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Will an open-source alternative to Facebook actually work?

http://www.networkworld.com

After I wrote about the Diaspora project a few weeks ago, I was contacted by Michael Chisari of the Appleseed Project, which is basically the same thing and predates Diaspora by several years.

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Unhappy day at OpenOffice

http://wiki.services.openoffice.org

More translation is needed here, but things no longer sound very happy at openoffice.org.

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Last of DTrace's developers leaves Oracle

http://blogs.sun.com

In 1997, I decided to come join the kernel team at Sun Microsystems because I was eager to work on Solaris-- the best operating system on the planet. I was very privileged to work on some incredible technology over many years with some of the most talented engineers in the industry.

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FSFE Newsletter - November 2010

http://www.fsfe.org

This edition explains how we counter the lobby work of proprietary organisations at the European level, what we do at the United Nations level to inform more people about the dangers of software patents, what we are doing to get rid of non-free software advertisement on public websites, and what you can do to make a change.

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FLOSS and software patents: if you can't beat 'em, join 'em

http://arstechnica.com

At the Linux Foundation's annual LinuxCon event this week, Columbia University law professor and Software Freedom Law Center founder Eben Moglen explained that prospects for software patent reform are bleak and that the time has come for the free software community to start finding ways to solve its patent problems by using the patent system itself.

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10 years on: free software wins, but you have nowhere to install it

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

I am typing this as I am finally connected in shell to my Android phone. The prompt reminds me that it's based on the Linux kernel (it's free), the Dalvik virtual machine (it's free), and free libraries. Millions of Android devices are shipped every day, each one is a Linux system. Today, it's phone.

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Interview with Mandriva KDE developer Helio Castro

http://howsoftwareisbuilt.com

The How Software is Built blog secured an interview with Helio Chissini de Castro, one of the KDE developers employed by Linux distributor Mandriva.

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Free Software, Free Culture Trajectories, and Free Culture Conference

http://rejon.org

"@mlinksva just put out a great slide show, albeit the over-use of bullet points ;), that is an overview of CC as well as a general look at the historical trajectories of Free Software and how Free Culture Movement is approximately 10 years behind.

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Gentoo 2008.0 Released

http://fosswire.com

The Gentoo Project have announced the release of Gentoo Linux 2008.0 The new release boasts an updated Live CD installer, the The Gentoo Project have announced the release of Gentoo Linux 2008.0.

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GNUzilla's Watcher

http://gnuzilla-watcher.blogspot.com

Today, blogs are a great tool to communicate. So, it's important to use them in the benefit of free software. In that spirit, GNUzilla Watcher was created. This blog will be used to post news about GNUzilla's development and other related stuff. Hope you like it.

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Created by brunomiguel 9 years 2 weeks ago
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Gaining popularity? Yeah right, says Google

http://trombonechamp.wordpress.com

I have been under the impression that GNU/Linux and Free/Open Source Software have been gaining popularity, especially within the last couple years. One trip to Google Trends proved me wrong.

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Five Things Linus Torvalds Has Learned About Managing Software Projects

http://www.cio.com

Linus Torvalds explains how he keeps the people and software on-track, with the software quality Linux demands.

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Linus Torvalds Calls a Bunch of BSD Developers "A Bunch of Masturbating Monkeys"

http://linsux.org

Linus Torvalds blasts BSD developers. More info inside.

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Created by Mr. Psychopath 9 years 4 weeks ago
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The FSF wants you to go stick it to Apple

http://www.techlusive.com

"The FSF, in it’s timeless crusade to make the world a more free place by spreading the use of free software, has issued a challenge to Apple. It does not agree with the Apple store selling restricted iPhone apps. Apple’s OSX operating system is chalk full of GNU’s free software, so they have their hand very much stuck in the fly paper.

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Role of non-free in a Free Software conference

http://mm.gnu.org.in

Let not Novell get off the hook by stirring trouble here. There are countless private conferences and symposiums going around nearby which promote themes of non-free and patents. No free software activist goes there to register protest.

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