Google's Android open source OS 'jailbroken'

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Fans of Google's Android OS, now available on T-Mobile G1 phones, can finally feel more "at home" with the Open Source notion Google is taking. "Jailbreaking", a popular term popularized by Apple's iPhone, means "getting...

Open Source Advocates Hail Appeals Court Ruling

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Free software advocates are praising a federal appeals ruling that allows greater protection for open-source software against copyright infringement. The case concerns a company, Kam Industries, that downloaded open-source code for use in a product...

Eve Online Source Code Leaked

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Full source code for the client for popular MMORPG Eve Online was made available recently via BitTorrent on The Pirate Bay. Along with the torrent, the user posts a chat transcript with a representative...

Source SDK beta with Ep2 game code released

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The Source engine is a 3D game engine developed by Valve Corporation. Its unique features include a large degree of modularity and flexibility, an artist-driven, shader-based renderer, accurate lip sync and facial expression technology, and...

SimCity Source Code Is Now Open

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Tolkien writes "Source code for SimCity has been released under the GPLv3. For legal reasons the open source version was renamed Micropolis, which was apparently the original working title. The OLPC will also be getting...

EU Searches for Galileo Funding Source

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The European Union will decide this week where the €2.4bn shortfall in funding for the Galileo GPS satellite system will come from. A meeting on September 19th is expected to suggest that the cost is...

Eudora E-mail Program Reborn as Open Source

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After Qualcomm Inc. stopped selling Eudora, a pioneering e-mail program named after author Eudora Welty, in May of this year, it did not simply lay the program to rest in the collective digital graveyard of...

Open Source Pulls in $1.8 Billion in 2006

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According to a new IDC study, the growth in adoption of stand-alone open source software reached $1.8 billion in 2006 and will grow 26% annually for the next four years, hitting a total market worth...

Open Source gets European Boost

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A report funded by the European Commission has concluded that open source software could offer considerable savings to organizations with little effect on their business. In "almost all" cases, long-term costs could be reduced by...

Amsterdam to Evaluate Open Source

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The city of Amsterdam's administration will spend a total of $393,900 next year evaluating Linux on the desktop. The Amsterdam city council said that "the use of open software can ensure better exchange of data...

Source Engine does a 360

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Valve Software announced today that a version of the Half-Life 2 engine dubbed "Source" was to be made available as a middleware solution for developers on the Xbox 360. Currently the gaming world is in...

Rumor: Apple Plans Open Source WebObjects

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Note This is a Rumor Apple may plan to open source its powerful WebObjects application next year. Citing 'insiders', a report on ThinkSecret claims that version 5.4 of the application will see much...

First open source Java code promised for October

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Sun Microsystems plans to publish the first open source Java code by October this year, the company has revealed. Laurie Tolson, vice president of developer programmes and products at Sun, said at a company event...

Counter-Strike: Source Update

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From Steam Update News: Soon, we'll be releasing the first in a series of updates to Counter-Strike: Source which will be focused on moving the core Counter-Strike gameplay forward The...

Government Entities Quick to Adopt Open Source

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Government entities around the world are not only increasing their use of free and open source software, they are actually sharing, collaborating and coordinating in open source fashion to meet federal, state and local...

Hellgate London Source code stolen?

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According to Gamers With Jobs, Hellgate London, Flagship Studios upcoming Sci-Fi themed FPS RPG has taken a page out of the Half-Life 2 book of bad network security. According to the report, the Flagship Studios...

Sun: Open source is about self-interest

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For open source to prosper, people need to stop thinking of it as "free" and instead think of it as "connected capitalism," delegates at an open-source conference in London were told on Tuesday. ...

Valve details DoD: Source June update

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On June 28, Valve plans to release two new maps for the WWII shooter, Colmar and Jagd (apparently, DoD die-hards should recognise the name Jagd from a previous battleground for the game, but the new...

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