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Open source bugs fixed quicker than commercial software

http://www.v3.co.uk

Open-source code is more prone to severe flaws than commercial software, but bugs get fixed more quickly, according to revealing new research from application security firm Veracode.

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Study: Intellectual Monopolies (Patents) Vastly Dominated by… the Monopolies

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A not-so-overly-alarmist reminder of how monopolies are taking over society using self-serving laws and establishments, including the patent office

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Study: Open source software is improving

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The code analysis tools vendor, Coverity, has released the 2009 edition of the Coverity Scan Open Source ReportPDF. The survey, which was originally initiated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in 2006, examines the integrity and quality of open source software.

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It’s Official: Patents Stifle Innovation

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Scientific study supports what everyone already knows - that intellectual monopolies reduce pace of progress

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Landmark study: DRM truly does make pirates out of us all

http://arstechnica.com

A UK researcher has spent years interviewing people about whether DRM has affected their ability to use content in ways ordinarily protected by the law. Surprise! It has, even leading one sight-impaired woman to piracy.

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Novell is Feeding the Shills-for-Hire from IDC

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Novell pays IDC for GNU/Linux studies, but it mistakenly feeds one of the most FOSS-hostile and corruptible groups out there

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Open source still the best way to develop software

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The open-source way of creating programs is still the best way, just don’t confuse it with being the perfect way — there’s no such thing.

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Microsoft arguments against Linux are bollocks

http://www.itwire.com

Microsoft PR threw down the gauntlet; “see how Windows Server 2008 stacks up versus Linux,” they say. There’s a “Get the Facts” URL being promoted with claims of direct comparisons between the two operating systems. Anyone reading the headlines alone could be fooled into thinking there’s substance to be found.

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Study: 70 percent say Red Hat more secure than Windows

http://arstechnica.com

The Standish group recently completed an extensive study that examines factors influencing open-source adoption. Based on five years of research and analysis, the report provides intriguing insights into open-source adoption levels and the way that open source is reshaping the software industry.

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The Microsoft OOXML Spin Factory Reaches Full Production Mode (Updatedx2)

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Several people, including Rob Weir (just yesterday in fact), said this was coming. The Propaganda Machine is hard at work and it will have you believe that OOXML is the Second Coming. You might be wondering what are we talking about. Where does one even begin? There is is a DDOS of disinformation at the moment.

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US federal departments move more to OSS

http://www.tectonic.co.za

The Federal Open Source Alliance has released the results of a study into the adoption of open source software OSS by the US' various federal departments, the Federal Open Source Referendum.

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Study: Largest vendors account for fewer software flaws

http://www.linuxworld.com

Though it might not seem that way, the top 10 most vulnerable software vendors - and, yes, that includes Microsoft - are contributing a smaller percentage of all vulnerability disclosures per year compared to five years ago.

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News flash: Microsoft finds that it is god of its own world

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"I must admit that I am shocked - SHOCKED - that Microsoft found that its software is better than open source software on the desktop for European schools. Shocked, I tell you! I mean, after hours of rigorous study and painfully bought and paid for research, to find out that it likes its own software more than open source.... Who would have thought?"

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