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Top 10 Quotes from OSBC 2010

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  • Top 10 Quotes from OSBC 2010 and What It Means
  • Thoughts from OSBC: What's driving open source acceptance?

Free Software's Secret Patent Weapon

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computerworlduk.com: Yesterday I was warning about the threat that the super-troll Intellectual Ventures represents. To provide some balance, here's a surprisingly upbeat piece from Samba creator Andrew Tridgell on how to read software patents.

Educating the telcos on being open

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If somebody writes a book with “open” and “mobile” in the title I pretty much have to read it. Though you can buy a paper copy of Open | Mobile on Amazon you can also download a free PDF from the authors’ site — which is what I did.

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There Is Still No Open Source Software Market

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seekingalpha.com: There is no ‘Open Source Business Model.’
There is no ‘open source market.’

What Does That Server Really Serve?

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gnu.org: On the Internet, proprietary software isn't the only way to lose your freedom. Software as a Service is another way to let someone else have power over your computing.

Should Governments Legislate a Preference for Open Source?

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perens.com/blog: What would we need to implement a level playing field for Open Source and proprietary software to compete fairly?

Free software's second era: The rise and fall of MySQL

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h-online.com: If the first era of free software was about the creation of the fully-rounded GNU/Linux operating system, the second saw a generation of key enterprise applications being written to run on that foundation.

Open Source is Not a Democracy

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itworld.com: Design and themes have been a key part of the Linux buy-in for as long as I can remember. In fact, once upon a time, the look and feel of application was actually used as its primary selling point to me.

Open Source Gets Political

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  • Open Source Gets Political
  • 2010 Open Source Business Conference – Day Two
  • Open Source Business Models Going to the Core
  • Open source makes another move on Wall Street
  • Open-source innovation: A matter of price?
  • Why Open Source and Operations Matter in Cloud Computing
  • Open Source Business Model Still Relies on Closed Source
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