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«The SFScon of the 13th November 2009 - the South Tyrol Free Software Conference - is an International Conference on Free Software, which is held annually in South Tyrol. This years topic of the SFScon is: 'Free Software: For Innovative Business!' ...»
"From 7 to 13 November 2009, the Free Software Week will be held in Bolzano, Italy. This event will consist of various conferences: the Gnome Hackfest, the Sugar Hackfest, the Geospatial free software conference, and the South Tyrol free software conference. The event will take place at the TIS Innovation Park..."
"The annual free software conference LibrePlanet is the place for the free software community -- from old school hackers to brand new users -- to come together and further the collective goals of the free software movement.
"...The free software movement is primarily concerned with building and defending software freedom—the freedom to run, share, and modify published computer software. This is an ethical consideration borne out of considering how we ought to treat one another using computers and software [...] Calling attention to the name "GNU" helps draw attention to the cause of freedom and cooperation..."
In this talk I take you through how I produce podcasts like the Software Freedom Law Show and Linux Outlaws using only Free Software and Open Source solutions. Sound engineering is something I’ve done for a long time and it’s a real passion of mine. I hope that comes across in the talk.
"My LCA talk on Friday was about why open video is critically important to free software, and what Mozilla is doing about [...] So why doesn't Mozilla just license H.264 (like everybody else)? One big reason is that that would violate principles of free software that we strongly believe in.
A couple of days ago, Simon Phipps from Sun Microsystems said that the company ”screwed up“ when it comes to open source. Dana Blankenhorn opines that Sun is still screwing up. Here is the core of his argument.
Simon Phipps is correct: Open Core is Bad for You, the "you" here being you and me, end users: The open core model exploits open source and is a game on software freedom. The fact the game is played does not invalidate software freedom, but it suggests we need to revisit definitions and make the game harder to play.
We speak about freedom when we talk about free software.We people understand how essential freedom in computing is,but we need to think a bit deep about freedom around us.More than technical strength , every free software user should be socially strong.