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[AMD2004] One Year Later, AMD And Sun Continue To Redefine Enterprise Computing  AMD press release, November 17, 2004 URL://,,51_104_543~92079,00.html

[Berlind2004a] David Berlind. HP's protection: SCO-only, but no dollar limit
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[Berlind2004b] David Berlind. Novell’s protection: Covers more than SCO, caps damages, targets enterprises, ZDNet, February 18, 2004 URL:  accessed 4 March 2004.

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[Bezroukov1999b] Nikolai Bezroukov, "A Second Look at the Cathedral and the Bazaar," First Monday, volume 4, number 12 (December), at, accessed 4 March 2004.

[BSD1979] The 4.4BSD Copyright

[Breslow86] Jordan J. Breslow. Copyright Law, 1986, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, USA, URL:

[Broersma2004] Matthew  Broersma, "Linux security problems are your own fault" InfoWorld,  August 02, 2004. URL:

[Cassim&Overly2005] Yusuf Cassim and Michael R. Overly. The Real Price of Linux Software By, January 28, 2005 URL:

[Debian2003] Debian -- News -- Some Debian Project machines compromised

[Davis2004a] Noel Davis. Apache Repaired  O'Reilly  May 17, 2004, URL: URL:

[Davis2004b] Noel Davis. Linux Kernel Problems O'Reilly,  May 19, 2003, URL:

[Davis2004c] Noel Davis. Linux Kernel Exploitation O'Reilly  September 09, 2004. URL:

[Davis2004d] Noel Davis. ELF Trouble O'Reilly  December 01, 2004. URL:

[Davis2004e] Noel Davis. Linux AMD64 Kernel Bug O'Reilly  December 29, 2004. URL:

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[FSF1999a] GNU Lesser General Public License - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation (FSF)  Version 2.1, February 1999

[Gregbillock2002] Stolen open source a corporate legal risk, 04/09/2002

[Golden2005] Bernard Golden The ROI of Open Source - PUNDIT - CIO Magazine Jun 15,2005 URL:

[Kelty2001]  Christopher M. Kelty. Free Software/Free Science. First Monday, volume 6, number 12 (December 2001), URL:

[Krishnamurthy2002] Sandeep Krishnamurthy. "Cave or Community?: An Empirical Examination of 100 Mature Open Source Projects".  First Monday, volume 7, number 6 (June 2002),

[LaMonica2005] Martin LaMonica Mixing up the LAMP stack Mixing up the LAMP stack CNET URL:

[Lancashire2001] David Lancashire.
The Fading Altruism of Open Source Development, First Monday, volume 6, number 12 (December 2001), URL:

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[Lemos2002] Robert Lemos. Too much trust in open source? CNET, March 20, 2002, URL:

[Levesque2004] Michelle Levesque. Fundamental issues with open source software development First Monday, volume 9, number 4 (April 2004),

[LWN2003] LWN compromised too

[Malcolm2003] Jeremy Malcolm. Problems in Open Source Licensing., 2003. This is a paper presented at Australia's national Linux conference, on 24 January 2003

[Matzan2005Jem Matzan   BSD cognoscenti on Linux NewsForge, June 15, 2005 URL:

[McMillan2005] Robert McMillan IBM goes silent on Linux desktop effort  

Computerworld, JANUARY 25, 2005  URL:

[Meyers2000] Bertrand Meyer, The Ethics of Free Software  Software Development, March 2000. 

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[Miller2002] Robin Miller. Linux, Open Source have ‘more security problems than Windows’  November 15, 2002 URL:

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[Mozilla1999] Mozilla Public License version 1.1

[Mozilla2001] Mozilla Relicensing FAQ

[MySQL_AB2002] MySQL News FAQ on MySQL vs. NuSphere Dispute

[Naraine2002] Ryan Naraine. Yahoo Goes PHP in Open Source Embrace. October 30, 2002. URL:

[Netcraft2004] Netcraft. Slight Linux Market Share Loss for Red Hat. Netscaft Inc. July 12, 2004 URL:

[Novell2003] Technology License Agreement

[Oncoresystems2002] GNU Public License Clarification

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[REDHAT2002] Trademark Guidelines

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[SUN2004] Sun's Linux Offerings



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