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Why Every GNU/Linux User Should Support Tesla Motors

http://beginlinux.com

A group of established business operators collude to lock a radical new upstart out of the marketplace (O’Toole, 2013). Does this sound familiar? It should: as proprietary software vendors tried to lock GNU/Linux out of the computer market, traditional car interests are trying to block Tesla Motors’ direct sales business model.

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Created by rdjere 1 year 10 weeks ago
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Ubuntu 13.04 will disable Dash online search by default: Mark Shuttleworth

http://www.muktware.com

Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Ubuntu, has finally listened to critics and EFF and said that the much controversial online search feature of Dash will be disabled by default in Ubuntu 13.04, which will be released later this month. Canonical was working closely with EFF, FSF and the EU privacy advisors and found it in best interest of its users.

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Created by Superbowl H5N1 1 year 22 weeks ago
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Boxing Out: The Value of Free Software in an Appified World

http://deadsuperhero.com

Whether you'd like to admit it or not, the technology industry is undergoing a rapid paradigm shift from traditional desktop computing to mobile platforms that are growing increasingly restrictive. The embrace of an appified mobile web has made for a lucrative business model for numerous startups, but these platforms are, by design, problematic in regards to user freedom and privacy.

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Created by DeadSuperHero 1 year 49 weeks ago
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Mako on Landini's paper on Open Source and Free Software

http://mako.cc

Landini suggest a concept "cultural subsidy". The Open Source rhetoric suggests software to people because it's of higher quality than proprietary software. But how did it ever became so? Because the Free Software advocates worked hard to make it so!

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Created by spanky 2 years 1 day ago
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Free software and the necessity for idealism

http://www.linuxuser.co.uk

Free software is sometimes characterised as extremist because it is implacable and accepts no compromise. Richard Stallman has a simple explanation for why taking and holding a position is important to the long term uptake of an idea which was often dismissed as unrealistic and impractical.

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Created by JRepin 2 years 14 weeks ago
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TLWIR 36: Why Hollywood MUST Embrace Free Software Concepts To Survive

http://beginlinux.com

Google’s ultra high speed Internet project aims to bring Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri Internet speeds 100 times the current U.S. average. This has Hollywood petrified. Will users with gigabit connections pirate enough movies to decimate the movie industry’s revenue? Will piracy crush Hollywood in the way that it crushed the music industry?

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Created by rdjere 2 years 18 weeks ago
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Download eBook Sharing: Culture and the Economy in the Internage Age

http://www.aup.nl

Sharing: Culture and the Economy in the Internet Age offers a counterpoint to the dominant view that file sharing is piracy, analyzing it rather as the modern form of long recognized rights to share in culture.
Go ahead. Take a copy

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Created by lozz 2 years 25 weeks ago
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Eric S Raymond Defends Richard M Stallman Over Steve Jobs

http://www.muktware.com

Eric S Raymond, one of the leaders of the Open Source world and the author of Cathedral in Bazaar has come out to defend Richard M Stallman, the father of Free Software movement who was misquoted by the press.

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Created by lozz 2 years 46 weeks ago
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It’s Not About the Software

http://trombonechamp.wordpress.com

A few days ago, I had an epiphany. I, like many of my readers, have spent a good portion of my life advocating for libre software. There has always been a particular glow to the idealistic concept of information flowing through society, and to the possibility of adaptation to a particular context.

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Created by trombonechamp 3 years 1 week ago
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Mono and Copyright

http://madhatter.ca

Uses the Mono situation to explain why Copyright reform is needed.

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Created by The Mad Hatter 3 years 6 weeks ago
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Song: Credit is Due (The Attribution Song)

http://questioncopyright.org

Synopsis: Mimi makes a copy of a Beethoven Symphony with a giant copy machine. Trouble starts when Eunice erases Beethoven's name and writes in her own. This makes Eunice look like an ass. Searching the Internet (itself a giant copy machine) confirms that Eunice is a liar.

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Created by akf 3 years 9 weeks ago
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6 best practises for a good kowledge researcher on internet

http://1024bitez.blogspot.com

The century where we defined the meaning of 'www' and 'internet' were over. Now these technologies turned to be the best flavour tied up with our life. A child even before he stands up for the first time in his life comes in touch with the latest flavour of technology by watching tv and playing with the mobile phone. So the internet is being a big phenomenon.

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Created by jintujacob 3 years 15 weeks ago
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Technological power should be held by all users of a technology

http://www.fsf.org

As computers play an increasingly important role in the way we communicate, the people who control the software that runs on computers play an increasingly important role in determining what we can say, how we can say it, who we can say it to, and when we can say it. Control over technology is power. Free software is an attempt to say that this power should be wielded democratically.

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Created by stargrave 3 years 31 weeks ago
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Marketing Bug: How Do I Contact You?

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

I don’t know how many times I’ve run into this particular mistake, but free software developers keep making it, so I think it’s worth a brief post. Free software is based on contact between users and developers.

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Created by stargrave 3 years 43 weeks ago
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Talking Point: Could Linux Abandon Directories In Favour Of Tagging?

http://www.linuxjournal.com

I'm convinced that Linux needs to make greater use of tagging, but I'm also beginning to wonder if desktop Linux could abandon the hierarchical directory structure entirely.

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Created by lozz 3 years 43 weeks ago
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