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Benjamin Kerensa
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I think these issues exist in many open source projects that are controlled by a company. 
In a public letter, ownCloud CTO and founder Frank Karlitschek cites the less-than-ideal relationship between the company and user community. He plans to stay on as project lead.
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Microsoft launches spam campaign on Twitter targeting open source influencers 
Microsoft has a history of making its staff or outside PR people it hires making some of the worst marketing decisions (…
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The Glucosio team is headed up by Benjamin Kerensa, of Mozilla, who has an aggressive, unparalleled vision for the product. In this interview, he talks about the project and where it goes from here.
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+Tim O'Reilly and O'Reilly Media need to do what's right and apologize to the employees they wrong especially after writing such a hypocritical post. #treatworkersright #opensource 
Considering your company recently laid off its entire Community Team with same day notice while many were at conferences…
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"This year's Rookies are impressive examples of how far open source has come, with start-ups like Mattermost and Glucosio as well as big players like Google, Facebook and Red Hat leveraging the open-source community to help drive innovation in everything from DevOps and Docker container solutions to diabetes monitoring and real-time communication," he said. The 2015 Rookies class reflects three hot technologies shaping the future of open-source software.
The 2015 Open-Source Rookies class reflects three technologies shaping open-source software's future: Docker containers, open collaboration and AI.
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I think considering things I've heard that it is rather likely Canonical will get acquired by Microsoft 
Not long ago, the industry was primarily divided into two camps – Microsoft, and anything but Microsoft (ABM). But today the scenario is very different. The company that once waged war on Linux is going all out to make it an integral part of its long-term strategy. Microsoft is wholeheartedly [...]
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Only room for one dictator here Mr. +Benjamin Kerensa !
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In this interview with QA engineer Ruarí Ødegaard, we learn more about the young and innovative Vivaldi browser.
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oh, wait! you thought of that already! simply invent your own license: Vivaldi End User License Agreement

1. This End User License Agreement ("EULA") governs your use ("You") of the browser software
("Software") and any ancillary services ("Services") provided to You by Vivaldi Technology AS
("Vivaldi") to the exclusion of all other terms and conditions.
2. Here at Vivaldi, we try to keep things as simple and easy as possible but since this is a legal
document, it’s a bit longer than we would like it to be. It’s important that you read this
carefully and understand the terms of use. By clicking through, you agree to the following terms
and conditions. If you don’t agree to the following terms and conditions, you are not allowed to
use the Software or Services.
3. We may if needed change any part of these terms of use without notice and your continued use of
the Software or Services will be deemed as acceptance of such changes. You should check the terms
of use regularly!
4. This EULA does not apply to third party software or services that Vivaldi may deliver with the
Software or Services. Vivaldi assumes no responsibility or liability for such "Third Party Software
or Services". Your use of such Third Party Software or Services is exclusively governed by the
applicable end user license terms and conditions for such Third Party Software or Services. The
terms in this EULA do not apply to Third Party Software or Services to the extent they are
inconsistent with end user license terms and conditions for such Third Party Software or Service.
5. Subject to the terms and conditions herein, Vivaldi hereby grants You a limited, non-exclusive,
non-transferable, non-sublicensable license to install and use the Software and Services for its
intended purpose.
6. You may use the Software and Services on your personal computer, including your laptop, desktop
and handheld device. You may only use the Software and Services for personal use only. By way of
example, this means that although You are allowed to use our Software and Services at work or
within your business or organization, You are not allowed to sell, trade or resell the Software or
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Vivaldi's, proprietary information, trade secrets, know-how, or any other intellectual property
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Do install this app!
MyShake is a free app for Android phones that has the ability to recognize earthquake shaking using the sensors in every smartphone. The app runs “silently” in the background on your phone using very little power – just like the step-tracking fitness apps. When the shaking fits the vibrational ...
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Ubuntu's packages are getting so outdated for important software like mediawiki.... Fedora though has the latest and greatest :D
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Hard work by the entire team has paid off! 
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Geez Canonical & Oracle... Canonical violating GPL and Oracle being stubborn and not relicensing ZFS
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sure, I know Oracle is unlikely to sort it out, unless there is some kind of leverage applied, but it remains a possible long term outcome. It is frustrating when these disagreements happen entirely within the scope of free software.
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Benjamin Kerensa is an internationally recognized open source evangelist, community manager, author and speaker with experience in systems administration, project management and open source development that spans a decade.
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Developer, Speaker, Community Manager, Mozilla Community Evangelist, Firefox Community Release Manager, Soapmaker and Photographer.


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