The sites here are for people who are interested in the Open Source/Free Software movement.
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Why Open Source Software / Free Software (OSS/FS)? Look at the Numbers!
In-depth review and analysis of the many quantitative reasons to use open source software, with statistics from a variety of recent surveys.
Astronomical Software Wants To Be Free: A Manifesto
Paper by Benjamin J. Weiner and co-authors, arguing that the advantages of open-sourcing astronomical software outweigh the drawbacks.
Berkman Center for Internet and Society
A research program at Harvard Law School founded to explore cyberspace, share in its study, and help pioneer its development.
Project to develop resources for chemistry based around the concepts of open data, open standards and open source. Members list, details of activities, mailing list, news, and publications.
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.
The Cathedral and the Bazaar
Eric S. Raymond's seminal paper analysing why open source works so well; followup papers "Homesteading the Noosphere", "The Magic Cauldron" and "The Revenge of the Hackers"; and comments and criticisms from third parties.
The Canadian Association for Open Source.
Debian's social contract
Contains the Debian Free Software Guidelines, which are regarded as compliance rules for free software by many others besides Debian package maintainers.
Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure
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.
Free Software Advocacy
Focuses on connections between free software and community development and on free software in Australia.
GNU.org: Why Open Source Misses the Point of Free Software
Explains the difference between "Free Software" described as a social movement focusing on freedom and "Open Source" described as a development methodology. By Richard Stallman, the founder of the Free Software Foundation.
The Halloween Document
Microsoft are getting very worried indeed about competition from Open Source Software such as Linux. This leaked internal memo, courtesy of Eric Raymond, reveals all -- including the extreme lengths Microsoft is willing to go to squash its competition.
Microsoft Boycott - The Alternative
Index of replacements for Microsoft software, services and hardware. Includes reviews and outside links.
Open Source Advocacy with Revererend Ted
Weblog about the world of Open Source by the guy responsible for building the Novell user community.
Open Source Community Node
Community portal providing a discussion forum, articles and blogs.
Open Source Initiative
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.
Open Source Software Institute
Non-profit organization created to promote the adoption of open source solutions within U.S. agencies and academic entities.
The OpenScience Project
The Open Science Project is an Organization devoted to providing open source scientific software.
Software in the Public Interest, Inc.
A non-profit organization which was founded to help organizations develop and distribute open hardware and software.
User Friendly the Comic Strip
Amusing strip following the antics of Columbia Internet and its employees. Frequently touches on Open Source, Linux, hacker culture, and holy wars.
Development, Ethical Trading, and Free Software
Makes political and ethical case for adopting free software by Community Aid Abroad and other members of Oxfam International. Applies generally to development agencies and other groups with like values. (November 30, 1999)
Linux Today: Emmett Plant - The Welcome Wagon
Urges initiative and good manners to promote open source. (November 09, 1999)