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Of the powers we choose to lose

How I came full circle from being a Free Software purist to totally rejecting the sentiment and back to appreciating at least one aspect of it: the preservation of personal power of the user.

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Created by libervisco 8 years 17 weeks ago – Made popular 8 years 17 weeks ago
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The MySQL question - free or free-market?

Is MySQL free in a free-market? With the European Commission's ongoing investigation, a debate over what makes free software free has emerged, ironically, centred on how money is made from free software.

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Created by goofy 8 years 31 weeks ago – Made popular 8 years 31 weeks ago
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Free Market vs the OOXML

Ever since Open Document Format was standardized by ISO and Microsoft started pushing its own “open” format a significant portion of the Free Software community has been buzzing about how bloated, not really open and ultimately redundant Microsoft’s format is and moreover how Microsoft is using various “dirty tricks” to get its format approved as an open standard.

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Created by bridget 10 years 11 weeks ago – Made popular 10 years 11 weeks ago
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