Microsoft and open source: Two steps forward, one step back

April 01, 2014
Office on the iPad and Hotmail contrition signal that Microsoft has hit a milestone in the journey toward open source licensing
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Open document standards will cure Apple's bit rot

March 21, 2014
Apple's iWork update won't let you access documents created as little as five years ago. The solution is obvious
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2014 is the year of the Linux desktop

March 14, 2014
Linux has unexpectedly made it to the desktop through mobile and cloud, but the unintended consequences are troubling
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My great bitcoin adventure: 6 months, 5 exchanges

March 07, 2014
Bitcoin's open source foundation is sound, but Bitstamp, CEX.IO, Coinbase, Kraken, Mt. Gox exchanges are uneven at best
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Open Source Initiative, Free Software Foundation unite against software patents

February 28, 2014
In rare joint move, OSI and FSF come together to file a U.S. Supreme Court briefing
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Facebook and WhatsApp: Another blow to user freedom

February 24, 2014
By acquiring half a billion new users, Facebook significantly increases centralization when we need more federation
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Open source startups: Don't try to be Red Hat

February 17, 2014
VCs are realizing the next billion-dollar software company won't make money from software, but from what open source enables it to deliver
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Retro repo SourceForge learns new tricks

February 07, 2014
Reacting to feedback, SourceForge has improved its revenue-sharing download service for open source projects
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How Google sold Motorola at a loss and came out ahead

January 31, 2014
If you include all the lines in the balance sheet and take into account all the patents retained, Google's deal with Lenovo is brilliant
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The state of digital freedom in 2014

January 27, 2014
In 2013 we learned in detail how our digital freedoms were violated. That awareness holds promise for a brighter year ahead, and open source plays a crucial role
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