex Foundation Reports on 100 Day Goals

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consortiuminfo.org: Earlier this week, I noted the fact that the 100 day mark for the CodePlex Foundation had passed (on December 19) without any comment from the Foundation. That blog entry sparked a call from the Foundation's PR firm, and an opportunity for me to spend an hour on the phone with Sam Ramji.

Linux OSS Podcasts

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  • Linux Outlaws 130 - Nude Scanners
  • FLOSS Weekly 103: Open Source SOA
  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 334

Systems administration inexperience a reality at Open Source Lab

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techtarget.com: The Oregon State University Open Source Lab's data center hosts some of the Linux community's heaviest hitting projects including the Linux Master Kernel and the Linux Foundation. Despite housing such high-profile open source projects, the lab's systems administrators are actually OSU computer science students.

Giving FSF Chief GNU-isance Richard Stallman The Credit GNU Deserves

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informationweek.com/blog: After carrying-on for many years an on-again, off-again email-only relationship with Free Software Foundation president and founder Richard Stallman (or "Chief GNU-isance" according to the FSF staff), I finally met him today for a face-to-face interview.

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