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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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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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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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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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Microsoft Threat Management Gateway blocks donate.fsf.org under the category of "Gambling"

http://www.reddit.com

From Reddit user rebbsitor, "After reading about RMS having his laptop stolen, I clicked the link to donate.fsf.org. I'm at work at the moment, and our IT department uses Microsoft Threat Management Gateway to prevent access to certain types of sites.

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14 Ways to Contribute to Open Source without Being a Programming Genius or a Rock Star

http://www.softwarequalityconnection.com

Plenty of people want to get involved in open source, but don’t know where to start. Here are several ways to help out even if you lack confidence in your technical chops.

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FSFE launches Campaign For A Free Android

https://fsfe.org

This campaign can help you to regain control of your Android device and your data. It collects information about running an Android system as free as possible and tries to coordinate the efforts in this area.

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Open Letter By Eric S. Raymond To Chris Dodd (MPAA CEO)

http://esr.ibiblio.org

ESR writes about the perception of technologists on MPAA backed legislation such as SOPA/PIPA/ACTA. He tries to make it as clear as possible technologists will not have it. The internet and our computers will remain uncensored.

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Developments mainstream projects are looking forward to

http://geekybodhi.net

What some mainstream open source projects, like openSUSE and KDE, would like from other projects, that'll help them do their job better.

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FSF Announces JavaScript License Web Label

http://www.fsf.org

If you browse the Web today, your browser will probably download and run nonfree JavaScript software on your behalf. You should be able to say no to that software—but to date, that hasn't been practical. JavaScript License Web Labels are our newest effort to make this easier.

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LibreOffice Developer Community Increasingly Robust

http://news.slashdot.org

LibreOffice, the community-driven fork of OpenOffice, appears to have a very healthy and growing group of code contributors. The Document Foundation has published new stats that portray the climbing rates of developer involvement both in terms of numbers of people and numbers of code commits.

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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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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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