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Google's festering problem with the AGPL

http://www.cnet.com

Google apparently likes open source that lets it "borrow" open-source software while giving comparatively little back, and always on Google's terms.

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Created by Jimbob 6 years 14 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 14 weeks ago
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Google blocking AGPL in Google Code

http://www.funambol.com

"I received an email this morning from a friend who is planning to put his open source project in Google Code, the open source repository hosted by Google..."

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Created by can.axis 6 years 15 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 15 weeks ago
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Best Greasemonkey and Stylish scripts

http://icehot.wordpress.com

Best Greasemonkey and Stylish scripts (both are Firefox extensions). How to modify the look of websites like gmail, google, google reader, last.fm, lyrics and other stuff to make youtube better and some other cool greasemonkey and stylish scripts.

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Google, Yahoo, MySpace team up on OpenSocial

http://www.linuxworld.com

Yahoo, Google and MySpace have formed a foundation to promote the OpenSocial platform as a neutral, community-governed specification for building social-networking applications, the companies announced Tuesday.

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Games at Google Summer of Code 2008

http://www.linux-gamers.net

Google has published a list of mentoring organizations and projects for Google Summer of Code 2008. Quite a few gaming and gaming-related projects have made it again this year

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GNU and FSF News for March 2008

http://www.advogato.org

"The Free Software Foundation wants your help to end software patents and boycott Trend Micro. The GNU Project is going to be participating in Google's Summer of Code again this year. Rumor has it that Microsoft may be planning a GNU Project killer with its own recursive acronym. For the fourth time in its history, rms has passed Emacs on to new maintainers. A new version of GCC is out. The Mozilla Foundation and GNOME Foundation are in kahoots to bring you new and improved software..."

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Google helps FSFE's Freedom Task Force to deliver training, attend conferences and translate documents.

http://mail.fsfeurope.org

"Google has made a donation to assist FSFE's Freedom Task Force with delivering training courses, attending conferences and localising documents [...] «Free Software Foundation Europe has been working to promote and protect Free Software in Europe for many years and the Freedom Task Force is a good example of their long-term approach to supporting the community,» says Jeremy Allison, Member of the Technical Staff - Software Engineer, Google. «I believe that they are doing useful work and I'm proud to see Google supporting their activities.» ..."

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Google urges ISO to give thumbs-down to Microsoft Open XML

http://www.news.com

The head of Google's open-source programs on Monday urged international delegates to vote against certifying Office Open XML as an ISO standard, saying the Microsoft-led effort poses a risk to users who want unfettered access to documents.

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Google Spends Its Money on Wine

http://linuxhow2.com

“[Google] has sponsored developers from Codeweavers to make Photoshop CS and CS2 work better under Wine,” according to a computerworld article. This could mean more users switching from Windows to Linux.

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Google behind Photoshop's new Linux compatibility

http://www.apcmag.com

Google recently confirmed in a blog posting that it had paid Codeweavers to help develop WINE to make Photoshop usable on the well-regarded but still somewhat unpredictable software package, which aims to replicate Windows libraries to enable popular Windows applications run in a Linux environment.

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Google Offers to Help Yahoo Fight Off Microsoft

http://online.wsj.com

Google Inc. Chief Executive Eric Schmidt called Yahoo Inc. CEO Jerry Yang to offer his company's help in any effort to thwart Microsoft Corp.'s unsolicited $44.6 billion bid for Yahoo, say people familiar with the matter.

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Created by vlovindia 6 years 24 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 24 weeks ago
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Will the real monopolist please stand up?

http://blogs.zdnet.com

That didn’t take long. The lawyers already are issuing statements over the Microsoft bid for Yahoo.

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Video of Keynote from KDE 4.0 Release Event at Google Headquarters

http://video.google.com

On Friday, January 18th, Aaron Seigo, President of the KDE e.V. gave the keynote at the KDE 4.0 Release Event in Mountain View, California about KDE 4, presenting KDE to the world and the world to KDE. Aaron started with an introduction to KDE 4, beginning with the history of the project and expressing how far KDE has come in the last 11 years. Then, Aaron explored what KDE is, and what the community is based on - freedom and openness. Freedom to do work, have fun, and connect with others. Further, Aaron moved on to KDE 4, and discussed the near-future plans and ideas. The vision of KDE 4 is based upon three principles: beauty, accessibility, and functionality. He ventured into the many areas that KDE has improved upon, and pointed to the roadmap for the KDE 4 cycle.

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Created by JRepin 6 years 27 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 27 weeks ago
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Google's Secret Weapon

http://redmondmag.com

While it soft pedals direct competition with Microsoft, the search giant quietly keeps working on open source projects designed to undermine its archrival.

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Created by greengrass 6 years 29 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 29 weeks ago
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F*cking programming

http://codeulate.com

Yesterday I stumbled onto a delightful tool from Google Labs: Code Search. Turns out Google is now crawling through source code. Granted access to billions of lines of code and the awesome power of Google’s search technology, I did what any rational, thinking programmer would do: I typed in some profanity and hit enter. In tribute to the valiant struggles of coders everywhere, please enjoy...

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