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Is Microsoft trying to kill Apache?

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: When the story about Microsoft shelling out $100,000 to Apache for ASF sponsorship broke across my radar it rather tickled my funny bone and my curiosity. When ASF Chairman Jim Jagielski declared that “Microsoft’s sponsorship makes it clear that Microsoft “gets it” regarding the ASF” I had a fit of the giggles—and then, like many others, I started to ponder on the reasons why and what it actually meant.

12 Great Quotes from “The Cathedral and the Bazaar”

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junauza.com: The Cathedral and the Bazaar, a famous essay by Eric S. Raymond, has been a great inspiration by many open source software developers. I’m going to share to you a few highly inspiring quotes that I took from The Cathedral and the Bazaar:

Conversations With My Dad About Open Source

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linux-mag.com: My father was one of those old school guys when it came to adopting computer technology. During the early years of the Internet, it took him a while to get his mind around the business model. By 1999, he called me one day and said “Know anything about this company Red Hat?

On the savannah, where the gnu roam...

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fsf.org/blogs: There are many services that will host your project's source code, mailing lists and bug trackers. While very few of these services charge for their services, most of them are built on proprietary software. Worse, some of them have started adding adverts for proprietary software in their mailing lists, or refusing projects with certain free software licenses.

Opendocument format

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trolltech.com/blogs: The Open Document Format (ODF) is an ISO standardized method of storing rich text and other office data. The ODF standard has grown in popularity over the last years quite a bit. Many governments around the world have passed laws stating that any sort of communication between the government and its people has to be done in ODF.

The Pitfalls of Open Source Litigation

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internetnews.com: Optimists say the best things in life are free; realists say yes, but anything that's free costs way too much. Nowhere is that more applicable than in open source software.

Growing the open-source community

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networkworld.com: The open-source community is no longer the sole province of technology geeks. The mood is shifting. As the mistress of ceremonies at OSCON (the Open Source Convention) commented: instead of open source trying to figure out its place in the enterprise, today the enterprise is seeking its place in open source. And that, among other trends, is causing changes in the community.

“Who’s The Next Open Source Idol?”

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businesswire.com (PR): GroundWork Open Source is sponsoring a competition amongst four popular open source mascots: “Tux” the Linux kernel penguin, “Beastie” the BSD daemon, Mozilla’s Firefox, and “The Gnu” GNU.

InfoWorld announces our 2008 Best of Open Source Awards

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weblog.infoworld: InfoWord recently released winners of the 2008 Bossie Awards. The awards are based on a review and analysis of the products in action by the InfoWorld Test Center.

Open the Windows; the Stench is Unbearable

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advice.cio.com: Heard the joke about the three engineers riding in a car that starts sputtering along the highway? The electrical engineer suggests they check the ignition. The mechanical engineer suggests they check the transmission. The computer engineer suggests they pull over, turn the car off and start it up again.

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