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  1. Consultancy run by James Vasile and Karl Fogel.
  2. Looks like an interesting project.
  3. Matthew Garrett wrote up some good stuff about this.
  4. Article by a leader of an internal HP "open source" user group type organization. Interesting.
  5. "With the financial meltdown eroding IT budgets, large investment banks, hedge funds and other financial institutions have been forced to rethink their attitudes toward open source technology. Use of open source technology is quietly booming in the capital markets because of increased cost pressures, and analysts predict the current economic conditions will drive further industry adoption."
  6. Interesting in relation to the FSF lawsuit.
  7. Feel good article about FOSS although not a lot of new things to say.
  8. Yet another open source person at MS.
  9. "And therein lies the great paradox: Open-source code is generally great code, not requiring much support. So open-source companies that rely on support and service alone are not long for this world. The traditional open-source business model that relies solely on support and service revenue streams is failing to meet the expectations of investors."
  10. "Trying to shift the burden of proof back onto themselves, I asked why they don't contribute to the open-source projects from which they derive so much value. Many indicated that it's too hard to contribute back to open-source projects due to internal legal issues and the high bar to knowing how to contribute. They suggested that they would instead prefer to pay the open-source companies to do that work for them."
  11. "I think that the survey reflects a continued misunderstanding among large companies about how widespread is the use of open source software.The failure to have an open source use policy is very dangerous in the world of complicated “hybrid” products: open source licenses do not mix well with commercial licenses without careful analysis."

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