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Can open source guide a moon mission?

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radar.oreilly.com: I'm a sucker for audacious ideas. Big, huge things with a hint of insanity. And if you put those ideas in space I get really interested. That's why the Open Luna Foundation is right up my alley.

Not All Copyright Assignment is Created Equal

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Ubuntu

ebb.org/bkuhn/blog: In an interview with IT Wire, Mark Shuttleworth argues that all copyright assignment systems are equal, saying further that what Intel, Canonical and other for-profit companies ask for in the process are the same things asked for by Free Software non-profit organizations like the Free Software Foundation.

The real value of FOSS to business – A personal example

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mygnulinux.com: I am going to tell a story just to give an understanding of the real value of FOSS in business.

Waiting for the open source impact

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Microsoft
OSS

zdnet.com.au/blogs: Waiting for open source to give Microsoft a much-needed kick up the jacksie has seemed like waiting for Godot. We wait, we wait and we are still waiting.

Could open source abandon the Google train?

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Google
OSS

news.cnet.com: As arguably the world's largest open-source company, Google has a big stake in maintaining its place at the heart of the open-source ecosystem. Recent events, however, suggest that Google can't rest on its laurels if it wants to secure the hearts and minds of open-source developers.

As the GPL fades …

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blogs.the451group.com: We’re continuing to see signs that the dominant GPL open source license may be fading from favor among commercial open source software players. The latest move away from the GPL comes from content management software vendor Alfresco, which is moving to the LGPL after originally releasing its code under the GPL three years ago.

Proprietary File Formats conflict with Equal Opportunities

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advogato.org: In applying for jobs and contract opportunities, the first hurdle is the request for a CV in a proprietary document format. This article describes the approaches taken and the success stories, one at a time, by which the proprietary document format practices have been successfully changed.

iPad is iBad for freedom

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Mac
OSS
  • iPad is iBad for freedom
  • Free Software Campaigners Disrupt iPad Launch
  • Protestors: iPad is nothing more than a golden calf of DRM

UK.gov tweaks open source policy small print

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channelregister.co.uk: The UK government has rejigged its open source and open standards software procurement policy, following pressure from OSS vendors last autumn.

Mr. Obama, Please Tear Down This Wall!

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Web

Jon maddog Hall: Only three days after posting my blog regarding the plight of Google's Chinese customers and how their data is now at the whims of a US-based company and its conflict with the Chinese government, I read about the issues of SourceForge.net and the U.S. State Department's Export lists and how the data stored in a US-based company, sometimes created by non-U.S. based citizens, is now being controlled by U.S. State Department rules.

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