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  • MITRE: A Business Case Study of Open Source Software (Jun 11, 2002, 20:30)
    "This paper analyzes the business case of open source software. It is intended to help Program Managers evaluate whether open source software and development methodologies are applicable to their technology programs..." Link to 88-page PDF document within.

  • Update: Alexis de Toqueville Institution: Opening the Open Source Debate (Jun 11, 2002, 16:58)
    Hotly debated even before its release, the white paper from ADTI that paints open source software as a security risk has been released. Links to PDF document within. [White paper is now for sale on AdTI's Web site, details within. -ed]

  • A Rebuttal and Reply on "The Very Real Limitations of Open Source" (Jun 11, 2002, 16:00)
    A rebuttal to last Friday's ZDNet column on open source's problems as a business venture from the O'Reilly Network and a response from the original author of the work.

  • ZDNet: Linux: Red Hat Should Just Stop Whining (Jun 11, 2002, 01:00)
    "Red Hat is upset because Sun has started charging both end-users and OEMs for StarOffice, the Microsoft Office competitor that Sun owns and had previously given away. Red Hat has been including StarOffice for free in the box with its own Linux operating system; now it'll have to pay Sun if it wants to do that..."