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Ubuntu’s best move ever

http://www.gnulinuxmatters.org

"Was it the Dell laptops deal? The costless CD shipping from Shipit? The launch of the fully-free Gobuntu? Or will it be the liberation of the proprietary Launchpad platform?"

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Tech media doesn’t get open source

http://www.krishworld.com

"The problem with the tech media (conventional media and tech blogosphere) is that they are way too deep into proprietary software and hit based economic models. This has resulted in way too many misinterpretations about open source."

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Do we still need LUGs?

http://www.linux.com

"In the world of Linux, many things have changed in the last decade. The operating system itself has grown up, and is no longer an "upstart." But one mainstay of the Linux community, the Linux user group (LUG), appears to be on the decline in some areas. Attendance is down, LUG presidents say, and some groups have stopped meeting. Does this mean we don't need LUGs anymore?"

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Who really owns your open source code?

http://www.builderau.com.au

"In the wake of Apple's purchase of CUPS, there is a simple lesson to take away -- if you are a developer committed to open source and you wish for your contributions to always remain open, do not reassign copyright to an external party."

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Is the OSS business model inherently monopolistic?

http://www.loopfuse.org

"If an OSS company is focusing on its OSS competitors, it will likely fail as a venture. Common sense dictates you follow the money, and in most markets, “the money” is in the pockets of the proprietary players."

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Why Libertarians Should Celebrate Free Software

http://www.cato.org

"For years various libertarian writers have argued that the free software model is unsustainable because developers will not continue giving away valuable software indefinitely. That is unfortunate because free software projects like Linux, Apache, and Firefox are in fact excellent illustrations of the power of libertarian ideas."

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Are property rights in ideas unethical?

http://www.jpost.com

This article asks the over-simplified question, "Are property rights in ideas unethical?" The article is flawed, but worth reading. The author concludes that the IP system should change somewhat (how he doesn't specify) to accommodate free content. However, he also holds that free content is inherently dependent on proprietary content.

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Free Software as Part of the Anarchist Toolkit

http://www.anarkismo.net

An exploration of the connections between free software, anarchism, and participatory culture. The authors suggests that free software is both a form of sharing and a coopting of the means of production. He sees it as an example of voluntary sharing and contrary to usual capitalist principles, and hopes it will lead to greater cooperation in other spheres.

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After 10 years: What is Open Source?

http://www.libervis.com

In our earlier article, "Facts and Friction on Open Source and Free Software" we have explained where "Open Source" is coming from and what is its relation to Free Software and the Free Software Foundation that represents it.

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Freedomware...

http://thetuxproject.com

After having a meeting with a medium sized business owner about his need for a website it became painfully clear to me that "we" as the FOSS "community" need to do a much better job at making what it is we are offering more visible. We need something that communicates what FOSS is and what benefits there are for using FOSS applications.

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Welcome to Open Source 2.0

http://www.linuxjournal.com

There is no doubt that 3 February 1998 was a historic day. For it was then, at a meeting in Mountain View, that a small group led by Eric Raymond came up with the term “open source” as an alternative to the description “free software”. The question is, will history count 21 June 2007 as another such pivotal moment – the day that Open Source 2.0 was born?

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The Open Source Initiative Finds Its Backbone - Will The Real Open Source CRM Please Stand Up?

http://opensource.org

Michael Tiemann, president of the Open Source Initiative (and Red Hat's VP of Open Source Affairs), has decided to stand up against the flagrant abuse of the term "open source" (by companies like SugarCRM, CentricCRM, and MuleSource, and OpenBravo, to shame a few). He is urging the community to use "open source" only to refer to OSI-approved licenses.

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Mark Shuttleworth » No negotiations with Microsoft in progress

http://www.markshuttleworth.com

There’s a rumour circulating that Ubuntu is in discussions with Microsoft aimed at an agreement along the lines they have concluded recently with Linspire, Xandros, Novell etc. Unfortunately, some speculation in the media (thoroughly and elegantly debunked in the blogosphere but not before the damage was done) posited that “Ubuntu might be next”.

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Be Realistic. Demand the Impossible

http://www.tuxdeluxe.org

A favorite slogan of the Situationists during the social upheavals in Europe during May 1968 was "Be Realistic. Demand the impossible". Stretch out, dare to dream, go against the flow, and your dreams just might come true.

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Free as in Freedom and we really mean it!

http://www.binaryfreedom.info

A progressive voice of the digital age. fighting for digital freedoms in software, hardware and on the net, watching for corporate abuse, promoting knowledge and education of todays digital dangers like DRM and software patents all this with a big focus on Free Software. For this become an activist and support our mission.
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