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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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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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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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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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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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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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Eroding the meaning of “open source”, IBM-style

http://www.businessreviewonline.com

There’s been a lot of talk recently about the meaning of “open source” being eroded thanks to the likes of Centric CRM and Microsoft with a feeling that Microsoft is out to “corrupt the meaning and value of ‘Open Source’.”

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Created by bluecheese 10 years 22 weeks ago
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6 Reasons Everyone Should Try Ubuntu

http://linuxbraindump.org

In response to some of the comments I received on a previous article, and to show that while I don’t use Ubuntu, I do support it, here are six reasons everyone should at least try Ubuntu.

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Created by holydope 10 years 22 weeks ago
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Can a Public Good Survive Corporate Interest?

http://www.oreillynet.com

Sometimes I wonder if the fateful 1998 meeting which gave birth to the term “Open Source” led the world of software freedom down a dark path.

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Created by mark 10 years 22 weeks ago
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TalkBack: Open-source companies to be acquired by proprietary vendors?

http://news.com.com

"I think you've made an astute prediction. Above all, the Free Software model is an extraordinarily powerful and enabling one, and for that reason it really doesn't matter, as long as public licencing is tight, who buys whom. Richard Stallman is a true visionary in this regard. Use it, but don't hog it..."

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Created by can.axis 10 years 21 weeks ago
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Open Source Revolution: How Open Source Can Change Things

http://webguy.antaramedia.com

"Consider this: in just a few short years, the open-source
encyclopedia Wikipedia has made closed-source encyclopedias obsolete —
both the hard-bound kind and the CD-ROM or commercial online kind.
Goodbye World Book and Brittanica...

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Created by can.axis 10 years 21 weeks ago
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Why I refuse to call it GNU/Linux

http://azerthoth.blogspot.com

When listening to others talk about GNU/Linux it always strikes me as odd the argument that is used. That the Linux kernel was made usable by the marriage of the GNU tool set to it so therefor it should be called GNU/Linux as it is a blending of the two and Linux is only the kernel. On the face of it this argument makes sense ... if one doesn't think about it too deeply.

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Created by dave 10 years 21 weeks ago
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Open source is apolitical

http://blogs.zdnet.com

This week a number of thinkers tried to pigeonhole open source inside political philosophy.
Thankfully they all failed.

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Created by mads 10 years 20 weeks ago
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Classification of Free Software as a World Cultural Heritage

http://www.france.fsfeurope.org

"A working group has been set up in January 7th, 2002 by APRIL and FSF France. The original idea is from Pierre Jarillon (ABUL president). The objective is to have Free Software classified as an intangible world cultural heritage by the UNESCO

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can.axis's picture
Created by can.axis 10 years 20 weeks ago
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On valuing freedom more than cushy jail cells

http://www.linuxjournal.com

The problem isn't just silos and walled gardens — our names for choiceless dependency on one company's goods and services. The problem is the defaulted belief system that gives us silos and walled gardens in the first place.

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Created by extra 10 years 20 weeks ago
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