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Meet Mobster Bill Gates, the Man Who Charges Open Source Software even if is free Android Linux

http://www.wired.com

Yes, Microsoft is demanding — and in many cases, receiving royalties — from companies selling devices that run Android, an operating system based on Linux. This shows that its place in the world remains complicated. Though it’s moving to the web, it is still very much a company that makes money selling software — and it still has an interest in protecting this business.

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Final rush for FSF membership drive!

https://my.fsf.org

Today is the last day of the FSF's membership drive-- and they have really been turning up their game lately. If you appreciate free software, please join and help meet the goal!

Join here! https://my.fsf.org/associate/support_freedom?referrer=6894

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FSFE Fellowship Interview with Heiki Ojasild

http://blogs.fsfe.org

For our January fellowship interview we met Heiki Ojasild. He joined the Free Software Foundation Europe in 2011, undertaking the task of translating fsfe.org into Estonian, his mother tongue. He is currently developing an XChat add-on, as well as a website for free SVG and JavaScript games. In 2010 he took part in the Baltic Olympiad in Informatics.

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Can you help the FSF get colocated hosting?

http://www.fsf.org

If you know a Boston-area company or institution that could offer us colocated hosting and bandwidth, FSF could use your help! This is a great opportunity for a company or institution to give back to the free software community, and make a direct, tangible contribution to free software development.

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Will teaching children basic programming skills have a political impact?

https://blogs.fsfe.org

Schools should foster curiosity and the spirit enquiry in an environment that encourages students to learn. A classroom running proprietary software cannot provide this.

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Linux in 2012: what to expect

http://www.techradar.com

2011 was also the year when all of the major Linux vendors started focusing on alternate platforms, on multiple devices, and started integrating cloud services into their products. There was a flurry of cross-platform apps that you could run on the desktop as well as on your mobile phone. These and other developments in 2011 have set up a wonderful platform for 2012.

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TLWIR 30: Linux++ – The GNU/Linux Desktop, Brother, and Ubuntu Increment by One

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I believe in Synergy. One positive event feeds other positive events. The share of computer users who use Linux, GNU, and other Free Software is growing because people are actually starting to put some marketing muscle behind the concepts. Canonical is one of these companies. Red Hat is another. Google is also fighting the good fight.

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FSFE's Education Team 2011 Summary

http://blogs.fsfe.org

When I talk to people as a member of FSFE’s education team, there’s always the question what we are actually doing. It is not so easy to come up with something specific. I know we’ve been busy all the time, but ad hoc, it’s difficult for me to name examples, that are worth mentioning. A lot of work that’s being done just doesn’t provide a presentable outcome (more on that below).

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Richard Stallman Was Right All Along

http://www.osnews.com

Thirty years ago, when Richard Stallman launched the GNU project, and during the three decades that followed, his sometimes extreme views and peculiar antics were ridiculed and disregarded as paranoia - but here we are, 2012, and his once paranoid what-ifs have become reality.

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Help FSF raise $300k by Jan 31st so they can do more for Free Software

http://www.fsf.org

With your support this past year, we made a difference and accomplished a great deal for free software around the world. But we don't just want to repeat this in 2012 — we want to make an even bigger impact, and we need your help to do it. To reach our fundraising goal, we need to raise just $229,000 more over the next seven weeks.

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Stallman class graduates from IMERIR

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« RMS was at the Institut Méditerranéen d'Étude et de Recherche en Informatique et Robotique (IMERIR), in Perpignan, France, on 28 October, 2011, to deliver the graduation speech, "Le logiciel libre : pratique et éthique," to the class of 2011, which was named after him. »

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Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/GNU AutoGen

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Hi! The article about GNU AutoGen has been submitted for deletion on Wikipedia. If you think this article should be read by the Wikipedia community, please, come vote to keep it, and explain why here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/GNU_AutoGen

Regards

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Stallman: Facebook IS Mass Surveillance

https://rt.com

RMS: « The father of free software philosophy spoke to RT on evil developers, spying social networks, the almost-legitimacy of Anonymous hacks and the condition under which he would take a proprietary program and a million dollars. Stallman is the man behind the concept that every computer program must be free for users to study and modify as they want.

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Swedish activist receives Nordic Free Software Award 2011

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Erik Josefsson is the winner of the Nordic Free Software Award 2011. With the award, the Swedish Foundation for Free Culture and Free Software (FFKP) honours Josefsson for his achievements as a campaigner for freedom in the information society. [...]

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Exclusive Interview With Linus Torvalds At LinuxCon Europe 2011

http://www.muktware.com

In this multi-part interview Linus Torvalds discusses life, the kernel, and everything.

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