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The Document Foundation needs 50,000 euros to become a legal entity

http://challenge.documentfoundation.org

The foundation behind LibreOffice has decided it wants to set up a German "Stiftung" because its statutes cannot be later changed and abused. The proposition also takes into account tax benefits and limited liability.

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Push the FreedomBox Foundation from 0 to 60 in 30

http://www.kickstarter.com

The newly formed FreedomBox Foundation is seeking pledges. The idea of the Freedom Box is to decentralize servers to regain privacy and to make the network more resistant in order to secure political freedom. The page also contains links to the inspiring Eben Moglen speeches behind the concept.

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Is the Shade Coming Down on the Windows Era?

http://www.linuxinsider.com

"Being the largest OEM of PCs on the planet and pushing GNU/Linux -- albeit a distro shrouded in non-free layers -- HP can put the last nail in the coffin of M$'s monopoly," predicted blogger Robert Pogson.

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Alienware conducting a survey about linux systems

http://rollingrelease.com

Alienware is conducting a survey about the possibility to sell their system with Linux preinstalled, the more manufacturers that embrace Linux, the more popular it becomes and the better hardware support we all get, so why not help out?

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AMD Puts Out Radeon HD 6000 Open-Source Driver

http://linux.slashdot.org

AMD has just released their open-source driver for the Radeon HD 6000 series graphics cards (sans the Cayman GPUs) with KMS, 2D, and 3D acceleration.

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Why FLOSS? Look at the Numbers!

http://www.dwheeler.com

David A. Wheeler's somewhat dated but very informative paper looks at the numbers of using FLOSS and compares it with proprietary solutions presenting a very solid case for further FLOSS adoption. There is also a rather terse presentation available which sums up the highlights.

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Four Reasons To Pay Extra For Software Freedom

http://vimeo.com

Video of a talk from Simon Phipps (OSI) at the South Tyrol Free Software Conference (SFScon) 2010

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OpenSuse's uncertain future

http://mybroadband.co.za

It's been a while in the coming but now Novell is finally being sold off. The company is to be bought by Attachmate for US$2.2 billion. For many the move is unsurprising: Novell has been on the back foot for some time now and its flirtation with Linux served only to delay its final end.

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Intel Is Dead on the Desktop, Says ARM Co-Founder

http://www.pcworld.com

Its days are numbered and the downfall of the Wintel monopoly has been forecast for some time. Intel has indeed lost significant ground to ARM chips, and Microsoft faces equally annoying competition from the likes of Google's Android, which is climbing onboard practically every computer that isn't a desktop PC or server.

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When Your Company Remote-Wipes Your Personal Phone

http://apple.slashdot.org

The phone's integration with MS Exchange automatically gives the server admin access to do remote wipes. All you have to do is configure the phone to receive email from an MS Exchange server and the server admin can wipe all your data at will.

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FSDaily: new server and new software

Hello people,

We have just done a major, major upgrade to FSDaily's software. You probably noticed the speed... and the fact that you couldn't post anymore!

I *think* I fixed the issue now. Please let me know here if you have more problems...

Bye,

Merc.

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Black Friday 2010 GNU/Linux Tablet Deals

http://beginlinux.com

Last year I was happy to see several Linux netbooks included in the Black Friday madness. This Friday Linux-based tablets will be available in stores like Target, Kmart, Best Buy, and Toys R Us, just to name a few. Here's my list of the top Black Friday Linux-based tablets deals along with their specs and where you can find them.

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Red Hat’s secret patent deal and the fate of JBoss developers

http://gigaom.com

When patent troll Acacia sued Red Hat in 2007, it ended with a bang: Acacia’s patents were invalidated by the court, and all software developers, open-source or not, had one less legal risk to cope with. So, why is the outcome of Red Hat’s next tangle with Acacia being kept secret, and how is a Texas court helping to keep it that way?

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Microsoft to charge royalty fees to prevent netbooks from using Android

http://www.digitimes.com

Microsoft plans to impose royalty fees on Taiwan-based vendors of Android handsets for using its patents in e-mail, multimedia and other functions, with Acer and Asustek Computer being targets in an actual attempt to prevent the two vendors from adopting Android and Chrome OS for their netbook and tablet PCs, according to Taiwan-based makers.

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Marketing an open source business

http://opensource.com

When it comes to running an open source business, the question I’m asked second most often is "How do you market your services?" (The first is "How do you make money selling free software?") I wish I had a concise, step-by-step answer, but I don’t. The best I can do is to relate some of my experiences.

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