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Community - free software in the global community - people, interviews, opinions, activism, events and community adoption of free software. In other words, the whos, whens and wheres of free software.
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The Open Source CEO Interview Series

http://www.linuxtoday.com

Okay, this is interviews with a range of people. I've put the linux today link in because there are LOTS of them and I didn't want to submit them all separately!

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The meme that open source does not innovate

http://blogs.zdnet.com

There seems to be a new meme out there among the proprietary set. Open source doesn’t innovate.

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Groklaw - The Truth about PJ... or Something

http://www.groklaw.net

"Well, I guess it had to happen. Anonymous has figured out the truth about PJ, I'm afraid. And he's determined to share it, so here you go. Feel free to embellish. Enjoy. [Updates interspersed]"

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Child abuse risks for $100 laptops?

http://blogs.cnet.com

"This news got me thinking about the potential child abuse risks inherent in the One Laptop Per Child initiative and other "$100 laptop" projects. These well-intentioned efforts plan to give computers to poor children throughout the world, to facilitate their education and fuel economic development."

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UK government launches open source CO2 calculator

http://www.businessreviewonline.com

"Back in March the UK’s Conservative Party vowed to encourage the adoption of open source adoption if elected at the next General Election.* Today the Labour Party did its bit by releasing the code behind its new carbon footprint calculator under the general public license."

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San Diego rolls out laptops with Linux

http://www.eschoolnews.com

" Looking for a cost-effective way to deliver portable computing to every student, the San Diego Unified School District is installing machines with desktop Linux and other open-source software. In turning to open source, San Diego joins a growing number of school systems aiming to extend computing resources affordably to more users."

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Microsoft: We patch faster than Apple, Novell, Red Hat - LinuxWorld

http://www.linuxworld.com

Windows users were at risk for in-the-wild vulnerabilities fewer days on average last year than users of rival operating systems from Apple, Novell, Red Hat and Sun, a Microsoft executive claimed.

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EFF: E-voting

http://www.eff.org

Many states are hastily implementing flawed electronic voting machines and related election procedures.

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More than half of all German companies use Open Source

http://www.heise.de

"German companies are world leaders in the use of Open Source software. In a survey of IT procurement officers from Germany, Great Britain, and the US/Canada, 59 percent of those in Germany said that they use OSS in their companies. The figures were far lower in Great Britain and the US/Canada at 48 and 38 percent, respectively."

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Linux in space

http://www.daniweb.com

According to a press release I have received from Wind River, a Device Software Optimisation (DSO) company, a Linux platform has been selected by Honeywell Aerospace for a space mission for the first time.

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Bad, Bad Reasons Not to Buy Open-Source Software

http://www.eweek.com

When I first saw the list for the eWEEK slide show, Ten Reasons Not to Buy Open Source, I couldn't believe what I was reading. So here are my answers to these "reasons."

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Linux Foundation charts Linux's future

http://www.desktoplinux.com

Last week, more than 230 Linux leaders converged on Google's Mountain View, Calif. campus to discuss the most pressing issues for Linux, at the first-ever Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit. Today, the Linux Foundation released a statement summarizing the event's main accomplishments, and declared the event a success.

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Linux for Newbies

http://www.pimpyourlinux.com

Are you interested in moving to Linux, but have no idea how the terminal works? Are you used to commands like “dir” in dos, but have no idea how to do them in Linux? Well, then this is the site for you. If you’ve just started University Computing Science, or if you’ve just started Linux on your job, this is a great guide to get you started with the basic commands.

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Torvalds doesn’t live in Indiana

http://blogs.zdnet.com

The trouble with the worker’s paradise idea is that it takes a dictator to make it happen - meaning that the happier the workers and useful idiots proclaim themselves, the worse off they are likely to actually be.

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Barloworld builds on open source, Drupal

http://www.tectonic.co.za

South Africa technology company, Barloworld CVT Technologies, switches to open source software and Drupal content management system to roll out online presence.

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