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Evaluating the openness of an open source project

http://www.visionmobile.com

VisionMobile has produced a nice primer for people unaware of the larger issues of openness. There is much more to it besides the license. Part of it is the lineage and current practices. It is a must read if you use or plan using free software for business. When you have to know exactly where you stand. The link is a PDF file.

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Neelie Kroes (EU Commissioner): 'Openness at the heart of the EU Digital Agenda'

http://europa.eu

Exactly two years ago I spoke about interoperability and standards here in Brussels. Here is a brief overview...

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Closed source vendors hijack the term "open"

http://www.networkworld.com

News flash to old-school software vendors: an "API" doesn't make your product "open" and it certainly doesn't make it "open source." For the second time in two days, I've seen product marketing claiming a product was open because the vendor supplies an application program interface. Phooey.

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Microsoft Still Pretends to be “Open” for and to Government Contracts

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Supported by its own press and advanced by other regular allies, Microsoft comes equipped with required marketing themes to inject proprietary software into governments, under the guise of "open"

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MS Still Corrupts the Meaning of “Open” in Order to Enter Government Contracts

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The fat cats from Redmond take taxpayers' money, pay almost no tax, and also use their political power to make the system more discriminatory

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Estonia's Open Source Shame

http://www.computerworlduk.com

Last week I wrote about the curious case of Mr Kallas, vice president of the European Commission. He seemed to have problems with the word “open”, imagining that this meant “unprotected”, judging by his comment

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“Open” as in “Not Free” and “Non-Standard”

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The connotation and meaning of the word "open" continue to degrade

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O’Reilly Does Not Know What Open Means (Let Alone Free)

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Microsoft's perversion of the word "open" (as George Orwell once warned) put in perspective

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The Importance of an Open Internet

http://www.linux.com

Being against net neutrality is one of those arguments that on first glance seems reasonable. The power company, after all, charges us more as we consume more electricity--why shouldn't Internet carriers be allowed to charge based on data load and regulate traffic accordingly?

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Microsoft + “Open” Attack GNU/Linux and “Free” (as in Free Speech)

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Citrix-controlled Xen keeps bending towards Microsoft, which misuses "open source"

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How Open a Platform does "Open Government" Need?

http://www.consortiuminfo.org

Any old standards hand forced to choose the single most disputed issue in standard setting over the past decade would likely respond with a deceivingly simple question: "What does it mean to be an 'open standard?'" A similar debate rages in the open source community between those that believe that some licenses (e.g., the BSD, MIT and Apache licenses) are "open enough," while others would respond

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Eye on Apple: This is Open?

http://boycottnovell.com

New evidence that shows Apple's poor attitude towards openness/freedom

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Microsoft Still Misleads Developers and Redefines ‘Open’

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A quick look at ways in which Microsoft markets its closed ecosystem under misleading banners. THERE are all sorts of articles out there that can truly bother one's mind. For starters, Microsoft's latest spin on "Open" XML is being deconstructed by Andre...

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Being open about "open" (source)

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

I’m not sure why it bothers me: I use the word “Free” when I’m talking about “Free Software”, and “Open” when I mean “Open source”. I’m very particular about my words, that way. But that’s just me. I don’t expect another religion to follow the rules of my own, or vice-versa.

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Quotable: Why Microsoft is Just a Standard Open Source Scam

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A quick walk through people's opinions on Microsoft and 'openness'

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