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How Proprietary Software prevents Free Software innovation

https://drascus.wordpress.com

There has been this argument in the community for a while that using some non-free software to further the Free Software advocacy might be a useful thing. As an example say you have a graphics card that there is no Free Software driver for. Then using a proprietary driver and therefore being able to use a mostly free software OS becomes justifiable.

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Proprietary Software Licensing Produces No New Value In Society

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Bradley M. Kuhn's essay compares complex financial instruments, real estate, poker playing and proprietary licensing and their pros and cons to the society.

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Novell Uses Linux Foundation Event (LinuxCon) to Promote Proprietary Software and Fog Computing

http://techrights.org

Foggy slant from Novell staff at the event which promotes Linux (LinuxCon) but not necessarily software freedom

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Diversity is Good, Proprietary Software Giants Are Not

http://techrights.org

Timely perspective on Apple, Microsoft, and the substitution of "Linux" with Android (Google's trademark)

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OSS: Europe vs. The United States

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Neelie Kroes is IT Chief for Europe and a staunch proponent of Open Source Software. A previous Linux Journal article made mention of her recent comments on OSS vs. proprietary software:

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Mono Demoted to “Proprietary Software” Status

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OpenSUSE classifies Mono-based applications correctly (as proprietary)

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European IT Chief Slams Proprietary Software

http://www.linuxjournal.com

Neelie Kroes is no lightweight when it comes to open v. closed software. She spent six years as Europe's head trust-buster, and in that time, collected billions from proprietary software makers who sought to corner the market with their closed-source wares. When she spoke, big software — and everybody else — listened. In February, Ms.

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Why Apple and Microsoft Operating Systems Are Unethical: New Examples

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How proprietary software disables freedom and discourages solidarity, based on the actions of Apple and Microsoft

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If they're going to do it anyway...

http://www.fsdaily.com

We free software advocates surely know that, no matter what we say or how we say it, some people have to or (if you prefer) simply want to use proprietary software for one reason or another - and that's even when they've heard and understood everything we have to say on the matter.

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If they're going to do it anyway...

We free software advocates surely know that, no matter what we say or how we say it, some people have to or (if you prefer) simply want to use proprietary software for one reason or another - and that's even when they've heard and understood everything we have to say on the matter.

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Linux-2.6.33-libre released

http://lwn.net

Linux hasn't been Free Software since 1996, when Mr Torvalds accepted the first pieces of non-Free Software in the distributions of Linux he has published since 1991. Over these years, while this kernel grew by a factor of 14, the amount of non-Free firmware required by Linux drivers grew by an alarming factor of 83.

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Humanity to Others’ Agenda

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Analysis of some of Canonical's recent moves, which give rise to Novell's Mono and proprietary software (at the expense of Free software)

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Thoughts on Canonical’s Approach to Non-Free (Non-Libre) Software

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Insights into the ongoing debate about Canonical (or Ubuntu) and the proprietary software it considers offering

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Proprietary software in Ubuntu? – Good or bad?

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The Ubuntu forums are running a survey about the option of having proprietary software in their software center for users to purchase if they wish. Whats interesting is the survey mentions Adobe Photoshop. So whats the problem?

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Whose Platform is it, Anyway?

http://www.linux-mag.com

Cloud computing, virtualization and mobile devices take the "proprietary" out of computing...at least for the consumer. Just think of the possibilities.

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