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Open Source Software Cuts Costs for Startups

Dave Koelmeyer | ImpactPR New Zealand | August 5, 2013

Open source software offers a number of compelling advantages for new businesses. Learn why it could be a good fit for your startup. Read More »

Open-Source Development: The History Of OpenOffice Shows Why Licensing Matters

Richard Hillesley | TechRepublic | October 2, 2012

Governance and licensing aren’t glamorous but getting them right is vital to open-source software’s long-term health. Read More »

OpenOffice 4.0 Arrives

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | ZDNet | July 23, 2013

It may be trailing LibreOffice, but OpenOffice is still alive and kicking -- now with better Microsoft Office Open XML support. Read More »

Predictions 2012 – The View From an Open Source Foundation

Paula Hunter | Open Source Delivers | January 11, 2012

Projects aimed at improving health IT will continue to spark interest, and those funded and fostered at the government level have the best chance of widespread adoption. Some of the largest healthcare initiatives are open source, and funded at the federal level for several years to come. Thus they can ride out the financial and regulatory uncertainty currently plaguing our HC industry. I do expect that on the back end of these projects there is great commercial opportunity.

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Seven Reasons For Choosing LibreOffice Over Microsoft Office

Bruce Byfield | Worldlabel.com | August 28, 2012

OK, LibreOffice is free for the download, and you can install it on as many different machines as you choose. But a free price and a free license aren’t much good if the software doesn’t have the features you want.Happily, that’s usually not a concern with LibreOffice or its predecessor, OpenOffice... Read More »

The Document Foundation Celebrates Its First Anniversary

Italovignoli | The Document Foundation | September 28, 2011

The Document Foundation (TDF) celebrates its first anniversary, one year after the unveiling of the project and the release of the first beta of LibreOffice. “What we have achieved in just twelve months is incredible,” says Charles Schulz, a member of the Steering Committee. Read More »

The Open Source Movement At IIT Bombay

Prabhakar Deshpande | InformationWeek | July 9, 2014

“Catch ‘Em Young,” seems the motto of FOSSEE project at IIT Bombay. FOSSEE stands for Free and Open Source Software for Education. The FOSSEE (www.fossee.in) Project at IIT Bombay is geared to promote the use of open source software in education and by extension, in the corporate world...

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Tired of Patent Wars? Use Open Source Instead

Katherine Noyes | CIO | September 23, 2011

PC World — As a geek and longtime tech reporter, there are few things I love writing about more than cool new technological innovations. It never ceases to amaze me what we humans can come up with, particularly when some good technology is fueling the effort. Read More »

Top 10 Linux News Stories of 2016

They grow up so quickly. It's hard to believe that 25 years ago Linus Torvalds announced to the comp.os.minix Usenet group that he was "doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won't be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones." Since 1991, Linux has grown beyond even Torvalds' dreams. It's not a stretch to say that Linux is everywhere. Corporations large and small use Linux, and it powers computers, mobile devices, and connected hardware. Critical infrastructure relies on the stability and flexibility of Linux...

U.K. Cabinet Office Adopts ODF As Exclusive Standard For Sharable Documents

Andy Updegrove | The Standards Blog | July 24, 2014

The U.K. Cabinet Office accomplished today what the Commonwealth of Massachusetts set out (unsuccessfully) to achieve ten years ago: it formally required compliance with the Open Document Format (ODF) by software to be purchased in the future across all government bodies...

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Ubuntu 13 Challenges Windows 8

Maria Korolov | Network World | July 1, 2013

Ubuntu is becoming a viable desktop replacement for Windows in certain enterprise scenarios Read More »

UK Makes ODF Its Official Documents Format Standard

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | ZDNet | July 22, 2014

Turning its back on Microsoft Office's native formats, the UK government has adopted the Open Document Format for all its sharable documents...

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What Do We Mean When We Talk About Software 'Alternatives'?

The word alternative is one of those shifty terms, with a definition that changes depending on perspective. For instance, something that is alternative to one person is the norm for another. Generally, the term alternative is considered to be defined by the fact that it is not considered to be in the majority or the mainstream. Then again, sometimes the term "alternative" gets attached to the second instance of something. If a web server, such as Apache, exists, then any time a different web server gets mentioned, it gets the alternative badge, because we all assume that we all silently concede that whatever it is, it's an alternative to that big one that we all know about...

When People Freely Share, It Makes Things Better For Everyone

Ginny Skalski | OpenSource.com | September 18, 2013

Joshua Holm is the kind of guy you want to have on your chat list if you’re ever looking for an open source tool to tackle a task. That’s because he actively keeps up with the latest open source tools and projects because much of his work involves helping people find the right software tool to meet their needs. So if you’re looking for an open source version of something, chances are Joshua can make a recommendation...

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Why Public Libraries Need to Support Open Source

People turn to public libraries for answers, and a lot of times libraries are superb at providing them. But when it comes to providing answers about open source, libraries have an uneven track record. What can we do to make this better so that more people can turn to their public library to learn about open source software, hardware, and principles? Right now, if you walked into my public library and pelted me with questions about open source—like, "What is it?" "How does it work?" "How can I use open source?"—I'd rattle off answers so fast you'd be walking out with a new tool or technology under your belt. Open source is a big world, so of course there are some things I don't know, but guess what?...