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When trouble strikes, who speaks for open source?

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itworld.com: The thought of 882 Novell patents getting sold to CPTN Holdings, LLC (a holding consortium made up of Apple, EMC, Microsoft, and Oracle America) does not sit well with me.

My Top 5 Favorite Open Source Happenings in 2010

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sourceforge.net: It’s a new year, and as we look to 2011 as the year that open source kicks butt, we should take a few moments to reflect back on 2010. After all, that’s what you’re supposed to do in January, right? Look back, then look ahead, then resolve to be better.

Key open source security benefits

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blogs.techrepublic.com: When trying to engage in a truly productive exchange of ideas, it is helpful to keep in mind the fact that when something is worth doing, it is usually worth doing for more than one reason. This applies to the security benefits of an open source development model.

FOSS Is Fun – The Unsung Heroes

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linuxforu.com: There is always an ongoing debate in FOSS circles on how to define a FOSS contributor. What is real FOSS contribution? Who are the elite contributors, and who are the also-rans?

What the WWF has to learn about FOSS

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thebeezspeaks.blogspot: The WWF must have understood by now that you cannot enter the realm of software development without finding the FOSS community on your way.

NASA Open Source Architecture Wins Apache Support

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informationweek.com: A NASA-led project has won the full support of the Apache Software Foundation, bolstering development efforts around Java-based middleware that uses metadata to foster cross-platform collaboration.

FOSS, Business, and Psychopathy

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earthweb.com: Sometimes, the naivety in the free and open source software (FOSS) community seems willful. How else to explain the outrage in some circles when another company is caught fulfilling its natural function of maximizing its profits at the expense of FOSS ideals?

How to Tell When an Open Source Foundation Isn't About You

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groklaw.net: Stephen Walli, now technical director of the Outercurve Foundation, has written a guest post for OStatic, The Rise of Open Source Software Foundations. I guess he thinks Outercurve is one. He explains why Microsoft set up the foundation in the first place, which I have wondered about for quite a while.

Why I am still supporting Free Software?

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handypenguin.blogspot: Today I was debating with a friend the relevance of Free Software, he pointed that at the current development rate is very unlikely that Linux (most common Free Software subject) will have a significant end users market share in 50 years.

Free Software: the road to a Universal bundle, a powerful app store, and world domination

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: Apple is doing it again: they are releasing an app store for OS X on the 6th of January. Just like the iPhone app store, and the Android app store, this is going to be a hit: the OS X ecosystem will get a giant boost from it, and we are left — once again — with a lot to learn.

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