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WebOS Betrayal Costs HP $57 Million in Class Action Settlement

It may have been overshadowed by pricier acquisition deals in subsequent years, but HP's 2010 takeover of Palm remains a milestone event. It was a seemingly perfect combination of a highly competitive mobile operating system with a deep-pocketed hardware juggernaut. HP promised it would fund the future development of webOS and...

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What's the best thing about being an open source community manager?

I recently listed five best practices for community managers in 2014. Today, on Community Manager Appreciation Day, we've collected the wisdom of 14 great leaders from a variety of open source communities to find out: What is the best thing about being a community manager?  Here's what they said. read more...

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Use Your Open Source Contributions to Get a Job

One night, after reading the Who’s Hiring Freelance thread on HackerNews, I decided there had to be a more efficient way to match programmers with freelance jobs. While sites like oDesk and eLance are general-purpose marketplaces for freelance workers, they seem to have more of an emphasis on price than...

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Rebuilding Ecuador's Economy With Open Source Principles

Here’s a development that could have enormous global implications for the search for a new commons-based economic paradigm. Working with an academic partner, the Government of Ecuador has launched a major strategic research project to "fundamentally re-imagine Ecuador" based on the principles of open networks, peer production, and commoning. read...

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Samsung Proposes Five-Year Moratorium on Patent Lawsuits

The company's deal was offered to the European Union, which is investigating whether Samsung is violating regulations on standard-essential patents. [Read more]    ...

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