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Open source and the sluggish UK public sector

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theregister.co.uk: Confronting their rapidly shrinking budgets, public sector bean counters must imagine that someone somewhere has been casting Chinese curses about living in interesting times. You would think that at times like these open-source deployments would be the obvious solution.

Decision criteria for open source and proprietary software

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computing.co.uk: The selection of operating systems was once one of the major decisions IT managers had to face when considering their options for service delivery, be it for servers or desktops. Until a decade or so ago, such choices were limited to choosing one from a range of proprietary operating systems supplied by vendors.

The Biggest Legal Danger for Open Source?

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itworld.com: There is an undercurrent of legal issues troubling the open source world these days. While things are going great in some aspects--cloud, mobile, server--there is a definite potential for trouble from litigious attacks on any of the successful technologies open source has helped create.

How to get a career in open source

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techradar.com: Many people are absolutely enthralled by Linux and open source, and what could be better than taking your hobby and making it your career? Is it really possible that you could be paid to do something that you love?

What Would Be Disastrous For Linux, Open-Source

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phoronix.com: Rather than doing any April Fools' Jokes around here yesterday and today we're looking at a few different headlines that would cause great impact for Linux.

Federal IT Dashboard goes open source

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opensource.com: Today, we're excited to announce that our Civic Commons team, working with the White House and the Federal CIO, has made the cost-saving IT Dashboard, the technology behind IT.USAspending.gov, freely available for any government entity to use and customize.

NASA concludes first Open Source Summit, aims to make openness the default

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opensource.com: NASA has been implementing an Open Government Plan for nearly a year, and this week they held the first NASA Open Source Summit in Mountain View, CA.

Linux kernel to be released under BSD licence

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itwire.com: The Linux kernel will soon be released under the BSD licence, kernel creator Linus Benedict Torvalds said today.

Government unveils IT strategy, with open source at the fore

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  • UK Government unveils IT strategy, with open source at the fore
  • EU Caves In To M$

Google to NASA: Open source will not kill you

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theregister.co.uk: Google open source guru Chris DiBona has called on NASA to use more open source code in its aerospace program, urging the government agency to test free software in unmanned flights and "blow-up some robots."

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