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Sorry Simon, but you’re still screwing up

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blogs.zdnet.com: In an interview with Builder AU Sun’s chief open source officer, Simon Phipps, admits that Sun “screwed up” regarding open source. But he isolates the “screw-up” to 2001-2002, when Sun was still a proprietary company. This is like a candidate for re-election blaming the problems he faces on a predecessor from the other party.

LGP Introduces Linux Game Copy Protection

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phoronix.com: For seven years Linux Game Publishing has been selling their Linux-ported games with no form of copy protection on their CD/DVDs, but beginning with their forthcoming port of Sacred: Gold that will be changed. Linux Game Publishing has developed their own Internet-based game copy protection system for Linux.

Nokia delivers knockout blow to Android

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  • Nokia buys rest of Symbian, will make code open source

  • Nokia delivers knockout blow to Android
  • Opening up Symbian – Good or Bad for Linux?
  • Nokia Symbian deal shows Google on right track

Sun: We screwed up on open source

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builderau.com.au: Many open source developers remain sceptical of Sun because their memories of the company focus on Sun's interactions with the community in 2001/2002, which Sun's chief open source officer Simon Phipps concedes was a period where Sun "screwed up".

How-To keep busy : Ten things to do this summer

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teenlinuxlounge.com: One of the first things you should do this summer is join a nice Free & Open Source Software community. Personally I'm joining a very interesting project called SourceMage Linux, there I hope to help with their packaging and bash scripting. They have a great community!

GPL Project Watch List for Week of 06/20/08

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gpl3.blogspot: The GPL v3 Watch List is intended to give you a snapshot of the GPLv3/LGPLv3 adoption for June 14th through June 20th, 2008. This Week: Week Summary, New Projects, Firefox 3, and User Contributions.

HP Donates the Guts of Tru64 Unix's File System to Linux

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itjungle.com: Say what you will about the makers of proprietary minicomputers from days gone by, but Digital, IBM, and Hewlett-Packard all knew a thing or two about making a tightly integrated, highly polished system. That's why HP this week is donating the code and documentation behind its Tru64 Unix Advanced File System (AdvFS) to the open source community.

Use the source

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thebatt.com: On too many occasions I've found myself staring dumbfounded at my computer screen, wondering "what's going on in there?" Despite the steadily raising computer savvy in today's high tech populace, many software companies still believe it best to not burden our pretty little heads with what exactly they're doing on our machines. The Open Source paradigm seeks to do away with the black box mentality.

Google spice brings out open source aroma

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itwire.com: It's summer in the United States which means Google's annual season of code is in swing. This event has run over the past three years and is by all measures a successful happening.

Gujarat Education Board (India) goes Open Source

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compiz-fusion.org/~cyberorg: This is what I got my hands on yesterday, it is new revised Syllabus for 11th and 12th grade. Needless to say that I am thrilled with this news.

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