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On-demand video streaming from FOSDEM 2011

http://fosdem.org

On-demand video streaming from FOSDEM 2011 in Ogg Theora format

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Celebrating Document Freedom Day 2011

http://fsfe.org

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 louder you scream...

http://www.defectivebydesign.org

An existing digital restriction comes back for a second attack. We have three ideas for action to take against the streaming media giants. The idea of streaming media is not a new one. A look at the potted history of the web and public Internet in general shows that multimedia features were something that lots of people have tried to get right, and a lot of companies have gotten wrong.

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Call for nominations for the 13th annual free software awards

http://www.fsf.org

The Free Software Foundation Award for the Advancement of Free Software is presented annually by FSF president Richard Stallman to an individual who has made a great contribution to the progress and development of free software, through activities that accord with the spirit of free software.

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New High Priority Project: PowerVR drivers

http://www.fsf.org

FSF added a new project to High Priority Projects list: Writing free software drivers capable of 3D acceleration for the PowerVR engine. This is a critical project, because PowerVR is being used in many new and popular platforms, such as Android/Linux tablets and phones, and netbooks. Currently it requires proprietary drivers in order to access many video features.

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Banshee May Put Ubuntu, Canonical At Risk

http://www.muktware.com

Banshee is going to be the default music player for Ubuntu which makes me worry. Banshee is based on the controversial Mono technologies developed by Novell employees. Richard M Stallman has warned against Mono and C# which applies to Banshee as well.

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Fellowship interview with Anne Østergaard

http://blogs.fsfe.org

Anne Østergaard is a veteran of the Free Software community, and attended the first Open Source Days, back in 1998. She holds a Law Degree from The University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and after a decade in government service, international organisations, and private enterprise, she has become a devoted Free Software advocate.

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Sun's open source legacy - Code and compromises

http://www.h-online.com

The aftermath of Oracle's purchase of Sun and the subsequent forking of a number of open source projects, has highlighted the necessity to protect the integrity of the commons and to keep commercially sponsored open source projects honest, and true to the principles of free and open source software.

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Debian derivatives census

http://www.debian.org

The Debian Project would like to invite representatives of distributions derived from Debian to participate in a census of Debian derivatives. In addition we would like to invite representatives of distributions derived from Debian to join the Debian derivatives front desk.

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Copyrights vs Human Rights

http://blogs.computerworlduk.com

Simon Phipps writes insightfully about the power US-based multinational companies have over the rest of the world in the form of internet restriction laws, the three strikes practice and the lack of due process.

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Call for IceCat developers

http://www.fsf.org

The GNU Icecat project is a web browser built to deal with the influx of threats to freedom and privacy on the web from traps such as nonfree plugins and nonfree JavaScript.

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OSI and FSF in unprecedented collaboration to protect software freedom

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Faced with a potentially large threat to free/libre and open source software from patent consortium CPTN, the two organisations have collaborated publicly for the first time. Before Christmas Open Source Initiative (OSI) wrote to the German Federal Cartel Office asking them to investigate the acquisition of Novell assets by the CPTN Group as a possibly anti-competitive move by CPTN's four members.

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Myths and Facts about Firmwares and their non-removal from Debian

http://blog.schmehl.info

Debian's announcement to release "Squeeze" with a completely free Linux kernel caused quite some attention, which is actually a good thing. However, it also seems to have caused quite some uncertainty and was often partially misunderstood and miss quoted. I'll try to summarize and answer some of them in this blog post

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Debian Squeeze release schedule

http://lists.debian.org

Now that a release candidate of the installer has been uploaded and tested, a few issues have been identified and was binNMUed today. This should turn into RC2 by the end of the week. This means we are able to begin the final preparations for a release of Debian 6.0 -- "Squeeze".

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No double standards: supporting Google's push for WebM

http://www.fsf.org

Last week, Google announced that it plans to remove support for the H.264 video codec from its browsers, in favor of the WebM codec that they recently made free. Since then, there's been a lot of discussion about how this change will affect the Web going forward, as HTML5 standards like the tag mature.

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