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openSUSE 11.4 -- A New Hallmark for the openSUSE Project.

http://news.opensuse.org

Dear openSUSE Community. Users. Contributors. Fans and friends. The time
has come: openSUSE 11.4 has arrived!. After 8 months of hard work, you
can learn what is new, download it and upgrade!

We are proud to announce the launch of 11.4 in the openSUSE tradition of
delivering the latest technology while maintaining stability. The 11.4

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Steer clear of Android Market and its DRM

http://www.fsf.org

Google recently made headlines after they identified some malware being distributed through the Android Market. Not only did they stop distributing those apps, but they used their "remote kill switch" to remove the apps from phones where they were already downloaded. This is a kind of Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) that all computer users should avoid.

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Sign-up! May 4th, 2011 Day Against DRM

http://www.defectivebydesign.org

The Day Against DRM is an opportunity to unite a wide range of projects, public interest organizations, web sites and individuals in an effort to raise public awareness to the danger of technology that requires users to give-up control of their computers or that restricts access to digital data and media.

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FSF announces new executive director

http://www.fsf.org

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced the appointment of John Sullivan as its new executive director.

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FSFE Newsletter - March 2011

http://fsfe.org

Headlines this month:
- Revolution failed: Facebook not available in Egypt;
- Lawyered! - FSFE's legal workshop;
- Leaked documents highlight Germany's Foreign Office move back to non-free software;
- Valentine's Day campaign and PDFReaders news;
- Document Freedom Day: get involved!

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Election results for FSFE's Fellowship GA seat

http://fsfe.org

All through the month of February, FSFE's Fellows cast their votes for one of their number to represent them in FSFE's General Assembly. The election period ended yesterday at midnight, with the following results.

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Tell Sony to stop harassing hackers

http://www.defectivebydesign.org

This month we're focusing our attention on Sony. Sony has been in the news a lot recently: suing developers for figuring out how to run free software on their PlayStation 3 consoles. Both George Hotz (geohot) and more recently, Graf Chokolo -- operator of the PS3 Hypervisor Reverse Engineering blog have been harrassed by Sony, with Graf Chokolo having his home raided on Feb 23rd.

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Nokia and open source - A trial by fire

http://www.h-online.com

At the same time "both Nokia and Intel were working on separate handset UIs using Qt, the former proprietary, the latter open-source. A better worked example of squandering your leadership role and wrestling yourself to the ground is hard to see."

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Fellowship interview with Massimo Babieri

http://blogs.fsfe.org

Massimo Babieri is an IT manager at the Earth Science Department, of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. As well as holding a Ph.D in Geology, Massimo leads the band The Radiostars, releasing their music under a Free license. As well as being a member of the LUG Scandiano, he has been very active in the ongoing success of the PDFreaders campaign in Italy.

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Localising Gnu/Linux to TELUGU - Sprint Activity

http://ithinkless.blogspot.com

With a great success few years back,we are back in a bigger way!Feel proud to help our local community ranging from kids in rural areas to your grand parents.Do participate.

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I Love Free Software Campaign

http://fsfe.org

Valentine's Day is a celebration of love, and it's a great day to declare your love and gratitude to the people behind every Free Software initiative and organisation. Why not make this February 14th a very special day and show them that you appreciate their work?

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Freedom to Read, Freedom to Write: Celebrating Document Freedom Day 2011

http://opensource.com

Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) invites individuals, community groups and institutions to celebrate the Document Freedom Day (DFD) on March 30th. DFD is a global day to celebrate Open Standards and open document formats and its importance. Open Standards ensure the freedom to access your data, and the freedom to build Free Software to write and read data in specific formats.

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The Diaspora that wasn’t, and the way into the walled gardens.

http://decafbad.net

We need to build communities and software around open protocols. We need to make it so that social networking is a protocol, much like e-mail is a protocol. [...] We need to create critical mass around open standards and protocols.

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Why Debian matters more than ever

http://www.networkworld.com

You can't argue Debian's irrelevance using Ubuntu as an example. If you're using Ubuntu (or Linux Mint, or Mepis...), you're really using Debian with some enhancements. According to a presentation given recently by Debian Project Leader (DPL) Stefano Zacchiroli, only 7% of Ubuntu is directly derived from upstream projects, Canonical's projects, or other non-Debian sources.

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Software freedom crusader Richard Stallman on European tour

http://www.politics.co.uk

Dr Richard Stallman, the global crusader for the freedoms of computer users, will be embarking on a lecture tour during February and March.

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