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General information on Free Software (Open Source) and its community.

User community support to Free Software projects, providing a news board, forums and wiki, as well as hosting services for mirrors.

Free monthly publication for Canadian business owners, company executives and employees, covering issues on free software in a business and institutional environment.

A non-profit organization which was founded to help organizations develop and distribute open hardware and software.

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.

The Open Science Project is an Organization devoted to providing open source scientific software.

In-depth review and analysis of the many quantitative reasons to use open source software, with statistics from a variety of recent surveys.

Contains the Debian Free Software Guidelines, which are regarded as compliance rules for free software by many others besides Debian package maintainers.

Index of replacements for Microsoft software, services and hardware. Includes reviews and outside links.

Community portal providing a discussion forum, articles and blogs.

Non-profit public organization that works to promote the usage of Free and Open Source software in Lithuania.

Non-profit organization created to promote the adoption of open source solutions within U.S. agencies and academic entities.

The Canadian Association for Open Source.

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.

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.

An international coalition of organizations fostering free and open resources in and for education.

On the Birth of the Free Software Movement in 1887. The author compares new code to the constructed language Esperanto.

Brief introduction to the Open Source movement, provides a review of books, sites, and topics.

This article presents an approach to combine the best of the Open Source and proprietary software development worlds.

The Software Freedom Law Center's introduction to the legal issues surrounding the use of FOSS.

All-encompassing book on using open source software, which itself is open source and available online.

Full text of Peter Wayner's book, subtitled "How Linux and the Free Software Movement Undercut the High-Tech Titans". [PDF]

Book by Karl Fogel. Full text freely available as HTML, PDF, and XML.

The authors of several open source applications explain how their software is structured, and why. Full text under the Creative Commons Attribution license.

Forum focusing on open source development processes and nonprofit software needs. Located in Philadelphia.

Free and non-commercial yearly event organized by the community, for the community. Its goal is to provide Free and Open Source developers a place to meet. Brussels, Belgium.

Open source conference that focuses on the culture of being an open source citizen.

International conference of developers and users of free and open source software. Located in Belarus.

Focus on empowerment, learning and training, using open standards. Located in Oegstgeest, Netherlands.

At the Davidson Conference Center on the University of Southern California campus will bring together Linux and Open Source Software companies, developers, and users. Sponsored by The USC, Simi/Conejo, and UCLA Linux User Groups.