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Freedom and Informed Choice

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robinzrants.wordpress: There’s a lot of talk in the Linux and free open-source software (FOSS) communities about freedom and choice. It’s practically a mantra. Y’see, wonderful though they are, each of these awesome Linux distributions comes with a hidden price for all that ease and convenience.

Open Source segment on PBS Newshour

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obso1337.org: On April 15 2010, PBS NewsHour ran a segment talking about the open source model and a few FLOSS-geeks from Washington, DC (maco and myself included) are featured near the end of the segment.

Digg Digs Open Source

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networkworld.com: Like many of it social networking brethren Digg is not only built on open source but is a big contributer to open source as well.

The 14 Key Events that led to a Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) Revolution

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benzinga.com: The last quartile of the 20th century was marked by a rise in software development by companies, individuals and hobbyist groups. Key among software development methodologies was a controversial yet innovative idea about giving away your software code for others to use and improve upon it.

"Is it out yet?" - open source and the mass market

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blog.rburchell: One thing which has increasingly become apparent to me - from wandering around some of the threads on talk.maemo.org - is that there is a very big difference between typical commercial software development, and open development.

Closed source vendors hijack the term "open"

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networkworld.com: News flash to old-school software vendors: an "API" doesn't make your product "open" and it certainly doesn't make it "open source." For the second time in two days, I've seen product marketing claiming a product was open because the vendor supplies an application program interface. Phooey.

Why Open Source?

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linuxinsider.com: The question "Why open source?" really encompasses two questions for the enterprise to consider: "Why use open source software?" and "Why should I develop my software in a community-based, open source way?"

Why the open source way trumps the crowdsourcing way

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opensource.com: A while back, I wrote an article about why the term crowdsourcing bugs me. Another thing that drives me nuts? When people confuse crowdsourcing and open source.

Is That Embedded Software GPL-Compliant?

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computerworlduk.com: Open source software is everywhere these days. In particular, Linux is being used increasingly to power embedded systems of all kinds. That's good, but it's also a challenge, because the free software used in such products may not always be compliant with all the licences it is released under – notably the GNU GPL.

Microsoft Uses 'Free' To Challenge Open Source

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earthweb.com: Microsoft has been busy these past few days reminding the world that it really is an organization of monstrous proportions and its tendrils reach from the humblest consumer desktop right up to the level of super-computing. Its message is clear:

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