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B/OSS World: BT's Pardee Urges Telcos to Get Behind Open Source

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| Now is the time to branch into open source. That was the assertion from Maria 
| Pardee, managing director of global integration for BT in her keynote address 
| Tuesday at the Billing & OSS World Conference & Expo.  



Community Live - Osmosoft's TiddlyWiki Hackathon and Pizza on Rails

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| Osmosoft is a name that not too many people have heard of. It is an
| unconventional part of BT, working as a hot house open source lab and
| focussing its development on TiddlyWiki.


BT joins enterprise open-source community

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| The communications and IT giant has already been a member of the Linux
| Foundation since 2005. According to a Wednesday statement, BT joined
| FossBazaar because it wants to help "accelerate the adoption of free and
| open-source software in business". Apart from the Linux Foundation, other
| sponsors of FossBazaar include HP, Novell, Google and SourceForge.


BT In Trouble Over Secret Behavioral Ad Tests

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| Did BT illegally test a new online advertising system on their customers
| without consent? That's currently what British prosecutors are trying to
| determine.
| BT GroupAll the fuss stems from a document that was leaked back in June which
| showed that BT had held a two-week test, which involved 18,000 subscribers
| back in September and October 2006 without them knowing.


BT silences customers over Phorm

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| BT has banned all future discussion of Phorm and its "WebWise" targeted
| advertising product on its customer forums, and deleted all past threads
| about the controversy dating back to February.


BT Bans Talking About Phorm, Erases Earlier Discussions

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| Is it really so hard to allow open discussion on such a topic? If BT believes
| that it's reasonable to use the technology, then why not explain why clearly,
| responding to the critics? The only reason to erase these discussions is if
| BT knows that what's it's doing is highly questionable, and BT would rather
| not have to explain itself.


Police quiz BT on secret Phorm trials

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| City of London police questioned BT earlier this week as part of a probe into
| the covert wiretapping and profiling of the internet use of tens of thousands
| of BT customers during tests of Phorm's adware system.


Phorm papers reveal BT's backwards approach to wiretap law

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| BT's long-held claim that legal advice said its Phorm trials did not breach
| wiretapping laws came under renewed scrutiny today, as documents revealed the
| firm approached government experts after it had secretly co-opted 18,000
| broadband customers into the advertising targeting system.
| Papers obtained from the Home Office under the Freedom of Information Act
| show that the department was first contacted about Phorm on 15 November 2006.
| The first secret trial of the system conducted by BT Retail ran between 23
| September and 6 October that year.



Open source in BT

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| Yesterday we had an open source event in BT's auditorium called "Open
| source - open for business". If you'll excuse the rather corporate-sounding
| title, it was actually a really cool day. There were elements of preaching to
| the converted - a large proportion of the audience were already open source
| advocates - but I'm sure those who were new to the subject would've left the
| event inspired by how compelling the argument in favour of open source has
| become.


BT powers up to save money

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| It came up with a plan to replace 13 Windows and Unix servers with just two
| Dell 2850s running Linux and VMware server virtualisation technology.


BT Joins Linux Phone Standards Forum

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| The Linux Phone Standards (LiPS) Forum, adding to the growing momentum of
| standards-based mobile Linux, announced today that BT PLC [LSE: BT Group] has
| joined the consortium and will participate in the group's specification and
| standardization activities


BT says 'enough' on GPL

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| BT has published much of the relevant code here and clearly believes
| it has done more than enough to comply with the GPL.
| But the Free Software Foundation Europe remains unimpressed.
| They told us: "Armijn Hemel of gpl-violations.org analysed the
| source code and said that some of the necessary code is missing.
| For example, a top level Makefile and the scripts that would be
| used to properly generate a firmware image have not been included.
| A script or file with the uClibc configuration is also mandatory.


Popular broadband router open to VoIP hijacking

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| Until BT issues a patch, users can mitigate the risk by using the Firefox
| browser and the NoScript extension.

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