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Open Source Softare has to be better

The thing about open source by Bijan Sabet (bijansabet.com) I think we need to aim even higher with open source movement. It’s not just about an open source version of Photoshop or Windows or MS Office. It has to be bigger and more ambitious than free and open. It has to be better. I’m a proponent and critic of man Open Source Projects. Some projects like PHP, Perl, Apache, Linux, MySQL, are very successful and provide very capable solutions to…

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HTC Willfully Violates the GPL in T-Mobile's New G2 Android Phone

HTC Willfully Violates the GPL in T-Mobile's New G2 Android Phone by Steve Schultze Perhaps HTC (and T-Mobile, distributor of the phone) should review the actual contents of the GNU Public License (v2), which stipulate the legal requirements for modifying and redistributing Linux. They state that you may only distribute derivative code if you “[a]ccompany it with the complete corresponding machine-readable source code.” Notably, there is no mention of a “grace period” or the like. Steve Schultze, Associate Director at…

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