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Mapping Open Source

I have a confession to make: I am a map geek.Even my friends may find this a bit of a surprise; it's not something I generally advertise. Not out of any particular need to keep it secret, mind you, but for the simple reason that maps simply don't come up in conversation very often. My soc...
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What the Oracle Acquisition of Sun Means for Linux

Article Source Zemlin's Blog
April 20, 2009, 11:04 am

It’s no surprise that the executive director of the Linux Foundation would see good news for Linux in the unexpected announcement this morning of Oracle’s acquisition of Sun Microsystems, but I do feel it necessary to shed some light on how it may or may not affect Linux. - Oracle is...

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Announcing the “We’re Linux” video contest finalists

The journey that begin during last football season with the realization that Microsoft paid Jerry Seinfeld $10 million for his appearance in their ads is almost over. The judging for the We’re Linux video contest has been completed and I’m pleased to announce the finalists. Th...
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On the TomTom settlement: Microsoft Rolls Back its “Open” Promises

Article Source Zemlin's Blog
March 31, 2009, 9:55 am

In the last several days Microsoft has shown that despite claims of acquiring a newly found respect for open principles and technology, developers should be cautious in believing promises made by this “new” Microsoft. When it counts, it appears that Microsoft still actively seeks to undermi...

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Microsoft is cheaper than Apple but it is hard to beat Linux

Article Source Zemlin's Blog
March 27, 2009, 2:35 pm

The Wall St. Journal reported today that, “For months, Microsoft has jabbed at Apple with an, at times, baffling advertising campaign for Windows PCs. Now Microsoft may finally land a solid blow against its rival [with its new campaign].” According to the article:...

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