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[News] CIOs Choose/Use Free Software, Try to Deny It

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In Open Source Denial

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| CIOs deny the existence of Open Source within the enterprise, but their 
| hiring patterns tell a different story. 
|
| According to a report written by me in partnership with O'Reilly Research, 
| there's more Open Source (OS) in the enterprise than most people think. 
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http://www.cio.in/esntech/viewArticle/ARTICLEID=5701655

Open Source 101: An Executive Guide to Open Source

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| Open source is essentially a cousin of the Free Software Movement, created in 
| 1983 by Richard Stallman to promote the free distribution of software 
| unfettered by standard proprietary code restrictions. Free software's rules 
| are codified by the General Public License (GPL), which as of October 2006 
| was under review for its third revision.     
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http://www.cio.com.au/article/268176/open_source_101_an_executive_guide_open_source


Recent:

Microsoft Makes Mockery of Interoperability

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| Microsoft needs to get rid of its chief IP lawyer and its patent strategy if
| it wants further efforts at interoperability to be taken seriously by open
| source vendors and users.
|
| In at least two interviews with IT publications this week, Horacio Gutierrez
| reaffirmed that the company intends to try and force open source companies to
| sign patent licensing deals or face lawsuits.
|
| [...]
|
| The intellectual property that is trying Gutierrez's patience is not any line
| of copyrighted code, nor any trademark or trade secret. It's a bunch of
| patents that Microsoft claims it owns. In the bizarro-world that is US patent
| law, companies can get government-granted monopolies on procedures that are
| taught to programmers at high school as if they were some sort of valuable
| asset.
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http://www.itweb.co.za/sections/columnists/doubletake/furber081022.asp?S=Software&A=SFT&O=google
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