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Open API lessons for LinkedIn and Facebook

Code to play, not pay to play Open... and Shut  One of the cardinal rules of open source is reciprocity: you can use my open-source code under the same terms that it was given to me. But as open source shifts to open APIs, "open" is increasingly a one-way street.…...

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The Linux Foundation Releases Free FOSS Component Tracker

As open source software continues to proliferate in businesses and large enterprises, it gets ever harder to track exactly which components are being used and whether they're being used in compliance with licenses. This is no small issue. Only a couple of years ago, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst predicted that soon 100 percent of significant software platforms and applications will contain open source components. With a nod to tracking and compliance of installed open source software, The Linux Foundation has announced the availability of The Linux Foundation FOSS Bar Code Tracker. Here is how it works.  The FOSS Bar Code Tracker works via QR codes, which are increasing in popularity. Released as an open source project under the MIT license, the tracker uses an auto-generated, custom QR code for each product. The QR code contains important information on the Free and Open Source Software...

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LibreOffice 3.5.4 Released, Faster Than Ever Before

The Document Foundation (TDF) has announced the relase of LibreOffice 3.5.4, the fifth version of the free office suite's 3.5 family.

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Moonlight Is Dead, So Is Silverlight

Migel de Icaza, the creator of Mono, and Moonlight has announced that Moonlight will no longer be maintained.

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Is Facebook Circling Opera Software for a Possible Buy?

While there is no word from Facebook yet confirming the rumors, there are multiple reports going around the web saying that Facebook may be looking to acquire the Opera browser. According to English site Pocket-lint, "Pocket-lint has heard from one of its trusted sources that the social networking giant is looking to buy Opera Software, the company behind the Opera web browser." This, would, of course, put Facebook squarely in the browser game along with Microsoft, Apple, Mozilla and Google.  But would the move make sense for Facebook? When Google began development of its Chrome browser, many critics felt that it was too late to grab much market share among browsers, but Google proved the critics wrong. The company maintained that a best-of-breed browser could compete, and reasoned that with its own browser...

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