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FOSS Security Updates vs Microsoft Patch Day

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blog.eracc.com: It is almost that time again. The ritual of installing Microsoft patches released on the second Tuesday of each month to fix security problems. It is an ironic coincidence that I have received update notices from Mandriva for software installed on my Linux PC systems as well this weekend.

Open Source Community Types

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  • Simon Says: Open Source Community Types
  • The Cost of Open Source Licensing Compliance
  • Meet the New Kingmakers: Same as the Old Kingmakers
  • Behind the open source turnaround at Broadcom
  • Open Source Licensing made easy for Italian Public Admins
  • Contribute to the OSS Watch National Survey 2010

Source code for Dell Streak unveiled

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  • Source code for Dell Streak unveiled
  • Broadcom releases an open-source driver for its wireless chipsets
  • Recent court ruling makes it important to understand the GPL
  • My introduction to open source

The 6 dimensions of Open Source

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fnords.wordpress: Why do people choose to participate in Open Source ? It’s always a mix of various reasons, so let’s try to explore and classify them.

This is Why You Do It: Open Source Software Saves Charity

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ostatic.com/blog: We love feel-good stories about how open source software helps improve living conditions in third-world countries or comes to the rescue in times of crisis, but this one really takes the cake.

Android/Linux kernel fight continues

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blogs.computerworld: You could argue that Google's Android, so popular on smartphones now, is the most popular Linux of all right now. There's only one little problem with that: Android has continued to be apart from the Linux mainstream.

How Linux Got To China And The Nordic Open Source Miracle

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arcticstartup.com: Let’s do a small intellectual play: Web 2.0 services, or the current generation’s internet companies globally, are built for the most part on top of the so-called LAMP-stack. In other words their infrastructure is based on Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP – a selection of open source software programs.

Free Software Needs Free Tools

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mako.cc: Over the last decade, free software developers have been repeatedly tempted use of proprietary tools in the creation of free software. From BitKeeper to SourceForge to Google Code to GitHub, non-free tools and services have played an important role in free software development and continue to create a number of subtle but important problems for our community.

Could Oracle fracture open source community?

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blogs.techrepublic.com: An Oracle was a person or agency considered to be a source of wise counsel or prophetic opinion. How can that particular definition be applied to Oracle the company? It can’t. In fact I would claim that Oracle, the company, is quite the opposite of “wise” or “prophetic”.

Google Wave Freed As Open Source Project

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muktware.com: Google recently terminated Wave, but instead of purging the code the company will be releasing the source code of the project.

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