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ARM says its chips and GNU/Linux will sweep the industry

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Vendors, according to ARM, are looking to standardize on one chip architecture and a single operating system such as GNU/Linux across their product lines. ARM claims it is the only one that scales from smartphones all the way up to servers.

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Why Is Google Not Supporting The Open Document Formats?

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Bhartiya writes: For ages I have been convincing people to switch from close source to open source, from Microsoft Office to LibreOffice. I have been telling people to ditch the controversial docx format and adopt .odt only to find myself in an embarrassing situation, thanks to Google.

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Updated Edition Book The Geospatial Desktop: Open source GIS and Mapping

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Locate Press published an updated edition of "Desktop GIS: Mapping the Planet with Open Source Tools" written by the creator of Quantum GIS.

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High-quality scientific graphics with MathGL: An interview with Alexey Balakin

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This week we have for you an interview with Alexey Balakin the lead developer of MathGL, a library to render high-quality scientific graphics and manage big data arrays.

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Linux Supercomputing Dominance: A Look Under the Hood

https://www.linuxfoundation.org

A few weeks ago, the top500 Supercomputer list came out, as it does each November. As expected, Linux is still the most used OS for supercomputing, as it has been since taking the list by storm in the early 2000s.

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An interview with Equalis, a Scilab based business

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This week we have for you another interview with a company whose business model is built on top of open source software: Equalis. The open source software in question is Scilab and Dr.Neil Mitchell, COO and Co-founder of Equalis, will be answering our questions.

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Interview: Jesper Schmidt Hansen, author of GNU Octave Beginner’s Guide

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This week’s FLOSS4Science interview is with Jesper Schmidt Hansen, nanofluidics scientist and author of the GNU Octave Beginner’s Guide, one of the few books on GNU Octave besides the official GNU Octave manuals.

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Spreadsheets Come to ODF as Version 1.2 Wins Approval

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The ODF 1.2 specification, which aims to perfect the spreadsheet workflow, has been approved by the members of the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS)

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Interview: Andy Spencer, developer of Aweather a meteorological data viewer

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This week’s interview is with Andy Spencer, developer of Aweather, a free software for visualizing meteorological radar data. AWeather has been on my radar (smart pun?) for a few years since I live in the Caribbean and weather is always a concern from June through November. I think readers will find this project interesting and I hope you will lend a hand to keep it rolling. Enjoy the interview!

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Is Android really free software?

http://www.guardian.co.uk

Google's smartphone code is often described as 'open' or 'free' – but when examined by the Free Software Foundation, it starts to look like something different

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Interview: Izzat Sabbagh, leader of the Capaware 3D virtual world framework project

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This week we interviewed Izzat Sabbagh Rodríguez, leader of the Capaware project, a multipurpose 3D virtual world development framework, sponsored and used by the government of the Canary Islands (Spain) and local companies.

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British Telecom: please include freedom in your new music service

http://fsfe.org

As British Telecom plans to roll out their new music subscription service to its 5.5 million broadband customers, FSFE asks them to make user freedom one of the product's key features.

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Open Education 2011 - Call for Proposals

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Open Education encompasses a wide range of ideas and practices: open educational resources, open learning support, open credentialing, open access, open scholarship, open teaching, and others. Sometimes open education is enacted by a national government or as an institutional initiative, other times an open education practitioner can feel like a lone voice crying in the wilderness.

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Free Software University

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Marrying technology, innovation and this curious internet thing of giving stuff away for free, consultant and Cong-base Englishman, Lloyd Hardy, is hoping to kick start an online learning revolution. Hardy proposes to deliver university courses for free over the internet using an “open source” model.

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Open Source Movie Recommendation API from Filmaster Goes Live

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Filmaster.com, an open source film community website that serves only Creative Commons content, unveiled their movie recommendations & reviews API enabling external programmers to create independent services that harness its power. Sounds like a great opportunity for open source media centers (Boxee, XBMC or even MythTV or VLC?) to integrate social features into their apps!

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