open source developers

Linux is a free and open source operating system. However, Linux (and other open source operating system) can use and load device drivers without publicly available source code. These are vendor-compiled binary drivers without any source code and known as Binary Blobs. Die hard open source fans and Free Software Foundation (FSF) recommends completely removing all proprietary components including blobs. In this post I will list five best Linux distribution that meets the FSF’s strict guidelines and contains no proprietary components such as firmware and drivers.

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For the first time, court lays down a legal foundation for the protection of open source developers. This means now all open source licenses are enforceable. An extremely favorable decision toward projects like GNU, Creative Commons, Wikipedia, and Linux.

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Can you code 24 hours non-stop? Hackontest is a new Google-sponsored 24-hour programming competition between different open source projects.

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Red hat’s Open Source Assurance program is already used to safeguard customers developing and deploying open source solutions. Red hat now asking court to limit patents on software: Open source software is one of the most dynamic, innovative sectors of the U.S. economy, but the U.S. patent system is a costly hindrance to open source […]

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If you know open source based application development, you can make more money. A report from New York City-based consulting company Bluewolf says IT salaries across the board will continue to rise in 2008: The rise of open source software in application development puts developers with a specialization in those technologies in a position to […]

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