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The Same Old Microsoft at OSCON


Microsoft bought a seat at OSCON. There are problems with both what they are telling us and what others might not be able to tell us because of this. A small retrospective is in order.

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Created by mariuz 4 years 14 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 14 weeks ago
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OSCON 2009: Governments and open source


Some government entities put up fierce resistance to free software because they do not want to run afoul of ethics laws that prohibit them from accepting gifts - if free software has value, then government officials are not allowed to receive the code without paying for it.

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Created by Sun 6 years 13 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 13 weeks ago
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If Microsoft Joins In, Can it Be a Revolution?


In the old days, when Microsoft wanted to kill the Open Source Movement, O'Reilly's Open Source Convention was where you found true software revolutionaries. Great coders, they also were idealists who believed software was something you shared. Then a funny thing happened. Open source went mainstream.

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Created by C733tus 8 years 15 weeks ago – Made popular 8 years 15 weeks ago
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