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Geek Time with Peter Brown of FSF

http://google-opensource.blogspot.com

When the Free Software Foundation’s executive director, Peter Brown, visited the Google offices last week, he graciously offered his time for an interview with Samba co-founder and Open Source Programs Office team member Jeremy Allison. Peter and Jeremy spoke for quite a while about several of the hot topics facing free software today.

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Git joins the Software Freedom Conservancy

http://sfconservancy.org

Software Freedom Conservancy welcomes Git as its newest member. Git joins twenty-three other Conservancy members, who receive the benefit of aggregated non-profit status available to all Conservancy member projects. Conservancy and the Git leadership are excited to announce that Git is now a member of the Software Freedom Conservancy.

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The Anonymous WikiLeaks protests are a mass demo against control

http://www.guardian.co.uk

Richard Stallman: The actions against MasterCard and Amazon are not 'hacking'. People are just finding a way to protest in a digital space

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Google's ChromeOS means losing control of data, warns RMS

http://www.guardian.co.uk

Google's new cloud computing ChromeOS looks like a plan "to push people into careless computing" by forcing them to store their data in the cloud rather than on machines directly under their control, warns Richard Stallman, founder of the Free Software Foundation and creator of the operating system GNU.

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FSFLA: Linux kernel is "open core"

http://lwn.net

Many believe that the Linux kernel is Free Software or Open Source, but it isn't.

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Please don't get me any of these things as a gift

http://www.defectivebydesign.org

Recently I received a gift from a stranger -- a copy of Blood Bowl for Windows. Based on the fantasy football board game of the same name, the gift may have seemed like a no-brainer for someone who doesn't know you very well, and may be forced to buy a gift based on your apparent likes and dislikes from your posts on a forum or website.

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An appeal from Peter Brown

http://www.fsf.org

"By working on and using GNU rather than proprietary programs, we can be hospitable to everyone and obey the law. In addition, GNU serves as an example to inspire and a banner to rally others to join us in sharing. This can give us a feeling of harmony which is impossible if we use software that is not free.

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Announcing Fuduntu 14.7

http://www.fewt.com

I would like to announce the immediate release of Fuduntu Linux version 14.7. This version brings minor changes to the OS defaults, and fixes a few bugs. All changes released in the ISOs are available as updates to current Fuduntu users, so if you are already using Fuduntu and have installed the latest updates, no action is required on your part.

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Open Source Fantasy Portraits and Gimp Tutorial

http://freegamer.blogspot.com

Justin Nichol is doing 30 fantasy portraits for the open source game project OSARE. The media license will be licensed under CC-BY-SA/GPL dual license. He is looking for 1500 USD by December 28(With 1047 USD already pledged). If he meet his goal, he will also create a GIMP tutorial.

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FSFLA's petition for Canaima GNU/Linux to be Free

http://www.fsfla.org

The Venezuelan Presidential Decree 3390, specifically in articles 2 and 7, explains and backs up the reasons why the Venezuelan state should develop a Free Software distribution. Canaima GNU/Linux is this distribution, so it ought to be a Free distribution, without parts that threaten its users' freedoms.

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Join EFF in Standing up Against Internet Censorship

https://www.eff.org

We live in a society that values freedom of expression and shuns censorship. Unfortunately, those values are only as strong as the will to support them — a will that seems to be dwindling now in an alarming way.

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Huawei joins the Linux Foundation

http://www.h-online.com

The Linux Foundation has announced that Huawei has become its newest member. Founded in 1988, China-based Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd serves 45 of the world's top 50 telecom operators and is known for its mobile communications products, including mobile phones, as well as USB and Wireless 3G modems.

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Linux Foundation launches individual membership drive

http://www.h-online.com

The scheme costs $99 (£63) for an annual individual membership and includes some voting rights, an @linux.com email address, discounts on Foundation conferences and O'Reilly books and a Linux Foundation T-shirt.

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The dark side of open source conferences

http://lwn.net

Some people argue that if women really want to be involved in open source (or computing, or corporate management, etc.), they will put up with being stalked, leered at, and physically assaulted at conferences.

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FSFE Newsletter - December 2010

http://www.fsfe.org

This edition covers the current developments in Open Standards policy, some basic information about software patents, an update from FSCONS about distributed computing, and how you can support us in the end of the year.

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