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The Next Chapter for eBooks

http://technewsworld.com

The publishing industry is struggling to cash in on eBooks; so far the digital literary attempt has been fragmented and slow, both in terms of adoption and in getting the material to the reader. However, that may change soon, given new initiatives announced in the last few days ranging from the arrival of new industry standards to a new reader with some cool effects

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Integrating Medical Information With Open Source

http://www.crmbuyer.com

Nonprofit organization Open Source Health Care Alliance (OSHCA) believes that open source software is the path to follow when it comes to integrating systems and sharing various medical-related information in the local healthcare Latest News about healthcare industry.

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Is a Linux Civil War in the Making?

http://www.eweek.com

"Opinion: Is Microsoft just selling the ammo? Or, is Microsoft fighting the wrong war with the wrong weapons?"

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Microsoft Gives OIN the Cold Shoulder

http://www.eweek.com

"Microsoft has no current plans to join the Open Innovation Network, a move that some in the free and open-source community have suggested would benefit them both."

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Free Software's Anti-Steve

http://www.forbes.com

"We now know what happens when big hairy software coders work with big hairy lawyers. The result, understandably, is anything but slick."

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An Antic Disposition: A File Format Timeline

http://www.robweir.com

Microsoft's attitude towards file formats. When a picture is better than 1000 words...

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Sun CEO Mum on GPLv3, Reveals Licensing Hopes

http://www.pcworld.com

Everything we build will be built in the open source community, it will be built with a community of partners around us and, with all deference to my friends from the Linux world, under a coherent license that we can draft, ideally in concert with Linus, so we end up with a common platform and a common opportunity.

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Intellectual Dishonesty

http://weblog.infoworld.com

"The funny thing for me is that intellectual property is, often, intellectually dishonest."

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Created by mads 16 years 42 weeks ago
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NOVELL: Novell Open PR Final GPLv3

http://www.novell.com

"The Free Software Foundation today released the final version of the new GNU General Public License, GPLv3. Novell welcomes and supports GPLv3 and we appreciate the collaborative process that led to its conclusion."

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Created by bluecheese 16 years 42 weeks ago
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Palamida IP Search on GPLv3 adoption

http://gpl3.palamida.com:8080

Our goal is to build a unified view of the status of GPLv3 adoption and usage across the community. Of course, it's a moving target and we'll do our best to keep it up to date. You can help — please feel free to send us updated information that we should add and we'll be happy to do so. And suggestions for improvements are always welcome.

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Created by leo 16 years 42 weeks ago
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IBM, Red Hat, Novell, MySQL cautiously support GPLv3

http://www.builderau.com.au

Several large software companies seem satisfied with GPLv3, albeit cautious about adopting it (as corporations are wont to do). IBM intends to release some software under GPLv3, and MySQL says it will switch if GPLv3 is adopted widely.

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Created by mattflaschen 16 years 42 weeks ago
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Linspire backs Microsoft's Open XML

http://www.vnunet.com

"Former arch rivals Linspire and Microsoft have continued their recent rapprochement with a collaboration to improve interoperability between OpenOffice.org's Open Document Format (ODF) and Microsoft's Open XML."

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Created by bridget 16 years 42 weeks ago
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"The Global Software Industry in Transformation: After GPLv3"

http://www.groklaw.net

A Groklaw link to a talk given by Eben Moglen on June 26th to the Scottish Society for Computers and Law, "The Global Software Industry in Transformation: After GPLv3".

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Created by greengrass 16 years 42 weeks ago
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FSFE - Six questions to national standardisation bodies about MS-OOXML

http://fsfeurope.org

The following six questions relate to the application of the ECMA/MS-OOXML format to be accepted as an IEC/ISO standard. Unless a national standardisation body has conclusive answers to all of them, it should vote no in IEC/ISO and request that Microsoft incorporate its work on MS-OOXML into ISO/IEC 26300:2006 (Open Document Format).

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Created by C733tus 16 years 42 weeks ago
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That Which Survives

http://tuxdeluxe.org

Proprietary record formats will increase the difficulty of preserving our culture, on top of the problems with obsolete hardware interfaces and the decay of storage media we think of as permanent. File data formats that are not published standards are just asking for trouble for long term data storage.

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