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On the OSS Meritocracy Myth

http://thebeezspeaks.blogspot.com

What most people are still unable to understand is that the FOSS community is the FOSS community. There is no central body that governs it. You can "criticize" it, but most people can and will simply shrug their shoulders and get on with what they're doing.

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Created by l0g1c0l 12 years 7 weeks ago – Made popular 12 years 7 weeks ago
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'Ubuntu Needs a Longer Release Schedule!'

http://www.linuxplanet.com

Every six-month Ubuntu release is greeted with a predictable barrage of praise, complaints, and solemn pundits calling for a slower release schedule. Jono Bacon, the Ubuntu Community Manager, reveals the whys and wherefores of Ubuntu's two-pronged release strategy.

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Created by Sweetybobbie 12 years 8 weeks ago – Made popular 12 years 7 weeks ago
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10 Linux features Windows should have by default

http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com

The Linux and Windows camps may be polarized, but Jack Wallen believes each OS could be improved by borrowing from the other. This week, he looks at how certain Linux features could benefit Windows.

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Created by smithers 12 years 8 weeks ago – Made popular 12 years 8 weeks ago
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It is no longer about the Killer Application

http://www.linuxjournal.com

I have been thinking about the Open Source world more than I have in the past. And as I have been talking about it with people, I have been getting the standard responses you might expect. An email from my friend Karl, in response to an email I sent, seemed to sum it all up:

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Created by Rimodoc 12 years 8 weeks ago – Made popular 12 years 8 weeks ago
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We Don’t Really Want Innovation

http://server.ericsbinaryworld.com

Innovation is one of those things we pretend to want and then complain when it happens. When the KDE team decided to innovate with plasma, all they got were heaps and heaps of criticism thrown at them. Now it appears that Gnome 3.0 is going to suffer the same fate.

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Created by Ipela 12 years 8 weeks ago – Made popular 12 years 8 weeks ago
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Again, Linux is not an OS

http://www.nuxified.org

Linux is not an OS. Besides the typical point that Linux is just the kernel my basic point was that what we typically call "Linux" is not really a single coherent operating system, but rather a framework for developing them or an ecosystem which spawns them.

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Created by penguinista 12 years 8 weeks ago – Made popular 12 years 8 weeks ago
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Ubuntu Linux keeps being buggy... will I go back to XP?

http://beranger.tumblr.com

Well, I did it once, after years of Linux (registered with the Linux Counter on August 26, 1996). Then I went back to… Ubuntu Jaunty, then I switched to CentOS 5.3 and have built my own extra repository Odiecolon.repo, only to end in Xubuntu Karmic, now being on Ubuntu Karmic.

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Created by kalinos 12 years 8 weeks ago – Made popular 12 years 8 weeks ago
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My recent experiences with some Linux distros

http://standardsandfreedom.net

Fall season is one of the busiest times for Linux distributions, and this year is also a very busy time for me. Ever since two years now I gradually migrated family and friends to Linux. This year these new Linux users gave me quite some work, especially on week-ends, and my own upgrade gave me quite some work.

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Created by kandykorn 12 years 8 weeks ago – Made popular 12 years 8 weeks ago
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You always can install things yourself…

http://technologytales.com

With Linux distributions offering you everything on a plate, there is a temptation to stick with what they offer rather than taking things into your own hands.

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Created by sockpuppet 12 years 9 weeks ago – Made popular 12 years 8 weeks ago
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Ubuntu: Time for Another Reality Check

http://www.workswithu.com

Occasional criticism of Ubuntu as a less-than-perfect Linux distribution, and of Canonical as a selfish member of the free-software ecosystem, is nothing new.  But no matter how many flaws one can find with Ubuntu and its developers, they have succeeded in respects where every similar endeavor to date has failed

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Created by itsrocking 12 years 9 weeks ago – Made popular 12 years 9 weeks ago
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What is ChromeOS. Really.

http://www.stefanoforenza.com

All this fuss about Google ChromeOS. Is it a threat to Microsoft ? Is it a threat to the Ubuntu? (funny nobody wonders if that’s a threat to Apple, especially considering everything is a threat to Apple, even being able to take DRM free songs *out* of the freaking iPod)

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Created by dogbiter 12 years 9 weeks ago – Made popular 12 years 9 weeks ago
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With gThumb and Gnote in Ubuntu 10.04, Default Install Would be Leaner, Mono Free

http://boycottnovell.com

Constructive suggestions for Canonical to save disk space and also remove a controversial dependency that slows Ubuntu down

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Created by komrad 12 years 9 weeks ago – Made popular 12 years 9 weeks ago
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Shedding commercial attitudes towards documentation

http://www.linuxpromagazine.com

Too much of the community still seems to cling to attitude about documentation inherited from commercial development.

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Created by fossfreak 12 years 9 weeks ago – Made popular 12 years 9 weeks ago
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Is Ubuntu Too Big for Its Own Good?

http://blog.ibeentoubuntu.com

The universe and multiverse repositories contain too much software for Ubuntu to QA properly. The number of bug reports during alpha and beta is so large that many of them aren't triaged until long after release.

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Created by FFlover 12 years 10 weeks ago – Made popular 12 years 9 weeks ago
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Response to Sam Tuke's Response to "Is free software major league or minor?"

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Thanks to Sam Tuke for a well-written and constructive response to my article Is free software major league or minor?. Tuke refers to my post as a "dismissal" of free software, however, which is ironic at best. There is no such dismissal in my article.

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Created by zarkovic 12 years 10 weeks ago – Made popular 12 years 9 weeks ago
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