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Freedom will not be brought by Free Software

http://kin.calvin.free.fr

Human development has many bad impacts over the world. Either concerning our environment or ourselves. As time flows, ice becomes water, water becomes black. Forests are ripped off, grounds are polluted.

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Created by vlovindia 9 years 50 weeks ago
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Terminology Wars I: Linux versus GNU/Linux

http://www.boycott-boycottnovell.com

I initially wrote most of this as a response to a comment on Groklaw, where PJ is busily carrying water to assist in running down an active member of the open source community as a "traitor to the free software movement". The comment began by stating that the FSF had never "ordered" anyone to use the terminology "GNU/Linux" (as if they could), and continued,

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Created by ford prefect 8 years 14 weeks ago
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10 Things for Linux Desktop Evangelists to Ponder

http://www.linuxinsider.com

There's always next year, right? If you're eager for the day of the Linux desktop to dawn, and you don't have the patience of a Cubs fan, here are some suggestions for community action that might be worth consideration.

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Created by FFlover 8 years 26 weeks ago
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Open Source v traditional Software (ding, ding, ding)

http://chrisscott.org

At the tail end of last month I spent two days attending talks at the yearly Internet World exhibition. I always enjoy listening to speakers and the quality was, by and large, very good. On the final day CMS Watch (@cmswatch) hosted a panel discussion in the Content Management theatre entitled: “Open Source v Traditional Software”.

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Created by Noog 8 years 35 weeks ago
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Open Source and Anarchism?

http://loupgaroublond.blogspot.com

Open Source development is pretty close to Anarchism. Still, we rely on the courts and government to protect Open Source. What if we were to lose that support, what would the Open Source ecosystem look like then?

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Created by switchpin 9 years 3 weeks ago
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Give me some of that old-time, open source religion

http://opensource.com

We’ve accepted the obvious benefits of open source principles in business and education, law and healthcare. In the Life channel, we get to examine some of the less-obvious avenues where open source is found--and here is one that even surprises us a little: open source religion.

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Created by l0g1c0l 7 years 19 weeks ago
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Episode 0x05: Eben Moglen on Origins of Copyright and Patents

http://www.softwarefreedom.org

"...In the speech, Eben discusses in depth the origins of the copyright and patent system, and how Free Software interacts with that history..."

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Created by can.axis 8 years 50 weeks ago
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Slavish reporters join Microsoft in cloud cuckoo land

http://www.guardian.co.uk

John Naughton rips into the sycophantic nature of tech journolism when it comes to Microsoft.
" Microsoft is such a powerful company that it never seems to occur to reporters that its leaders might be fantasising. It's the aphrodisiac effect again....But Microsoft has become an embarrassing shadow of its former self."

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Created by crimperman 9 years 14 weeks ago
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Is Linux growth momentum slowing?

http://www.echannelline.com

Fluctuations in shipment and revenue in Linux based servers in the last few years have caused some commentators to speculate that the young operating system has reached some kind of comparative brick wall in the market.

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Created by mads 9 years 50 weeks ago
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The Software and Content Lemming Problem.

http://www.knowprose.com

"...What needs to happen is that people need to see beyond these bureaucracies and determine the rights that they wish to have and see others have. If - and only if - the majority of people view their human rights as encompassing their ability to create and imagine - will there be a change. They can wear the colors of the FSF, they can contribute to the Wikipedia, or they could have their own 15 megabytes of fame somewhere. There is no name for this other than deciding the future. You can throw money at any organization and expect them to do things for you - but that is the same mentality which created the present system..."

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Created by can.axis 10 years 4 weeks ago
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Because the simple things in life are often the best.

http://it.toolbox.com

The title of this article "Because the simple things in life are often the best." comes from a Kellogs cornflakes commercial I used to watch in Australia. However it doesn't just apply to cornflakes. It applies to all parts of our lives. It is also part of the philosophy of the *nix crowd.

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Created by mads 9 years 25 weeks ago
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Free Software Foundation Europe at the European Social Forum in Malmö in September

http://www.esf2008.org

"...From September 17th to 21st 2008 the European Social Forum (ESF) is being held in Malmö, in the south of Sweden. The forum is by far the biggest meeting place for social movements and a progressive civil society in Europe - with the aim to create a better Europe and a better world. More than 20 000 people are expected to participate in Malmö.

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Freedom or Power?

http://www.gnu.org

"The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves. -- William Hazlitt -- In the Free Software Movement, we stand for freedom for the users of software. We formulated our views by looking at what freedoms are necessary for a good way of life, and permit useful programs to foster a community of goodwill, cooperation, and collaboration..."

via carnielshop http://carnielshop.blogspot.com/2008/01/free-software-philosophy.html

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Created by can.axis 10 years 2 weeks ago
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RFIDs in Mexico

http://technology.newscientist.com

RMS: «Mexicans are injecting themselves with RFIDs in a futile attempt to prevent kidnaping.

This is laughable, but the danger of it is real. If a practice becomes widespread even for stupid reasons, that makes it easier for society to make everyone do it. »

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Created by can.axis 9 years 20 weeks ago
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Open source leadership model

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com

The basic idea behind open source, a fledging model employed in the software industry, is very simple : When programmers can read, redistribute, and modify the source code for a piece of software, the software evolves.

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Created by leo 9 years 24 weeks ago
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