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Stay away from OpenOffice.org until Oracle shows commitment, analyst says

http://www.computerworld.com

A European IT consulting firm is warning large enterprises and government entities not to deploy OpenOffice.org until Oracle Corp. shows proof that it will invest as heavily in the development of open-source productivity suite as project champion Sun Microsystems Inc. did.

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[FSF] An appeal from Benjamin Mako Hill, technologist and author.

http://www.fsf.org

"...A strong free software movement focused on the principled issues of software freedom -- and a strong FSF in particular -- will determine what freedoms the next generation of computer users enjoy. At stake is no less than the next generation's autonomy. If you are not an FSF associate member, now is the time to become one..."

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Red Hat sponsors open source religion

http://www.theregister.co.uk

Commercial Linux distributor Red Hat started out as a catalog business peddling Linux and Unix software and started tucking a homegrown Linux created by Marc Ewing in the back of the catalogs. It didn't take long to realize that the Linux was worth more than the catalog business, and thus the poster child for the commercialized open source movement was born.

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Open Source House Launches Design Competition

http://ostatic.com

Architectural Web site Arch Daily points to a design competition at Open Source House for individuals or teams to create a eco-friendly sustainable single-family house for a specifically designated spot in Ghana. The contest, which runs until May 15, 2010, encourages designers to "think big" and come up with ways their initial designs can be implemented on a larger scale.

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Emacs Muse 3.20 released

http://blog.mwolson.org

"Emacs Muse 3.20 is now available. Emacs Muse is an authoring and publishing environment for Emacs. It simplifies the process of writing documents and publishing them to various output formats. One of the principal aims in the development of Muse is to make it very easy to produce good-looking, standards-compliant documents..."

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Interview With Netbook Master Marco Martin From the KDE Plasma Team

http://www.kdenews.org

A while ago, Giovanni Venturi interviewed Marco Martin for the Italian KDE website (so if you read Italian, please see there for the authentic version). For our Italian-challenged readers, we are pleased to present an English translation below.

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Eben Moglen: It's time to build a free social networking distribution

http://www.softwarefreedom.org

"A free software distribution is within our reach," SFLC Chairman Eben Moglen said in a talk about "Freedom in the Cloud" on February 2. "What we need is a really good web server that you can put in your pocket and plug in any place.

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PCLinuxOS Magazine June 2010 Released

http://pclosmag.com

"Good things just keep happening with PCLinuxOS. The month of May saw the much anticipated release of the PCLinuxOS OpenBox remaster. We also saw the first of the quarterly remasters released, with PCLinuxOS 2010."

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Created by innerphaze 7 years 12 weeks ago
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Intellectual honesty and html5

http://www.0xdeadbeef.com

OK, this is the post that contains everything that everyone on the inside of the browser market knows, but doesn’t say out loud. It’s time for someone to expose the emperor.

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Created by chen 7 years 12 weeks ago
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A community of FOSS lawyers?

http://opensource.com

There is a fairly common perception among FOSS hackers that there is no community of FOSS lawyers. Scratch the surface, though, and it turns out that- despite our handicaps- the FOSS legal community is there and growing.

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Created by kalinos 7 years 21 weeks ago
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Legalizing Linux DVD Playback: Why Bother?

http://www.itworld.com

When writing any beginner's Linux book, invariably the topic of DVD playback comes up, and I always wrestle with what to tell new Linux users about the convoluted legal mess that watching a DVD on a Linux machine has become.

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Created by keyboardninja 7 years 17 weeks ago
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FSFE and FFII to Radio Station Winners: "rOGG on"

http://www.linux-magazine.com

The radio stations Deutschlandradio and Radio Orange received the awards from the Free Software Foundation Europe and Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure because they transmitted over the Internet in the Ogg Vorbis media container format.

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Free software awards 2009 announced

http://www.fsf.org

Free Software Foundation announced the winners of the annual free software awards. The award for the Advancement of Free Software was won by John Gilmore. The award for Project of Social Benefit was won by the Internet Archive. The awards were presented by FSF president and founder Richard M. Stallman.

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Created by stargrave 7 years 22 weeks ago
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Digital Media: The open source Achilles heal or new cash crop?

http://www.buntfu.com

So while I'm a big Linux fan and tell others about its benefits, if anyone ever comes to my house to watch something thats on-line they will see Windows computer on my TV. So what does this mean? Eventual doom through media? Not if the big names in open source do whats necessary to close this new digital media gap among computer users.

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Newspaper Tries Open Source For A Day

http://passthesource.org.nz

“The Saratogian” used a mixture of Scribus, Google Docs to put out their newspaper on Independence Day as a gesture of support for the Free Software movement.

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