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Video: Default to open: The story of open source and Red Hat

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Red Hat Films is proud to unveil this documentary looking at the past, present, and future of Red Hat and the evolution of open source.

Take a look back at the beginnings of open source, and its growth through the 80s and 90s. Meet the people involved, and understand how Red Hat got started, went public, and changed the technology industry along the way.

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After TAL's great episode on software patents, petition them to help out by using Ogg Vorbis!

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This American Life's recent episode "When Patents Attack!" brought much new awareness to the problems that software patents and patent trolls create. So it's ironic that the show is only available in the patent-encumbered MP3 format. Sign the petition asking them to help be part of the solution by using Ogg Vorbis!

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Gnu Love

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GNU Love - a picture says more than thousand words.

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Desktop Summit: Copyright assignments [LWN.net]

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Michael Meeks, Bradley Kuhn and Mark Shuttleworth discussed copyright assignment agreements and copyright licensing agreements at the Desktop Summit in Berlin. GNOME Foundation executive director Karen Sandler moderated the short but revealing discussion. Be sure to also read the insightful comments to the article.

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sun-java6 packages removed soon from Debian/Ubuntu (and all other linux distros)

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Since I have been maintaining sun-java6 packages for a year and half, I am following the rhythm releases (security is one of the reasons).
A few days ago, I pinged on Twitter Dalibor Topic, who is, AFAIK, the person in charge of this at Oracle, he replied with a blog post Retiring the DLJ.

The main information from this blog post is:

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Using Character Classes to Create Matches

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Use character matches to help select data out of files. Character classes help you select based on as series of letters or text strings.

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Mandriva 2011 installation and disk partitioning guide

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Mandriva 2011, the latest edition of the popular Linux distribution, is just three days from being officially released, but the daily builds are already available for download. This article, based on a last-freeze daily build, presents an installation and disk partitioning guide for those who are new to Linux and will be installing it for the first time.

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Dangerous Cybercrime Treaty Pushes Surveillance and Secrecy Worldwide

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The noxious 'Cybercrime Treaty' is springing up like Patterson's Curse at locations dotted all along the Information Superhighway and threatens to turn it into an Information SuperSpyway.

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How to Manage Notification Settings in KDE 4

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One of the many things the KDE developers did right in 4.x (currently 4.7) is the notification system. By far, this system is the cleanest and most flexible of nearly every desktop I have used. But most users don’t realize just how flexible this system is simply because they never bother to look into the configuration options available. It’s time that oversight is corrected.

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Server Monitoring With Icinga On Debian Squeeze

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Icinga is an enterprise grade open source monitoring system which keeps watch over networks and any conceivable network resource, notifies the user of errors and recoveries and generates performance data for reporting. It is a fork of Nagios. This tutorial explains how to install Icinga on a Debian Squeeze server to monitor this server and another Debian Squeeze server.

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Aaron Seigo talks about KDE SC 5.0 and more

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After years of focusing on further improving KDE4 two weeks ago the developers of the free desktop announced the next big step for their project: KDE Frameworks 5.0. But as long-time developer — and Plasma team leader — Aaron Seigo points out the source-incompatible changes shall be held to a minimum.

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Spotify is Defective by Design

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Our conclusion: Spotify is using DRM to prevent things legally permitted even by overly strict US copyright law, making Spotify defective by design.

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FSFE Fellowship interview with Richard Shipman

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Richard Shipman, Teaching Fellow at the Computer Science department of Aberystwyth University, has extensive experience of working with Free Software and discussing its strengths and weaknesses with others.

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Linux Mint 11 LXDE review

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Linux Mint is a desktop-centric distribution based on Ubuntu Desktop, and Linux Mint LXDE is the edition that uses the Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment (LXDE). This article presents a review of Linux Mint 11 LXDE, latest stable edition, which was released on August 16, 2011.

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Why have you switched to GNU/Linux?

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There are many great reasons to switch to GNU/Linux. We would love to hear your story as to why you made the switch.

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Anybody up to writing good directory software?

Tue, 2007-02-20 11:17 — David Jonathan

From the very start, directories have served a very useful purpose on the Internet. (One I find useful for example is Free Web Directory). News sites can also be considered directories: they index and categorize news stories! What about categorizing software? In the open source world you get Savannah, SourceForge, Freshmeat; there are still, believe it or not, shareware and freeware directories like FileBuzz, PCWin Download Center and Freeware Downloads (although you need to be careful, as they are not like their free-as-in-freedom counterparts).

Is better education the key to finding better software?

Sat, 2007-03-03 03:25 — Edward Russel

About Jonathon's article Anybody Up To Writing Good Directory Software?, it's clear that the topic of software directories is very hot. Most of what you find on Google, however, are not pointing to free and open soruce software -- or worse, they mix the two. Examples of such sites are Freeware Downloads and Shareware Download, which simply don't focus on "free as in freedom", and still can be used as good free software directories.

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