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Leaving the OpenOffice.org project

http://standardsandfreedom.net

Today is a special day. I feel both sad and relieved, happy and somewhat disgusted. I have officially resigned from all my duties, roles and positions inside the OpenOffice.org project.

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FSFE Newsletter - October 2010

http://www.fsfe.org

In this edition we discuss the misleading term "fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms" (FRAND)

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Stop the Internet blacklist

http://www.fsf.org

The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act would create a blacklist of domain names that the government thinks are involved in copyright infringement. Internet service providers and others would be required to block any domains on the list.

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Pledge for funding to the Gnash project to get AVM2 support

http://people.skolelinux.org

Petter Reinholdtsen: The Gnash project is the most promising solution for a Free Software Flash implementation. It has done great so far, but there is still far to go, and recently its funding has dried up. I believe AVM2 support in Gnash is vital to the continued progress of the project, as more and more sites show up with AVM2 flash files.

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Fool me once, shame on you... fool me twice, shame on me

http://www.defectivebydesign.org

Well, it's official. Apple has now announced it's bringing the App Store concept to the Mac and it looks like they'll be restricting apps with FairPlay DRM too for good measure.

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Linux creator Linus Torvalds honored by NEC C&C foundation

http://linux-foundation.org

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that Linux creator and Linux Foundation Fellow Linus Torvalds is one of three recipients to receive the prestigious C&C Prize in 2010.

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EFF Pioneer Awards

https://www.eff.org

EFF to Honor Stephen Aftergood, James Boyle, Pamela Jones and Groklaw, and Hari Krishna Prasad Vemuru at San Francisco Ceremony

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Geeko Comes to Schools

http://lizards.opensuse.org

Yogyakarta is one of the tourism destination in Indonesia. The unique Javanise tradition blend with some acculturation from outside culture. Recently I was asked by the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology and Office of Education, Youth and Sport of Yogyakarta to help them to prepare the computer lab for elementary and junior high school in Yogyakarta Province – Indonesia.

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Debian to officially welcome non-packaging contributors

http://lists.debian.org

Today, the Debian Project has overwhelmingly decided in a General Resolution to formally acknowlege the contribution made by many people who help Debian in ways other than maintaining packages -- by opening up the process of becoming an officially recognised Debian Developer.

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PayPal attacks free software donations

http://news.ycombinator.com

I write free software. My free software has a "donate" link that goes to the PayPal donation page. The idiots at PayPal froze my account since I couldn't prove 501(c) exemption (which I don't have - and more to the point, never claimed to!) and insist that it's "illegal" to receive donations unless you're a registered non-profit with 501(c) IRS clearance.

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6 Linux Distros That Changed Everything

http://geektrio.net

Linux is all around us. From phones to firewalls, from Macs to PCs, it’s getting hard to find electronics that don’t run Linux. Over the years, there have been many distributions (normally called distros) of Linux. Some are full-featured, others are very small, some are general purpose, and others are designed for specific tasks. Love it or hate it, Linux is here to stay.

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Nagios trademark truth

http://community.nagios.org

The purpose of this post is to inform the Nagios Community of serious Nagios trademark violations by a German company by the name of NETWAYS, and its managing director -- Julian Hein.

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Council of Europe Agrees That Net neutrality is Key to Freedom of Expression

http://www.laquadrature.net

On September 29th, 2010, the Committee of Ministers at the Council of Europe (CoE) adopted a declaration on network neutrality.

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Criteria for Freedom Respecting Hardware Being Drafted

http://www.fsf.org

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) announced today that it has published an initial set of criteria for endorsing computers and other devices. The FSF seeks both to obtain feedback on the criteria, and raise interest in the program among hardware manufacturers. Ultimately, the FSF plans to promote an endorsement mark to be carried on products that meet the criteria: respects your freedom.

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Fedoraproject.org redesign looking really, really great

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Via Planet Fedora I saw Fedora design guru Máirín Duffy's extensive post on the redesign of Fedoraproject.org, with the general idea being to let not just fanboys but the rest of the world know what the Fedora distribution of Linux can do.

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