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Links 31/1/2011: A Look at Mandriva 2010.2, Sabayon Linux 5.5 is Outview story

http://techrights.org – Contents GNU/Linux Distributions Devices/Embedded Free Software/Open Source Leftovers Clip of the Day GNU/Linux The hidden places where Linux dominates While the fight for desktop dominance is still raging somewhere in the distance, Linux has quietly succeeded in the places no one thinks to look. It’s being used in mobile phones, set-top boxes, media streamers and routers. (General)

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Microsoft-run Patent Cartel Retreats Following Formal Complaint, But Why?view story

http://techrights.org – Summary: Microsoft et al. head for the door just shortly after OSI files a complaint to the German Federal Cartel Office TECHRIGHTS wishes to begin with the good news. Those patents which Novell was going to hand over to Microsoft? Well, that ain’t gonna happen on the face of it. (General)

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BSA Lobbying Against Standards in Europe is Old Newsview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: The Business Software Alliance (BSA) actually started fighting against open standards quite a while back; we look at more software patents news THOSE who have followed Techrights for a while may already know, based on this Wiki page at least, that the BSA’s attacks on open standards in Europe are nothing new. (General)

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Open Source India 2010 [OSI Days '10]view story

http://www.linuxquestions.org – Open Source India (formerly LinuxAsia) started in 2003, with the mission to accelerate the growth of adoption of Open Source in Asia. Till date, the overall mission of Open Source India remains the same. A key attribute of Open Source India is that it tries to bridge the gap between the 'community' and the 'industry'. We have 250 Silver Passes for you all to register for. (HowTos)

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Open Core and OSIview story

http://linuxo.com – Groklaw: "Simon Phipps is correct: Open Core is Bad for You, the "you" here being you and me, end users: The open core model exploits open source and is a game on software freedom" (General)

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Your Chance To Change OSIview story

http://linuxo.com – ComputerWorld UK: "When I said recently that we still need the Open Source Initiative (OSI), it started a flood of comment. There's no doubt that we need OSI - but we need a better OSI. The one we have now is just too small to be effective and too mired in past successes; a renaissance is needed. You can help." (General)

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Google asks for delay in WebM license considerationview story

http://linuxo.com – LWN.net: ""This might sound strident, but I think that OSI needs to be more open about its workings to retain credibility in the space" (General)

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[ubuntu] Thinkpad T60 hard disk noise:horrible tick-tick-tick soundview story

http://ubuntuforums.org – I am getting sick of this constant tick-tick-tick sound from the laptop. The following is my system env and what I did for this tick sound. 1. OS Ubuntu 9.10(2.6.31-20-generic) 2. Hard Disk: Model Family: Fujitsu MHV series Device Model: FUJITSU MHV2100BH PL Firmware Version: 0084002A (Hardware)

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OSI Board Addition May Bring Needed Changeview story

http://linuxo.com – IT World: "The OSI has been one of those organizations that seemed to fall short of its true potential, which is always a source of frustration; you want them to succeed, and don't understand when things go awry." (General)

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Wings spoil Ladd hat trick with five-goal second period (CBS Sports)view story

http://linuxbizz.com – Pavel Datsyuk capped a five-goal second period and the Detroit Red Wings rallied to beat Chicago 5-4 on Sunday, spoiling a hat track by the Blackhawks’s Andrew Ladd. (General)