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Bill Gates Funds $10 Billion Open Source Initiative

March 29, 2011 | By By Peaches O'Day

Not to be outdone, Mark Zuckerberg throws in $12 billion

Why Software = Politics

September 13, 2010 | By David Bollier

Enclosures of the software commons and the Internet invite abuses of power.

LittleSis and Spot.us

January 23, 2009 | By David Bollier

Two fascinating experiments in open-source citizenship and journalism

Troubles at “One Laptop Per Child”

May 21, 2008 | By David Bollier

Ambitious project strikes deal with Microsoft, angers open source community.

Big Buck Bunny

April 30, 2008 | By David Bollier

The debut of an open source film and a new studio model.

Big Loss for Open Documents

April 10, 2008 | By David Bollier

Open-Source Automobile Design?

April 2, 2008 | By David Bollier

Two projects are attempting to design and build automobiles using the principles of open-source software.

Open Source Weather

December 9, 2004 | By David Bollier

The National Weather Service opens its information up to the public in a far-sighted move.

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