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Microsoft: an end to open hostilities?

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oss-watch.ac.uk: First branded as a communist plot, then derided as a form of cancer, before being upgraded to merely a 'grey spectre', free and open source software (FOSS) has had a pretty rough ride from Microsoft over the years. For many in the open source community, the company represents all that is troubling about closed source software development. Recently, though, there have been developments.

Top Ten Open Source Legal Developments: 2009

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lawandlifesiliconvalley.com: As the use of free and open source software (“FOSS”) has become more ubiquitous, legal issues relating to FOSS have become more common and important. This year has seen a mix of new and old issues. Even more so than 2008.

First FOSDEM 2010 Speaker Interviews

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lwn.net: Interviews with four of the speakers at FOSDEM 2010 are now available. FOSDEM will be held February 6-7 in Brussels, Belgium. This round of interviews includes David Fifield (Nmap), Greg Kroah-Hartman (Linux kernel), Richard Clayton (Evil on the internet), and Wim Remes (OSSEC).

The Geek Who Cried FUD

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igneousquill.net: Once upon a time there was a pasty-faced geek who lived in his mother's basement and spent his time hacking and collecting online porn. He considered himself an open source expert and took pleasure in displaying his vastly superior knowledge on online forums with such eloquent statements as "RTFM NOOB!"

Linux and FOSS-related Predictions for 2010

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internetling.com: I am very excited about 2010, we have now got some great technology that I cannot wait to get my hands on, such as Android-tablet “appliance” computers, more web multimedia services following the examples of Hulu and Pandora, lightning-fast instant-on operating systems like Jolicloud, color E-Ink screens and of course, robot maids.

Open source in 2009

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mybroadband.co.za: Free software made steady progress in 2009, even if it didn't have the excitement of previous years.

Why can't we all just get along?

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linux-magazine.com: At the risk of sounding naive, I'm concerned about how members of the free and open source software (FOSS) community treat each other. No doubt in most parts of the community, people are getting things done while keeping civil. But, publicly, or when the big issues are raised, a sustained nastiness has crept into discussions over the last year or so.

Open Source in 2010: Nine Predictions

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earthweb.com: Even though this is the end of the decade only for those who can't count, retrospectives seem more common than predictions in the last days of 2009. Or maybe, after a year of recession, all the pundits are nervous about the future.

Caldera GPLd Its Brains Out - Want to See?

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groklaw.net: Would you like to see some places where Caldera has copyright notices in Linux on code it contributed under the GPL, and you're frustrated because some of us have Caldera CDs and you don't? Just go to Google code search and search.

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