The MariaDB Foundation: A turning point for MySQL

December 14, 2012
MariaDB project offers hope of new openness and innovation to beleaguered MySQL community
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Samba 4 threatens Microsoft's enterprise lock-in

December 12, 2012
New Samba release, featuring first open source implementation of Active Directory protocols, reveals fruits of E.U.'s antitrust settlement against Microsoft
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Triumph and disaster: Two migrations to OpenOffice

December 07, 2012
Two cities dumped Microsoft Office for OpenOffice, with vastly different results. Here's what went right -- and terribly wrong
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GitHub needs to take open source seriously

November 30, 2012
The legal details of copyright licensing are complex and off-putting -- but that doesn't mean they should be ignored
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Beware these open source lock-in schemes

November 27, 2012
Some vendors want you to think you're benefiting from open source when you're not. Keep an eye out for potential traps
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Control vs. influence: Which way for open source?

November 16, 2012
Organizations ferociously attempting to enforce controls around copyrights may end up alienating both users and developers in the process
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Stop patent mischief by curbing patent enforcement

November 09, 2012
To fix the patent problem, limit crackdowns to only the software that implements standards worth the industry's protection
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The download deception

November 02, 2012
Downloads are an interesting metric, but they reflect brand strength and market opportunity, not current success
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Why I left my MacBook for a Chromebook

October 26, 2012
The Chromebook has inserted itself into my life in a way I never expected. Sorry, MacBook Pro -- I just don't need you right now
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Numbers don't lie: Patent trolls are a plague

October 19, 2012
Recent research supports view that patent troll activity is rising -- costing America a fortune in wasted legal fees and lost jobs
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