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Lock-in in the cloud

http://geekybodhi.net

The idea behind the contextual web was to bring together content, in what was back then largely a disconnected web. And if it was disconnected back then, it's been shredded to pieces and separated in silos now. This is the age of the social network.

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Created by geekyBodhi 7 years 17 weeks ago
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Red Alert on Net Freedoms! MEPs shall Reject the Gallo Report

http://www.laquadrature.net

It opens the door to the creation of private copyright police of the Net. All EU citizen can act to help the Members of the European Parliament out of the blind repressive path, and adopt an alternative resolution

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Created by lozz 7 years 17 weeks ago
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Android: the return of the Unix wars?

https://lwn.net

Your editor was recently amused to encounter this ZDNet article on "Android's dirty little secret." According to that article, the openness of Android has led to anincrease in the control held by handset manufacturers and wireless carriers and the fragmentation of the platform.

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Created by akf 7 years 19 weeks ago
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Give me some of that old-time, open source religion

http://opensource.com

We’ve accepted the obvious benefits of open source principles in business and education, law and healthcare. In the Life channel, we get to examine some of the less-obvious avenues where open source is found--and here is one that even surprises us a little: open source religion.

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Created by l0g1c0l 7 years 19 weeks ago
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The Decompiler Dilemma

http://trombonechamp.wordpress.com

The whole advantage to free software is that you can take it apart and look at it, right? That is what most free software advocates would have you believe. So what would happen if the GNU Project released a Perfect Decompiler, a decompiler that could perfectly decode any binary into source code understandable by humans? Would this help or hurt the Free Software Movement?

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Created by trombonechamp 7 years 21 weeks ago
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Tribalism is the enemy within

http://www.markshuttleworth.com

Tribalism is when one group of people start to think people from another group are "wrong by default". It's the great-granddaddy of racism and sexism. And the most dangerous kind of tribalism is completely invisible: it has nothing to do with someone's "birth tribe" and everything to do with their affiliations: where they work, which sports team they support, which linux distribution they love.

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Created by Papa Smurf 7 years 23 weeks ago
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On Variety and Linux

http://mandrivachronicles.blogspot.com

Ernest Hemingway once said that one cat just leads to another. Somehow, the same happens with Linux:

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Created by clandestine 7 years 23 weeks ago
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Defining Software Freedom: The Singularity of Free

http://www.itworld.com

Last week, I wrote about the somewhat-vague definition of the open core business model, and how it compared to the dual-license business model. Open core, like dual licenses, are all part of the whole "ways-to-make-money-faster-with-open-source-software" genre of business, but they are not the same thing.

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Created by johncuk 7 years 26 weeks ago
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Open to the core - The pragmatic freedom

http://robertogaloppini.net

Everyone seems to have an opinion on the open core debate, and a popular opinion seems to inflict some sort of excommunication to anyone having a less than pure open source monetization process. Therefore I thought that I would add some unsolicited input to this matter.

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Created by toolbanger 7 years 26 weeks ago
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Copying is Stealing

http://www.linuxtoday.com

Staying focused on one simple principle clears away any confusion: creative artists have a right to be paid. If we enjoy a piece of recorded music, a book, drawing, photo, movie, and the condition of owning a copy of that work is paying for it, then not paying for it is stealing. Legally it is copyright infringement, but I call it stealing, just like shoplifting or any petty theft.

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Created by ItalianPenguin 7 years 26 weeks ago
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Open Source, free or not free?

http://it.toolbox.com

To be or not to be, free. That is the question. Well the answer is not 42. Or maybe it is. The question is probably too big for us to understand or even ask so I guess we will never know.

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Created by aditiseth 7 years 26 weeks ago
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FOSS vs. open source as an american debate

http://www.zdnet.com

In his note, Stallman made clear the difference between Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and open source as conceived by Eric Raymond and supporters in the business community. FOSS is not just "free as in free beer". Under FOSS software is free, not just for the user. The software itself has liberties.

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Created by stargrave 7 years 27 weeks ago
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Superhighway To Hell

http://www.informationweek.com

What if the "wisdom of crowds" turns out to be the ignorance of the masses? In fact, what if the Internet is a "really bad thing" for the world and its population?

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Created by lozz 7 years 28 weeks ago
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Hopefully Install & Remote Kill-s the Cloud OS

http://www.buntfu.com

Oh the Cloud OS which ever so beautifully floats above the heads of corporate America as the ultimate dream of power and money.

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Created by buntfu 7 years 28 weeks ago
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The Spirit of Ubuntu

http://www.linuxplanet.com

He'd done it entirely on his own, which is testimony not only to his defiance of the obstacles of age, but also to the ease with which an interested beginner can come to terms with the Ubuntu version of Linux.

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Created by LittleBabyCheeses 7 years 29 weeks ago
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