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Pirated software

http://www.dedoimedo.com

If you think I'm going to talk about the moral, legal, financial, and political implications of using software not according to various license agreements set by money-loving companies, you're wrong. Today, we will learn about little known software designed by code pirates.

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Created by goofy 8 years 40 weeks ago
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OpenSUSE Adds to Novell’s Hostility Towards the Free Software Foundation

http://boycottnovell.com

OpenSUSE community manager disagrees with RMS-style philosophy in practice

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Created by komrad 8 years 44 weeks ago
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Terminology Wars I: Linux versus GNU/Linux

http://www.boycott-boycottnovell.com

I initially wrote most of this as a response to a comment on Groklaw, where PJ is busily carrying water to assist in running down an active member of the open source community as a "traitor to the free software movement". The comment began by stating that the FSF had never "ordered" anyone to use the terminology "GNU/Linux" (as if they could), and continued,

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Created by ford prefect 8 years 45 weeks ago
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Free and Open Source Software, dogmatism and the real world.

http://sinaisix.blogspot.com

One of the best things that ever happened to the world of computing was the advent of Free and Open Source software. However, there does not seem, at least from where I stand, to be any proper definition of who FOSS defines as its target audience.

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Created by spambot 8 years 46 weeks ago
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The Pyramids and the Bazaar

http://www.advogato.org

Eric Raymond's software bazaar is a fantasy. What really goes on in open source projects has nothing to do with his "great babbling bazaar of differing agendas and approaches".

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Created by kitin 8 years 47 weeks ago
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The FOSS image is important

http://it.toolbox.com

We live in a world where, unfortunately, image is everything to the general public, enterprise business and the media. This image provides the reputation from which the validity of the product, person or business is judged. A good image is very hard to achieve yet can be very easily destroyed by a single act, person or slanderous comment.

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Created by Mr_Shifty 8 years 47 weeks ago
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Open source – no question of quality

http://www.computerworlduk.com

I am probably biting off more than I can chew, within a brief blog post here. But, I wanted to capture a couple of points relative to the notion of the quality of open source software (OSS).

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Created by ford prefect 8 years 47 weeks ago
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Open Source Should Be Open to All

http://www.linux-magazine.com

If today you can convince someone to use some Open-Source software package – a document creator, a presentation tool, a web browser, or even a web server – you give yourself the wedge to start pushing for an Open Source operating system.

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Created by penguinista 8 years 47 weeks ago
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Google unlocks data restrictions, announces Data Liberation efforts

http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com

Google is unlocking its data door by launching a new initiative called Data Liberation, an approach to engineering that allows users to move their data - be it pictures, mail or documents - from Google’s servers to any other location.

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Created by tetris4 8 years 47 weeks ago
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Copyright's Creative Disincentive

http://tucowsinc.com

The argument seems simple... without a system of strong copyright, creators will have no incentive to create...the facts so resoundingly, enthusiastically, thumpingly dispute that conclusion tells us that the syllogism is wrong. Indeed, the facts say the syllogism has it backwards. Current copyright laws are holding back the innovation they were intended to spur.

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Created by spambot 8 years 49 weeks ago
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Linux User-Friendliness

http://www.osnews.com

From OSNews - A reader asks: Why is Linux still not as user friendly as the two other main OSes with all the people developing for Linux? Is it because it is mainly developed by geeks? My initial feeling when reading this question was that it was kind of a throwaway, kind of a slam in disguise as a genuine question. But the more I thought about it, the more intrigued I felt.

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Created by Linerd 8 years 51 weeks ago
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From Cloud Computing to Freedom-based Utility Computing

http://blog.p2pfoundation.net

"Cloud Computing risks undoing the gains of the free software movement in ‘owning and controlling our own code‘. Thomas Lord examines the potential for achieving software and user freedom in the world of ‘cloud computing’ (a concept he rejects, preferring ‘utility computing’, see below).

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Created by can.axis 9 years 2 days ago
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Big-Name Distro Disenchantment

http://www.pcplus.co.uk

The hard work these distros are doing to clarify the legal position of their product isn’t even enough, because the Free Software Foundation doesn’t recognise them as free (as in freedom, not cost). So why bother?

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Created by geekyBodhi 9 years 3 days ago
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Koha and Liblime and the letter and the Spirit of Opensource

http://www.librarian.net

Koha is a FLOSS software project writing and maintaining an Library management system. One of the support and development companies appears to be heading a direction that will see them withholding code from the wider community.

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Created by librarygeek 9 years 1 week ago
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Linux and Free/Open Source Software: Why Code For Free? (part 1)

http://www.linuxplanet.com

How can anyone make a living writing Free software? Why should a coder work for free? These questions, and others, are answered in this two-part series. Today we learn why Free and Open Source software are very important even to end users who are not coders.

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Created by brian1977 9 years 3 weeks ago
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