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You keep using that phrase "operating system"...

I do not think it means what you think it means.

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Submitted by Balzac on Fri, 08/08/2008 - 15:26
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The OSI board video was odd and revealing.

Meet the people behind the Open Source Initiative (video)

Without being prompted for anything other than an introduction, at least two Open Source Initiative board members expressed their wish that the OSI should become a membership-based organization.

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Submitted by Balzac on Wed, 08/06/2008 - 17:01
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Novell is the new SCO and Miguel de Icaza is the new Darl McBride.

Here's the latest from Roy Schestowitz of BoycottNovell.com:

Novell’s de Icaza: The Man Who Gives GNU/Linux to Microsoft

I've been following this story for a while now. I'm not the first to compare Novell to SCO. It seems fair to compare them without being hyperbolic.

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Submitted by Balzac on Wed, 08/06/2008 - 00:25
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Malware on GNU/Linux

A response to this post:
How do you get down off an elephant?

Specifically, I disagree with this assertion from the article:
"A virus is simply a Windows program, so it doesn't run in Linux."

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Submitted by Balzac on Sun, 07/13/2008 - 19:00
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Linus Torvalds' opinions regarding the GPL

Linus Torvalds has an uncomfortable pause at 44:24 in this video.

The uncomfortable pause occurs when he concludes a confused critique of the GNU General Public License.

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Submitted by Balzac on Thu, 06/26/2008 - 17:05
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