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Video: Default to open: The story of open source and Red Hat

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Red Hat Films is proud to unveil this documentary looking at the past, present, and future of Red Hat and the evolution of open source.

Take a look back at the beginnings of open source, and its growth through the 80s and 90s. Meet the people involved, and understand how Red Hat got started, went public, and changed the technology industry along the way.

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Created by akf 2 years 44 weeks ago – Made popular 2 years 44 weeks ago
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Medieval Copy Protection

http://gotmedieval.blogspot.com

Sometimes people come to me and ask, "How did medieval filmmakers protect their DVDs from piracy?" And I tell them that since so few households had DVD players during the thousand or so years between the fall of the Roman Empire and the Renaissance that it really never became much of an issue.

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Created by lozz 3 years 46 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 45 weeks ago
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Xandros Shows Death by Microsoft

http://techrights.org

"It should be widely known by now. No matter why, when and where, join MS and you will be dead." Abe
Richard Hillesley has just published "The lost world of the Xandros desktop," which is an article that looks at Xandros' past and present.

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Created by komrad 4 years 11 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 11 weeks ago
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Emacs & the birth of the GPL

http://www.h-online.com

Emacs is not so much a text editor, more a way of life - an "extensible, customizable self-documenting real time display editor" with thousands of ready made extensions that take you way beyond its original remit as a text editor

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The history of Linux: Get your popcorn

http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com

So, it’s not your typical date-night movie, and maybe I’m the last person to know this documentary exists, but I was happy to find the film (1hour, 25 minutes), Revolution OS on Google Video.

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Tinkerer’s sunset

http://diveintomark.org

When DVD Jon was arrested after breaking the CSS encryption algorithm, he was charged with ``unauthorized computer trespassing''. That led his lawyers to ask the obvious question, ``On whose computer did he trespass?'' The prosecutor’s answer: ``his own''.

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Created by stargrave 4 years 22 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 22 weeks ago
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The 9 most important events in Open Source history

http://royal.pingdom.com

Have you ever wondered about those key moments in time that made open source software such an immense success story? We just did, and here below is our list.

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15 game-changing Linux moments of the decade

http://www.techradar.com

If you were sat at your Linux computer one dark evening in late 1999, things would have been considerably different. But things have changed. Linux is now an operating system anyone can install and use, and it's growing stronger every year. Here's how it happened.

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Created by a known eMouse 4 years 27 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 27 weeks ago
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A Concise Introduction to Free and Open Source Software

http://www.consortiuminfo.org

Andy Updegrove writes an article providing an overview of the history of FOSS and its champions, the major philosophical differences that divide FOSS from OSS developers, the multiple licenses under which FOSS is made available, and the principle non-profit institutions that support and promote FOSS.

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The Five Distros That Changed Linux

http://www.linux-mag.com

Linux’s history can be measured in both releases 2.0, 2.6, and so on, and in its major distributions, which brought these releases to the masses at large. Here’s my list of the top five major Linux distributions that had the most impact in the operating system’s brief history.

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10 things that rocked the Linux world

http://www.ibm.com

Much too much has happened with Linux in the last 10 years to do anything like a complete job of listing the important events and technological advances surrounding this operating system. But nevertheless here are 10 important Linux developments that have rocked the world of Linux. I'm sure you can add to this.

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GNU'S NOT UNIX - Richard Stallman with BYTE editors, July 1986

http://www.fsdaily.com

«... Richard Stallman has undertaken probably the most ambitious free software development project to date, the GNU system. In his GNU Manifesto, published in the March 1985 issue of Dr. Dobb's Journal, Stallman described GNU as a "complete Unix-compatible software system which I am writing so that I can give it away free to everyone who can use it...

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GNU'S NOT UNIX - Richard Stallman with BYTE editors, July 1986

			   GNU'S NOT UNIX

		 Conducted by David Betz and Jon Edwards

	      Richard Stallman discusses his public-domain
		    UNIX-compatible software system
			   with BYTE editors
			      (July 1986)

Copyright (C) 1986 Richard Stallman. Permission is granted to make and distribute copies of this article as long as the copyright and this notice appear on all copies.

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1985: "Will Unix become the next MS-DOS?"

http://www.archive.org

This historic TV-show from 1985 ponders on the question "Will Unix become the next MS-DOS?".
This is not about Free Software, but you can see in this show the state of the Unix system from around the time, when the GNU project started. So it is of historic interest.

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Created by akf 5 years 8 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 8 weeks ago
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A Brief, Incomplete, and Mostly Wrong History of Programming Languages

http://james-iry.blogspot.com

1801 - Joseph Marie Jacquard uses punch cards to instruct a loom to weave "hello, world" into a tapestry. Redditers of the time are not impressed due to the lack of tail call recursion, concurrency, or proper capitalization.

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Created by caffienejunki 5 years 8 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 8 weeks ago
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