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March 9, 2012 by

FOSS v proprietary software: image editing

To do a professional job, you need professional-level tools. With software, that generally means proprietary applications, which tend to be expensive. Free and open-source software is available for a wide range of tasks — but does it have the capability and support to offer a realistic alternative? We start with a look at Photoshop and GIMP.

September 7, 2011 by

Latest filings in Oracle patent case spell trouble for Google

Newly released documents from Oracle's copyright and patent lawsuit against Google contain sections that Google's lawyers fought unsuccessfully to keep confidential. The details support Oracle's claim that Google copied Java code, and one slide is certain to make Android OEMs nervous.

September 22, 2009 by

Watch Out for That Meteor, Stallman.

Richard M. Stallman (RMS) the founder of the Free Software Foundation, has labeled prominent Open Source software developer Miguel De Icaza a "Traitor" for  joining the Board of Directors of Microsoft's CodePlex Foundation as well as for his creation of the Microsoft .

January 22, 2008 by

Open source business model reaching tipping point

Over the last several years open source has grown in stature and maturity, becoming more worthy in the eyes of corporate buyers and investors. Everyone could point to Red Hat, which dominates the Linux operating system space, as the poster child for open source but few other "pure" open source companies rose up to that level.

July 1, 2007 by

India slowly dumping Windows for Linux?

Indian state Kerala is looking at Open Source software to help improve literacy rates and boost the local economy; in January of this year, another Indian state Tamil Nadu switched over more than 3,000 government desktops to Linux and will not offer Windows unless it's an "absolute necessity".According to a statement, the Kerala government has identified free and open-source software (FOSS) as a major strategic component in its efforts to build an inclusive information society.

May 8, 2007 by

Happy Sun Day

It was one thing for IBM to commit to open source. It was something else for Sun to say it would go open source. But now Sun has done just that, and under a FOSS license. Everyone party like it's 1995


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