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Open Source by Default?

"Over the last ten years, open source has become unremarkable. I think that’s a great achievement. We no longer argue about whether it’s secure or not, or whether it’s safe to use. We focus now on how best to use open source to get the best value for every tax...

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Joeffice, An Open Source Office Suite One Developer Built in 30 Days

Joeffice development, day one. Software developer Anthony Goubard may be one of the most ambitious DIYers on the planet. How else can you explain it? One man looks across the landscape of productivity suites—from Microsoft Office to LibreOffice to Google Docs—and says: "I'll just make my own." Goubard is behind...

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X.Org XDC2013 Announced For X, Wayland, Mesa

The X.Org Foundation has finally announced the details concerning the 2013 X.Org Developers' Conference...

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FLOSS Manuals Offers New, Useful Guides to Cool FOSS Applications

As a matter of course here at OStatic, we're committed to compiling documentation and guidance resources for popular open source platforms and applications. After all, one of the most common critcisms of open source creations is the lack of official project documentation. One of the best ongoing projects for producing free open source-related documentation is FLOSS Manuals. It's an ongoing and ambitious effort to build online guides for open source software.

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Coping with Loss (in Open Source)

Many software development teams use external components in their projects, libraries, or tools provided by commercial vendors or open source communities. However, as anyone who has ever had to scramble after a vendor has gone out of business can tell you, these external dependencies are not without risk. Software companies can fail, products can be discontinued and open source projects can stagnate. 

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First Beta of KDE SC 4.11 Released

The KDE team have announced the release of first beta of KDE SC 4.11, which includes Workspaces (desktop environment), Applications and development platform.

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