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Could Microsoft Be Going Open Source: Through Linux?

http://theeternaluniverse.blogspot.com

"Could it be that Microsoft is finally facing the reality that: the future is one of open source and if they act now, through deals, they can painlessly become a part of it?"

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The World Bank goes open-source

http://www.salon.com

"(The decision to open-source BuzzMonitor need not be taken as some kind of altruistic move by the bank. By using base code that is protected by the free software GNU General Public License, my understanding is that the bank was required to make any modifications or add-ons freely available.)"

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Linux movers and shakers seek common ground

http://www.linux-watch.com

"At the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit held at the Googleplex last week, Linux developers, IHVs (independent hardware vendors), and ISVs (independent software vendors) hashed out their differences in an attempt to find common ground."

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NASA tests Linux for spacecraft control

http://www.linuxdevices.com

"Linux was selected for a NASA experiment aimed at proving the feasibility of COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) hardware and software for scientific space missions."

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Paying for software you can’t use – is Microsoft really good for schools?

http://www.businessreviewonline.com

"It’s not the first time we’ve come across a case of Microsoft attempting to charge schools for software that they cannot use."

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Green Linux to attack power consumption

http://www.vnunet.com

"The Linux Foundation has formed a Green Linux initiative to focus on reducing the open source operating system's power consumption."

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Linux Stocks Are Riding the Open-Source Comeback

http://www.smartmoney.com

"Has Microsoft drunk the open-source Kool-Aid? Not exactly. It appears that Microsoft is doing whatever it can to protect its turf, even if it means sleeping with the enemy."

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Microsoft Prepares For General Public License Version 3: The End Of The Beginning For Windows?

http://software.seekingalpha.com

"Wednesday night’s Microsoft (MSFT) press release about open source software [OSS] began with one of the most loaded sentences in OSS history: “Today Microsoft Corp. and Linux desktop provider Linspire Inc. announced a broad interoperability, technical collaboration (sic) that also includes intellectual property [IP] assurances.”"

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Why Do People Write Free Documentation? Results of a Survey

http://www.onlamp.com

"So why do computer users take time away from their own lives and work to help people around the world whom they don't even know?"

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Linux community getting its second wind

http://www.networkworld.com

"Linux is entering its second phase of growth, which will be defined by better cooperation among developers, new licensing options, and a stronger operating system, according to the leaders of the nonprofit Linux Foundation."

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Garnering support for non-proprietary software such as Linux and Firefox

http://dotancohen.com

I have often been called a fool for paying for software that everybody else pirates. Suddenly, I was neither paying for software nor stealing it. I felt relieved, literally. I was no longer a fool, and I had stood my moral ground. My data was accessible and safe. My whole computer was safe, for that matter, as months went by with neither virus nor operating system crash.

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IBM SVP Steve Mills: Open Source Is Inevitable

http://www.linuxinsider.com

"Open source has been a great help to us, because it helps accelerate standards. You get significantly improved interoperability and portability. I think where people misunderstand this is that it's often not the money you make from the open source code; it's the money you make around it."

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Linus on the GPL, BSD, Tivo and the FSF

http://kerneltrap.org

A lengthy debate that began with a suggestion to dual license the Linux kernel under the GPLv2 and the GPLv3 [story] continues on the Linux Kernel Mailing List. Throughout the ongoing thread Linux creator Linus Torvalds has spoken out on the GPLv2, the upcoming GPLv3, the BSD license, Tivo, the Free Software Foundation, and much more.

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Linux Summit: Forget Microsoft. Let's Get Back To Development

http://www.informationweek.com

The Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit started off with a town-hall-style question-and-answer session with about 70 representatives of kernel developers, Linux users, and independent software vendors.

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USDA Keeps Up with the Flow

http://www.eweek.com

At its heart, predicting the supply of water is a math problem—an extremely complicated math problem. The USDA's team chose a platform consisting of open-source development tools from Sun Microsystems, Intland Software and Collab_Net.

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