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How Open-Source Software Can Affect A Company's Value

http://www.computerworld.com

Open-source software is an increasingly popular software development and distribution model that may spread further in the face of financial constraints in our current economy. With publicly available source code generally offered without charge, it is tempting to look to open source for potentially significant cost savings in this time of need. But not so fast.

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Created by waterbag 4 years 51 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 51 weeks ago
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Red Hat is the open source company of the decade

http://blogs.zdnet.com

We are way past asking how anyone can make money with free, visible software. Many companies do. So it’s time to ask what makes you a leader in this business.

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Created by toolbanger 5 years 1 week ago – Made popular 5 years 1 week ago
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Time to compile the naughty list: Who isn't playing nice with Linux?

http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com

I might be a bit of a rabble-rouser, but since I brought up the example of Linux/open source discrimination in my last post, “You can’t get there from here: Linux platform hurdles” and asked for your feedback, I keep seeing all sorts of complaints of the similarly disgruntled from all over the Internets/series of tubes.

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Created by the_borg10001101 5 years 3 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 3 weeks ago
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Why do companies prefer proprietary products to GPL products?

http://dmartin.org

I do understand why companies often prefer BSD and Apache products to the GPL. But what I don't understand is why companies prefer proprietary over GPL.

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Created by l0g1c0l 5 years 16 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 16 weeks ago
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Howto migrate a company to Linux

http://knol.google.com

Some time ago we migrated rentalia.com to Linux (Spanish). Based on that experience, I have written a guide to help in Linux migrations. This guide explains the common problems encountered when migrating a SMB to Linux, and the possible solutions you can apply to circumvent those pitfalls.

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Created by mountaintroll 5 years 19 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 19 weeks ago
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Don’t Force Purity in Companies

http://www.linuxloop.com

A recent ComptuerWorld article argues that open-source-based companies are just not going to be able to make as much money as their commercial counterparts, and, thus, should open themselves up to supporting the open-source versions of their software, too. I disagree.

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Created by mountaintroll 5 years 36 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 36 weeks ago
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Does Open Source Need Better Evangelists?

http://ostatic.com

Do commercial open source companies need better evangelists? There are some good reasons to believe that they do.

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Created by LinuxPwns 5 years 42 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 42 weeks ago
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DebGems announced as Proprietary Platform: Why the GNU Affero GPL is Freedom for Network Services

http://blog.phusion.nl

"...copyleft is a tool designed to spread freedom in software, at any cost. The FSF, which wrote the GNU and Affero licenses, has the goal to make all software free as in freedom. Companies are ‘free’ to join the revolution, or to look somewhere else for their needs.

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Affero GPL is freedom to the web

http://maffulli.net

"...copyleft is a tool designed to spread freedom in software, at any cost. The FSF, which wrote the GNU and Affero licenses, has the goal to make all software free as in freedom. Companies are ‘free’ to join the revolution, or to look somewhere else for their needs.

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Links to Other Free Software Sites (last updated $Date: 2008/10/01 01:00:54 $)

http://www.gnu.org

"To help promote knowledge of free software that isn't GNU software distributed by the FSF, we have collected the following links to other web sites that contain free software, or is directly related to the issue of free software..."

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Urgent Need for Transparency in Procurement, Standards-Setting Process

http://boycottnovell.com

It has for long been argued — in several different places in fact — that one of the principal adoption barriers for Free software to face is corruption. The obstacles to clear are not purely technical.

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Created by komrad 6 years 33 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 33 weeks ago
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Why Business Doesn't "get" Desktop Linux

http://linux-blog.org

Why is it that many corporations and small to medium businesses cannot or will not take a step back and look at the competitive advantage and cost savings Linux and Open Source software will give their business?

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Created by extra 6 years 38 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 37 weeks ago
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Open-source software: It's the free coffee cup of today

http://www.news.com

Companies used to give away pens, squishy balls and coffee cups to worm their ways into the hearts of customers. Now, they pass out database software.

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Created by extra 6 years 43 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 43 weeks ago
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The Open Source Freeloader Phenomenon

http://www.informationweek.com

After the filing of the Verizon / BusyBox suit, and after reading about any number of other, similar incidents where a company showed what could only be seen as flagrant disregard for the GPL, I had to ask myself: Why do people do this? Are companies really that naive about the GPL, or do they just think they can get away with anything?

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Created by greengrass 6 years 47 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 47 weeks ago
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Does Open Source Lose its Mission in Corporations?

http://www.pcworld.com

More and more open-source developers these days are employees of companies, paid to work on open-source projects, rather than independent programmers doing it for fun. The change raises issues for projects, programmers and employers alike.

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