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Not All Open Source is Created Equal

http://www.networkworld.com

When I started to work at Lucid, it was pretty clear to me that I was new to the open source world. So I started by talking to open source luminaries. What I learned from them is that Open Source is a broad term – and not all open source is created equal.

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Created by vikash 7 years 31 weeks ago
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Linux Distros and the Codec Conundrum

http://www.linuxinsider.com

Is it ever acceptable for Linux distros to license codecs? Opinions range from "sure," to "never," to "no, but it's a good thing they do." It's a difficult question, said Montreal consultant Gerhard Mack. No true-blooded supporter of FOSS wants to encourage proprietary codecs, but OS distributors need to make sure things work out of the box.

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Created by innerphaze 7 years 31 weeks ago
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Ubuntu as Mom’s Operating System

http://techthrob.com

A lot of tech-savvy indivuals face the same dilema: their parents, who aren’t so tech-savvy, count on them to provide constant technical support for their Mom & Dad PC. This can become an incredible burden in a Windows world, where the dangers of spyware, viruses, and total system meltdown loom large.

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Created by nemilar 7 years 32 weeks ago
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Curating the European University. European exposition and public debate

http://ppw.kuleuven.be

This is an academic call for paper which is worth the FS community (and free culture communities in general) paying attention to. Please forward it to your academic friends.

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Created by ckhung 7 years 32 weeks ago
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Linux: It's the Freedom You Big Dummy

http://www.daniweb.com

Memorial Day weekends remind us all of those who sacrificed their lives for freedom and to protect a way of life that is based on freedom. While considering the brave men and women who stood up for what is right over the past 250 years, it made me realize a similar thing about Linux.

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Created by sonysuxx 7 years 32 weeks ago
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An Open Source Principle: One Good Thing Leads To Another

http://ostatic.com

...exploring the fertile territory that surrounds a good idea can lead to other good ideas on a quick basis. If you think about it, that last concept is very central to how the best aspects of open source work.

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Created by alienhub 7 years 32 weeks ago
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Why GNU+Linux is > GNU/Linux and > just Linux

http://www.inatux.com

"Let's get the obvious out of the way, we advocate for computer software users' freedom. Let's look at it mathematically, 'GNU / Linux' means GNU divided by Linux. How does that make any sense?"

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Created by JakeDTH 7 years 33 weeks ago
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David Koepsell on Ethical Problems With ‘Intellectual Property’

http://techrights.org

A new talk which criticises copyright and patents of particular types

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Created by komrad 7 years 34 weeks ago
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A parallel of principles

http://www.sjoberg.fi

...If you are a FLOSS enthusiast, are you ready to start supporting closed source systems if research shows that the closed development method in fact produces better software? For example, security expert Steve Gibson recently argued persuasively on his podcast that there is no real difference in security between the closed and open source software development methodologies...

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Created by stargrave 7 years 35 weeks ago
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Software Freedom Law show

http://www.softwarefreedom.org

Audiopodcast of Episode 0x27: Talking about Software Freedom -- Karen and Bradley discuss their views on software freedom advocacy.

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Created by stargrave 7 years 35 weeks ago
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Ubuntu: Does Freedom Matter?

http://www.workswithu.com

For the four years that I've been an Ubuntu user, I've grappled with this question: how important is it that Ubuntu is Free, and not just free?

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Created by kandykorn 7 years 37 weeks ago
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Freedom and Informed Choice

http://robinzrants.wordpress.com

There’s a lot of talk in the Linux and free open-source software (FOSS) communities about freedom and choice. It’s practically a mantra. Y’see, wonderful though they are, each of these awesome Linux distributions comes with a hidden price for all that ease and convenience.

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Created by keyboardninja 7 years 38 weeks ago
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FOSS is not about deception, it's about caring for others

http://becausefreedommatters.blogspot.com

A couple moments ago, I was just tinkering around with Pidgin, the famous free open source IM client. And for the first time ever, I finally stumbled upon an excellent feature that's been staring back at me for quite some time now, but for some reason, I've never cared to know what it is until now. The feature is called "OTR" which stands for "Off The Record messaging".

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Created by Ubuntu87 7 years 39 weeks ago
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A Trip Through The Cathedral & The Bazaar

http://www.raiden.net

But this book was different. I'm a picky reader, but found that once I got going with Raymond's tome it was hard to put down.

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Created by LinuxPwns 7 years 39 weeks ago
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The paradox of the sauna

http://blogs.fsfe.org

Our culture and our social norms have trained us to be secret about our private life. For Jeff Jarvis, this is stronger in Germany than in the US. There is a cultural aspect of privacy. But is it really a good thing? Maybe we talk about privacy too much, and the issue is elsewhere. Furthermore, generations don’t all share the same perception of what privacy is.

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Created by stargrave 7 years 39 weeks ago
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