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Open Hardware Journal

http://openhardware.org

The open hardware organization has published the first issue with the purpose of sharing the design of physical or electronic objects with the public. The right to use, modify, redistribute, and manufacture, commercially or as a non-profit, is granted to everyone without any royalty or fee. Perhaps this could be the beginning of the end of the firmware issues plaguing the free software community at the moment.

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Shuttleworth Misses the Point Yet Again

http://jeffhoogland.blogspot.com

There are a number of quotes in the article from the originator of the Ubuntu Linux distribution, Mark Shuttleworth, that clearly attest to the fact he is completely missing what so many people find wrong with Unity.

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Behind the scenes of the new Free Software Directory

http://www.fsf.org

[…] I'd like to add a little (okay, a lot) more detail here about why we view the Directory as an important component of our strategy to promote free software awareness and use, and how the new version came to be.

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FSF relaunches its free software directory

http://www.h-online.com

The site includes more than 6,500 free and open source software (FOSS) programs for users to download, run and share. According to the FSF, each entry in the Directory is individually checked and tested so that users can be assured that any program they find there "will be free software with free documentation and without proprietary software requirements".

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LibreOffice reaches it first birthday

http://www.h-online.com

In this first year, the Document Foundation has attracted more developers with commits than the OpenOffice project did in its first decade.

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Over 1000 sign the petition asking This American Life to use Ogg Vorbis

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In late July, This American Life aired an episode titled "When Patents Attack!" that reported on some of the problems that software patents cause developers and businesses. It introduced the subject to new audiences in a compelling way, so we wrote to them to thank them for their excellent reporting.

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Who Will Lead Free Software in the Future?

http://www.datamation.com

What, I wondered, happens when Stallman no longer leads? Will new intellectual leaders emerge, or will free software be limited to a single generation?

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Winners of the Tux Paint Summer Drawing Contest

http://blog.worldlabel.com

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 Tux Paint Summer Contest. We thank all the participants for thier entries. We must admit, judging was extremely difficult so we decided to add an additional 10 winners who will each get a Tux Paint t-shirt.

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Fall internship positions are still open at the FSF—apply today!

http://www.fsf.org

The FSF has internships available in campaigns, licensing, and system administration. Come help us advance and promote free software while gaining valuable work experience.

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It's just "The Beginning"

http://ithinkless.blogspot.com

With the birth of Free Software Movement started by Richard Stallman & his supporter’s, & an important decision taken by Linus Torvalds by licensing Linux kernel under GPL has revolutionized the computing world to an extent without which the computing world hadn’t taken it’s glorious form what we see today.

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Software Freedom Day on September 17th

http://softwarefreedomday.org

It's almost that time again. Check the registered events to see if SFD is celebrated in your vicinity. Or throw an event of your own. Explain to people what it is all about. What is the free software definition? Why was the GNU project started? Who is rms? Or maybe just put their banner on your website. This a good chance to give back.

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After TAL's great episode on software patents, petition them to help out by using Ogg Vorbis!

http://www.fsf.org

This American Life's recent episode "When Patents Attack!" brought much new awareness to the problems that software patents and patent trolls create. So it's ironic that the show is only available in the patent-encumbered MP3 format. Sign the petition asking them to help be part of the solution by using Ogg Vorbis!

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Gnu Love

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GNU Love - a picture says more than thousand words.

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Aaron Seigo talks about KDE SC 5.0 and more

http://derstandard.at

After years of focusing on further improving KDE4 two weeks ago the developers of the free desktop announced the next big step for their project: KDE Frameworks 5.0. But as long-time developer — and Plasma team leader — Aaron Seigo points out the source-incompatible changes shall be held to a minimum.

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FSFE Fellowship interview with Richard Shipman

http://blogs.fsfe.org

Richard Shipman, Teaching Fellow at the Computer Science department of Aberystwyth University, has extensive experience of working with Free Software and discussing its strengths and weaknesses with others.

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