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FSF, SFLC and OSI to fight software patents in U.S. Supreme Court

By: Bryan Lunduke

March 4, 2014 8:03 am

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The Free Software Foundation has joined forces with the Software Freedom Law Center and the Open Source Initiative in filing an amicus brief in software patent case *Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank* before the United States Supreme Court. “The jointly filed brief argues that the “machine or transformation” inquiry employed by the Court in *Bilski v. Kappos* …

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Buffalo Intros Open Source DD-WRT Wireless Routers

By: Bryan Lunduke

March 3, 2014 7:02 am

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This week during Mobile World Congress 2014, BuffaloAmericas launched three high speed AirStation Open Source DD-WRT wireless routers: the AirStation AC 1750 WZR-1750DHPD, the AirStation N600 WZR-600DHP2D, and the AirStation N300 WHR-300HP2D. The AC 1750 model is on sale now, while the other two won’t arrive until early March. According to Buffalo, these three new routers sport the DD-WRT firmware right out of the box, which is …

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Mobile Linux OSes Innovate, Cut Costs as Smartphone Market Slows

By: Bryan Lunduke

February 28, 2014 9:06 am

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Based on the latest IDC forecasts for a major slowdown in the smartphone market, mobile Linux contenders looking to get in on the smartphone-apalooza may find the glory days have gone. IDC projects smartphone shipments will grow 19.4 percent in 2014 — half the growth of last year’s 39.2 percent year-to-year rise – before dropping to …

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MakerBot’s Creative Revolution Runs on Linux

By: Bryan Lunduke

February 27, 2014 8:47 am

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Three dimensional printing has surged in popularity among consumers and manufacturers alike as costs come down and the range of available applications expands. In five years, the global 3D printing market is expected to reach $7.2 billion, up from $2.2 billion in 2013, according to a Transparency Market Research report released last week. The technology has incredible …

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30 Big Companies and Devices Running on GNU/Linux

By: Bryan Lunduke

February 26, 2014 4:28 pm

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Linux is a most popular Operating System compared to Windows and Mac. Linux is everywhere even at those places where most of us have not even thought. Tiny machines to Gaint Supercomputers are powered by Linux. Linux no more remains a Geeky thing. Here in this article we would be discussing some of those Linux powered devices and company …

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Linux Jobs Report: Linux Pros Work For the Love of Linux, Cutting-Edge Tech

By: Bryan Lunduke

February 20, 2014 6:24 am

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Linux professionals are well paid and highly sought after by job recruiters, but that’s not why they chose their careers. They are motivated by their love of Linux and working with the latest, cutting edge technology, according to the annual Dice.com and Linux Foundation Linux Jobs Report released today. Fifty-one percent of the more than 4,000 Linux …

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Why Linux Works for Government

By: Bryan Lunduke

February 19, 2014 10:02 am

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Governments around the world – from USA to North Korea – are moving to open source software and Linux. And for good reason. Open Source and government are a perfect pairing, really. It makes almost too much sense that an organization that consists of people, for the purpose of representing people, should use software that …

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Chinese software pioneer Red Flag bites the dust

By: Bryan Lunduke

February 18, 2014 7:45 am

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Founded in 2000 during the dotcom boom, Red Flag was once the world’s second-largest Linux distributor, providing desktop and server software built on top of the free and open-source Linux program. Despite its lofty goals and early success, Beijing-based Red Flag ended all its employment contracts on Monday, according to a report on the Sina …

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Top 10 legal issues for free software of 2013

By: Bryan Lunduke

February 12, 2014 4:52 pm

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The year 2013 continued the trend of the increasing importance of legal issues for the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) community. FOSS projects have  increased from 900,000 in 2012 to 1,000,000 in 2013, according to Black Duck Software. Last year, I provided a look at the top legal issues from the year before. Continuing with this …

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16 weirdest places you’ll find Linux

By: Bryan Lunduke

February 11, 2014 5:07 pm

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Linux is everywhere, from your desktops and servers to your phones and televisions. Let’s take a look at some of the stranger places you’ll find Linux installed in this weird world of ours. I should note that these are all very real. You won’t find “Linux installed on a potato” in this list. Read Full Story (Slideshow) (Bryan …

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