The sites here are for people who are interested in the Open Source/Free Software movement.
Paper by Benjamin J. Weiner and co-authors, arguing that the advantages of open-sourcing astronomical software outweigh the drawbacks.
Non-profit public organization that works to promote the usage of Free and Open Source software in Lithuania.
A research program at Harvard Law School founded to explore cyberspace, share in its study, and help pioneer its development.
Project to develop resources for chemistry based around the concepts of open data, open standards and open source. Members list, details of activities, mailing list, news, and publications.
Discusses exclusionary and questionable deals (such as the deal between Novell and Microsoft) which it views as attempts to undermine the purpose and goals of the Free software movement.
The Canadian Association for Open Source.
Contains the Debian Free Software Guidelines, which are regarded as compliance rules for free software by many others besides Debian package maintainers.
Makes political and ethical case for adopting free software by Community Aid Abroad and other members of Oxfam International. Applies generally to development agencies and other groups with like values.
Dedicated to establishing a free market in information technology, by the removal of barriers to competition and working towards sane patent systems and open standards.
Focuses on connections between free software and community development and on free software in Australia.
Explains the difference between "Free Software" described as a social movement focusing on freedom and "Open Source" described as a development methodology. By Richard Stallman, the founder of the Free Software Foundation.
Urges initiative and good manners to promote open source.
Index of replacements for Microsoft software, services and hardware. Includes reviews and outside links.
Weblog about the world of Open Source by the guy responsible for building the Novell user community.
Community portal providing a discussion forum, articles and blogs.
Dedicated to managing and promoting the Open Source trademark for the good of the community. Includes a definition of 'Open Source', and a list of approved licenses.
Non-profit organization created to promote the adoption of open source solutions within U.S. agencies and academic entities.
An international coalition of organizations fostering free and open resources in and for education.
A non-profit organization which was founded to help organizations develop and distribute open hardware and software.
Eric S. Raymond's seminal paper analysing why open source works so well; followup papers "Homesteading the Noosphere", "The Magic Cauldron" and "The Revenge of the Hackers"; and comments and criticisms from third parties.
Microsoft are getting very worried indeed about competition from Open Source Software such as Linux. This leaked internal memo, courtesy of Eric Raymond, reveals all -- including the extreme lengths Microsoft is willing to go to squash its competition.
The Open Science Project is an Organization devoted to providing open source scientific software.
Amusing strip following the antics of Columbia Internet and its employees. Frequently touches on Open Source, Linux, hacker culture, and holy wars.
Fans of free software and music found some allies this weekend who said if lawmakers don't understand technology they shouldn't try and regulate it.
In-depth review and analysis of the many quantitative reasons to use open source software, with statistics from a variety of recent surveys.
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