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[News] Raves About Collaboration Success in Free Software

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What to expect from the community

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| For organic open-source communities, bug fixes, code contributions, etc. can 
| be expected, though not to the levels commonly expected. It turns out that 
| all (or nearly all) communities are small, even for projects like Linux and 
| Apache. Some, like Drupal, break this mold, but they are the exception, not 
| the rule.    


Taking a risk on open source

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| Sit back and let me tell you a story about a game-changing open source 
| e-commerce project, an emerging web development firm in Bloomington, and how 
| folks there discovered this project and I, in turn, discovered them.  



Alfresco Updates its OSS Enterprise Content Manager

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| According to open source blogger Matt Asay, who is also general manager of
| the Americas for Alfresco, Alfresco had about "about five thousand plus
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| registered developers" as of late last year. More information on Alfresco
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| Enterprise 2.2 is available at the company's site.


Coders Tell Why They're Avoiding Vista

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| Microsoft Corp. undoubtedly wanted to avoid its current predicament. It has
| been publicly talking up features in Vista since 2003 -- half a decade.
| But such "overmarketing," as Krasowski calls it, can rebound. Experienced
| developers have become jaded towards the third-party apps Microsoft trots out
| as exemplars of Redmond's latest technology -- "demoware," he calls them --
| that sparkle with flashy animation and video.


Survey: Programmers shunning Vista for Mac OS and Linux


Developers not touching Microsoft Vista with a 10-foot pole


Study: ~50% of Norwegian Software Vendors Integrate FOSS Components

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| ... based on an extensive screening of software companies, with more than 700
| responses.
| Analysis shows that close to 50% of the software industry integrate OSS
| components into vertical solutions serving all major business sectors.
| In addition, more than 30% of the companies using OSS components have over
| 40% of their income from OSS related services or software.


Embedded Linux Workshop Proves Big Attraction at Hi-Tech Developers Event

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| The organisers of this year's Embedded Masterclass have announced that their
| Embedded Linux Workshops are close to being completely sold out, weeks before  
| the event.

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