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GNU Generation

http://libreplanet.org

GNU Generation is an ongoing community and competition to involve pre-university and high school students (approximately age 13-18) in Free Software. Once registered, students work on a project. Each year, participants will be evaluated based on their contribution to Free Software. All active contributors will receive a complementary membership to the FSF, and the top contributors will win a GNU/Linux netbook! The community has currently 98 participants.

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Parabola GNU/Linux: Freedom Packaged

http://www.osnews.com

There are different reasons people use Unix-like operating systems, including configurable, availability free of charge, powerful command line interface an many more. Some people are motivated by the moral issue: they reject non-free software.

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SMPlayer 0.7.0 Brings YouTube And Mplayer2 Support

http://www.webupd8.org

SMPlayer may have been dead for a while, but it seems very active now, with two releases in just one month. The latest SMPlayer 0.7.0 brings basic support for YouTube and MPlayer2 as well as other new features.

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TLWIR BREAKING NEWS: GNU/Linux Petition Featured on WhiteHouse.gov!

http://beginlinux.com

On January 30th, 2012, I started a petition requesting that the U.S. government broaden their use of Free Software and Open Source software to save money. I deeply believe that this one step is PART of the solution to the problem of the crushing national debt that the United States is currently facing. Software expenditures are a very small part of our national budget.

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LibreTab… not?

http://www.elpauer.org

"Apparently, every Chinese manufacturer is breaking the GPLv2 by not releasing the sources for their modified Linux kernel[...]What is the Free Software Foundation doing?"

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Meet Mobster Bill Gates, the Man Who Charges Open Source Software even if is free Android Linux

http://www.wired.com

Yes, Microsoft is demanding — and in many cases, receiving royalties — from companies selling devices that run Android, an operating system based on Linux. This shows that its place in the world remains complicated. Though it’s moving to the web, it is still very much a company that makes money selling software — and it still has an interest in protecting this business.

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ownCloud 3 released with enhanced features

http://www.linuxbsdos.com

Version 3 of ownCloud, the open source, cloud application that enables you to run your own cloud server from your computer, has been released. This comes roughly 47 days before the launch of a commercial entity that would provide products and services for ownCloud.

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Drush: Managing Drupal from the Command Line

http://olex.openlogic.com

Learn how to use Drush, a Drupal command-line shell, which makes a Drupal administrator’s job easy. It lets you perform internal cleanup, do a fresh Drupal install, install and enable modules, or create users, without the aid of a GUI.

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Final rush for FSF membership drive!

https://my.fsf.org

Today is the last day of the FSF's membership drive-- and they have really been turning up their game lately. If you appreciate free software, please join and help meet the goal!

Join here! https://my.fsf.org/associate/support_freedom?referrer=6894

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What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)?

https://www.eff.org

Australians and New Zealanders will be expected to conform our laws with US copyright laws, yet we don't get to vote in US elections. The American Revolution was fought over this very same principle!

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We Have Every Right to Be Furious About ACTA

https://www.eff.org

"That is why today, as I release this report for which I was in charge, I want to send a strong signal and alert the public opinion about this unacceptable situation. I will not take part in this masquerade."

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EU signs ACTA, global internet censorship treaty

http://www.blacklistednews.com

If that wasn't bad enough, here are two more repressive acronyms that are about to get foisted upon the Free Internet

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TLWIR 31: Using GNU/Linux and Free Software to Bring Back American Innovation

http://beginlinux.com

Free Software is mainly about innovation. Free Software engineers find radical new ways of solving old problems. In doing so, they teach those whose minds have ossified how to think outside of the box. The U.S. manufacturing sector is in trouble, partially because we have been outperformed by our neighbors in the East.

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Virtualization With VirtualBox 4.1 On A Headless Ubuntu 11.10 Server

http://www.howtoforge.com

This guide explains how you can run virtual machines with VirtualBox 4.1 on a headless Ubuntu 11.10 server. Normally you use the VirtualBox GUI to manage your virtual machines, but a server does not have a desktop environment.

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HUD: Ubuntu`s New Smart Menus, Announced By Mark Shuttleworth

http://www.webupd8.org

Mark Shuttleworth has announced HUD, or Head-Up Display, a replacement for application menus in Unity which should solve many issues with existing menus "by connecting users directly to what they want".

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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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