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What is best for Free Software Advancement

http://drascus.wordpress.com

Does the opensource movement or The Free Software movement best improve the situation for FLOSS. please read and participate in the discussion...

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Created by drascus321 8 years 14 weeks ago
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Free vs Open Source software

http://nocturn.vsbnet.be

I attended ProFOSS yesterday, an Event in Brussels. It was very interesting for the most part, but I saw to common mistakes. People tend to intermix concepts, in this case Free and Open Source software used as synonyms. They are not and confusing the two clouds any thought you have on the license usage behind them.

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Created by extra 9 years 10 weeks ago
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From Cloud Computing to Freedom-based Utility Computing

http://blog.p2pfoundation.net

"Cloud Computing risks undoing the gains of the free software movement in ‘owning and controlling our own code‘. Thomas Lord examines the potential for achieving software and user freedom in the world of ‘cloud computing’ (a concept he rejects, preferring ‘utility computing’, see below).

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Created by can.axis 8 years 48 weeks ago
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In Xinjiang, the Internet is Guilty Until Proven Innocent

http://jonathanstray.com

We are witnessing the birth of a new kind of internet censorship in the Xinjiang province of Western China: the kind where a web site must be specifically allowed, instead of specifically disallowed.

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Created by stargrave 8 years 22 weeks ago
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Music DRM

http://xkcd.com

Just yesterday I bought my first non-DRM'd songs (The Last Vegas, in keeping with my 'I only listen to things from Guitar Hero' theme).

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Created by fredsambo 9 years 21 weeks ago
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Why public education must use public software

http://groups.fsf.org

Public education ideally provides a comprehensive education for every citizen as one of the greatest accomplishments of worldwide civil governments. Without a successful public education system, the well-being of society is threatened.

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Created by stargrave 8 years 14 weeks ago
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Freedom

http://nickyt.org

"So I am now an official donor to the Free Software Foundation and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. These are two organizations that I feel strongly about, and that I just had to become a member of and support their causes [...] I just wanted to share my feelings on that."

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Created by can.axis 9 years 25 weeks ago
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Apple still sucks

http://ap.google.com

"... But developers, too, are irked by Apple's secrecy and limits on the kind of programs they can design. An unusually restrictive agreement they must sign keeps them from comparing notes even with fellow programmers."

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Created by hunger 9 years 46 weeks ago
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Creating FOSS Allies Through Volunteerism

http://www.linux.com

We know that free and open source software (FOSS) is bigger than the code. It’s a powerful movement, with the potential to change the world in profound ways. Cooperation. Collaboration. The best minds

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Created by peacemaker 9 years 5 weeks ago
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Skype built for censorship and surveillance

http://www.boingboing.net

RMS: « Skype software in China is built for censorship and surveillance.

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Created by can.axis 9 years 41 weeks ago
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A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace

http://twofourtech.com

"This was originally posted 13 years ago today by John Perry Barlow, co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

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Created by can.axis 9 years 22 weeks ago
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Bug 448688: Package description of Kernel says Linux is the core of the "Linux OS"

https://bugzilla.redhat.com

"The Linux kernel (the core of the Linux operating system) The kernel package contains the Linux kernel (vmlinuz), the core of any Linux operating system. The kernel handles the basic functions of the operating system: memory allocation, process allocation, device input and output, etc."

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Created by anivar 10 years 7 weeks ago
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The paradox of FOSS projects supporting Windows

http://blog.linuxtoday.com

FOSS applications for Windows don't seem to get the same respect and support that their Linux counterparts do, even when they are genuine 100% GPL or BSD or whatever a person's favorite license is. Some say they are good introductions to FOSS; some think they're tainted and nasty and prop up the evil monopolist.

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Created by Jimbob 9 years 46 weeks ago
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Making open hardware possible

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Free software has many benefits: you can get more secure software, faster updates, lots of tutorials and, definitely, a new way of making software and software that builds communities. From this, the next logical step was Open Hardware.

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Created by extra 10 years 20 weeks ago
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Question Copyright's "Minute Memes" challenge copyright rhetoric

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

How do you deal with an entrenched content industry that tries to pump its twisted values down your throat with ludicrously illogical emotional appeals? Well, one way is to fight fire with fire by making your own emotional appeals, and trust to the viral amplification of free culture distribution to get the message out.

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Created by emacsfanatic 8 years 26 weeks ago
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