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"Free software related news" OR "news for the free software community"

I've been thinking about this whole "free software related" thing.

I am starting to think that rather than the focus of FSDaily being on "free software related news", it makes more senseto be focussed on "news for the free software community".

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Submitted by dave on Fri, 10/05/2007 - 14:31
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Interview: Clement Lefebvre of Linux Mint by Tony Mobily

This is the first in what I hope will be a series of interviews with major GNU/Linux distribution lead developers. This interview is with Clement Lefebvre the lead developer of Linux Mint and he talks with me about his project, development, the community, and his views on free vs open source software.

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Submitted by merc on Wed, 09/26/2007 - 14:24
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FSDaily crosses 1000 user mark!

We have reason to celebrate because FSDaily recently crossed the 1000 user mark! This is great news because we have only been up and running for 3 months and have only been advertising on Free Software Magazine. So word of mouth must be working well.

We hope that you continue to spread the word and invite other members of the free software community to join in. The only way we can have fair, unbiased, free-software-related news is if the whole community joins in and has their say.

Speaking of participation: of the 1000+ people who have joined very few actively vote, even less comment and, fewer still, submit stories themselves. For this project to succeed we really need as much participation from the community as possible.

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Submitted by dave on Thu, 08/23/2007 - 14:12
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Fighting OOXML

The normally boring world of international standards has turned into a bloody fist fight between the most brutal monopolist of modern times, and the Community. Just the name, “Office Open XML” makes my head spin, and when I start to read Microsoft’s so-sincere explanations that “users demand multiple standards”, my blood begins to boil. But before I turn green and rip off my shirt, let me take a deep breath and look calmly at how Microsoft is trying to do to ISO what Borat wanted to do to Pamela.

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Submitted by admin on Fri, 07/20/2007 - 17:14
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Motorola and the FOSS that Wasn't

When Motorola decided to write an "open source" Service Availability Framework they, perhaps unknowingly, illustrated a disturbing trend in the FOSS (free and open source software) world. The new OpenSAF initiative is designed to "[u]tilize an open source licensing model not tied to any commercial implementation" and in doing so remove the need for vendors to implement their own proprietary infrastructure code. Naturally, Motorola describes their motivation to the trade press (Internet News, July 2007) as an example of their desire "to get people to move away from building proprietary platforms".

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Submitted by mattflaschen on Tue, 07/03/2007 - 15:57
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Does Microsoft have nowhere to run?

The more I think about Microsoft, the more I realise that they are, possibly for the first time, seriously cornered (or surrounded, depending on how you want to see it). A little history will clarify why I think so - and why I think that this might really be the beginning of the end for Microsoft.

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Submitted by merc on Tue, 07/03/2007 - 06:47
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Microsoft reveals it's open source side - round up

Microsoft want to stop being seen as the big bad wolf and start celebrating their engagements with and support of various open source activities via a special website... and they are even submitting their shared source license to OSI for approval. Aw.

Here are several articles about this with varying degrees of similarity:

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Submitted by bridget on Fri, 06/01/2007 - 14:37
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Today's OLPC stories

The OLPC project has begun production and everyone wants to have a say. The articles I found all had slightly different slants or information, but not different enough to warrant posting each story as a separate entry. Of course, some opinions are far more positive than others!

Here are the links to the stories I found. If you want to add other links in the comments, feel free.

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Submitted by bridget on Wed, 05/30/2007 - 14:42
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