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Open Source Projects and the Meritocracy Myth

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earthweb.com: Clearly, meritocracy is one of the myths that the FOSS community tells itself. By "myth," I do not mean that the claim is a lie, but that meritocracy is part of the story that community members tell themselves to establish and maintain a common identity.

Estonia's Open Source Shame

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computerworlduk.com: Last week I wrote about the curious case of Mr Kallas, vice president of the European Commission. He seemed to have problems with the word “open”, imagining that this meant “unprotected”, judging by his comment

How can you benefit from Open Source Software (OSS)?

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guardian.co.tt: Huh? You can benefit from Open Source Software? This question usually paints a confusing scenario in the local IT community and brings about many misconceptions, The answer to this question will be approached from two different angles, from a developers point of view and then a business point of view.

Open-source culture at heart of Oracle deal

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mydigitalfc.com: In many ways, MySQL embodies the ideals of the populist software movement known as open source, in which a program’s creator releases it to the world for free and legions of volunteers contribute improvements that are also freely shared.

Principles, Social Science, and Free Software

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mako.cc: With a slightly skeptical view toward my involvement with groups like the FSF and my work in the FLOSS community, at least one academic tried to suggest that taking a principled position in favor of software freedom might compromise the positivist social science research program in which I am engaged.

What price Freedom?

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blogs.fsfe.org: Graphics drivers (for X11 under whatever Free Software operating system you care to use) are one area where Free Software has plenty of room for improvement. My laptop has an nVidia GeForce 9600M in it, which means that there are two drivers I can use for it: the Free Software nv driver, or the proprietary nvidia one.

Legal Compliance: Open Source and Quality Assurance

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ddj.com: In the age of open source and large scale outsourcing, assuring the quality of software must comprise ascertaining its legal compliance as well. Numerous legal cases in recent years have highlighted the business risks and the enormous costs incurred when this is not done properly.

Giving Thanks For FOSS

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raiden.net: The fourth Thursday of November of every year is Thanksgiving. It is a day to think back, remember, and give thanks for all the wonderful things we have in America. But have you really thought about what you're thankful for in the FOSS world?

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