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[News] New Site Answers Questions About Free Software, a "Priceless Resource"

  • Subject: [News] New Site Answers Questions About Free Software, a "Priceless Resource"
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 05 Mar 2010 11:02:49 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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OSQA.net - Every Question About Open Source Answered

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| OSQA is a specialized questions and answers 
| website. It deals with Open Source and its 
| every ramification. The site is absolutely 
| free to join, and it can be entirely used at 
| no cost too.


Open source, priceless resource

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| I was told once about someone called a âcyber 
| hippie.â They dual boot with Linux and Mac 
| OSX or Windows. They use open source 
| browsers, instant messengers and office 
| suites. They write their own code. They 
| essentially live on Slashdot in lieu of 
| professional news sites. The sinking 
| realization that this idea may be true 
| brought a certain horror to my thoughts, as I 
| have a generally low opinion of anyone who 
| claims to be a âhippie,â probably from too 
| much South Park during my formative years.
| It created an interesting dichotomy in my 
| mind: Are the users of open source software 
| the hippies of the Internet underworld and 
| the users of closed-source software (MacOS, 
| Windows) the conservatives?
| [...]
| Weâve ended up with a lot of great things 
| from open source development in forms of 
| freeware clones: Pidgin Instant Messenger, 
| Cinelerra (video editing software), the Ogg 
| Vorbis media format for audio and video, 
| OpenOffice.org and, of course, Mozilla 
| Firefox.



Novell sheds (a little) more light on its patent access deal

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| Q. How does Microsoft promising not sue Novell customers gives
| Novell engineers sanctioned access to Microsoft code?
| [...]
| In fact, I would suggest that the answer to the first question makes it 
| clear that the patent access granted by the technical collaboration 
| agreement and the patent covenant not to sue customers are completely 
| unrelated.
| It certainly appears to be at odds with Steinman's earlier statement: "the 
| intellectual property agreement provided a foundation for the 
| interoperability between Windows and SUSE Linux Enterprise". 

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