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Why do FLOSS advocates like Adobe so much?

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blog.flameeyes.eu: I’m not sure how this happens, but I see more and more often FLOSS advocates that support Adobe, and in particular Flash, in almost any context out there, mostly because they are now appearing a lot like an underdog, with Microsoft and Apple picking on them.

A new and better Open Source Initiative

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opensource.org: When I said recently that we still need the Open Source Initiative (OSI), it started a flood of comment. There's no doubt that we need OSI - but we need a better OSI.

freshmeat.net to be closed

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blog.devx.com: Geek.net, the parent company of SourceForge.net, Slashdot.org, ThinkGeek.com, Geek.com, freshmeat.net, and ohloh.net, has told employees that it will be closing freshmeat.net and ohloh.net.

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.

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