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Waiting for the rapture

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linux-magazine.com: have been involved with free and open source software (FOSS) for the better part of twelve years. For ten years of that time, I have made my living from FOSS, either as an employee or as a free-lance writer. But sometimes, I have to admit, I get tired of waiting for FOSS to fulfill its potential.

FSF essay argues freedom over quality

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itworld.com: Getting into the middle of a discussion on the virtues of open source versus free software is about as smart as trying to reconcile the two major US political parties at this point in history--in other words, a fool's errand.

Netflix Opens up About Open Source

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computerworlduk.com: Even though it is generally accepted that open source is used widely throughout the business world, it doesn't hurt having a few high-profile examples to point to when people doubt its suitability for this role. Obvious ones like Google and Amazon have been joined more recently by the likes of Facebook and Twitter. And now here's another well-known name opening up, Netflix:

European Commission IT chief tackles open source lobby over €189m contract

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computerweekly.com: The European Commission (EC) IT chief has taken the open source lobby to task over a €189m (£158m) deal the EC signed last week, its largest ever software deal.

Where did you that open source licensed code from?

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computerweekly.com: Open source software is (of course) distributed (for the most part) under the GNU Lesser General Public License, which grants the right to modify and redistribute the software code itself. But as software application development experiences increasingly more rapid iterations (especially in Agile development environments) - could open source code licensing and compliance get overlooked?

Back from the GPL Compliance Engineering Workshop in Taipei

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gnumonks.org: I've been a bit over a week in Taipei, mainly to co-present (with Armijn Hemel) the GPL compliance engineering workshop at Academia Sinica. The workshop was attended by more than 100 representatives of the local IT industry in Taiwan, from both legal and engineering departments.

Open Source Not For Financial Institutions? Bah Humbug

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networkworld.com: Ssh, don't tell anyone bu open source is used at the biggest banks and finance houses in the world, but can you steal open source code?

Also: A lot of investment banks are using open source software

The frustration is mounting

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socceroosd.blogspot: Here's a few issues that are having me retreat to the bathroom to contain myself from bursting out in utter frustration at the stubbornness of the humans around me:

Public sector eyes free software

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montrealgazette.com: The province's public sector will favour free computer software, like the Linux operating system and the OpenOffice suite of applications, over commercial software, like Microsoft Corp.'s Windows and Office applications.

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