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Oracle, OpenOffice.org, LibreOffice

http://blogs.gnome.org

There has been a lot of commentary in recent days about the OpenOffice.org community council decision to ask people who have aligned themselves with The Document Foundation (TDF) to resign their seats on the council. So, of course, what we need is a little bit more commentary.

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Announcing Fedora project blogs

http://lists.fedoraproject.org

I'm happy to announce that Fedora contributors are now able to create their own blog at https://blogs.fedoraproject.org This has been available for a while, but we've never officially announced it until now.

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Happy Birthday OpenBSD -- you are 15

http://marc.info

The OpenBSD project produces a FREE, multi-platform 4.4BSD-based UNIX-like operating system. Its efforts emphasize portability, standardization, correctness, proactive security and integrated cryptography.

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Oracle Asks Founders Of The Documents Foundation To Leave

http://techie-buzz.com

However, Oracle is not taking their move well. They want the founders of The Documents Foundation to leave the OpenOffice.org council.

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Unhappy day at OpenOffice

http://wiki.services.openoffice.org

More translation is needed here, but things no longer sound very happy at openoffice.org.

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On C library implementation

http://rusty.ozlabs.org

I recently came across the Judy library which seems like an impressive set of data structures to implement mappings (think variable length arrays or hash indexed by simple key). I also looked through the codec2 sources recently, and I saw some of the same API issues, so I thought I'd crystalize some of them.

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Digital Media: The open source Achilles heal or new cash crop?

http://www.buntfu.com

So while I'm a big Linux fan and tell others about its benefits, if anyone ever comes to my house to watch something thats on-line they will see Windows computer on my TV. So what does this mean? Eventual doom through media? Not if the big names in open source do whats necessary to close this new digital media gap among computer users.

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Main MeeGo man resigns as Nokia preps for first MeeGo device

http://arstechnica.com

Ari Jaaksi, the vice president of Nokia's MeeGo unit, is moving on to other things. His resignation is an unfortunate loss for Nokia, but it's especially troubling at this time when the Finnish phone giant is working to deliver its first MeeGo-based product.

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Created by stargrave 11 years 33 weeks ago
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Rock around 0.48: Interview with Inkscape team

http://www.libregraphicsworld.org

An interview with Joshua Andler, that has been active in the project since very nearly beginning of the project in 2003. This is the third time he's doing the job of release warden for Inkscape and, apparently, more or less being team leader.

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Created by stargrave 11 years 34 weeks ago
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Windows Live is moving to WordPress

http://en.blog.wordpress.com

We're excited to announce that WordPress.com is now the default blogging platform for Windows Live Spaces users. We've worked with our partners at Microsoft to create a simple migration service for Spaces bloggers to easily bring all their posts, comments, and photos to WordPress.com.

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Created by stargrave 11 years 34 weeks ago
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Ubuntu, Canonical Wallow in Muddy Waters with Contributors' Agreements

http://itmanagement.earthweb.com

Canonical is visibly struggling with balancing its commercial efforts with being a corporate citizen of free and open source software (FOSS).

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Created by lozz 11 years 35 weeks ago
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The Bizarre Cathedral - 81

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Latest from the Bizarre Cathedral by merc and crimperman

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Created by ooviaa 11 years 35 weeks ago
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Intel's HDMInsult

http://www.defectivebydesign.org

Once again, we're seeing boneheaded reactions to the failure of a DRM scheme. DRM is largely ineffective against large-scale unauthorized copying going on in Eastern Europe and Asia, and yet the large media companies are happy to parade the opposite as the truth.

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Created by stargrave 11 years 35 weeks ago
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Does Linux Offer Too Much Choice?

http://www.linuxinsider.com

Linux doesn't offer too much choice, "but it may not organize its choices well enough," says Slashdot blogger David Masover. The ideal situation "is to provide sane defaults so that people aren't forced to make choices --

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Mozilla Joins Open Invention Network

http://blog.mozilla.com

This week Mozilla joined Open Invention Network as a licensee. OIN is an organization which helps protect the Linux ecosystem by building a variety of defenses against patent attacks.

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