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A First - KDE and the Outreach Program for Women

http://dot.kde.org

The KDE Community participated in the Outreach Program for Women (OPW) for the first time this year. It was more successful than expected. KDE got many great applications and mentored 4 students contributing to Free Software. The Outreach Program for Women encourages women to get involved in free and open source software.

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NVIDIA to partially open up their GPU specification

https://liquidat.wordpress.com

Yesterday NVIDIA announced that they are supporting Nouveau development by providing documentation on certain aspects of their GPUs. This is good for the Open Source community – but their competitors still provide much more.

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FSF certifies ThinkPenguin USB Wifi adapter with Atheros chip to be free software friendly

https://www.fsf.org

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today awarded Respects Your Freedom (RYF) certification to the TPE-N150USB Wireless N USB Adapter, sold by ThinkPenguin. The RYF certification mark means that the product meets the FSF's standards in regard to users' freedom, control over the product, and privacy. The TPE-N150USB can be purchased from http://www.thinkpenguin.com/TPE-N150USB.

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Don’t let the myths fool you: the W3C’s plan for DRM in HTML5 is a betrayal to all Web users.

http://freeculture.org

The Free Culture Foundation has posted a thorough response to the most common and misinformed defenses of the W3C's Extended Media Extensions (EME) proposal to inject DRM into HTML5. The FCF counters the three most common myths by unpacking some quotes which explain that 1.) DRM is not about protecting copyright. That is a straw man.

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NetBSD turns 20 years old

http://www.netbsd.org

NetBSD has turned 20 years old, based on the initial CVS commit dated from March 1993. Congratulations and wishing many more year to come.

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2012 Free Software Award winners announced

http://www.fsf.org

Free Software Foundation president Richard M. Stallman announced the winners of the FSF's annual Free Software Awards at a ceremony held during the LibrePlanet 2013 conference.

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Defend the Open Web: Keep DRM Out of W3C Standards

https://www.eff.org

There is a proposal currently before the World Wide Web Consortium's HTML5 Working Group to build DRM into the next generation of core Web standards. The proposal is called Encrypted Media Extensions, or EME. Its adoption would be a calamitous development, and must be stopped.

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Document Freedom Day, March 27th, 2013

http://documentfreedom.org

Document Freedom Day is a day for celebrating and raising awareness of Open Standards and formats which takes place on the last Wednesday in March each year. On this day people who believe in fair access to communications technology teach, perform, and demonstrate. Document Freedom is about all forms of data, including artwork, sheet and recorded music, emails, and statistics.

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LibrePlanet software freedom conference announces line-up

http://www.fsf.org

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced the line-up for its upcoming LibrePlanet 2013 conference, to be held in Cambridge, MA at the Harvard Science Center on March 23-24.

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Freedom on Buses, Computers and Everywhere

http://www.linuxadvocates.com

Today, I watched the president of the USA speak at the installation of the statue of Rosa Parks. She was an icon of the US movement for civil rights when I was just a child. In the world of computers we have our own Rosa Parks, Richard Stallman, who expanded the concept of freedom to include running the software, examining the software, modifying the software, and distributing the software.

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A Vision of the Future of FOSS Collaboration

http://www.linuxadvocates.com

Participation and open access are key themes in Free software. It encourages dynamic community structures that blur the line between technology consumer and creator. This has been so successful that echoes of it can be found throughout the technology world from mobile app user engagement to game community content creation.

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FSFE Interview with Anna Morris on Free Software ecommerce

https://blogs.fsfe.org

Anna Morris is co-founder of FLOSSIE conference for women in Free Software, Manchester Fellowship Group Deputy Coordinator, and Co-Director of ethical-pets.co.uk. She is currently writing a book on video editing with Free Software, and volunteering with Document Freedom Day 2013 in her spare time.

She talks about running her e-commerce company with Free Software tools.

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Matching grants for EFF donations until Tuesday

https://supporters.eff.org

Every dollar you give will provide two dollars to help EFF! Thanks to bonus challenge grants, donations up to $158,000 will get a 2x matching grant until Tuesday.

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Support the FSF: Turn your dollars into decibels

http://www.fsf.org

Make a one-time donation to help us make your voice for software freedom heard. Please support us at whatever amount feels right to you. Every dollar helps us raise your voices one more decibel.

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TLWIR 48: Revealing the Hidden Biases Against Free Software

http://beginlinux.com

Let’s face it: we all have biases. I readily admit that I have a very clear bias in favor of Free Software. There is no human being that is truly objective and neutral. However, in the modern world of technology blogging, these biases are often cleverly hidden. “Studies” are released without revealing the true motivations behind those that conducted the study.

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