Who Is The Openest Of Them All?

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| Building a product or service on top of open standards is held as one of the
| highest virtues in technology. It is certainly one of the easiest ways for a
| company to score points with consumers, developers, or other companies. And
| for good reason. The Internet, after all, is built on open standards.
| Open-source technologies such as Linux, Apache, MySQL, and others have
| lowered the cost to start a Web company.
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http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/12/31...t-of-them-all/

Insufficiently free?

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| Most observers would probably conclude that Mr. Stallman has chosen to
| express himself with less childish terms than Mr. de Raadt. Still, this
| conversation came about as a result of a statement made by Mr. Stallman, one
| which upset the OpenBSD community greatly. It is worthwhile to look at where
| the disagreement was.
|
| In particular, Richard Stallman started the discussion by saying that he
| cannot "recommend" OpenBSD because the "ports" system they use facilitates
| the installation of certain non-free packages.
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http://lwn.net/SubscriberLink/262400/e249947a2ccd6dac/


Related:

That Which We Call Free

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| GNU Project and Free Software Foundation founder Richard Stallman posted a
| message on the OpenBSD -misc mailing list titled, "real men don't attack
| straw men", suggesting that some comments he had made were being
| misrepresented. * *
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http://kerneltrap.org/OpenBSD/That_Which_We_Call_Free


MyEclipse and JBoss spar over open source purity

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| The latest dispute started when Red Hat announced a partnership with
| Exadel that resulted in JBoss RichFaces and JBoss Ajax4jsf to be
| released under the Lesser GNU Public License (LGPL), and eventually
| the entire Red Hat Developer Studio (formerly Exadel Studio Pro) to
| be released under the regular GPL license.
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http://blogs.zdnet.com/Burnette/?p=280