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Securing your organisation with open source

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tectonic.co.za: While backup and recovery solutions are considered paramount in most organisations, they are possibly one of the most overlooked procedures in company security policies, mainly because they seem to try to achieve the opposite.

Hey, Red Hat - Open-source help still lousy?

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theregister.co.uk: It's been exactly a year since former Delta Airlines vice president turned Red Hat chief executive Jim Whitehurst criticized open-source vendors for doing a lousy job of getting customers involved in the community and projects.

Recipients of Annual FSF Awards Announced

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fsf.org: The Free Software Foundation (FSF) has announced the winners of the annual free software awards during the GNU/Linux conference LibrePlanet, held on March 21-22 at Harvard Science Center in Cambridge, MA.

The Top 5 FUD Myths used against Open Source

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computerworlduk.com: After they ignore it and dismiss it, it is time for the age old sales technique of Fear Uncertainty and Doubt - FUD. These are the typical top 5 FUD SCARE myths trotted out by enterprise software salesmen.

Life Without Free Software: Not Possible

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workswithu.com: I wrote a post a few days ago about the bits and pieces of proprietary software that are still a necessary part of my technological life. As a follow-up, I thought it might be interesting to look at the other side of the coin.

What the IBM-Sun talk means for open source

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  • What the IBM-Sun talk means for open source

  • An IBM Acquisition May Be Good for Sun, But it's Still Worrisome
  • The rise of the Blue Sun, IBM and Sun
  • IBM and Sun? What's In It For Linux?
  • IBM Looks to Buy Sun: Further Proof It's Darkest Just Before Dawn

Stallman: Free software Is Not About Saving Money

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eweekeurope.co.uk: Companies turning to open source in the recession should know that free software is about much more, according to the GNU founder.

Change is a hard thing to do

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toolbox.com/blogs: Changing from closed source programs to open source programs is a hard thing to do. Many people will resist that change fiercely and will pull every trick out of the book to justify their objections to that change.

Life Without Proprietary Software: Is It Possible?

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workswithu.com: Someone on the Ubuntu forums started an interesting thread today asking, “Can you manage to use only free software on your pc?“ It got me thinking about my dependency on proprietary software, and whether I’d ever really be able to get it out of my life entirely.

The beauty of Free Software Development and Free Software Community

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anoopjohn.com: When you work in the software industry, either in the services sector, or in the products sector, you never get to see the harmony, the cooperation and the amiability that, you find in the Free Software Community.

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