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TOP 10 Freenode Channels Offering Real-Time Help on Open Source Technologies

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tnerd.com: IRC is one of the best resources when it comes to live tech-related help and advice. Following is the list of TOP 10 Freenode channels where users flock in to receive and offer real-time help.

Open source doesn't make software safer

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techradar.com: There is this ludicrous paradigm among the technorati that just because a piece of software is developed collaboratively and by enthusiasts with source code shared freely on the web, that automatically makes it more secure and less buggy.

Addressing software freedom in cloud computing

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blogs.zdnet.com: Is the freedom torch passing from Richard Stallman to the next generation? Bradley Kuhn of the Software Freedom Conservancy opened the Southern California Linux Expo this year with a keynote about software as a service and user freedoms.

Does Open Source Need Better Evangelists?

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ostatic.com/blog: Do commercial open source companies need better evangelists? There are some good reasons to believe that they do.

Washington Times releases open source projects

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washingtontimes.com/blog: The Washington Times has always focused on content. After careful review, we determined that the best way to have the top tools to produce and publish that content is to release the source code of our in-house tools and encourage collaboration.

Business is booming for open source adopters

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crn.com.au: We're in a downturn - we've heard it enough times itmust be true. We've all been asked to do more with less, to ensure our employees survive the coming year.

Finding the right open-source price

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news.cnet.com: I'm currently working on pricing models for several new open-source companies, and I keep running into a similar set of challenges. The primary issue is that when you shrink a market, as open source does, you must to find a pricing model that solves the equation, meaning that your costs must substantially lower in order for you to make money.

Fun and games with the GPL

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pcauthority.com.au/Blog: Where the GPL falls down is at the boundary between open-source and closed-source software. Even the simplest programs rely on system libraries to run, and if those libraries were under the GPL, any software using them would have to be as well.

An open source to a brighter future?

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timesonline.co.uk: If you went to your bank manager and said you had a great idea for a business in which you gave away your core product to your competitors, it is likely you would be instantly shown the door and not just because of the credit crunch. Yet this is exactly what some of the most successful companies in the world are doing.

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