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[News] Free Software Has Won

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Recession and the Victory of FOSS

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| The interesting side effect of that was the sudden realizations by these 
| companies and individuals such as “Wow, FOSS is actually better!” or “Wow, 
| and we get all this for free?”  And what's even more interesting is how not 
| only are these companies not going back to previous proprietary solutions, 
| they're actually telling their friends and fellow businesses about FOSS.    
| And all it took was a simple recession to finally give FOSS and Linux the 
| kick in the pants it needed.  And if you don't believe me, look at how 
| Microsoft is taking hit after hit after hit against it's empire.  If we were 
| in an economic boom, that wouldn't be happening.  But since we're not, it is.   


If open source has won, then where do we go from here?

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| Supporters of open source are fond of quoting Mohandas Gandhi: “First they 
| ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” Did 
| he happen to say what happened after that?  



Russia To Develop a National Operating System

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| "According to Russian media, the Russian Government is going to develop a
| National Operating System (Google translation; Russian original) to lower its
| dependencies on foreign software technology licensing. The Russian plan will
| base its efforts on Linux and expects a worldwide impact. Microsoft is also
| involved in the roundtable process that led to the recommendation. The
| Chinese government successfully lowered its Microsoft licensing costs through
| an early investment in a national Linux distribution. I wonder if other large
| markets, such as the European Union, will also develop their own Linux
| distributions or join in the Russian initiative."

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