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Standardized Open Source Products are the Key to Unlocking the Lock-in Trap

Mårten Mickos, CEO of Eucalyptus Systems, argues that when companies lock in to their own design and customizations, it’s as harmful as when they lock in to a vendor. Mickos explains why he thinks using standardized open source products is the best way to avoid both types of lock-in.

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An Interview with Karen Sandler (Model View Culture)

Over at Model View Culture, Adam Saunders interviews Karen Sandler, executive director of the Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC) and formerly the executive director of the GNOME Foundation. Sandler talks about SFC, the Outreach Program for Women, as well as being a cyborg: "I was diagnosed with a heart condition and needed a pacemaker/defibrillator, and none of the device manufacturers would let me see the source code that was to be literally sewn...

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Tails Linux Still at Risk Despite Security Fixes

Researchers aim to prove a point "that no software is infallible" by finding bugs in a privacy Linux distribution favored by Edward Snowden.

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Oracle Linux 7 Released

Another of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) rebuilds has released its version of RHEL 7: Oracle Linux 7 for x86_64 is now available. It does add some features, including DTrace, Ksplice, and Xen. More information can be found in the release notes.

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GOG.com Officially Starts Rolling Out Linux Games

GOG.com has officially started rolling out their Linux support and the first batch of Linux-compatible, DRM-free games are available today...

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