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Dimdim out of Beta on December 3rd

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| InternetNews.com has learned that open source conferencing startup Dimdim is 
| set to formally exit its beta period on December 3rd. 
| Dimdim first demoed their software a year ago at DEMO - and their "Eagle" 
| release came out in May of this year. Dimdim has also recently benefited from 
| the investment of Zimbra founder Satish Dharmaraj.  


eGroupware Version 1.6 Available

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| The eGroupware project has released version 1.6 of its web-based software. 
| Amongst the changes is a completely revamped filemanager which uses PHP 
| stream-wrapping and WebDAV, and ACL control on files and directories.  



Web Conferencing Goes Open Source

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| Most companies that use Dimdim's hosted services won't necessarily care about
| the fact that the company's software is available, completely free of charge,
| in an open-source, GPL-licensed Community Edition.



WordPress is Open Source

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| Six Apart has recently decided that the best way to win back customers
| fleeing their platforms is to target WordPress, which is a new strategy they
| call competing. (What have they been doing the past 7 years?) A good example
| is this exchange between a commenter on Valleywag and Byrne Reese, the lead
| developer of Movable Type:    
| Sundown: “@anildash: what part of Wordpress is not open source?”
| byrnereese: “@Sunnduwn - I think that is a question better asked of
| Automattic. Anil, and certainly not Six Apart, has never been briefed, nor
| has anyone for that matter been presented with an accounting of what is open
| and closed source at Automattic.”  
| Okay, here’s some accounting:
| WordPress is 100% open source, GPL.
| All plugins in the official directory are GPL or compatible, 100% open
| source.
| bbPress is 100% GPL.
| WordPress MU is 100% open source, GPL, and if you wanted you could take it
| and build your own hosted platform like WordPress.com, like edublogs.org has
| with over 100,000 blogs.  
| There is more GPL stuff on the way, as well. :)
| Could you build Typepad or Vox with Movable Type? Probably not, especially
| since people with more than a few blogs or posts say it grinds to a halt, as
| Metblogs found before they switched to WordPress.  

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