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Central Asia, Afghanistan discuss open source software

http://www.newdelhinews.net

Software developers, academics, development groups and decision makers from Central Asia and Afghanistan met in the Tajik capital Dushanbe to see how the Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) could be of help to the region.

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Did ya know? It's Fair Use Day: July 11, 2007

http://arstechnica.com

July 11, 2007, will mark the third-annual global "Fair Use Day," but chances are this is the first you've heard of it. Started back in 2005, "Fair Use Day" (project website) was created by Eric Clifford to raise awareness of the shifting balance in copyright laws around the world.

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Linus Torvalds Speaks: Have You Something To Ask?

http://efytimes.com

You have two days to get your questions to Torvalds via the email address in the article. Focus is the kernel and India's role in developing FLOSS

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ClueNet, an open-source community offering free shells and other linux-related services

http://cluenet.org

The Internet has always been a place for corroboration and communication, but most Internet communities have degraded substantially. There are large numbers of communities devoted exclusively to sexual talk, and others that focus on illegal activities such as attacking servers or piracy. Here and there, good communities spring up and foster information exchange as well as general chatting.

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Gobuntu, the 100% free Ubuntu, is... go

http://www.markshuttleworth.com

Thanks to Colin and Evan’s efforts we now have daily images of a freedom-focused flavour of Ubuntu, “Gobuntu”.

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The 10 roles in an open source community

http://useopensource.blogspot.com

A list of possible roles for people involved in the free software movement

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FLOSS community in Second Life

http://www.markshuttleworth.com

Catharina Bethlehem wrote to tell me about her work on the Ubuntu community in Second Life. As you might expect, the free and open source meme is very much alive and well in SL. There is now a group looking to setup an island devoted to FLOSS that brings together members of the whole free software community

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Can Linux Adoption Ever be Accurately Gauged?

http://itmanagement.earthweb.com

Determining usage and growth of Free software has always been a challenge. For over a decade, arguments have been held – sometimes flamewars – whose central point was the usage level of software that is freely distributed. While market share can be estimated based on sales numbers, Free software usually replaces existing software that is proprietary, i.e.

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Python Magazine Lives

http://m0j0.wordpress.com

I have a confession to make: For the past 6 weeks, I’ve been leading a secret double life. By day, I’m a mild mannered system/network/database admin in academia. I also write some PHP, Perl, and Python code. By night, however, I’m an author and editor. My latest project is bigger than most. In fact, it’s an entire magazine. Devoted to Python.

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Maybe it will be true if all proprietary vendors hold hands and wish it so

http://news.com.com

I stumbled across this article in the International Herald Tribune today and was shocked by how off such an otherwise reputable publication could be. The general tone of the article was that open source is struggling to grow. I'm not sure how 100 percent year-over-year growth for the prominent commercial open-source start-ups connotes "struggling," but....

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Common roadblocks to Linux adoption, Demystified

http://www.debiantutorials.org

"Certainly you've heard that running Linux is a whole lot safer, more reliable, robust, and secure than running Windows. Sure, this is true. You may have also heard that Linux is free. This is true, as well"

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Running from Open Source: or how my ’school’ is avoiding Open Office implementation

http://alternativenayk.wordpress.com

I have a real open source crisis at my hands. My ’school’ IT department has been pushing for the implementation of Microsoft Office 2007 in our 60 machines. The funny thing is, since our IT head is also our supplier, he too is pushing for this because he probably gets a commission. I’m the only one who has offered an alternative, Open Office, naturally.

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Linux definitely has a place in education

http://education.zdnet.com

But will the rest of the world follow?

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People Who Will Never Adopt Linux

http://penguinpetes.com

Like it or not, there are some people who will NEVER adopt Linux, no matter what. Such as...

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Some Reasons Why I Choose Ubuntu over Windows

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I grew up with Microsoft operating systems. I’ve been through MS-DOS 5.0, Win 3.1, Windows 95, 98, Millenium Edition, NT 4.0, 2000, and XP. Notice how I stopped there. After over a decade of Windows, I decided to give Ubuntu a try and now have no reason to install Vista. Here are nine reasons why I chose Ubuntu:

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