Top 10 Free Software Daily stories this week!

Top 10 Free Software Daily stories this week!


Sun, 2007-08-19 05:03 -- 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. GPLv3 crosses the 50 percent threshhold— This just in from Palamida: roughly 50 percent of active projects licensed under the GPL are now GPLv3. In just one month. That's huge. read more...

  2. Mozilla's Lawyer Isn't a GPLv3 Fan— The GPL version 3 has been out for six weeks, and the debate about whether to adopt it remains heated. read more...

  3. Richard Stallman Talks On Copyright Vs. the People— Richard M. Stallman recently gave a talk entitled Copyright vs Community in the Age of Computer Networks to the University of Waterloo Computer Science Club. read more...

  4. Microsoft Must Earn Respect of FOSS Community— Can you believe it? Given Microsoft's history of antagonism, It's hard to believe anyone - let alone the Linux Foundation - would call on the FOSS community to respect Microsoft. read more...

  5. SCO Shares Plummet In Novell Ruling Aftermath— The business software distributor is considering its options in light of a judge's ruling denying its ownership claims on the Unix operating system. read more...

  6. Happy Birthday Debian!— Debian, the Linux distribution that Ubuntu is based on, is 14 years old today. Incredible! Here is a link to the original announcement by Ian Murdock. read more...

  7. US organization set to vote against Open XML's approval— The U.S. delegate organization to the powerful ISO standards body is now almost sure to vote against approving Microsoft Corp.'s Office Open XML document format as an open standard this year. read more...

  8. A look at the Mozilla-based One Laptop per Child web browser— The One Laptop per Child (OLPC) project is in the final steps to finally ship the first laptops to poor children living in poor countries. read more...

  9. Free software campaigners stonewalled at BBC— The Free Software Foundation (FSF) mounted its protests against "corruption" of the BBC by Microsoft in London and Manchester this morning. read more...

  10. $99 Desktop Comes With Too Many Catches— Zonbu's overall goal is to vastly simplify the process of buying and using a computer. The idea is to make it not only more affordable but also much less of a hassle and much more energy efficient. However, there's a catch -- several catches, in fact. read more...

Thanks to dave, C733tus, dcparris, mark, extra, bridget, and mads for these stories!

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