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A future without Microsoft

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: It’s June 2008, and it’s not a good time to be a Microsoft shareholder or employee. The computing industry is changing very, very quickly, creating new opportunities and killing once-prosperous markets. In this short article, I will outline these changes in relation to free software and Microsoft. If you can think of more changes, or if you don’t agree with some of my forecasts, please let me know!

Eyeballs Needed for ODF

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groklaw.net: There is an announcement just posted about OASIS opening a new discussion list for members and nonmembers to discuss a proposal to form a new technical committee to help out with "ODF Implementation, Interoperability and Conformance". Yes, interoperability is the key. Rob Weir will lead the discussion.

The GPL v3 Watch List For June 6

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gpl3.blogspot: The year has gone by quite quickly since the GPL v3 was first released. We have just entered into the month of the release, and it is only 23 days until a complete year has passed. It doesn't seem like we have been tracking the GPL v3 and its derivatives for a year, but it is more believable when you look at the count.

The Next Frontier for Open Source

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Jim Zemlin: Open Source is still a disruptive idea. It has moved beyond that in server operating systems, of course, with Linux on 20% of servers shipped these days. That’s known as being “mainstream.” But the effects of open source development and business models continue to be heavily disruptive as they spread into new technology markets.

Does open source have a glass ceiling?

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  • Does open source have a glass ceiling?

  • Open Source Developers: Fabio Marzocca
  • Fixing the broken OSS business model
  • Microsoft apologizes to Open Source Initiative for policy violation
  • Open source migration must be evolutionary
  • Open source in the heartland
  • Should governments legislate open source?

Vienna hobbles open-source migration

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zdnet.co.uk: In a setback for the City of Vienna's three-year-old open-source migration programme, city authorities decided on Wednesday to scrap most of the systems that have so far adopted the city's custom-built Linux distribution, instead approving an €8m migration to Windows Vista.

Open source helps keep vulnerable people connected

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siliconrepublic.com: Four IBM workers in Dublin are to be awarded for their contribution to the development of a community project that uses open source software to ensure older people and vulnerable members of the public in 20 counties across Ireland receive a good neighbour service.

Open source ‘not a threat’: group

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sunstar.com.ph: A GROUP of computer manufacturers, distributors and dealers in the country believe the emergence of the open source software technology is not a threat to the industry. Instead, the group considers open source technology as a source of “grassroots ideas.”

Bulgaria: 'Government's increasing use of Open Source inevitable'

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metamorphosis.org.mk: The Bulgarian government will turn more and more to Open Source software, predicts Krasimir Panayotov, coordinator of the GNU/Linux User Group in the city of Rousse, the country's fifth-largest city.

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  • European Commission to increase its use of Open Source

  • Dutch Parliament to use Open Source Software
  • Risky Business: Predicting that open source vendors will ultimately win
  • The new case for open source data protection
  • Network Security Concerns? Consider Open Source
  • Beginning a FOSS Based Business and a Simple Broth
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