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The Great Linux Mint Political Train Wreck

http://www.extremetech.com

I got an email from a reader a few days ago and he pointed me to a blog entry by the developer of Linux Mint, one of the most popular Linux distributions. But the blog entry in question was red-hot in terms of its political subject matter.

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Created by gitikaru 8 years 36 weeks ago
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Microsoft's new search - Built on open-source

http://www.theregister.co.uk

In March, a Tweet from Powerset co-founder Barney Pell set the blogopshere a-burbling about the impending relaunch of Microsoft Live Search, and days later, screenshots of an internal beta - dubbed Kumo - rose to the surface of the web.

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Created by Noog 8 years 36 weeks ago
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True believers: The biggest cults in tech

http://www.infoworld.com

Spend enough time around technology and it starts to get under your skin. It became a part of you. You began to identify with it, even develop a belief system around it. You may have attended regular meetings of others similarly afflicted, and openly despised members of other groups. Before you were even aware of it, you'd joined a cult.

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Created by sonysuxx 8 years 36 weeks ago
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Linux And Politics Don’t Mix Well

http://www.linuxhaxor.net

Yesterday, lead maintainer of one of my favorite Linux distribution, Linux Mint, made a blog post on the official Linux Mint blog asking people from Israel and sympathizers of their cause to not only stop giving donation to Linux Mint but also to stop using Linux Mint altogether.

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Created by a known eMouse 8 years 36 weeks ago
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[Old News] French presidential elections and free software

http://lists.essential.org

«...I strongly recommend you the answers by José Bové, an "altermondialist" candidate, which where written by a team of specialists of free software in France. This can be considered as a political program for the Free Software movement in France...»

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Created by can.axis 8 years 36 weeks ago
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Linux Sucks!

http://lunduke.com

Linux Sucks! Video from LinuxFest NW
Video and slides for my “Linux Sucks” presentation at Linux Fest Northwest are now available!

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Created by Noog 8 years 37 weeks ago
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The Age of Reunion: Beyond Exploitation to an Economy of Solidarity

http://www.radio4all.net

"...We'll conclude the program with another presentation from the 4 annual oekonux conference, Free Software and Beyond The World of Peer Production held in Manchester, England last month that brought together an international group of people from the free software movement that are exploring the application of peer to peer networks and free collaboration beyond software to society as a whole."

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Created by can.axis 8 years 37 weeks ago
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What does the Free Software Movement have to do with Anarchism?

http://freeofstate.org

«...The Free Software movement is an example of an emergent movement with anarchist characteristics.

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Created by can.axis 8 years 37 weeks ago
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Freedom on the Handheld, why is it important?

http://www.mobilitydigest.com

«... In the terminology of computer hackers (read this article, MIT-style hackers, not information security “crackers”), the ability to exchange data without being encumbered is known as the “free exchange of information.” MIT-style hackers are intellectuals and experimenters.

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Created by can.axis 8 years 37 weeks ago
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Another term for open source

http://blogs.zdnet.com

Open source is the democratic process applied to software, just as Wikipedia is the same process applied to the collection of information.

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Created by prakash 8 years 38 weeks ago
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Eric S. Raymond speaks heresy.

http://dotcommie.net

Recently my local LUG (LILUG) invited Eric S. Raymond (ESR) to come and speak. For those of you who are not familiar with ESR, he is one of the three largest icons of the Open Source/Free Software movement. Needless to say, it was an honor so see him speak. For the most part, his talk was quite tame but one of the points he raised seemed quite controversial.

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Created by MrSnippity 8 years 41 weeks ago
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Linux is about choice (pt 2)

http://nthrbldyblg.blogspot.com

Part two of my rant deals with another situation that is slightly different - "Why then, do applications (or their developers) decide to take away [or keep] that choice?"

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Created by itsrocking 8 years 41 weeks ago
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Linux is about choice (pt 1)

http://nthrbldyblg.blogspot.com

I argue that Linux is about choice. Why then, do applications (or their developers) decide to take away that choice?

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Created by pravat 8 years 42 weeks ago
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Can The Games for Linux Argument Apply To Applications

http://www.linuxloop.com

Many independent game developers have been arguing recently that porting games to OS X and Linux is a good idea, not because you will sell a lot of Linux copies, but because you get a lot of free advertising which leads to more sales on all platforms. Can this argument work with general applications, too, though?

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Created by Sweetybobbie 8 years 42 weeks ago
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Are Linux apps and games worth paying for?

http://www.itwire.com

The Linux operating system is free; you can download it without paying any licensing fees. Despite this, Linux hasn't become a household name. Paradoxically, it may be the perceived dearth of commercial applications which is a cause.

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Created by samharry 8 years 42 weeks ago
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