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Protecting sovereignty with free software is a good idea and the duty of governments, says Stallman

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When journalists and FOSS advocates explain why governments and corporations in the developing world are rapidly migrating to free software, a lot of focus is put on cost savings from licensing and removing the potential for liability from piracy within their organizations.

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Open-source companies crashing en masse? Puh-lease!

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Remember Trip Chowdhry, the analyst with Global Equities Research? He's the guy who said that Red Hat is rubbish, and that the entire LAMP stack is potty, too. He said this a year ago, and Red Hat has delivered three solid quarters of growth and profitability since then.

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Barack Obama proves the power of Open Source

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Barack Obama's campaign built a powerful synergy between grass-roots politics and grass-roots technology, while presenting what many consider to be the most disciplined campaign of any candidate in modern history.

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Expresso Livre: an example of community/government free software collaboration in Latin America

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The adoption of free software by governments, especially in Brazil, is starting to show us the trajectory of a migration that is not only about changing from one software to another or just saving money, but a wide-reaching cultural shift.

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Using dnsmasq for DNS and DHCP services

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Software for providing DNS and DHCP services have typically come from ISC in the form of BIND and dhcpd. While these software packages are quite robust and, for the most part, quite secure, there are other alternatives that may work better depending on your situation. For smaller home or office networks, managing BIND and dhcpd may be overkill.

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Open Source FUD Flies at Florida Higher Education Conference

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The New York Times is running an interesting piece from IDG News on how administrators and IT chiefs for higher educational institutions are at odds over whether it makes sense to deploy open source software instead of proprietary products. The flap went on this week at the Educause conference in Florida.

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Four More Offbeat Open Source Ideas

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I'm a fan of many kinds of offbeat open source efforts, and the idea of community contributions can be applied to any number of pursuits, as seen previously in this post. This week I came across a few eyebrow-raising open source stories worthy of another short roundup. Here, you'll find four unusual examples of left-field open source in action.

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Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #115

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Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #115 for the week October 26th - November 1st, 2008.

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Mandriva Linux 2009.0 Review : A Mixed Bag

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Mandriva has gained huge reputation for delivering easy to use Linux distro with support for many multimedia and proprietary format. Earlier when Mandriva was known as Mandrake, it was the most popular GNU/Linux but some unavoidable circumstances turns the table towards Mandriva and after that Mandriva didn't stood up like it used to..

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Software libre conquista América Latina!

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If you can read Spanish, the Madrid-based newspaper Público has come out with a nice article which surveys the Latin American open source movement: Linux conquista América Latina.

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Why Microsoft Wants Us to Get All Mixed Up

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“What's in a name?” some bloke in the sixteenth century once asked. As Microsoft knows, quite a lot. What you call something can have a major influence on how you think about it. So how Microsoft talks about free software is important – not least for the clues that it gives about its latest tactical move to defang the open source threat.

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Build It. Share It. Profit. Can Open Source Hardware Work?

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50,000 Arduino units have been sold worldwide since mass production began two years ago. Those are small numbers by Intel standards but large for a startup outfit in a highly specialized market. What's really remarkable, though, is Arduino's business model: The team has created a company based on giving everything away.

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Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #114

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Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #114 for the week October 19th - October 25th, 2008.

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What Comes After “Embrace, Extend”?

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Here are two small, but significant moves by Microsoft.
First, the Microsoft Web Installer is making it easier to run open source apps on Windows Server ..........

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Open source - it's all about choice

http://www.stuff.co.nz

A very well written article about open source.

"There have always been people in society who help others just because they can - the cub scout leader, the charity volunteer, the community clean up group, they all contribute to making the world a better place."

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