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KDevelop 4.4.0 Released

http://kdevelop.org

The KDevelop team is happy to announce the immediate availability of KDevelop 4.4. As usual, this feature release comes packed with new features, bug fixes and improved performance. New in this release is a shiny welcome screen for improved usability and an easier entry into the KDevelop world.

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Stallman Endorses Pirate Party Position on Trademarks, Patent and Copyright Monopolies

http://falkvinge.net

In a welcome gesture on October 16, Dr. Richard Stallman made a public note supporting the Swedish Pirate Party’s position regarding trademarks, patent monopolies, and copyright monopolies.

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Anything but open source!

http://www.fwioo.pl

In the tender for equipment for Regional Centre for Transferring Modern Technologies in Mielec, Poland, bidders can offer any IT solution, as long as it's not based on Free and Open Source Software.

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Diaspora Project: Open Call for Packagers!

http://devblog.joindiaspora.com

We’ve been going through quite a lot in terms of development over the past month, and with our switch over to a versioning system, stable builds, and a development branch, we would like to take the logical next step in getting Diaspora into the hands of people that want to set up a pod themselves, by helping us make linux distribution packages of Diaspora.

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Why Is Google Not Supporting The Open Document Formats?

http://www.muktware.com

Bhartiya writes: For ages I have been convincing people to switch from close source to open source, from Microsoft Office to LibreOffice. I have been telling people to ditch the controversial docx format and adopt .odt only to find myself in an embarrassing situation, thanks to Google.

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GNU MediaGoblin is 25% into its FSF-backed crowdfunding campaign

http://www.mediagoblin.org

GNU MediaGoblin is a free software media publishing system for images, video, and audio. We're designing to support decentralization and tons of extensibility. You can think of it as a federated replacement for things like Flickr, YouTube or SoundCloud that you or anyone can run.

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The FSF opens nominations for the 15th Annual Free Software Awards

http://www.fsf.org

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) and the GNU Project today announced the opening of nominations for the 15th annual Free Software Awards. The Free Software Awards include the Award for the Advancement of Free Software and the Award for Projects of Social Benefit.

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Say it ain’t so, ETNO: Dangerous proposal a threat to net neutrality

https://www.accessnow.org

WCIT delegates will approve changes to the International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs). One of the most controversial proposals was submitted this past June by ETNO (the European Telecommunications Network Operator's association), an ITU sector member, which if passed, would establish a tiered service model for internet traffic.

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Is that a backdoor or an “administrative password” on your Verizon Internet router?

http://www.linuxbsdos.com

Verizon can change that password. In other to do that, they must have a master password, or as it is known in some circles, a backdoor. To Verizon, it is an administrative password. The only problem is their “administrative password” can unlock your administrative password.

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Ohio Linuxfest, Columbus, Ohio - September 28-30, 2012

http://ohiolinux.org

The tenth annual Ohio LinuxFest will be held on September 28-30, 2012 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Hosting authoritative speakers and a large expo, the Ohio LinuxFest welcomes all Free and Open Source Software professionals, enthusiasts, and everyone interested in learning more about Free and Open Source Software.

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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and 12.10 beta 2 on Intel Ivy Bridge-powered computer

http://www.linuxbsdos.com

Since I just built a new system with a Core i3 3220 processor, one of the low-end models, I decided to see what the heck is going on between the Linux and Ivy Bridge.

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Seven Reasons for Choosing LibreOffice over Microsoft Office

http://blog.worldlabel.com

LibreOffice is free for the download, and you can install it on as many different machines as you choose. But a free price and a free license aren’t much good if the software doesn’t have the features you want. Happily, that’s usually not a concern with LibreOffice

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Announcement: Diaspora Will Now Be a Community-Driven Project

http://blog.diasporafoundation.org

As a Free Software social project, we have an obligation to take this project further, for the good of the community that revolves around it. Putting the decisions for the project’s future in the hands of the community is one of the highest benefits of any FOSS project, and we’d like to bring this benefit to our users and developers.

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Stop the inclusion of proprietary licenses in Creative Commons 4.0

http://freeculture.org

FreeCulture.org (Students for Free Culture) has just published a thorough and detailed post calling for the retirement of the non-free clauses, NoDerivatives (ND) and NonCommercial (NC).

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Internet Archive Starts Seeding 1,398,875 Torrents

http://torrentfreak.com

The Internet Archive has just enriched the BitTorrent ecosystem with well over a million torrent files, and that’s just the start of “universal access to all knowledge.” The torrents link to almost a petabyte of data and all files are being seeded by the Archive’s servers.

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Anybody up to writing good directory software?

Tue, 2007-02-20 11:17 — David Jonathan

From the very start, directories have served a very useful purpose on the Internet. (One I find useful for example is Free Web Directory). News sites can also be considered directories: they index and categorize news stories! What about categorizing software? In the open source world you get Savannah, SourceForge, Freshmeat; there are still, believe it or not, shareware and freeware directories like FileBuzz, PCWin Download Center and Freeware Downloads (although you need to be careful, as they are not like their free-as-in-freedom counterparts).

Is better education the key to finding better software?

Sat, 2007-03-03 03:25 — Edward Russel

About Jonathon's article Anybody Up To Writing Good Directory Software?, it's clear that the topic of software directories is very hot. Most of what you find on Google, however, are not pointing to free and open soruce software -- or worse, they mix the two. Examples of such sites are Freeware Downloads and Shareware Download, which simply don't focus on "free as in freedom", and still can be used as good free software directories.

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