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Open source needs successful champions

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zdnetasia.com: The open source industry needs profitable champions to demonstrate success, and attract funding and participation in open source, according to Red Hat CEO.

Ditch Microsoft, Save £269m Says Hungarian Open Source Group

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eweekeurope.co.uk: Despite a struggling economy and public debt, the Hungarian government continues to spend millions on Microsoft licences when cheaper alternatives exist, say open source groups.

Bob Sutor On Advice For Open Source Startups

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ostatic.com: IBM's Bob Sutor has a good post up discussing advice for those who want to start an open source business.

EU Wants to Re-define “Closed” as “Nearly Open”

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arstechnica.com: A set of interoperability guidelines being written by the European Union recently got a major revision that weakens the document's emphasis on open standards.

Open source as an antitrust strategy

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news.cnet.com: The day open source became big business is the day that open-source development exploded. Yes, open source predates the moneyed interests hankering to use it to competitive advantage, but it really wasn't until IBM dropped $1 billion on Linux that companies began paying employees to write free software.

Master of codes

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expressbuzz.com: Sarath Lakshman, a fifth semester Computer Science student of the Model Engineering College, Kochi, has cleared the GSOC for a second time in 2009. ``My project is named Pardusman. It is a custom GNU/Linux distro creator from the web.

Apple Scuttles ZFS: Community Picks it Up

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ostatic.com: In like a lion, out like a Snow Leopard? Apple changed its spots on Sun's ZFS fairly quickly. This week the company shutterd the ZFS Project on Mac OS Forge, and there's no hide or hair of ZFS to be found in Snow Leopard. But as with all things open source, there's a light at the end of the tunnel.

Open Source Whitepaper updated for 2010

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opensource.org: The paper is now 5 pages of text and 2 pages of references. It is still relatively concise, but the fact that the numbers keep showing double- and triple-digit improvements in important metrics (compared with proprietary software), I felt that it would only be fitting to expand the content and the data by a commensurate amount.

Can DOD's stance on open source change the status quo?

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gcn.com: Reader reaction to our coverage of new Defense Department guidance that puts open-source software on equal footing with proprietary software has ranged from cheers to questions about whether the move will change anything.

Where the battle lines are drawn

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linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: To where do we take the battle in support of OpenSource and Free Software? We are told to choose our battles carefully and not to fight where it is least effective.

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