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Seven Mistakes Being Made in FOSS Branding

http://itmanagement.earthweb.com

Traditionally, any mention of marketing has the average member of the free and open source software (FOSS) community reaching for the garlic and crucifixes. Yet, despite the baying of mobs with pitch forks and torches in the background, the topic of how FOSS presents itself to the world at large has started to be raised in blogs.

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Created by mmclarkson 5 years 12 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 12 weeks ago
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Spreading Freedom with "The Whuffie Factor"

http://blog.worldlabel.com

Marketing maven Tara Hunt has written a book, entitled "The Whuffie Factor", which can help Free Open Source Software communities increase their reach into the mainstream newbie world. Hunt's book is particularly useful for FOSS communities because it gives practical advice on how to maximize an org's impact on a limited budget.

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FOSS Debates: Dissecting the Kernel

http://www.linuxinsider.com

As the central element of Linux, the kernel is equally central to open source software in general. Because the community has such a stake in its design and success, the kernel has proven to be the hub around which much discussion revolves. The kernel's creator, Linus Torvalds, also has a stake in its success, and he takes part in the discussion.

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Stepping away from evangelism

http://brucebyfield.wordpress.com

I rarely evangelize about FOSS when face to face. While I will argue in favor of FOSS in articles, or in speech, I hardly ever do so in casual conversation.

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Created by a known eMouse 5 years 21 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 20 weeks ago
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No FOSS for Spotify

http://www.daniweb.com

The whole Libspotify API (initially with support just for Linux on IA-32) comes with conditions attached which make it anything but open and hardly likely to propel it out of the iTunes shadow.

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The Cost Savings of FOSS: Business Success for the Wrong Reason

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Obviously, no company is going to refuse the chance to save money. However, the focus on this side-benefit is threatening to overshadow the main advantages of FOSS -- and that's true regardless of whether you take an open source or a free software perspective.

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Created by mads 5 years 21 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 21 weeks ago
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Introducing pointy-haired bosses to FOSS

http://thebeezspeaks.blogspot.com

Mike Dailey tries to convince us gave me the impression that moving to Linux is an all-or-nothing proposal. That's plain ridiculous. An undertaking of that scale is a gigantic project, which no CIO will endorse. What you can do is introduce FOSS technology in the enterprise, step by step. Once it has proven itself you may take the next step.

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Python everywhere: computer games

http://blog.peijnik.at

This is the second article in my Python everywhere series and covers the use of Python in computer games.

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Recession vs. FOSS

http://www.raiden.net

Pundits and business executives alike are predicting gloomy economic times for 2009. But when the talk turns to free and open source software (FOSS), suddenly the mood brightens.

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Tutorial : Easily save any online video in Linux

http://www.techenclave.com

In this tutorial I will gave you a small tip which make online video storing on fingertips..So lets get started..Please note this tutorial is applicable to all the site that has any type of video embedded in the website from video sharing to personal , it works with all..

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Created by Dark Star 5 years 25 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 24 weeks ago
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Linux the cool factor part 3 - Freedom -

http://www.handlewithlinux.com

In the first part of this series of articles I stated some things about designers and their apple computers, I said that these machines are overpriced and overhyped. This made some people think this articles were about Linux vs Apple. I got a lot of comments from people who seem to like apple:-) and a lot of arguments, some probably valuable.
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Follow up: Photos from the Linux installation festival in JUST.

http://omarsflosscorner.blogspot.com

So, here are some photos from the JUST OSG's Linux Installation Festival last Tuesday.

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Created by Ubuntu87 5 years 34 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 34 weeks ago
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Linux installation fistival in JUST..

http://omarsdaydreams.blogspot.com

Yesterday was a great day. We, the open source group at Jordan University of Science and Technology were holding a Linux installation festival to teach people about FOSS and to show them the path to their freedom. There were four distros: Ubuntu 8.10, openSUSE 11.1, Mandriva, Fedora 10 and PC BSD.

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Created by Ubuntu87 5 years 34 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 34 weeks ago
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A Quantum of FOSS

http://ubuntukids.org

I have been thinking for a while about how to get more exposure for Free and Open Source Software. I work in a school district which, like most, is owned by Microsoft. I have tried for several years to get more FOSS on the desktops and I have had only minimal success. Firefox is now installed on most if not all machines, and we have Audacity, GIMP and even Blender on some machines.

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Created by docsmartz 5 years 37 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 37 weeks ago
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Open Utter Nonsense..

http://omarsdaydreams.blogspot.com

Earlier at my college today, one of my mates (a devoted MS fan) came to me saying that he wants me to participate in a project which he claims is open source.

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