earthweb.com: The Free Software Foundation is having a video contest on the subject "Why is free software important to you?" It's a timely topic, with Windows 7 just out and with the free software community's bickering so bitter as of late that common goals sometimes seem in danger of being forgotten.
- Microsoft pulls download tool over GPL violation accusation
- SFLC tech director finds one new GPL violator every day
- German government wants open standards and open source
- People Power Revs Up Wireless Energy Management With Open Source
- ODF Plugfest: Open Standards and Interoperability
- Why I hate proprietary software
- How Day Software stumbled upon an open source business strategy
- Let's Act on ACTA Before it's Too Late
toolbox.com/blogs: The biggest difference between open source software and proprietary software, apart from being able to see the code, are the licenses governing their usage.
slashdot.org: Rafael Rivera over at WithinWindows.com has found evidence that Microsoft has potentially stolen code from an open source/GPL'd project (ImageMaster) for a utility made available on the Microsoft Store to allow download customers to copy the Windows 7 setup files to a DVD or USB Flash Drive.
dot.kde.org: Today at 4pm CET at the Center for Economics, Technology and Women’s Issues at the Berlin Senate, KDE founder Matthias Ettrich was decorated with the German Federal Cross of Merit for his contributions to Free Software.
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- Microsoft's Biological Implants
ostatic.com/blog: Has the terminology finally evolved in the debate over "who's open source?" It would seem so. After years of haggling over the essence of open source, free software or other monikers, Simon Phipps gets right to the point in "A Remarkable Reversal" - his critique of Richard Stallman's joint letter to the EC regarding Oracle and MySQL.
Also: Report: Oracle not yielding to EU with Sun buy
igneousquill.net: The open source community is, in my experience, a fairly friendly place for the most part. Seriously. Only rarely do I run into serious jerks in the FOSS crowd. When I do, though, the circumstances usually follow a pattern.
eweek.com: PC Week's (now eWEEK's) birth year—1984—was a busy one for technology. One platform that began to take shape at that time was focused not on hardware or software but on licensing. Richard Stallman quit his job at MIT to start the GNU project and the open-source model has since driven much innovation in enterprise technology.