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Open Source Study Reveals High Level of Code Reuse

http://www.ddj.com

An analysis of 1,311 open source projects revealed that open source developers reused code from those projects in other projects more than 365,000 times, saving the open source community over 316,000 staff years and tens of billions of dollars in development costs.

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Created by helix 5 years 14 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 14 weeks ago
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Etymology of an Open Source App/Project

http://hehe2.net

The natural extension of the “Etymology of a Distro” blog would be delving deeper into Open Source project’s etymologies. Indeed many readers already suggested that. Here are 20 Open Source applications and the interesting (and not so interesting) stories behind their names...

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Created by bolony_and_cheese 5 years 17 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 17 weeks ago
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Who Pays For Open Source Software?

http://lunduke.com

From the same guy as "Why 100% Free SOftware Destroys Linux": "There are many fantastic Open Source projects out there. But just how do they get the funding they need to continue and expand development?"

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Created by MrSnippity 5 years 20 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 20 weeks ago
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12 tips to getting things done in open source

http://www.stormyscorner.com

Most people used to the proprietary software world, with no experience in open source software, are amazed that anything gets done. (And lots gets done in the open source, way more than in most proprietary software companies!) And people new to open source are usually at a loss as to where to start.

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Created by C733tus 5 years 20 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 20 weeks ago
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Open-source projects to provide corporate benefits?

http://news.cnet.com

I spent some time talking with an Accenture veteran this morning, and came away with an intriguing idea: enable open-source projects to provide corporate benefits like health insurance to their developers so that they can ditch their day jobs to focus on their open-source passion.

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Created by Jimbob 5 years 20 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 20 weeks ago
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Building a Community Around Your F/OSS Project

http://aseigo.blogspot.com

It is not uncommon to read about projects that are suffering from lack of development resources. Let's be honest: no project has 'enough' people, ever. There's always something else that could be getting done 'if only we had another pair of hands!' Some projects suffer more than others, however.

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Created by JRepin 5 years 25 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 25 weeks ago
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Microsoft Sends “Vista 7 PC Ecosystem Team” to Influence Free Software Projects

http://boycottnovell.com

Microsoft is lobbying FOSS projects to waste their collective efforts on a port to vapourware (Windows 7)

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Created by komrad 5 years 26 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 26 weeks ago
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On the savannah, where the gnu roam...

http://www.fsf.org

"There are many services that will host your project's source code, mailing lists and bug trackers. While very few of these services charge for their services, most of them are built on proprietary software. Worse, some of them have started adding adverts for proprietary software in their mailing lists, or refusing projects with certain free software licenses [...] So, what's the alternative?

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No Control? Actually, You Have Total Control.

http://www.linuxloop.com

In a recent article discussing the possibility of the open-source phone groups collaborating, it was mentioned that some people are nervous about relying on open-source.

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Created by toolbanger 5 years 49 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 48 weeks ago
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AKFAvatar: a fancy terminal and more

http://akfavatar.nongnu.org

You think, text-console programs look boring? Then run them in an environment that looks more interesting.
AKFAvatar can be used as a wrapper for text-console programs.
It can be used to make simple demos and much more…

Version 0.15.1 is out since sunday.

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Created by akf 6 years 3 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 3 weeks ago
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Bringing Free Software Values Back: Please Welcome Equitable Open Source

http://boycottnovell.com

A new project in the making will keep track of moochers and fakers on the face of it.

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Created by komrad 6 years 5 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 5 weeks ago
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GPL v3 Has Reached 2000 Projects!!!

http://gpl3.blogspot.com

Our database now contains over 2000 projects that are using the GPL v3. This is a large milestone for the license, and seems to still be the beginning of wider adoption. Nine months have passed since the release of the controversial license and it has already gained 2k projects.

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Created by peacemaker 6 years 15 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 15 weeks ago
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The #1 Problem in OSS Usability and What I’m Going to Do About It

http://weblog.obso1337.org

I was doing some research on a paper I am writing about open source usability practices when it hit me: Lack of user research is the #1 problem in open source usability

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Created by leo 6 years 16 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 16 weeks ago
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Ruby project yields to Microsoft

http://www.regdeveloper.co.uk

A community driven project for Ruby source code to run natively on Microsoft's .NET framework has shut down, faced by progress from an official Microsoft effort.

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Created by mads 6 years 22 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 22 weeks ago
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The Creative Commons CC0 project

http://lwn.net

CC0 is a Creative Commons project designed to promote and protect the public domain by 1) enabling authors to easily waive their copyrights in particular works and to communicate that waiver to others, and 2) providing a means by which any person can assert that there are no copyrights in a particular work, in a way that allows others to judge the reliability of that assertion.

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Created by C733tus 6 years 25 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 25 weeks ago
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