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Copyright assignment - Once bitten, twice shy

http://www.h-online.com

Copyright assignment can be ethical, and can unify a project under common ownership, or it can be misused to impose control and bypass the GPL, indemnify the code against patent infringement, and subvert the developers' intent in contributing to an 'open source' project.

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Open source web apps often insecure, new tool discovers

http://www.networkworld.com

Security company Qualys has released a new open source tool, 'BlindElephant', which can accurately fingerprint web applications down to version level in order to better manage the security issues which now plague such software. According to the company, the need for such a tool is pressing.

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Eben Moglen on Bilski, Software Patents, and Big Pharma

http://thepriorart.typepad.com

This interview is part of a series following the Supreme Court's Bilski decision, which left the laws on what you can get a patent on largely as they are, after a four-justice minority failed to ban "business method" patents.

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Stallman on Microsoft Sponsorship

http://www.the-source.com

Accepting the money from Microsoft would, in itself, do not harm. But Microsoft typically demands a price for its sponsorship, a price that implies a change in the nature of the event. The price might be, let someone from Microsoft give a speech. The price might be, don’t say that proprietary software is evil. The price might be, present Microsoft sponsorship in a way that inhibits
you from denouncing Microsoft’s software as unethical.

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Eben Moglen on the Current State of Free Software

http://www.fsf.org

At this year's LibrePlanet conference hosted by the Free Software Foundation, Eben Moglen of the Software Freedom Law Center gave a keynote speech on the current state of free software and the free software movement.

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Microsoft should starve on radical penguin diet

http://www.theregister.co.uk

In Wednesday's Wall Street Journal, columnist Holman Jenkins, Jr asks if "Steve Ballmer is a failed CEO?" then forecasts Microsoft's feeble future even as it banks record profits. Microsoft is a company stuck in the glory years of the 1980s and 1990s - truly glorious years for a company that built not one but two massive cash cows: Windows and Office.

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A New Sports Activity Tracking App (still needs a name)

http://blog.volker-lanz.de

This one’s an activity and sports tracking application similar to Sport Tracks or Garmin Training Center. It’s not a hundred percent complete yet and has its share of rough edges and its author is looking for a good name for it.

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Linux Music Players: Amarok vs. Clementine

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The largest difference is that Amarok's design philosophy is influenced by the current interface design theories, while Clementine's are more oriented towards stone geeks, including every detail imaginable.

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Open source software. The gateway drug to Linux.

http://it.toolbox.com

Some of the best open source software (OSS) around is multiple platform. You can run the exact same software with the same look and feel (I can understand the look part but how do you feel a program? Do a Vulcan mind meld with it?) no matter what operating system you use.

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GNU High School: Teaching Kids by Contributing to Open Source

http://www.turnkeylinux.org

All over the world millions of kids are studying computers and technology. Imagine what a difference we could make if we could figure out how to help the open source community embrace that opportunity. What if we could help kids explore how computer systems in the real world work in a friction-less playground that allows them to crack open the box, explore its insides and tinker.

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Killed by Code: software transparency in implantable medical devices

http://www.softwarefreedom.org

Software is an integral component of a range of devices that perform critical, lifesaving functions and basic daily tasks. As patients grow more reliant on computerized devices, the dependability of software is a life-or-death issue.

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The Sad State of Open Source in Android

http://projectgus.com

This year a slew of companies have launched competing Android tablet devices. A lot of rhetoric has been spun about how Android's open source ecosystem gives manufacturers and consumers an advantage. Unfortunately, the current crop of Android tablets aren't nurturing open source at all.

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Top 10 open source alternatives

http://www.itpro.co.uk

We run down the 10 best open source alternatives to the business software we use every day.

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GPLv3-licensed Open Source now dominates at Google Code

http://blog.internetnews.com

According to data presented by DiBona, Google's Open Source programs manager, the GPLv3 license now represents more than half of the GPL licensed code that Google hosts on its Google Code site. What DiBona's data shows is that developers are embracing GPLv3 and using it for their project in growing numbers.

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Compiere Open Source failed?

http://www.compieresource.com

Recently, Consona acquired Compiere. Is this a failure of Open Source business model

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