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Facebook and open source: 'we've come a long way'

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techradar.com: With over 500 million users, Facebook is by far the world's biggest social networking site - and has also been making important contributions to the open source community.

Another Real-life Open-Source Test: An Academic Presentation

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linuxmigrante.blogspot: As an advocate of Open Source, I decided since I stated this blog not to say anything good about Free Software if first I haven't used it myself. That's why whenever I say a newbie can use a distro, it is because I, being a newbie myself, have been able to use it.

FOSDEM 2011 - A Personal Account

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: If I had to sum up this year, then the theme was Annoyances. Having been every year for the last ten, maybe I’m just too old and crabby for these things now. But it seemed like the zealots, the idiots, the chavs, and the social retards had all teamed up to irk me at any point in the weekend when I was beginning to find some peace.

More Fun with Anti-Open Source FUD

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computerworlduk.com: One of the oddest aspects of open source is that unlike any comparable computing field that I am aware of, it has been stalked for years by a strange, insubstantial beast going by the name of FUD. Back in 2006, I wrote a short history of the topic, but in the five years since then we've seen plenty more.

Surprised? Survey Suggests Oracle Bad for Open Source

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gigaom.com: Open source database vendor EnterpriseDB is taking the fight to database market leader Oracle via a survey showing that respondents generally don’t trust Oracle on prices, think Oracle is bad for Java and don’t really like Larry Ellison.

Managing Open Source vs. Proprietary Issues

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  • Death, taxes and open source software certainties
  • thebigword Goes Open-Source as Lisa Shuts Down (PR)

Open Source Software is not Free

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: When you have been suggesting free open source software to people as longs as I have you are bound to run into at least a few people believe FOSS is only for "cheap" people. They accuse you of only using free software because it comes at no cost to you. Nothing is ever free.

It's the Free Software, stupid!

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kdedevelopers.org: Heated discussions are going on in the KDE community in the aftermath of the announcement of Nokia's platform strategy change. Rationality often goes out of the window when people feel such a change goes against their personal values or beliefs.

Open source expert takes on the hardest job at Microsoft

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networkworld.com: A few months ago, Gianugo Rabellino traded his Linux and Mac PCs for a Windows 7 laptop, left the open source company he founded and moved to Redmond for a new job with Microsoft. His goal: improve Microsoft's credibility within open source circles.

Also: PHP user group lauds Microsoft's open source contributions

More than half of businesses have adopted 'some' open source

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computerweekly.com: Of course we know that there are only lies, damn lies and statistics -- and it's worth remembering that fact before we consider looking at the broad brush claims made by a Gartner survey earlier this month, which "revealed" that more than half of organisations have adopted open source software as part of their IT strategy.

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