The rise of OSS

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| Open source applications are getting a stronger grip on almost every software
| vertical. In some places OSS has begun replacing prevailing proprietary
| applications. By Varun Aggarwal

The Fire Next Time

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| Open source. The problem here is that your overseers/helpers still equate
| open source with free. The huge adoption of Linux, Firefox and Open Office
| exemplify open source projects that have yielded some good "free" products
| that are widely used and secure.

AT&T Driving Mobile Open Source Into The New Year

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| It is easy to see why 2008 is being marked as the year of mobile open source.
| The move towards open source bodes well for cell phone users and third-party
| developers alike. The days of universal mobile compatibility are on the
| horizon, which is paving the future for those of us driving innovative mobile
| technologies.

AT&T is just faking it because it feels threatened. That's like Madonna
pretending to be mother Teresa (see below).


AT&T admits it censored other bands

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| It looks like Pearl Jam isn't the only band that has had its politically
| charged comments bleeped from concerts streamed from AT&T's Blue Room Web
| site. *
| [...]
| AT&T quickly apologized for the incident and blamed the company that handles
| the Webcasting for performances on Blue Room.

Customers can sue AT&T, after all

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| A federal court in San Francisco has decided that AT&T's wireless contract
| is "unconscionable".

AT&T takes another step towards filtered network with investment in Vobile

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| AT&T announced earlier this year that was planning to introduce content
| filtering of some sort for all video passing across its network. Exactly what
| AT&T was thinking remained unclear: would the company truly attempt to
| reassemble the fragments of peer-to-peer transmissions, then extract video
| from all sorts of different codecs, then attempt to match it-in real time-to
| some database of copyrighted works? Would such a thing even be possible? * *

When Networks Collide: AT&T suddenly doesn't like Apple so much.

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| What I believe is troubling the relationship between AT&T and Apple is the
| upcoming auction for 700-MHz wireless spectrum and AT&T's discovery that --
| as I have predicted for weeks -- Apple will be joining Google in bidding.
| AT&T thought its five-year "exclusive" iPhone agreement with Apple would have
| precluded such a bid, but that just shows how poorly Randall Stephenson
| understood Steve Jobs. Steve always hurts his friends to see how much they
| really love him, so AT&T probably should have expected this kind of corporate
| body blow. * * *

Hey, AT&T, What's the Value of a Closed Network Again?

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| Closed networks, its proponents maintain, offer a trade-off. Individuals or
| outside developers can't make any changes or improvements to it. But since
| the network and its applications are controlled at a single source,
| individuals are supposed to get an easier experience in which they don't have
| to think about the network, just what they're doing on it. Trust the network. * *

How AT&T chewed up, and spat out Net Neutrality

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| In an interview with Business Week in October 2005, Whitacre said
| he thought taking over BellSouth would be rejected by the FCC.
| He also made another memorable comment that began the process
| which culminated in the FCC's approval in December.