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Apache declares war on Oracle over Java

http://www.itworld.com

Charging that Oracle has willfully disregarded the licensing terms for its own Java technology, the Apache Software Foundation has called upon other members of the Java Community Process (JCP) to vote against the next proposed version of the language, should Oracle continue to impose restrictions on open-source Java use.

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Why You Should Only Buy Linux Pre-Installed on your Systems

http://www.geeksaresexy.net

Many Linux users are geeks, and vice versa, and geeks can build their own systems or at least install an OS, so why should we buy systems with Linux pre-installed? Why is it so important if the OS is free? Let’s talk about a little thing called “market share.”

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Icelandic developer receives Nordic Free Software Award

http://fsfe.org

Bjarni Rúnar Einarsson, Free Software developer and community builder from Iceland, has received the Nordic Free Software Award. Einarsson has been a leading figure in Iceland's Free Software movement for more than a decade.

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Saving Identica and StatusNet?

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There is a significant spam problem on Identi.ca, and it looks like some fresh ideas are needed to crush it. Here are mine, and a few ideas that I like from other people. Identi.ca is the open microblogging site based on the StatusNet software. It’s a fantastic service, with features that leave Twitter in the dust. But spammers are not being caught and banned quickly.

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Have Oracle just made it worse for everyone?

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I guess everybody has heard that a majority of the key developers in the OpenOffice.org community decided to set up the Document Foundation: an independent foundation to continue and manage work on the Openoffice.org codebase. If you’ve not, then I can recommend Terry Hancock’s piece as a starting point (and a good summary of why forking is vital).

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What Microsoft Linux Would Mean

http://linuxcanuck.wordpress.com

My son who is a Linux user and advocate and I had this conversation about five years ago. I think that it was even before Microsoft and Novell struck a deal. It was pre-Vista because we thought that Microsoft’s next OS could be Linux-based. We thought that it would happen, but are still waiting. (I’m being a Devil’s advocate, so don’t take me seriously or send hate messages)

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China’s State-Owned Mobile Company Joins Linux Foundation

http://mashable.com

The world’s largest mobile enterprise has just joined the Linux Foundation as a Gold Member.

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Coleman: The Anthropology of Hackers

http://www.theatlantic.com

Pasty kids with greasy hair typing on command lines. Dark villains of the networked world. Security magicians with odd political beliefs. We have a lot of ideas about who hackers are, but very few people have actually tried to seriously investigate the anthropology of one of the more fascinating social groups to emerge at the end of the 20th century.

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Eben Moglen on software liability

http://www.softwarefreedom.org

Eben talks about "When Software is in Everything: Future Liability Nightmares Free Software Helps Avoid" to the Scottish Society for Computers and Law (SSCL) in Edinburgh, Scotland on June 30. Karen and Bradley introduce the talk to listeners.

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33 german developers joined The Document Foundation

http://native-lang.openoffice.org

The past days and weeks here in the project were marked by sometimes heated discussions, about how we perceive the cooperation in the project and how we make this more willing and able. Unfortunately, this discussion has not always been objective, problem- and goal-oriented, as it would have been desirable, but sometimes very emotional.

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Koobface: the cross-platform version

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The Koobface worm makes the news again with a cross-platform version of the Worm. Security firm Intego disclosed the threat for Mac OS X on their blog. The worm uses a Java applet to download the malicious payload. If the user allows the applet to run, Koobface may be able to join the Botnet. The site I’ve tested in the wild will work for Windows, Linux and OS X.

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Microsoft Tries to Prevent Asus, Acer from Using Android, ChromeOS

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If you can't compete, litigate. This train of thought has been quite prevalent among major technology companies as of late, most notably by Apple and Microsoft, who both cannot compete with Android on merit, so they have to resort to patent lawsuits and FUD.

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Oracle OpenOffice.org vs. TDF LibreOffice

http://www.linuxjournal.com

Oracle continues to be at the center of controversy despite their press release stating they will continue to support and release OpenOffice.org as an open source project.

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Fostering free software education: FTA and FSF partner

http://www.fsf.org

The Free Technology Academy and the Free Software Foundation announced today their partnership in the FTA's Associate Partner Network. The Network aims to expand the availability of professional educational courses and materials covering the concepts and applications of free software and free standards.

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FSFE Fellowship interview with Leena Simon

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Chris Woolfrey talks to 'Freedom Not Fear' organiser Leena Simon about Free Software dogmatism, surveillance, and why the movement needs more geek girls, in the latest fellowship interview from Free Software Foundation Europe.

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