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Open Core Debate Not Slowing Down

http://ostatic.com

Spend any time in the open source community and you'll quickly run into the notion that all software should be free and open source, quite literally, to its core. That's a noble idea, but is it a practical -- or even wise -- approach for software developers to take? Jerry Carter, Director of Engineering for audit and authentication software vendor Likewise says no. Read on as he explains why:

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Microsoft's Iron languages embrace 'official' open source

http://www.theregister.co.uk

Microsoft has cracked open .NET a little further and surrendered some control over its development platform to the open-source community. Latest code for company's take on Python and Ruby – fine-tuned for .NET, IronPython, and IronRuby – has been quietly released under the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) license.

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Privacy Lawsuit Targets Net Giants Over ‘Zombie’ Cookies

http://www.wired.com

A wide swath of the net’s top websites, including MTV, ESPN, MySpace, Hulu, ABC, NBC and Scribd, were sued in federal court Friday on the grounds they violated federal computer intrusion law by secretly using storage in Adobe’s Flash player to re-create cookies deleted by users.

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SCO v. Novell Trial Transcripts - with line numbers - complete

http://www.groklaw.net

We have all the transcripts from the SCO v. Novell trial now as text, a version with line numbers, so as to match the PDFs. I'll be writing about them one by one, pointing out interesting things, with versions without the line numbers. So you can pick and choose. Here's a calendar you can use, to find whatever day of the trial that interests you the most

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WordPress Theme Thesis Maker Backs Down, Adopts GPL

http://mashable.com

Chalk this one up as a victory for the free software movement: Thesis, the wildly popular proprietary WordPress theme from developer/designer Chris Pearson, is now available under a split GPL

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Survey: Android Tablets "Sad state of Open Source"

http://www.h-online.com

A survey of eight makers of Android-based tablets found only one in compliance with the GPL requirements of the Linux kernel within Android

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Novell Responds to SCO's Attempt to Avoid Paying Costs Now

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In the latest news from SCO's slow boat to absolutely nowhere, Novell has filed its opposition to SCO's motion to stay taxation of costs.

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Sony and ILM release Alembic, an open source graphics interchange format

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Sony and ILM have released an alpha version of Alembic, an open source graphics interchange format designed to increase animation interoperability

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Licensing server for Android

http://www.h-online.com

Google wants to address one of the concerns expressed by Android developers over application copying by introducing a licensing server. The server will verify whether or not an application has been legitimately purchased.

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WOFF - Now loading fonts on websites

http://www.h-online.com

The first public draft of the W3C's Web Open Font Format represents a first step towards standardising dynamically loadable fonts on the web. The method has already been implemented in Firefox and in WebKit

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Court Rejects Warrantless GPS Tracking

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"GPS tracking enables the police to know when you visit your doctor, your lawyer, your church, or your lover," said Arthur Spitzer, Legal Director of the ACLU-NCA.

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“No One Understands Computer Programs or How They Should be Patented,” Argues Lawyers’ Site

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Alison Brimelow's referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal (EU) is discussed again and the US continues to demonstrate the failure of systems with software patents

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Open games with closed content

http://www.examiner.com

Some of the games mentioned in this column, in the past as well as in the future, are licensed such that the game itself is under the GPL or a similarly free license, but the content is not.

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Created by linuxlooooser 13 years 37 weeks ago
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SCO v. Novell Trial Transcripts, as text -- Day 3, Thompson and Chatlos - as text

http://www.groklaw.net

This is the transcript of day three of the SCO v. Novell
trial, Wednesday, March 10, as text. The trial began that Monday, March 8, 2010 with jury selection, and it would run for 15 days, Monday through Friday, for three weeks, with the Hon. Ted Stewart presiding.

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Let's Talk about Piracy III - Open Source Software

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Continuing with our series on anti-piracy and how to overcome it, we'll today look at the core of piracy in PCs -- the Operating System.

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