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The new face of open source on Wall Street

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news.cnet.com: Open source has long flourished on Wall Street. But the more dramatic shift for Wall Street right now is that it is considering open-source alternatives for fundamental, industry-specific applications.

Open Source Developer Intends To Block Belgian Government From Using His Technology

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techcrunch.com: Open source developer Bruno Lowagie is about to set a remarkable precedent in the F/OSS world by restricting any government body in his and my home country, Belgium, to use any product that makes use of technology originally developed by him.

Lundumb

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blogbeebe.blogspot: Coward? You're calling Linux Hater a coward? Do you know who the real coward in the Linux community is? Her name is Pamela Jones. Yeah, that Pamela Jones, keeper of Groklaw.

Working to Rule

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tuxdeluxe.org: Office 2007 SP2 contains Microsoft's first native implementation of the file format Open Document Format (ODF). The devil, as always, is in the details.

Will European rules impact open source business models?

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blogs.zdnet.com: If open source wants to get around European procurement rules and tap the government market there can’t be differences between commercial and community versions of their products.

Why open source needs the RIAA to lose

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theinquirer.net: THE FREE SOFTWARE FOUNDATION (FSF) has been one of the surprise backers of people who the RIAA thinks should pay massive fines for sharing copyrighted music files online.

Open source shrugs at EU liability plans

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blogs.zdnet.com: Open source writers who are also market players, like our Matt Asay and Infoworld’s Savio Rodrigues, are dumping on a European Commission (EC) proposal to make software sellers liable for the problems in their code, just as dishwasher makers are liable for problems.

Wall Street Opens Doors to Open Source Technologies

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wallstreetandtech.com: With the financial meltdown eroding IT budgets, large investment banks, hedge funds and other financial institutions have been forced to rethink their attitudes toward open source technology.

Economics behind the Open Source Model

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brajeshwar.com: Open Source and Economics are related in a sense that they require time and effort to be quantified and measured by both - producers and consumers.

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