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Open Source in 2010: Nine Predictions

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OSS Even though this is the end of the decade only for those who can't count, retrospectives seem more common than predictions in the last days of 2009. Or maybe, after a year of recession, all the pundits are nervous about the future.

Caldera GPLd Its Brains Out - Want to See?

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OSS Would you like to see some places where Caldera has copyright notices in Linux on code it contributed under the GPL, and you're frustrated because some of us have Caldera CDs and you don't? Just go to Google code search and search.

5 ways to misunderstand Free and Open Source Software

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OSS The following are 5 ways that people misunderstand the concept of Free and Open Source Software.

Making Money by Giving Stuff Away

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OSS Open source software is obviously extremely interesting to companies from a utilitarian viewpoint: it means they can reduce costs and – more significantly – decrease their dependence on single suppliers. But there's another reason why businesses should be following the evolution of this field:

Asian ‘campers’ troop to Cavite, reinforce open-source movement

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OSS About 150 representatives from 15 countries in Asia gathered at the Yen Center in Silang where they discussed developments in open source in a communal environment.

Open Source developers giving Linux users the “Linux” treatment

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OSS Oh yes. I said it. Isn’t it odd how runs pretty smooth on Windows in comparison to on Linux?

Open source became big business in 2009

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OSS Open source has long been an important development methodology. The biggest surprise of 2009, however, was just how quickly it took center stage as a business strategy in the larger software economy.

SFLC Annual Appeal

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OSS With your support, the SFLC can continue its long-term mission of providing legal services to the hundreds of thousands of dedicated people who produce wonderful technology just because they want to share.

Google's Meaning of Open: Is It Yours?

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  • Google's Meaning of Open: Is It Yours?
  • What Google Really Means By The Meaning of Open

The BBC's digital rights plans will wreak havoc on open source software

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OSS Last summer, the BBC tried to sneak "digital rights management" into its high-def digital broadcasts. How can free/open source software co-exist with a plan to put DRM on broadcasts?

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