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The Symbian Foundation Website To Be Shut Down


The Symbian Foundation Website To Be Shut Down

Today the Symbian Foundation announced that they will be shutting down the websites. The Foundation will now be responsible for licensing software and other intellectual property, such as the Symbian trademark. The development of Symbian will now be taken over by Nokia.

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By Ricky on November 27th
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Diaspora Goes Into Private Alpha


Remember Diaspora, the open source competitor to Facebook? Yesterday they have started sending out invites for the private alpha. The invites will initially be sent to the 6500 people who helped them raise $200,000 in a month. After that they will start sending out invites to those on the mailing list.

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By Ricky on November 24th
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$2000 Bounty For Open Source Drivers For Kinect


$2000 Bounty For Open Source Drivers For Kinect

Adafruit Industries, an open source hardware developer, has announced an X prize style $2000 bounty to the whoever can first develop open source drivers for Kinetic.

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By Ricky on November 5th
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OpenOffice Forked As LibreOffice


Today the OpenOffice community made a big decision to break away from Oracle and have formed The Document Foundation. Development for OpenOffice has been going on form about a decade now under Sun Microsystem. However, after Oracle’s acquisition of Sun Microsystem, the community have decided to fulfill the promise of independence mentioned in the original…

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By Ricky on September 28th
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Open-Source Facebook Competitor Diaspora Revealed


Open-Source Facebook Competitor Diaspora Revealed

As expected, the Diaspora team has released the source code and posted screenshots of Diaspora as it stands now. It is not ready for public usage yet, but they have released the source code so that interested developers can play around with it.

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By Ricky on September 16th
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Microsoft is Committed to Open Source


I get a lot of junk email at my day job, usually from vendors that are trying to convince me that they are better than the competition, or just your typical spam. I usually empty my spam folder without reading anything but one heading did catch my attention (the title of this post). If you…

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By Ricky on May 11th
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Why People Don’t Contribute to OS Projects, and What We Can Do About It


Interestingly, the issues involved with both of these groups overlap. As those in the open source community who either contribute to, use, or advocate open source projects, we understand the importance of keeping them vibrant and active. We understand how great it is to be a part of a growing project we believe in. We…

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By Ricky on April 5th
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Why Apple Hates Open Source


Many open source fans consider Apple a friend. But revelations about Apple’s previously secret agreement with iPhone developers show that when it comes to iPhone apps, Apple is an enemy of open source. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) goes so far as to call Apple a “jealous and arbitrary feudal lord.” Read more here.

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By Ricky on March 12th
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Does using open sources software make you a pirate?


Does using open sources software make you a pirate?

According to the IIPA, an umbrella group for organizations like MPAA and RIAA, using open source softwares make you a pirate. Andreas Guadamuz, a lecturer in law at the University of Edinburgh, has discovered that an influential lobby group is asking the US government to basically consider open source as the equivalent of piracy. The International Intellectual Property…

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By Ricky on February 25th
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