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FSDaily: Original articles/news

http://www.fsdaily.com

Hello to everyone in this community, I will like to make a suggestion, I will like to see more "original and different" news and articles on
fsdaily, at least a 25% of them should be wrote by the users

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Your Freedom needs Free/Libre Software

http://www.zmag.org

Many of us know that governments can threaten the human rights of software users through censorship and surveillance of the Internet. Many do not realize that the software they run on their home or work computers can be an even worse threat. Thinking of software as "just a tool", they suppose that it obeys them, when in fact it often obeys others instead.

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Has Linux adoption stabilised?

http://blogs.ittoolbox.com

Looking at the w3school OS Statistics it shows that linux has been pretty much stable in its usage for the last couple of years. Does this mean that us Linux fanboyz are all talk and no action? If Linux has stabilised in its adoption then where are all the new users? Windows Vista has been increasing rapidly and is just about to surpass Linux

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Greens don't accept Berlin 'nein' to open source

http://www.linuxworld.com

The Green Party is accusing the Berlin city government of lacking a coherent IT strategy and thus not being in a position to adequately judge the merits of open source software.

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Will Linux succeed on the personal desktop

http://www.helium.com

The biggest obstacle Linux faces in winning new users is the install process. Aside from specialty resellers like system76, personal computers preloaded with Linux are virtually non-existent. Or was, at least: Dell now offers Ubuntu on both desktops and laptops (www.dell.com/open).

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Hans Reiser: Once a Linux Visionary, Now Accused of Murder

http://www.wired.com

Hans Reiser is waiting for me, standing on the other side of an imitation-wood table. The room is small, the concrete walls bare. A guard locks the steel door from the outside. There is no sound. Reiser is wearing the red jumpsuit of a prisoner in solitary confinement, though he has been allowed to meet with me in this chilly visiting room.

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New Zealand honors Open Source with awards

http://www.opensourcereporter.net

On Oct. 17, New Zealand honors those who make positive contributions to Open Source by presenting the first New Zealand Open Source Awards.

The event, to be held in Wellington, is being spearheaded by Catalyst IT, New Zealand's largest open source provider, and the New Zealand Open Source Society.

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Open source email is the future

http://tectonic.co.za

According to Loura DiDio, Yankee analyst and author of the 2007 Global Server Hardware and Server OS Survey, 23 percent of survey respondents intend to migrate away from Exchange Server and adopt an alternative Linux or Open Source email and messaging distribution platform in the next 12 to 18 months.

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On Open Source Dying...

http://linux-blog.org

Let me make it clear for you Michael Hickins of Eweek. Your Article "Is Open Source Dying?" doesn’t even make it into the outer ring of the target for facts. If you were trying to shoot an arrow into the air with this article, you’d miss.

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Roads to the GPL

http://tuxdeluxe.org

""They give back all extensions they made so as to help EMACS improve. I called this arrangement 'the EMACS commune'""

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Little red hens of open source CRM

http://blogs.zdnet.com

When we last left our story, Michael Tiemann of the OSI had decided to police the term “open source” and write some CRM companies out. There comes now another e-mail, this time from the folks at Centric CRM. They have gotten wind of the controversy and want to respond.

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No more Mr. Open Source Nice Guy

http://www.linux-watch.com

For many years, the term "open source" has been subject to abuse. Despite efforts by the OSI (Open Source Initiative) to trademark the phrase, the USPTO (U.S. Patent and Trademark Office) claimed the phrase was too generic to be trademarked, thereby weakening efforts to guard against its improper usage, according to Danese Cooper, secretary and treasurer of the OSI board.

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Gubuntu- Google and Linux

http://wetech.blogspot.com

"Gubuntu, Glinux or Ginux could all be worthy names if Google were to seriously consider entering the platform battle. A more united and professional Linux front headed by a behemoth such as Google could help Linux achieve a mainstream market."

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Open Source Software in Education

http://webapps.saugus.k12.ca.us

"I believe it's important to emphasize to all education technology people (or anyone else, for that matter) that they should not view open source simply as a cheap replacement for something else."

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Schwartz Extends Olive Branch to Linux

http://www.serverwatch.com

"It all started last Tuesday, when yet another debate on the merits of applying the upcoming General Public License (GPL) version 3 to the Linux kernel was raised — again — on the Linux Kernel Mailing List (LKML)."

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