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Free Software's Smelly Underpants

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OSS It starts with a press release or an announcement from an organization like the Free Software Foundation or the Linux Foundation. It ends with remarks about someone's smelly underpants.

Developer and User Interaction

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OSS A free software project such as the many projects under the KDE umbrella do not need users, they only need more developers. A user which is not able to develop is useless.

Bad-mouthing the Free Software Foundation

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OSS Over the past year or so, I've noticed a disturbing trend. Whenever the Free Software Foundation (FSF) posts anything on any subject, pundits leap to criticize it.

Jon "Maddog" Hall presents talk

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  • Open Source Software Lecture Series Kicks Off Sept. 22 in Fairmont
  • The Open Source Angles To Adobe's Flash And Flex
  • User influence on gigantic corporations

BRIC Countries A Huge Opportunity For FLOSS

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OSS Brazil, Russia, India and China all have governments that support use of FLOSS for many different reasons:

NASA unbolts open source space applications challenge

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OSS NASA today said it would host an open source-based application competition that it hopes will deliver a new generation of software that can address space, weather and economic issues.

More partisanship from free software leadership

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OSS Richard Stallman took time out of his busy schedule to answer the burning question of whether Android is free software. His 1,439-word Guardian article is one of the longest ways I have seen lately to deliver what should have been an obvious (and 1,438-word shorter) answer:

The importance of donating to open source projects

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OSS Bodhi Linux is having a giveaway for a Dell Duo, and Jack Wallen wants not only to make you aware of it, but also the importance of donating to open source projects.

This Is What Started AMD's Open-Source Strategy

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OSS While AMD's open-source strategy was announced on Phoronix on 7 September 2007, it was on 17 September of the same year that the Novell/SUSE developers did their first public release of their xf86-video-radeonhd driver.

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