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My take on the FSF action against Apple over GNU Go

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  • My take on the FSF action against Apple over GNU Go
  • Apple would rather remove app than leave open-source license

Interview: Karl Fischer – Department Of Science and Technology South Africa

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g33q.co.za: Geeks love discussing new things. They love discussing new things over lunch even more. I had the pleasure of spending a very informative lunch with Karl Fischer recently. Here is a guy with a real passion for Open Source Software.

Why No Billion-Dollar Open Source Companies?

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computerworlduk.com: Last week, I met up with Jim Whitehurst, Red Hat's CEO. He gave a very fluent presentation to a group of journalists that ran through Red Hat's business model, and explained why – unsurprisingly – he was optimistic about his company's future growth.

Dear FSF, It’s not you it’s me

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the-gay-bar.com: I’ve been using FLOSS on my computers pretty much exclusively for about 5 or 6 years now and I don’t see me going back, but I have started to feel some sort of disconnect to one of the leading institutions of FLOSS lately: The Free Software Foundation (FSF).

EU's Internet chief warns states against choosing proprietary software as standards

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latimes.com (AP): The European Union's top Internet official took aim at Microsoft Corp. on Thursday, warning that governments can accidentally lock themselves into one company's software for decades by setting it as a standard for their technology systems.

Not All Open Source is Created Equal

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networkworld.com: When I started to work at Lucid, it was pretty clear to me that I was new to the open source world. So I started by talking to open source luminaries. What I learned from them is that Open Source is a broad term – and not all open source is created equal.

Open Source Developers Should Thank Apple? Did The Police Thank The Mafia?

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networkworld.com: Blogger DJ Walker-Morgan says open source developers should thank Apple for raising the competitive bar. Rubbish! That's like the police thanking the Mafia for making them more work.

Why open source developers should thank Apple

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h-online.com: From operating systems to phones, Apple has raised the competitive bar and opened doors for open source, even though their own use of open source has attracted criticism.

Report Card on Federal Openness

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  • Report Card on Federal Openness
  • Open Source for America Wants To Give An Openness Report Card

Geek Of The Week: Richard Stallman

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geektrio.net: Many of you are probably asking… who is Richard Stallman? In a nutshell, he is the reason we have freeware today. He is largely responsible for the popularity of the Linux operating system (including Linux-based derivatives like Android), and the open source community.

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