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Open Advice — Book Helps You Start Contributing to Free Software

http://open-advice.org

This new book "Open Advice" is the answer to "What would you have liked to know when you started contributing?". 42 prominent free and open source software contributors give insights into the many different talents it takes to make a successful software project, coding of course but also design, translation, marketing and other skills. They are here to give you a head start if you are new.

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Stopped they must be; on this all depends.

http://blog.reddit.com

Reddit has decided to do a blackout against SOPA / PIPA on January 18th. Too much hangs in the balance. Some people have commented that why should other countries care besides US, well if this goes through it will very soon happen in other countries as well. Hopefully others will join the protest.

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Doctorow: the Coming War On General-Purpose Computing

http://yro.slashdot.org

Cory Doctorow spoke some words of warning at the 28th Chaos Computing Club (CCC) about the legal-technological future. The themes handled included DRM, U-EFI, spyware and obviously copyright and internet policy. The speech is available as a 55 minute video and a transcript is available.

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Linux Controversies of 2011: Does Richard Stallman Still Matter?

http://www.internetnews.com

However there also has long been a contingent that doesn't agree with RMS or his views. In 2011, they all rose to the surface lambasting him over his two sentence comment about the untimely passing of the late founder of Apple, Steve Jobs.

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EFF's Membership Program Goes Open Source

https://www.eff.org

CiviCRM is licensed under AGPL and AGPL3, which makes it about as high-grade Free Software as it can get.

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Bizarre Cathedral 100th strip tribute to Dennis Ritchie

http://fsmsh.com

The Bizarre Cathedral cartoon has reached its 100th strip and "celebrates" with a tribute to Dennis Ritchie.

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Dropping the Ball: Goodbye, MeeGo. Hello, Tizen.

http://loserslike.us

MeeGo, the mobile operating system for tablets, cars, and smartphones has officially been axed from The Linux Foundation. The project has been plagued constantly due to corporate setbacks, poor hardware, and being dropped from companies altogether at the last possible moment.

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New FSF membership benefit: Digital Credit Union eligibility

https://www.fsf.org

Free Software Foundation members living in the US are now eligible to join the Digital Federal Credit Union for their banking, thanks to DCU approving us as a participating organization. DCU is, like the FSF, a nonprofit headquartered in Massachusetts, with members in all 50 states.

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BalaBit IT Security contributes to Common Event Expression Board’s log standardization work

http://andrea.blogs.balabit.com

The CEE™ Board is an advisory body in collaboration with logging tool and operating system vendors and the government of the United States, providing valuable input on the CEE Log Standards. BalaBit, with its existing pattern database (patternDB) and syslog-ng user group (650 000 companies word-wide) is an active contributor of logging standards creation.

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Inside Linux Mint

http://www.techradar.com

In Depth: The inner workings of a distro that is redefining desktop standards.

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We open-sourced 90 node.js modules at Browserling!

http://www.catonmat.net

At Browserling we are huge open-source fans and we have open-sourced 90 node.js modules! That's right! 90 node.js modules. All written from scratch. We crazy!

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Oddly enough, I miss the Linux desktop

http://www.saigonnezumi.com

Despite my recent positive article over a week ago about using the Macbook Pro, I have started to miss running a Linux desktop.

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Wrap Up from Free Desktop Summit 2011 in Berlin

http://dot.kde.org

As one of the foremost free and open source gatherings, the Desktop Summit was in the right setting in the City of Berlin. At the Summit, the City announced the winners of its open source competition “Berlin – Made to Create”, a program promoting Open Source and open standards ideas and solutions. At the same session, the GNOME and KDE communities also announced their outstanding contributors.

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Mark Shuttleworth on patents, tablets and the future of Ubuntu

http://www.techcentral.co.za

The patents system was originally designed to encourage disclosure. It comes from an era, hundreds of years ago, when innovation was kept secret and kept inside family businesses for many generations. There was a recognition that if you could publish information, then other people might innovate on top of the original idea.

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EFF Calls for Release of Vietnamese Blogger Pham Minh Hoang

http://www.eff.org

In arresting, trying, and sentencing Hoang, the Vietnamese government has criminalized free expression as defined by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and guaranteed by articles 35, 50, 53 and 69 of the Vietnamese Constitution.

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