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Do you FOSS or do you FLOSS?

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blog.lpi.org: Recently a person was writing a paper and they used the term “FLOSS” (meaning Free and Li[bv]re Open Source Software) instead of “FOSS” (meaning Free and Open Source Software). This caused issues.

Wake up, Linux hippies: No one 'morally obligated' to give back

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theregister.co.uk: For years, open-source advocates – including me – have demanded greater open-source contributions from the world's largest beneficiaries, from Google to Morgan Stanley and the US Department of Defense. Now Amazon is on the firing line for not giving back commensurate with the benefits it receives from various open-source communities, and the thinking behind the arguments are as wrong-headed as they ever were.

Why you should pay for "free" software

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  • Why you should pay for "free" software
  • Getting help with open source software
  • OIN gave Salesforce.com four patents to assert against Microsoft
  • CH Parliamentarian: Schools should use open source to inspire students
  • The Open Source Road Ahead: Open Source and Parmesan Cheese

Shouldn't Linux embrace DRM?

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  • Shouldn't Linux embrace DRM?
  • Can Linux and DRM ever coexist?

Local Libraries Introduce New System Tuesday

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southbury.patch.com: Libraries in this region and across Connecticut that belong to a state consortium will be changing over to a new software system during the Memorial Day weekend in what is considered one of the largest library system migration of its kind in the state.

What is the sense of gNewSense?

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darkduck.com: Linux is famous for its freedom. Freedom is in its blood, to be precise - in its license. There are 2 types of free things which are usually considered: 1. Free as beer. Linux OS costs you nothing to license. 2. Free as freedom. Linux OS can be modified by yourself any way you like.

Open Source In Action at CeBit - stand N04

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newsmaker.com.au: Australia’s Open Source Industry Association (OSIA) will be showcasing lead examples of “open source in action” at this week’s CeBit conference in Sydney. The OSIA stand N04 will display a selection of local open source solutions and is highlighting three member companies:

Palestinian pressure causes Linux founder to cancel Israel visit

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globes.co.il: Richard Stallman bowed to pressure from his Palestinian hosts who threatened to withdraw funding for the trip.

Linaro adds five with partner program

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  • Linaro adds five with partner program
  • Linaro Completes First Year with Demonstrations of Linaro Evaluation Builds for Android and Ubuntu

the commercial open source window of opportunity

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blogs.the451group.com: One of the ‘things I wrote down during OSBC’ was this statement from Benchmark EIR, Rob Bearden: “Misalignment between a business model and the community’s tolerance point will never be accepted. This will manifest itself in multiple distributions.”

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