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Washington state rejects open source

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blogs.zdnet.com: National, state and local governments are all waking up to the opportunity open source offers. Washington state, the home of Microsoft, appears to be an exception.

Also: How open source got its wings

“US copyright law is far too strict” – GNU founder

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russiatoday.com: American software freedom activist Richard Stallman, better known as the author of GNU General Public License, joined RT to give his comments on modern software copyright laws, and the risks of cyber sneaking.

Also: Of RMS, Ethical Visions, and Copyright Law

Does a court ruling raise the risks of open source?

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infoworld.com: The model train business isn't exactly the font of software innovation. But a lawsuit over the rights to a hobbyist's code could be a huge boost for developers of open source programs. It could also make some businesses think again about using open source software.

AGPL: Open Source Licensing in a Networked Age

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redmonk.com/sogrady: When the reforged GNU General Public License, Version 3 (GPLv3) was finalized and released to an expectant public on June 29, 2007, the most important decision may have been one postponed.

How FOSS makes better programmers

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raiden.net: A hot button topic of late that I've seen rising up in the programming world is the discussion of how FOSS destroys the programming trade. Now on the surface one might think that to be true.

RMS on Amazon's "Swindle"

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opendotdotdot.blogspot: As you've probably seen, there is concern over Amazon's plans to pull the text-to-voice capability of the Kindle e-book reader, because of misguided pressure from authors groups in the US.

Open Source 2009: It’s the Economy, Stupid. Or is it?

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linux-mag.com: About a week before attending the Open Source Business Conference last month, I heard an interview on public radio with the founder of Good News Network, a web site dedicated to reporting nothing but — you guessed it — good news.

The Digital Tipping Point: Free film made with free tools

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fsf.org/blogs: Christian Einfeldt is producing a documentary movie called the Digital Tipping Point about how free software is changing global culture. He is releasing all of his footage under a free license, and is inviting participants to grab the video and use it to tell stories.

Is cloud computing a threat to open source?

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computerworlduk.com: Why the demise of proprietary software is creating a vacuum which is about to be filled... and we may not like it.

10 Individuals who have contributed the most to FOSS

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l2admin.com: This is a followup to my previous post on the top 5 companies involved in enterprise Linux. enjoy!

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