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Froscon Day 1

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omat.nl: This year I decided to go to Froscon. And I must admit that I like it very much. The differences with for example Fosdem are huge. The developer tracks are really of the level of Getting Things Done instead of talking about it.

All Open Source Software is Commercial

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robertogaloppini.net: Commercial open source software projects are open source software projects that are owned by a single firm that derives a direct and significant revenue stream from the software.

What Free Software, Linux and Microsoft Have Taught Us

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linuxtoday.com: All in all, I think Free Software users know from practical experience how to question and why to question; we also have learned about freedom in a way that most people don't get to--as a practical reality, an experience, not just a slogan.

When the Contribution Model Fails

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bushweed.blogspot: I'm a big advocate of Open Source software. However Open Source has it's flaws. The contribution model may be one of it's greatest strengths, but is also a big weakness.

Open Source Likes Green IT

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earthweb.com: For years now, there's been talk brewing about the concept of Green IT. Pundits have predicted in years past that sustainable IT would be "job one" soon--really soon. So where does open source software fit into the mix? How green is the GPL? Pretty green, if you ask me. In fact, companies that already use open source software are well on the way to greening their IT departments.

The Opposite of Open Source

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intelligententerprise.com: What's the opposite of open source? Hint: The answer is quite straight-forward. And it's not what some analysts and insiders would have you believe.

The greatest open source software of all time

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infoworld.com: InfoWorld's Open Source Hall of Fame recognizes the 36 most useful and important free open source software projects in history (and today)

OpenSource World

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dissociatedpress.net (zonker): LinuxWorld Expo was one of the first shows that I went to when I started working in the Linux industry. That was way back in the day when it was crazy talk to think that Linux would go anywhere and we were all (it seemed) 29 years old and full of optimism and enthusiasm.

Do Open Source Software Licenses Have a Purpose?

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daniweb.com/blogs: Today I'm pondering if the current open source model is still valid or if it's outdated. Do we need licensing for open source software? Do we need the GPL, LGPL, APL and all the other licenses that plague...er, grace us? If your software is free and open source, why bother with a license at all?

Is open source the way to go?

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businesstimes.com.sg: IN a recent study comparing open-source usage across 75 countries worldwide, Singapore ranked 16th. To understand the importance of open-source software for Singapore, BizIT spoke to a group of industry experts.

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