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Meet the people behind the Open Source Initiative (video)

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The Open Source Initiative (OSI) is the group that decides whether a software license merits a seal of approval as actual, genuine open source software. It has never been a secret group -- its license-discuss email list has always been open to all comers, for example -- but not many open source users or developers know who belongs to the board or what they do.

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Man vs. Myth: Greg Kroah-Hartman and the Kernel Driver Project

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Don't tell Greg Kroah-Hartman that Linux hurts for device drivers. He's heard too much of that rap, and he's already done plenty to stop it. We should thank him and help pick up the ball. I'm doing both here.

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Linus Torvalds, Geek of the Week

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Linus Torvalds is remarkable, not only for being the technical genius who wrote Linux, but for then being able to inspire and lead an enormous team of people to devote their free time to work on the operating system and bring it to maturity. We sent Richard Morris off to interview Linus, and find out more.

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An Interview with Richard Stallman

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"... Open source is the term that was used in 1998 by people who liked our free software, but didn't like seeing as the ethical, political issues. They preferred to forget about the deeper aspects--the question of respecting the user's freedom--and focus only on the practical benefits that they got from having the freedom.

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Stallman on Gates, and Free Software

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Free Software Foundation chairman and all around computer freedom guru Richard Stallman has written an article for the BBC entitled ‘It’s not the Gates, it’s the bars’.

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The A-Z of Programming Languages: BASH/Bourne-Again Shell - When the Bourne Shell found its identity

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"Computerworld is undertaking a series of investigations into the most widely-used programming languages. Previously we spoke to Alfred v. Aho of AWK fame, and in this article we chat to Chet Ramey about his experience maintaining Bash. Bash, or the Bourne-Again Shell is a Unix shell created in 1987 by Brian Fox.

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"Pay attention to your freedom instead of self-serving forecasts" - RMS speaks with Poornam Media

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RMS: «If Microsoft says that ['era of open computing'], it appears to be an attempt at a self-fulfilling prophesy. If people believe it, they may make it come true. The way to deal with that is to refuse to let Microsoft lead you. Pay attention to your freedom instead of self-serving forecasts ...

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Interview: Steve McIntyre, Debian Project Leader

http://www.computerworlduk.com

Steve McIntyre is the recently elected Debian Prioject Leader. He is a software engineer and a long-time Debian developer. His best known contributions have been in the field of creating Debian CD/DVD images; he is the Debian-cd team leader and is responsible for generating the official images.

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Bradley Kuhn makes a better world through software freedom

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Bradley Kuhn is one of the founding team members of the Software Freedom Law Center, and a longtime advocate for the cause of Free Software. Many consider him one of the most influential voices in the worldwide FLOSS community. Kuhn, formerly the executive director of the Free Software Foundation, took some time recently to catch us up on his latest work.

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Spotlight on FOSS: An Interview with Mark Shuttleworth

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We decided to start an impromptu video podcast called, "Spotlight on FOSS," or Spotlight on Free and Open Source Software. The premise of the show is that we interview someone in the Free and Open Source Software world, and spotlight a software solution they have contributed to.

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My Interview With Richard Stallman.

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"Last week I got the opportunity to fire questions to unarguably one of the most influential and inspirational people of our time.

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Interview: How a hacker became a freedom fighter

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"One of the founding fathers of "free software" and an esteemed elder of the hacking community, Richard Stallman has made defending people's freedoms his life's work. That usually means supplying hackers with software and attacking copyright law.

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Richard Stallman, Live and Unplugged

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It’s almost 8 PM on a Tuesday night, and the lecture hall here at Virginia Tech University is filled nearly to capacity. The students – many of them computer science majors – have come to hear Richard Stallman, the grand forefather of GNU/Linux. The crowd is chatty and seems in a good mood.

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The state of open source: Bruce Perens, Open Source Definition

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Bruce Perens, a longtime leader in the open source movement, is rarely remiss in speaking his mind on open source matters. Here's how Perens breaks down the key opportunities and challenges for open source in the years to come.

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Free as in Speech: The First Amendment, Anonymity, and the Internet

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Groklaw's Pamela Jones is all too familiar with the concept of free speech and anonymity online. Jones enjoyed a brief period of anonymity when she started Groklaw, writing as “PJ” on the site, but soon her identity became a topic of speculation and controversy within the open source community. In this article, Jones answers questions about anonymity, free speech, and the Internet.

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