Top 10 Free Software Daily stories this week!

Top 10 Free Software Daily stories this week!


Mon, 2008-04-14 07:02 -- admin

You get the best free software news at FSDaily... because YOU decide what's important. Here are the top 10 FSDaily stories from the last week as voted by the members. Don't like 'em? Think something's missing? Want to know more? Head to FSDaily and get voting!

Top 10 stories:

  1. OOXML Protests Scheduled in Norway, Microsoft’s Reputation Claimed Tarnished --The ‘Norway story’ continues. Yesterday we pieced together somewhat of a summary which included a new list of irregularities. Now come the protests. Read more...

  2. Ubuntu breathes new life into school's abandoned hardware --When 3Ghz dual core computers running 2GB of RAM weren't being used for many heavily CPU-intensive applications in a Victorian secondary school library, the school's IT department initially joked about replacing them with older and previously abandoned hardware. Then it saw the serious side. Read more...

  3. DE: German Foreign Ministry will not use ISO OOXML --"We will not be in a position to process OOXML unless it is available independently of the platform", said Rolf Theodor Schuster, who heads the IT department of the German Foreign Ministry. "There must exist an Open Source implementation that can be used without any restrictions, regardless of the platform or Linux distribution." Read more...

  4. GNU Hurd --"The GNU Hurd project has been accepted as a mentoring organization for the Google Summer of Code 2008! ..." Read more...

  5. An Open Letter to Wipro, Infosys and TCS --Being the top IT giants and thus the representatives of the IT industry in the country, it is a great shock to us that you do not stand with academia of the country and its representatives like the IITs, IIMs and IISc in supporting the Open Document Format (ODF) which is a true Free and Open Standard already recognised as an ISO Standard. Read more...

  6. Ogg Vorbis > Mp3 --“What is Ogg?!” I hear you cry. Read more...

  7. When Microsoft Shenanigans and Novell Stomp on Your Open Standards --Who could possibly turn his/her back on Document Freedom Day? Ask Novell. Its Vice President prematurely celebrated OOXML while everyone else marked the triumph of open document formats, with ODF. Read more...

  8. Open Letter - Please Show Linux Credit at Movie Endings --Dear Respected Filmmaker... I'm writing to ask that you give credit to GNU/Linux during the time when the credits roll on films you make with GNU/Linux. Read more...

  9. GPLv3 adoption surpassed 50% of projection --Nine months following the heralded official release of the GPLv3 licenses, and with the more recent addition of the Affero GPLv3, adoption has surpassed 50% of my projections. Read more...

  10. Google blocking AGPL in Google Code --"I received an email this morning from a friend who is planning to put his open source project in Google Code, the open source repository hosted by Google..." Read more...

Thanks to peacemaker, anna, can.axis, libregeek, freedom.fighter1988, and ernest.park for these stories!

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