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Debating The Welcome Mat for Redmond

http://www.linuxtoday.com

The current debate about whether the open source community should trust Microsoft as the Redmond company continues to make friendlier overtures towards open source practices is, to me, a very interesting discussion... So what is it I think the Linux and open source community should do regarding Microsoft.

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The gradual triumph of Linux

http://www.it-director.com

Open source moves at a different speed to commercial software. This has become apparent over the last decade as Linux and its Open Source fellow travelers (Apache, Open Office, MySQL, Firefox et al) gradually established their position in the software world.

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Could Linux become the dominant OS?

http://www.theregister.co.uk

Open source moves at a different speed to commercial software. This has become apparent over the last decade as Linux and its open source fellow travellers (Apache, Open Office, MySQL, Firefox ,et al) gradually established their position in the software world.

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What the XenSource deal says about open source

http://www.businessreviewonline.com

Very little, in my opinion. While Matt Asay sees the deal as "a big win for open source... mostly because it pegs the value of an open source company quite high" I'm not sure that's true in this case.

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The impact of pirated software on free software

http://tlug.jp

A recent column on Zdnet, by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, discussed the reasons why people won't change from a retail operating system to a free one. The implication is that Linux can't even give away their software.

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Created by C733tus 14 years 23 weeks ago – Made popular 14 years 23 weeks ago
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Open-source companies to be acquired by proprietary vendors?

http://news.com.com

Tim believes that open source, at least as defined by open-source licensing, has a short shelf life that will be consumed by Web 2.0 (i.e., Web companies hijacking open-source software to deliver proprietary Web services) or by traditional proprietary software vendors.

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Oracle CEO Ellison: Open source software is no threat

http://www.haaretz.com

Oracle founder and CEO Larry Ellison, on his first visit Israel last weekend, told TheMarker that collaborative open source software is nothing to be feared, and mocked the "Google-envy" he said Microsoft was suffering.

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Is the OLPC project doomed to failure?

http://news.zdnet.co.uk

The last few years have witnessed an increasing focus on creating inexpensive, affordable computers for users in the developing world.

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Created by anna 14 years 23 weeks ago – Made popular 14 years 23 weeks ago
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Proprietary vs. OSS Software: The Debate Continues

http://www.osweekly.com

Proprietary code powers the world banks, networks, voting machines and other critical applications that we regularly interact with. But the real question is where mission critical applications like this can be done with open source code, as many open source advocates would like to see happen.

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Created by Jimbob 14 years 23 weeks ago – Made popular 14 years 23 weeks ago
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Children's Reviews of OLPC XO Technology

http://www.olpcnews.com

While we can endlessly debate One Laptop Per Child on OLPC News, what really matters will be the opinions and adoption of XO technology by children. And recently children have been expressing their views on the matter.

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Ruling on Novell’s Unix assets bolsters OSS, binds Novell and IBM

http://blogs.zdnet.com

"So Novell really does now finally seem to own the Unix copyrights. Linux finds itself on a high-ground pedestal of long-term, low-risk use (unless Microsoft buys Novell [should have when they could have, eh?]). And IBM and Novell are closer than ever."

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Why capitalist pigs would be good for Mozilla

http://blogs.cnet.com

I won't go into the economics, but suffice it to say that I think there's little hope of Mozilla making Firefox (or any of its other software) into true public goods of any note.

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Why Is PCLinuxOS 2007 Better Than Ubuntu ?

http://www.pkblogs.com

1. First reason, PCLOS is based on KDE, while Ubuntu is based on GNOME.

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Novell CEO: We Need To Standardize Linux

http://www.internetnews.com

According to Novell President and CEO Ron Hovsepian, there needs to be more application availability on Linux in order to accelerate Linux adoption.

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Little progress in states' ODF considerations

http://www.infoworld.nl

"The debate over use of the open document format among U.S. states appears to have hit a wall as experts representing both sides of the issue offered few new insights into the subject at a meeting of the National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL)."

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