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At the Forefront of Development

Brij Kothari | | February 15, 2012

The hardware is rudimentary. An ordinary mobile phone connected to a laptop with a cable. But who would have thought that this simple set up could actually be turned into a central communication hub, and in the hands of civil society, become a powerful communication tool for people’s empowerment? Read More »

Black Duck Opens up, Launches Beta Code Search Capability

Mandira Srivastava | infoTECH | July 20, 2012

Continuing with their investment in developer resources built to accelerate the development and adoption of free and open source software (FOSS), Black Duck Software (News - Alert) has made significant updates to, a comprehensive online directory of open source projects, contributors and code. Read More »

Finding the Balance Between Internet Freedom & Intellectual Property in the SOPA/PIPA Debate

Tim Yeaton | Open Source Delivers | January 20, 2012

Here at Black Duck, our business operates at this balance point, at least where free and open source software (FOSS) is concerned – and we think the FOSS community and ecosystem represent a compelling model for the US Congress to study regarding how to strike this balance.

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FOSS in the 21st Century

The use of Free & Open Source Software (FOSS) solutions by health care providers and organizations is an increasingly important trend today. The number of FOSS solutions currently available has grown to be quite substantial. The number of new FOSS health care solutions under development is equally impressive.

How Munich rejected Steve Ballmer and kicked Microsoft out of the city

Nick Heath | TechRepublic | November 19, 2013

Breaking up with Microsoft is hard to do. Just ask Peter Hofmann, the man leading the City of Munich's project to ditch Windows and Office in favour of open source alternatives.

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How Open Source Development Is Becoming More Social

Tim Yeaton | Mashable Tech | September 28, 2011

Most people do not think of software developers as being high on the “social” scale. In fact, the (misinformed) stereotype for a typical developer is that of the introverted geek. But in many ways, particularly with open source developers, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Read More »

Increasing participation of Women in Free and Open Source Software

Marina Zhurakhinskaya | OpenSource.Com | April 16, 2013

Few women have been historically applying for Google Summer of Code, a program in which Google provides stipends for students to work for three months on FOSS projects. Last year, after many efforts by both the Google team and the community to increase the diversity in the program, about 100 of 1200 participants or 8.3% were women, which was a highest level of participation by women yet. Read More »

Inno3 and Olliance Group Announce A Strategic Parternship to Provide FOSS Strategy AND Governance Services in France

Press Release | Inno 3, Olliance Group | May 30, 2012

Today, Inno³ and Olliance Group, a Black Duck company, announced a strategic partnership to provide open source strategy and governance services in France and enable organizations to make strategic decisions regarding the use of FOSS to achieve legal, technical and business goals. Read More »

LibreOffice 4.1 vs. Microsoft Office 2013 Complete Comparison, LibreOffice Is Winning

Silviu Stahie BLOG | Softpedia | December 10, 2013

A complete comparison between LibreOffice 4.1 and Microsoft Office 2013 has surfaced and demonstrates the similarities and features of both products.

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Open Source Thrives in Asia

Kirsten Newcomer | Open Source Delivers | June 13, 2012

The [LinuxCon Japan] conference was truly an excellent experience. It’s great to see the tremendous energy around FOSS here in Japan. There’s no question that Asian companies are taking full advantage of the innovation and game-changing opportunities that FOSS creates. Read More »

Open Source: You Know, For Kids!

Rikki Endsley | Network World | October 25, 2011

A few years ago, when I was working as a print magazine editor, a young girl approached my booth at LinuxFest Northwest in Bellingham, Washington. She was probably 12- or 13-years old, and she gave me some of the best feedback I'd ever had on our products.

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Oracle attacks Open Source; says community developed code is inferior

Swapnil Bhartiya | Muktware | October 15, 2013

Oracle has a love hate relationship with Open Source technologies. While by acquiring Sun Microsystem Oracle became one of the significant Open Source players. However the way company handled core Open Source projects (OpenOffice and MySQL) they failed to earn any respect from the Free Software community. Then Oracle attacked Android with its Java and failed miserably – losing any respect that was left.

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The Uneasy Relationship Between Open Source and Profit

Dana Blankenhorn | | October 5, 2011

The biggest problem any open source company has is maintaining motivation. You don't just want money. You also want mindshare. The attention paid you, in the form of developer time, is a currency that grows both the project and the customer's devotion to it. At the same time, the benefits of open source flow most freely when you become more than a customer. Read More »

Why the KDE Project Switched to CMake – and How (continued)

Alexander Neundorf | | June 21, 2006

KDE developer Alexander Neundorf explains the background for the move away from the traditional "autotools"

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Windows Store Makes a Special Allowance for Open Source

Katherine Noyes | PC World | December 8, 2011

Microsoft has caused plenty of angst among fans of open source software over the years--just recently with its secure boot plans for Windows 8, for example--but this week it appears to have delivered a small gift instead. Read More »