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Open Source Community Harmed by Acquisitionview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: Friends and offsprings of Microsoft keep shopping for some of the pillars of the Open Source community, which also weakens the Free software community Black Duck, a proprietary software group with Microsoft roots, is slurping up a lot of open source firms, this time Olliance Group. It’s “more of a Black Ostrich [than a duck] given its size,” remarks Dr. (General)

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Links 10/1/2011: Multi-touch on GNU/Linux, Linux 2.6.37 Already Built for Distrosview story

http://techrights.org – Contents GNU/Linux Distributions Devices/Embedded Free Software/Open Source Leftovers Clip of the Day GNU/Linux Buying a cheap laptop without Windows: Is it worth it? ‘The low-end laptop market in particular is so hard fought that manufacturers will grab for any dollars they can save,’ explains Elmar Geese, chairman of the Linux association in Berlin. (General)

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Now It’s Official: Banshee Included in Ubuntu by Defaultview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: Mono trap from Novell entrenched deep inside a ubiquitously-used distribution of GNU/Linux OMG!UBUNTU! not only promoted Banshee but it also jumped the gun when it claimed that the program had been added to the next Ubuntu. Well, only now is it official: he day we’ve all be waiting for has finally arrived. (General)

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LXer: Will Novell Executives Exit March 9 With Millions In Severance?view story

http://www.linuxquestions.org – Published at LXer: Let’s assume Attachmate finalizes the Novell acquisition on March 9, 2011. According to an SEC filing, certain Novell executives could earn $1.38 million to $6.85 million in lump sum cash payments if their positions are terminated on that date. So which Novell executives are staying and which ones may leave with a hefty bounty? Read More... (HowTos)

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Open Source community building: a guide to getting it rightview story

http://www.linuxbsdos.com – Community development in open source software is not just for geeks in sandals nor for niche Linux companies any more. It’s mainstream and it’s here to stay. The recent analysis of companies contributing code to the Linux kernel shows that large companies including Novell, IBM, Intel, Nokia and Texas Instruments are getting serious about engaging [...] (General)

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Change Happens (Consensus Regarding Mono)view story

http://techrights.org – Summary: How the perception around Mono in GNU/Linux has changed despite bullying and because of persistence with the truth REAL change is hard to bring about. When companies pour millions into marketing, it is usually them who get to determine public perception, which is a multi-trillion-dollar business. (General)

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ES: La Libertad No Es Gratisview story

http://techrights.org – (ODF | PDF | English/original) Resumen: ¿Porqué esta Microsoft daemonisando a la gente común y confunde a los legisladores con la terminología y los impostores tratan de hablar de software libre/código abierto. El MOVIMIENTO por la Libertad (libre) de Software es una decisión que debe ser motivada al menos en parte por la convicción de que la libertad es difícil de ganar y es muy valiosa. (General)

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The Voice of Treasonview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: Another layer of the onion is peeled off to reveal what stinks of Microsoft lobbying MR. Florian Müller is a target because he pretended to be pro-FOSS while he was campaigning against FOSS. This has “ACT” written all over it and, for those who do not know, ACT is a confirmed Microsoft front group. (General)

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TechBytes Episode 22: Freedom Debate and Picks of the Yearview story

http://techrights.org – Direct download as Ogg (1:46:40, 32.0 MB) | Direct download as MP3 (48.8 MB) Summary: Tim, Gordon, and Roy speak about games and make their picks of the year (for 2010) TODAY’S show covers what was missed since last week’s show and OpenBytes has published the show notes with most of the topics and some corresponding links. We hope you will join us for future shows and consider subs (General)

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ES: Alex Brown: El ‘Joe Lieberman’ de Microsoftview story

http://techrights.org – (ODF | PDF | English/original) Resumen: Recordemos El lado Feo de Microsoft De Linux Magazine (artículo 2008): “Los activistas en el foro Boicot Novell han puesto de manifiesto el documento más de 5.500 páginas en formatos PDF, HTML, hojas de cálculo, y varios otros formatos en su página web. (General)