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Koreans to showcase open source experience in Cebu summit

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inquirer.net: The local community will get a first-hand account of South Korea's open source experience from government and private executives visiting a national meet in Cebu later this month.

GPL Project Watch List for Week of 06/13

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gpl3.blogspot: Only two weeks until the anniversary of the GPL v3 license and the creation of this tracking project. We have come a far way and continue to bring relevant and accurate license information. We hope you have made use of our data and have enjoyed reading our blog.

Standalone OSS revenue to reach $4.83 billion by 2012

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  • Standalone OSS revenue to reach $4.83 billion by 2012

  • Open source as industrial policy
  • The Subtle Art of Open Source Migrations
  • ISO: there can be only one
  • Open source tour of Europe: Turkey
  • Yahoo's open-source search man to leave

What's 'Disruptive' About Open Source

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informationweek.com/blog: The other day, while in a phone conversation, the old canard about open source being a "disruptive technology" came up. It's true, but I think it's one of those things (like "information wants to be free") that runs the risk of becoming a thought-cliché. You always want to talk about what's being disrupted, and why, and to what end.

SITA braves open source

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itweb.co.za: The State IT Agency (SITA) is transferring its entire technology infrastructure to free, open source and open standards software (FOSS). SITA CEO Llewellyn Jones says the organisation hopes to complete this process within the next four to five months.

Open Source PLUS Open Standards are a “Smart Business Decision” Says E.U.

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Jim Zemlin: The New York Times reports today a hard rebuke from European Union’s competition commissioner, Neelie Kroes, against Microsoft’s tactics in Europe. Certainly when using any software this matters, but let’s take a closer look at how this advice relates to open source. Evaluate the following statement for accuracy. True or False?

UKUUG Court Case Falls at First Hurdle

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linuxsolutions.fr: The UK UNIX USER Group (UKUUG) looks likely to drop their legal challenge to Microsoft’s controversial international document standard because it doesn’t have the money to see the court case out.

Open source vs. proprietary? Turn the question around!

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geekzone.co.nz: Several decades ago the software 'industry' managed to re-write our perception of history and make most people believe that proprietary software is normal, and open source is the aberration, while in reality software actually started out as open. It is time to change our thinking and to stop trying to justify the use of open source software.

Did Open Source Kill the Dev Tools Market?

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ostatic.com: "The tools market is dead. Open source killed it. The only commercial tools that can survive today are the ones that leapfrog open source tools." That's the position that John De Goes, president of N-BRAIN.

SFLC Files Another Round of GPL Violation Lawsuits on Behalf of BusyBox

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softwarefreedom.org: The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) today announced that it has filed two more copyright infringement lawsuits, on behalf of two principal developers of BusyBox, alleging violation of the GNU General Public License (GPL).

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