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Open Source Enthusiast To Advise Conservatives

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eweekeurope.co.uk: Tom Steinberg, co-founder of mySociety, the site behind online tools such as TheyWorkForYou.com has agreed to help the Conservative party

Some of Maryland's open source heroes

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baltimoresun.com: Mike Subelsky shares with us his non-scientific findings on who's doing a lot of novel work with open source. Feel free to nominate your own "open source heroes" in the comments section of this blog entry.

The Open Source Initiative’s corporate status is suspended

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blogs.the451group.com: The ability of the Open Source Initiative to steward the Open Source Definition and police the use of the term open source as it relates to software is in doubt following the confirmation that the corporate status of the non-profit company has been suspended in California. What does it all mean?

Open Source Makes Big Gains at the London Stock Exchange

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computerworlduk.com: At first sight, news that the London Stock Exchange (LSE) is moving from the Microsoft .Net-based TradElect to the GNU/Linux-based MillenniumIT system, is just another win for free software. But the details provide some fascinating insights.

Open source adoption still strong in RP

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inquirer.net: Open source software development, particularly Linux, is seen to have a strong following in Asia Pacific as companies look to incorporate virtualization and cloud computing in their IT infrastructure.

Open core, closed heart?

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h-online.com: When is an open source license not an open source license? The recent rush to "Open Core Licensing" as defined by Andrew Lampitt, the business development director of JasperSoft, raises many questions as to the meaning and purpose of free and open source software.

Chinese IT shops love the free-ness of open source

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theregister.co.uk: If everything is free in the Land with No IP - not TCP/IP, but rather intellectual property - then it stands to reason that IT managers and programmers in China would love open source software.

SFLC Argues Software Cannot Be Patented

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softwarefreedom.org: Today the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC), provider of pro-bono legal services to non-profit developers and distributors of free and open source software, filed a brief with the United States Supreme Court arguing that software standing alone cannot constitutionally be patented.

Leaning Towards Freedom

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informationweek.com: The advocates of free software -- not just open source, but free as in freedom -- talk about the use of computers as a basic human right. It probably is. But I see freedom as a direction to lean into.

FOSS: War is over (if you want it)

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blogs.the451group: Aside from the ongoing adoption of open source, one of the trends that has defined FOSS in 2009 has been the numerous declarations that the war between open source and proprietary software is over - and moreover that open source has won.

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