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Red Hat Warns Government About Cloud Lock-In

http://www.talkincloud.com

The open letter, in the form of a blog entry from Red Hat VP Mark Bohannon, contains thinly veiled criticism of Microsoft and other companies that are launching their own public clouds.

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Beware of Proprietary Drift

http://ebb.org

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) announced yesterday a campaign to collect a clear list of OpenOffice.Org extensions that are FaiF, to convince the OO.o Community Council to list only FaiF extensions, and to find those extensions that are proprietary software, so that OO.o extension developers can focus of their efforts on writing replacements under a software-freedom-respecting license.

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HTML5 vs. Flash / Open Letter To Adobe

http://www.inatux.com

"With the introduction of HTML5 and its implementation in all major web browsers, it's becoming clear that Adobe is now in a place where a lack of innovation from the company could cause not only a loss of profit for Adobe, but also the eventual abandonment and deprecation of the product "Adobe Flash" by every product and service that currently supports it."

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Bologna achieves vendor independence for its office applications

http://www.osor.eu

The administration of the Italian city of Bologna has almost completed its move to OpenOffice. Most of the 3600 PCs now run this open source suite of office applications. The administration is planning to move more applications to open source, aiming to become less dependent on specific IT vendors.

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Apple more closed than Microsoft

http://www.theregister.co.uk

Bashing Microsoft for being closed and proprietary has been a popular pastime in the media and the IT industry for many years, and there is no doubt that much of this has been well deserved...Apple’s business is evolving and see a lot of similar traits to those that were apparent as Microsoft was gaining power.

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Imagine There’s No Penguins

http://linuxfud.wordpress.com

What if Linux were not free? Would people still use it? Would it generate as much excitement online? What if the right…no, the privilege…to use Linux came only at a monetary cost money? And that’s a lease, not a sale mind you. What if the product was not intellectually free? How many people would jump on the bandwagon then?

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What should be proprietary in open source?

http://blogs.zdnet.com

Your good name. Trademark it. Protect your Web site registration. You can’t protect your code, but if someone wants to fork it they can do it under another name. (Image from BrandChannel.)

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Mixing proprietary code with free software

http://www.linuxdevices.com

This guest whitepaper presents a series of "best practice" suggestions about how to implement Linux stacks so as to ensure compatibility with proprietary application software. It was written by three Access employees, and at times uses the Access Linux Platform (ALP) as an example of such a stack.

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Giving proprietary vendors a run for their money

http://opensourceblog.itproportal.com

As businesses look to become less dependent on software vendors to solve their integration issues there is a groundswell of support for open source solutions. For companies already using open source, a survey of IT decision makers by Forrester earlier this year found that 51% were using it in mission-critical applications.

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Ubuntu lives in a closed system

http://www.itwire.com.au

Ubuntu, the Linux distribution which tops the charts these days, is developed using this closed system. Kind of a contradiction in terms, one would think.

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Is the OSS business model inherently monopolistic?

http://www.loopfuse.org

"If an OSS company is focusing on its OSS competitors, it will likely fail as a venture. Common sense dictates you follow the money, and in most markets, “the money” is in the pockets of the proprietary players."

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