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Killed by Code: software transparency in implantable medical devices

http://www.softwarefreedom.org

Software is an integral component of a range of devices that perform critical, lifesaving functions and basic daily tasks. As patients grow more reliant on computerized devices, the dependability of software is a life-or-death issue.

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The Sad State of Open Source in Android

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This year a slew of companies have launched competing Android tablet devices. A lot of rhetoric has been spun about how Android's open source ecosystem gives manufacturers and consumers an advantage. Unfortunately, the current crop of Android tablets aren't nurturing open source at all.

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6 of the Best Free Linux Library Management Systems

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A library management system (also known as an integrated library system) is an automated resource planning system which enables a library to operate efficiently, freeing staff from unnecessary tasks. This type of software typically offers functionality such as cataloging, searching, reporting, acquisitions, library circulation and management embodied into a central system.

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New 'Kraken' GSM-cracking software is released

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"On Friday, an open source effort to develop GSM-cracking software released software that cracks the A5/1 encryption algorithm used by some GSM networks." "The software is key step toward eavesdropping on mobile phone conversations over GSM networks. Since GSM networks are the backbone of 3G, they also provide attackers with an avenue into the new generation of handsets."

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Vietnam Banks On Linux

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Vietnam Joint Stock Bank for Industry and Trade (VietinBank), one of the largest banking institutions in Vietnam, has selected an IBM System z10 mainframe to support the expansion of its banking businesses.

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CERN supports Creative Commons

http://creativecommons.org

Creative Commons is deeply honored to announce CERN corporate support at the "creator level". CERN is one of the world’s premier scientific institutions–home of the Large Hadron Collider and birthplace of the web. This donation comes on the occasion of the publication under Creative Commons licenses of the first results of LHC experiments.

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Running Linux on new OpenRisc simulator or1ksim 0.4.0

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How to install and run the new OpenRisc simulator or1ksim 0.4.0, and emulate a running Linux kernel.

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Mozilla: 2 billion Firefox add-ons downloaded

http://arstechnica.com

Mozilla announced today that Firefox users have downloaded more than two billion browser add-ons. To mark the occasion, Mozilla has created a special list of the top 25 add-ons.

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The Immortality of Open Source Projects

http://www.itworld.com

Think of Sun Microsystems, and what comes to your mind? For me? Purple workstations--my first exposure to Sun equipment. For others, it might be Solaris. Or Java. There's a host of things Sun was well-known for before it was acquired by Oracle last year and systematically dismantled to fit within the Oracle ecosystem. But I'll bet middleware was not one of the things you initially recalled.

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Meego marches forward on handsets and tablets

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Nokia has confirmed that it now plans to release a preliminary version of its MeeGo platform for handsets on the 30th of June. A demo video of a pre-alpha version of MeeGo 1.1 for tablets has appeared online

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50 Open Source Tools That Replace Popular Education Apps

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The educational community has discovered open source tools in a big way. Analysts predict that schools will spend up to $489.9 million on support and services for open source software by 2012, and that only includes charges related to operating systems and learning management systems.

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Three Cloud Lock-in Considerations

http://community.zenoss.org

2010 is definitely the year of the cloud, The IT world is abuzz with the benefits of cloud computing and rightfully so. Cloud computing, the logical extension of network storage and virtualization, is probably the biggest IT leap forward since pervasive use of the Internet. Despite the buzz all that glitters isn’t gold.

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BeagleBoard Gives New Power to Open Source Gadgets

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Wired: "Open source hardware hobbyists now have a chipset to play with that's comparable to the powerful processors found in smartphones such as the Nexus One or HTC Incredible."

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Chip giants establish Linux group for phones, TVs

http://www.itworld.com

IBM, Samsung, TI, Arm, Freescale and ST-Ericsson are founding members of Linaro. A group of chip makers including IBM, Samsung Electronics and Texas Instruments on Thursday unveiled Linaro, a new software-engineering foundation dedicated to improving Linux distributions, including Android, MeeGo and Ubuntu, used in consumer devices.

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Why the Free Software/Open Source Community Does Not Love Apple and is Already Ahead of Apple

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In terms of market share, Free software beats Apple (especially thanks to poorer regions where Microsoft too is struggling to win)

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