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1&1 Internet AG receives German Document Freedom Award

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1&1, GMX and WEB.DE receive the German Document Freedom Award for the use of Open Standards. The prize is awarded by the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) and the Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure e.V. (FFII). 1&1 is awarded for automatically adding XMPP for all customers of their mail services.

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Wikipedia To Dump GoDaddy Over SOPA - Slashdot

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Jimbo Wales says the big W will be leaving GoDaddy hosting because of their support to the absurd SOPA legislation. The change will be done ASAP.

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Video: Default to open: The story of open source and Red Hat

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Red Hat Films is proud to unveil this documentary looking at the past, present, and future of Red Hat and the evolution of open source.

Take a look back at the beginnings of open source, and its growth through the 80s and 90s. Meet the people involved, and understand how Red Hat got started, went public, and changed the technology industry along the way.

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TLWIR 13: C++11, Google Buys Motorola, and Linux No Longer a Threat

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This week was punctuated by three phenomenal stories that show how free software is prospering. C++ has been one of the staples of free software for several decades. It is the programming language of choice for a lot of programmers, and it just got a brand new revision. Google has provided some much-needed backing of free software by buying Motorola Mobility and its associated patent pool.

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Size does matter: cloud providers generate new trend on the logging market

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BalaBit IT Security – also known as the “syslog-ng company”, based on their trusted logging solution,used by 650 000 corporate customers world-wide – forecasts a new trend on the logging market, driven by cloud providers. According to BalaBit, within the next few years not only compliance would drive the logging investments, but the exponential increase of cloud services and providers.

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Evaluating the openness of an open source project

http://www.visionmobile.com

VisionMobile has produced a nice primer for people unaware of the larger issues of openness. There is much more to it besides the license. Part of it is the lineage and current practices. It is a must read if you use or plan using free software for business. When you have to know exactly where you stand. The link is a PDF file.

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New Crowdfunding Platform Dedicated to Free Software Launches in Brazil

http://dailycrowdsource.com

A new platform designed to help software developers find money and resources for their projects has been launched in Brazil. The makeITopen site is Brazil’s first and only crowdfunding platform aimed at helping those involved in the development of free software.

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Karen Sandler Named New Executive Director of the GNOME Foundation

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June 21, 2011: The GNOME Foundation today announced that it has appointed Karen Sandler as Executive Director. Sandler’s dedication to software freedom, her non-profits experience and her involvement in a wide range of free and open source software communities distinguish her as the logical choice for GNOME.

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Ad Bard Network is Shutting Down

http://www.techdrivein.com

Ad Bard was a breath of fresh air in the already crowded advertising networks arena lead by behemoths like Google Adsense. In 2009 when Ad Bard network first came into existence, FSF proudly proclaimed, "The Free Software Community now has an ethical alternative to ad networks that promote proprietary software." Ad Bard was a truly promising venture.

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Free Software: Solving the Buy/Build Dilemma

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You want software to perform some task. You can buy it off the shelf or build it yourself, even from scratch. In this 10 old article, the author of cgiemail Bruce Lewis describes the pros and cons of both and offers practical advice and explains how the existence of free software makes a difference.

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Nokia spreading FUD?

http://blogs.fsfe.org

Nokia is spreading fear, uncertainty and doubt about Free Software in the statement where they announce selling the proprietary Qt business to Digia Many organizations which want to use Qt for their business applications choose commercial licenses, for a variety of reasons.

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What the heck is FreeDOS?

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I went to the Pikom PC Fair yesterday and I noticed several brands sold with “FreeDOS”. These brands include Acer, Asus, HP, and (I’m told) Dell. None of the sellers seem to know what FreeDOS is, and when asked about it most of them offer to install an unlicensed (illegal) copy of Windows 7 for free with the purchase of the computer.

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Red Hat's "obfuscated" kernel source

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Red Hat is making things harder for downstream by shipping its RHEL 6 kernel source as one big tarball, instead of breaking out the patches, like the upstream does. This is not a simple mistake but a policy and the company will not comment on this change.

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The Document Foundation needs 50,000 euros to become a legal entity

http://challenge.documentfoundation.org

The foundation behind LibreOffice has decided it wants to set up a German "Stiftung" because its statutes cannot be later changed and abused. The proposition also takes into account tax benefits and limited liability.

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Push the FreedomBox Foundation from 0 to 60 in 30

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The newly formed FreedomBox Foundation is seeking pledges. The idea of the Freedom Box is to decentralize servers to regain privacy and to make the network more resistant in order to secure political freedom. The page also contains links to the inspiring Eben Moglen speeches behind the concept.

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