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Firefox is a Public Asset

http://weblogs.mozillazine.org

"...Firefox is created by a public process as a public asset. Participants are correct to feel that Firefox belongs to them. They are correct legally, since the Mozilla Foundation's assets are legally dedicated to the public benefit. They are correct practically because Firefox could not exist without the community; the two are completely intertwined..."

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Created by can.axis 10 years 22 weeks ago
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Eben Moglen on Free Software and Social Justice

http://www.geof.net

"...We are moving to a world in which in the twenty-first century the most important activities that produce occur not in factories, and not by individual initiative, but in communities held together by software[...]Tell people it’s free as in freedom. Tell them that if you don’t tell them anything else. Because they need to know..."

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Created by can.axis 10 years 23 weeks ago
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Do You Grok Open Source?

http://opensource.sys-con.com

"Their first question is indubitably: "Why would highly skilled people give away the fruit of their difficult labor?" Followed by, "If it's free, can it be any good?""

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Created by bridget 10 years 26 weeks ago
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Open Up to Open Formats

http://www.maximumpc.com

Despite my personal preference for Free and Open Source Software and open-standard documents, almost every document I create eventually ends up in some proprietary format. But proprietary formats, while convenient in their ubiquity, are inherently problematic, and there are some very compelling reasons to think twice about how you save your files.

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Created by Jimbob 10 years 27 weeks ago
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Linux Today - Editor's Note: Thank You, Builders

http://www.linuxtoday.com

back to when Richard Stallman had no gray hairs or wrinkles. Back to the time when RMS and the fine folks at the GNU project were writing compilers, debuggers, fileutils, shellutils, binutils, coreutils, diffutils, findutils, fontutils, Emacs, the Bash shell, and all the high-quality Linux tools that we take for granted, and that are the envy of Unix admins everywhere.

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Created by rek2 10 years 31 weeks ago
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The Church of Emacs

http://tuxdeluxe.org

"GNU Emacs, in common with a few other very good things, is best appreciated through experience rather than cold-blooded description. Thanks to its sheer extensibility, and the long gestation of such shared code works, it has become all things to all people, and thus increasingly difficult to pin down"

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Created by cendrars 10 years 32 weeks ago
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