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You Don’t Win By Being The Same

http://www.linuxloop.com

You don't win by being the same; you win by being better - often many times better. Particularly when the competitor is well established, you have to be far better to win, so even if users are more comfortable with a desktop that looks just like Windows, Linux still has to keep innovating.

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Created by toolbanger 9 years 7 weeks ago
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Why Choose "Open Source" for Free Software

http://pinstack.blogspot.com

At this point, the only reason i still use the term "Free Software" is to align myself with the Free Software movement as opposed to the Open Source movement, but to end this stupid naming controversy and make both movements stronger, not only do we have to, but we should for our own benefit use the term "open source" instead. I did a little rant about this a while ago on YouTube.

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Created by MrSnippity 9 years 7 weeks ago
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Creating FOSS Allies Through Volunteerism

http://www.linux.com

We know that free and open source software (FOSS) is bigger than the code. It’s a powerful movement, with the potential to change the world in profound ways. Cooperation. Collaboration. The best minds

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Created by peacemaker 9 years 9 weeks ago
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Install it forward

http://practicalswitchtoubuntu.blogspot.com

I am reminded by the movie "Pay it forward" where a person started doing good to three other persons and the way of gratitude is to pay it forward, doing good to three other persons thus multiplying the goodness around.

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Created by viubuntu 9 years 9 weeks ago
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Is open source losing its soul?

http://news.cnet.com

Has open source come to include so much that it's somewhat meaningless? If so, should we return to the free-software roots that defined its infancy?

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Created by werewolf 9 years 10 weeks ago
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The Perils in the Name of Ubuntu

http://dannybuntu.blogspot.com

The problem in naming your operating system after an abstract concept is the diversity of interpretation that the word represents. This problem is essentially highlighted in online search. Doing a search for "the meaning of Ubuntu" leads you to numerous varying results, sometimes inclined to politics and sometimes inclined to racial concepts.

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Created by joncruz9173 9 years 10 weeks ago
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Astronomical Software Wants To Be Free: Free Software is one answer to a world built in code

http://arxiv.org

Lawrence Lessig: « These questions have been the challenge of Stallman's life.Through his works and his words, he has pushed us to see the importance of keeping code “free.” Not free in the sense that code writers don't get paid, but free in the sense that the control coders build be transparent to all, and tha

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Created by can.axis 9 years 11 weeks ago
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RMS and His Magic Bread

http://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com

One of the reasons I admire RMS is because of his complete integrity and consistency. He simply will not compromise on his principles, even if it leads to the loss of support from those who are not so rigorous.

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Created by kaeser 9 years 11 weeks ago
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Secret code and the damage it does to our society

http://www.computerworlduk.com

Transparency is a nice word, you feel as if by being able to see through something you are less at risk and more in control.

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Created by missgeek 9 years 11 weeks ago
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Reclaim The Commons

http://bienscommuns.org

"...The signers of the present Manifesto, launched in the World Social Forum of 2009, call all citizens of the world and their organizations to get involved to recover and put in common humanity's and Earth's actual and futur goods, so that their management shall be assumed in participative and collaborative ways by those concerned : individuals, communities and at the level of the humanity in the

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Created by can.axis 9 years 12 weeks ago
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Opinion: Ask Not What GNU/Linux Can Do for You

http://www.wi-fiplanet.com

"Thanks to Canonical and its success with popularizing Ubuntu Linux, there has been an astonishing influx of new GNU/Linux users. This is one of those good news -- bad news scenarios; the growth is wonderful, but it also brings a growth in user demands, and a carryover of bad habits from the proprietary software world.

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Created by can.axis 9 years 12 weeks ago
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Open Source v traditional Software (ding, ding, ding)

http://chrisscott.org

At the tail end of last month I spent two days attending talks at the yearly Internet World exhibition. I always enjoy listening to speakers and the quality was, by and large, very good. On the final day CMS Watch (@cmswatch) hosted a panel discussion in the Content Management theatre entitled: “Open Source v Traditional Software”.

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Created by Noog 9 years 14 weeks ago
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Free vs Open Source software

http://nocturn.vsbnet.be

I attended ProFOSS yesterday, an Event in Brussels. It was very interesting for the most part, but I saw to common mistakes. People tend to intermix concepts, in this case Free and Open Source software used as synonyms. They are not and confusing the two clouds any thought you have on the license usage behind them.

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Created by extra 9 years 14 weeks ago
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The Open Source Philosophy

http://www.raccoonfink.com

There has been a lot of discussion recently on the Open Source Definition, and the use (and abuse) of the term "Open Source." One of the things that has been missing from this discussion is a higher-level overview of where the friction between "open source" and so-called "fauxpen source" comes from: intent.

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Created by Sun 9 years 14 weeks ago
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Linux is not about what you see on the screen

http://it.toolbox.com

It seems to me to be a common theme of comparing Linux and open source against the big bad proprietary companies. Linux is not about what you see on the screen. It is more a way of thinking.

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Created by netturfer 9 years 14 weeks ago
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