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Reports on the Death of the GPL …

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blogs.opennms.org: It’s funny, from my small corner of the world it seems like the GPL is under attack of late.

Open Source vs. Proprietary - Who Are The Real Zealots?

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penguinpetes.com: Linux is at war. Linux is under attack. Do you, dear reader, have any enemies? Who, pray tell? Your mother-in-law? That one manager at work? An ex-partner? You know who Linux's enemy is?

A Tale of Open Source Cities (No Sims Included)

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maximumpc.com: With a mighty "yehhh," the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, passed a motion to adopt open standards in its local government this past May. It allows governments to free themselves of pricy, proprietary software burdens while simultaneously opening up more areas of government for access by conventional citizens.

Why the GNU GPL Still Matters

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computerworlduk.com: Contributing to projects that use more permissive licences than the GNU GPL means that it is likely that many will not contribute because of their distaste for free riders.

Also: Why Apache is not the bottom of the open source incline

Diversity in open source

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bryceharrington.org: There are a ton of different groupings where you hear "Why aren't there enough XYZ's in our (community|profession|hobby|party)?" Those in the majority wish to be more inclusive of whatever the minority is, but don't know how.

Apache and the future of open-source licensing

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news.cnet.com: If most developers contribute to open-source projects because they want to, rather than because they're forced to, why do we have the GNU General Public License?

The need to expand open-source licensing

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sdtimes.com: In his seminal essay on the nature of open source, entitled “The Cathedral and the Bazaar,” Eric Raymond described the Linux community as a “great babbling bazaar of differing agendas.” This work contributed to the present situation in which OSS has lost its edginess and is now commonly accepted by even conservative companies.

Taking a Principled Position on Software Freedom

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advogato.org: Those of us in the free/libre and open source software (FLOSS) community know the routine by now.

Free software heroes: from Stallman to Google, a list of inspiring individuals who made everything possible

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: This article was originally published on “2008-06-15 13:09:55 +0000”. I re-read it, and decided that it deserved to be re-published in Free Software Magazine as a tribute to those individual who made GNU/Linux possible.

Linux, FOSS, and the Time-Honored Tradition of Charging More for Less

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linuxtoday.com: The tech industry has elevated the time-honored tactic of charging more for less to an art form*. A cornerstone of Microsoft's business is more for less. This more-for-less tactic came into sharp focus with netbooks.

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