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ALSO CALLED: FSF, GNU Project
DEFINITION: The Free Software Foundation (FSF) was founded in 1983 along with its demonstration GNU project. Richard Stallman, an MIT professor, had worked as a student on projects where software was freely exchanged without copying or modifying stipulations. Why, he asked himself and others, should software users be prohibited from copying it for friends, looking at the source code and copying it, and redistributing  … 
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Free Software Foundation White Papers (View All Report Types)
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14 Essential Elements of a Successful Legacy Modernization Process
sponsored by Open Legacy
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper for 14 essential elements of a successful legacy modernization process.
Posted: 01 Jun 2015 | Published: 01 Jun 2015

Open Legacy

Cloud IT: The Impact of Cloud Supply Chain Platforms on the Role of IT
sponsored by GT Nexus
WHITE PAPER: In this valuable white paper learn more about the impact of cloud supply chain platforms on the role of IT and how you can better prepare your team for the challenges they may face.
Posted: 19 Feb 2015 | Published: 19 Feb 2015

GT Nexus

Enterprise Development in the Cloud: Top Benefits, Drivers, and Concerns
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: According to a survey of 408 enterprise IT software development professionals, enterprises using the cloud see improvements in time to market as well as higher productivity. Read this white paper for key findings from this survey regarding enterprise development in the cloud.
Posted: 21 Apr 2015 | Published: 17 Jun 2014

Red Hat

Gartner Market Guide for File Analysis Software
sponsored by Symantec | Veritas
WHITE PAPER: File analysis (FA) enables better information management decisions for unstructured data. Access this market guide for File Analysis software to read about use cases, recommendations, and vendor comparisons.
Posted: 18 Jun 2015 | Published: 23 Sep 2014

Symantec | Veritas

Improve IT Agility and Efficiency: Analytics Deliver New Insights into Operational Big Data
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper discover how IBM's IT analytics strategy stacks up to the research presented by EMA. Access now to learn why EMA remains optimistic that Netcool Operations Insight is the next step in a continuing set of leadership moves by the company.
Posted: 06 Jul 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

IBM

IT jobswatch – trends in media IT recruitment
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: This quarters figures compiled by jobadswatch.co.uk show that during the fourth quarter of 2010 the IT jobs market for permanent staff being recruited by media organisations is up by 1.8%. This is the sixth consecutive quarter that has seen higher demand.
Posted: 20 Oct 2011 | Published: 15 Mar 2011

ComputerWeekly.com

The Definitive Guide to Global Payroll Outsourcing
sponsored by NGA Human Resources
WHITE PAPER: Read this guide for the key factors driving global payroll and an approach to the development of an indicative business case that will highlight opportunities for global payroll.
Posted: 05 May 2015 | Published: 05 May 2015

NGA Human Resources

Why SMBs Should Use Windows Server 2003 Migration as a Launchpad to IT Transformation
sponsored by Windows Server
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to find out why SMBs should migrate to Windows Server 2003 to transform their IT department. Additionally, go through a decision process for SMB IT leaders, considering hiring professional consultants to shape the project.
Posted: 11 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2015

Windows Server

Extending Reach and Ensuring Effectiveness of Leadership Development: The Role of Technology-Based Learning
sponsored by Skillsoft
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses leadership development and the role of technology-based learning in leadership development programs.
Posted: 18 Apr 2012 | Published: 01 Apr 2010

Skillsoft

Gartner Middle East CIO Leadership Forum
sponsored by Gartner
WHITE PAPER: Join Gartner analysts from 28 February to 1 March in Dubai, industry thought leaders and a select group of your peers to find new answers to new questions - and learn how your IT leadership can create and follow the path to world class best practice.
Posted: 28 Jan 2011 | Published: 28 Jan 2011

Gartner

The 7 Deadly Skills of The Perfect Employee
sponsored by Skillsoft
WHITE PAPER: This resource examines the 7 skills essential to employee success and how to keep your employees productive and satisfied.
Posted: 23 Apr 2012 | Published: 23 Apr 2012

Skillsoft

The 7 Deadly Skills Your IT Team Should Possess
sponsored by Skillsoft
WHITE PAPER: This resource examines IT skill shortages, how to minimise them within your company, and 7 deadly skills that your IT team should possess.
Posted: 18 Apr 2012 | Published: 18 Apr 2012

Skillsoft

Working Together To Improve Strategic Planning
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This report reveals compelling examples of how organizations foster collaboration between finance and IT to ensure successful strategic planning.
Posted: 01 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Oct 2010

Oracle Corporation
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FREE SOFTWARE FOUNDATION DEFINITION (continued): …  the results? Taking this idea to the group level, Stallman and others created the FSF and set out to demonstrate that an entire operating system could be developed and shared freely. The result was the Unix-like GNU, which, in August 1996, became complete by adding a kernel.The "free" does not mean at no charge. The Free Software Foundation does charge an initial distribution price for GNU. "Free" refers to the use the person who acquires the software has with it. The Free Software Foundation believes that individuals and society would benefit from, and moreover have the right to study a … 
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