Why computer programs should not be patentable – In easy-to-understand terms.

"Lawyers have successfully managed to argue that computer programs are not mathematics and thus should not be covered by the exclusion of mathematics from patentable material. This comes from a deep misunderstanding of how computers really work – particularly as implementations of a universal turing machine. Some great papers on this have been written – including this one at groklaw.

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Top 9 Linux Applications of 2009

From all of the new programs and releases that came out in 2009, a few particular programs deserve some extra recognition for their amazing work and progress.

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Projects that make GNOME rock!

With my GNOME Foundation hat on I thought that, rather than taking the easy way out by plugging a bunch of our rocking applications, it might be cool to show off some of the projects that make GNOME rock:

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10 Great Portable Apps...

Although these programs are for Windows, they are open source, I believe.

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