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Earning a living from open source software

Nitish began sharing his stories with us on open source in May this year. Then, he wrote another one in June and July. In his first article, he...Read more

Linux Foundation offers new certification, Mesos comes to Google, and more

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In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we share news on virtual certifications from the Linux Foundation, Mesosphere partnering with...Read more

Careers in Open Source Week features professionals' tips and lessons learned in the field

Last week, we published articles from eight young professionals in open source —they are interns, students, and fellows working on open source...Read more

The Supreme Court invalidates a software patent in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank

This morning the U.S. Supreme Court issued an important decision concerning software patents and took a small-but-meaningful step in the right...Read more

Which office suite do you use?

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Office software suites offer a host of tools to help you get things done: email, a word processor, notepads, spreadsheets, as well as, presentation,...Read more

Which office suite do you use?

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Office software suites offer a host of tools to help you get things done: email, a word processor, notepads, spreadsheets, as well as, presentation, finance, and publisher applications. Which office suite was your first? Do you love or hate the one you're using now? From your experierce, how would you compare and contrast a proprietary suite to a free and open source one? If you don't use a suite of office apps, all packaged nicely together, what tools to do you use in tandem to get work done? Would you say it's just as nice or better?Read more

Are you open source enough?

Are you open source enough?
Is your project open source enough? Are you ? Are you doing enough for your communities? Accusations like these are getting thrown around more and...Read more

Abolishing patents: Too soon or too late?

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"Patents are here to stay." This is the sort of statement that makes me uneasy. I guess in the 17th century the common wisdom was "slavery is here to...Read more