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[News] Free Software Made Popular, Part of Many Products

  • Subject: [News] Free Software Made Popular, Part of Many Products
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 04 Feb 2010 10:28:04 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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3D TV, Android, In-flight internet, Tablet PCs. The future is not so far away anymore

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| Most of these new offerings have one common 
| element, Open Source software.  This has 
| enabled such rapid speed to market.
| The vast majority of the solutions at CES 
| have embedded Open Source software. Three 
| Open Source Software features drive this 
| trend:
| - Cost; if you can lower the cost of 
| manufacture, you have a more competitive 
| offering.
| - The simplicity of Open Source software 
| legal contracts and terms of use. Most 
| organisations now fully understand how to 
| properly integrate Open Source software 
| into their offerings and can bypass long 
| and tortuous negotiations with proprietary 
| software vendors.
| - Finally the sheer scale and pace of 
| innovative contribution that is harnessed 
| through the Open Source community.
| Remember, it was only a few years ago that 
| consumer technology vendors were terrified 
| of using Open Source in their offerings. 
| Today, if you don't, you lose.


Safari Books Online Adding 350 Packt Titles in 2010  

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| Packt specializes in Open Source topics for 
| developers and IT professionals, most notably 
| jQuery, WordPress, Drupal and Joomla! All new 
| Packt Open Source publications will be 
| available in an online subscription library 
| exclusively through Safari Books Online. 

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