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Why can't free software lead to hardware innovation?

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

In the past few years we've seen a lot of hardware-based innovation (or at the very least expansion). New products and markets have arisen built around hardware and its use. Smartphones, tablets, netbooks and gaming systems are all examples of markets that have expanded and some if not most of the products make use of free software.

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Rise of Linux Powered Devices

http://pclinuxos2007.blogspot.com

Though linux still doesn't win consumer desktops sitting barely on 2% of the systems, it's surprisingly merging on the mobile devices, gadgets and various other small-form factor computers.

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The EFF SSL Observatory

http://lwn.net

The EFF has put up a new page for a project which it calls the SSL observatory. They have spent months collecting information about SSL certificates across the net; as one might expect, they have found some interesting things.

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The Free Software Movement comes to medical research

http://www.checkorphan.org

"...The key to the Alzheimer’s project was an agreement as ambitious as its goal: not just to raise money, not just to do research on a vast scale, but also to share all the data, making every single finding public immediately, available to anyone with a computer anywhere in the world. No one would own the data.

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State of open source software in finnish schools

http://flosse.blogging.fi

To be honest, for a couple of years now I have been pretty skeptical about the future of Free and Open Source software in Finnish schools and education sector in general. In Finland we have a lot of open source expertise and know-how. We have developers. I also assume that majority of the (liberally) higher educated people in Finland, at least know what is "Open Source" and "Linux".

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Firefox To Make History, About To Surpass IE in Europe

http://www.conceivablytech.com

August has arrived. Time for a browser market share update. There is quite a bit of news this month, which, depending on your view, can be modified in virtually any direction you prefer. Microsoft likes the version in which IE has gained market share and pushed back Firefox and Chrome.

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Blackboard and TSC Block GNU/Linux in Education

http://techrights.org

Schools continue to be dominated by Windows not just because of Microsoft but also because of close partners of Microsoft

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Android may have the phones, but MeeGo may get the cars

http://blogs.computerworld.com

Actually, it looks now like MeeGo is going to have its own niche where it will be the embedded Linux of choice: Car entertainment, Internet, and navigation systems.

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ASUS Dumps Vista 7, Goes With Linux Instead

http://techrights.org

ASUS is said to be embracing Linux for tablets, HP carries on with Linux in tablets (or another form factor), and Microsoft will use its own employees as guinea pigs for phones

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NASA drops Ubuntu's Koala food for (real) open source

http://www.theregister.co.uk

NASA is dropping Eucalyptus from its Nebula infrastructure cloud not only because its engineers believe the open source platform can't achieve the sort of scale they require, but also because it isn't entirely open source.

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5 of the Best Free Linux Student Information Systems

http://www.linuxlinks.com

A student information system (also known as a student management system or school management system) is computer software for educational institutions to manage student data.

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The Real Open Source Hardware Revolution

http://www.computerworlduk.com

I recently wrote about the latest iteration of the Open Source Hardware Definition, which provides a framework for crafting open hardware licences. It's a necessary and important step.

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Well over half of the most reliable hosting companies run on Linux

http://maratux.blogspot.com

One of the most interesting statistics I've been following are the ones presented by Netcraft regarding web server market share and OS used by hosting companies.

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GNU High School: Teaching Kids by Contributing to Open Source

http://www.turnkeylinux.org

All over the world millions of kids are studying computers and technology. Imagine what a difference we could make if we could figure out how to help the open source community embrace that opportunity. What if we could help kids explore how computer systems in the real world work in a friction-less playground that allows them to crack open the box, explore its insides and tinker.

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EFF wins enormous victory against DRM

http://www.boingboing.net

The Electronic Frontier Foundation drove three deep wedges into the US prohibition on breaking DRM today.

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