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OIN spearheads review of Microsoft FAT patents

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blogs.zdnet.com: The Open Invention Network is making good on its pledge to try to overturn the Linux-related patents that were contained in Microsoft’s recently settled litigation against TomTomNV.

How many billions is open-source software worth?

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computerworld.com: Open-source software is big business. For example, most of what Oracle is getting for it $7.4-billion purchase of Sun is open-source software. So, given all that, what do you think OSS (open-source software) as a whole is worth? How's about $387-billion?

Non-Linux FOSS

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linuxjournal.com: If you're a Linux fan, there's a bit of a tendency to think that Linux and open source are two ways of saying the same thing. However, plenty of FOSS projects exist that don't have anything to do with Linux.

Another term for open source

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blogs.zdnet.com: Open source is the democratic process applied to software, just as Wikipedia is the same process applied to the collection of information.

Who Owns Commercial Open Source – and Can Forks Work?

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linuxjournal.com: Can Larry Ellison be stopped? By which I mean could Oracle shut down the fledgling open-source software movement through a series of acquisitions??

Open source challenges students to think

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zdnetasia.com: The "open" characteristic of open source tools helps enhance, rather than complicate, the teaching process, say its exponents.

Open Source Automation

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drivesmag.com: SERCOS International (SI) has announced it will provide an open source software driver library for the SERCOS lll real-time Ethernet communication system master implementation.

Novell, Sun, and Red Hat: Three degrees of open source

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cnet.com: Red Hat is an open-source company, while Novell is not, as Novell's CEO and CFO both emphasized in Novell's most recent earnings call. Sun, for its part, was desperately trying to reinvent itself as an open-source company, but struggled to do so given the weight of its declining hardware businesses.

Open source VS proprietary support

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toolbox.com/blogs: One of the biggest arguments people try to use against Open source programs is the supposed lack of support. In general I have found that support for open source programs is equal to and ofttimes better than that provided by proprietary companies.

Red Hat maps open source activity. France is #1

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blog.internetnews.com: Red Hat today published a new study together with Georgia Tech mapping open source activity across 75 countries. Officially called the Open Source Index (OSI), the final score is made of a number of factors including policies, practices in the Government, Industry, and Community.

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