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[News] Why Open Source Depends on Free Software

  • Subject: [News] Why Open Source Depends on Free Software
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2009 09:34:43 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Needles in a haystack (sorting out differences between Free and Open Source Software)

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| There is just a mild disappointment everyone ought 
| to have about this view: Open Source does not 
| advocate Free Software and software freedom are bad 
| things: it just tries to narrow their specifics for 
| practical -and sometimes business-oriented- 
| reasons. It does not mean, however, that Free 
| Software gets in the way of business or stands 
| against software business. It adds another layer of 
| demands, moral demands that can anyone walk an 
| extra mile in the hope to make software a better 
| tool for social improvement, and this world a 
| better place for everyone. No one must take this 
| extra step, no business will die from it. But in 
| the end , everyone might just benefit from it. I am 
| disappointed that anyone would not find the simple 
| possibility of this extra step a negative option to 
| have.


Open Source is dead, long live Casino Open Source?

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| This time however, I am afraid I donât understand 
| why people like Matt Asay keep on bringing this 
| discussion back on the table. Perhaps Matt Asay 
| wants to look reasonable, business-minded, or 
| simply pettable by the grand corporations of this 
| low world. I am merely conjecturing here. But 
| Mattâs blog is becoming thoroughly disappointing.
| First this old discussion is, well, as old as Free 
| Software and Open Source themselves. It disappoints 
| me that Matt would want to recycle old stuff for an 
| obscure reason. Really: Open Source vs. Free 
| Software, letâs write something old, like, âoh 
| those free software zealotsâ, and these open source 
| darlings. 



Open Source Is Key to Cloud Computing: Yahoo! SVP

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| Shugar: For startups and small companies, there are
| public cloud offerings coupled with other commercial
| cloud vendors that can provide a pay as you go
| infrastructure minimizing CapEx investments and reducing
| the risk in deploying new products. For larger or
| enterprise companies, a hybrid model maintaining
| existing compute infrastructure while leveraging public
| cloud offerings for less critical or experimental
| projects may provide more flexibility at reduced CapEx.

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