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Community - free software in the global community - people, interviews, opinions, activism, events and community adoption of free software. In other words, the whos, whens and wheres of free software.
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"Getting the most from open source"

http://news.bbc.co.uk

"Free. It is not something Western culture does particularly well. It is certainly not something that features big in the plans of the millionaires at Microsoft, Apple and Intel - to name but a few.But there is one crowd that lives for free technology, and it is not doing bad business either."

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It's Time to Consider Open Source Software, Part 2

http://www.technewsworld.com

Training teachers and students to use a piece of software makes that software more valuable. Vendors know this. Business sense, not altruism, is what drives deep discounts on software for education. I once spoke to a vendor of an online grade book who, upon learning that I train teachers, was very interested in my using it in my classes.

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Alan Cox interview

http://www.abclinuxu.cz

Alan Cox talks about cooperation with hardware vendors, patent law, microkernels, and GPLv3: "I think [the MS-Novell deal] is a bad idea and that Novell are going to get stung by the GPLv3, and rightfully so. The license is designed to keep the software free, if it fails to do this then it needs fixing, so GPLv3 hopefully will fix this flaw."

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What is Microsoft really gaining from open source FUD?

http://blogs.zdnet.com

In all the stories about Microsoft’s attack on open source, I have seen little talk about what the company is gaining in all this.

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The Freedom March - LugRadio

http://www.lugradio.org

Promoting LUGRadio Live 2007 on the 7th and 8th July 2007, the LUGRadio team has released this promotional video. With 40 speakers, a full exhibition, special events, social gatherings and lots more, LUGRadio Live is shaping up to be an incredible event.

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Ask Deval Patrick to use Free Software in MA

http://devalpatrick.com

Binary Freedom started not long ago a campaign to promote free software and open standards on the state of Massachusetts. Government choice of software dictates the software citizens are able to use to access information and services. Please consider voting if you live in MA.

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They Will Be Known By Their Stripes

http://blog.lobby4linux.com

Doesn't it bother you, at least on some level, that Microsoft has found a way to profit from Linux? And profit greatly I might add. The idea of that is personally repulsive. Let me tell you what is not only repulsive, it's obscene.

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New BinaryFreedom.INFO T-shirts @ GoodStorm.com

https://www.goodstorm.com

Binary Freedom is been financing it self with donations from a couple of members, we have big plans in front of us. If you will like to wear a cool t-shirt and help us in our future campaigns please consider buying a t-shirt or suggesting a new design that you will be willing to show your support with.
For more information about Binary Freedom and its campaigns

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Write to WBUR/NPR radio and tell them to stream in a format other than MP3!

http://binaryfreedom.info

MP3 is encumbered with patents which require listeners to buy licensed players or risk facing patent infringement lawsuits. Since WBUR is publicly funded, it seems silly for it to use resources to enrich a private enterprise. Listeners have already payed once to have the content made, so they shouldn't have to pay an extra MP3 tax.

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Navy CIO 'recognizes the importance of OSS to the warfighter'

http://enterprise.linux.com

The United States Department of the Navy has adopted a new policy which requires that open source software must be considered in every software acquisition the Navy makes.

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SCO's 2Q Results Press Release and 8K, for all of us to enjoy

http://www.groklaw.net

Here's the press release on SCO's 2Q results as filed with the SEC as an attachment to SCO's 8K. Bleak as usual, with lots of upbeat talk about the future, as usual, at the conference call. No questions at all at the conference call, I'm told. What is there to say?

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Top Linux Misconceptions

http://madpenguin.org

So, when Adrian refers to users not being "all that dissatisfied," I can only assume that he is referring to the limited number of Windows power users who understand how to dodge Windows XP bullets with spyware, viruses and worms?

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Linux: making small businesses possible

http://www.jejik.com

It's Linux that made this possible. If we would have been stuck on the Windows platform there is no way we could have done what we do because it would simply have been too expensive.

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Is Microsoft winning the FUD war in the board room?

http://blogs.zdnet.com

One by one, free and open source software providers are signing agreements with “the dark side”, the poster child for proprietary software, and (many say) the antithesis of open source: Microsoft.

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Ubuntu’s Death Rattle

http://www.devside.net

I _would_ say that all the eggs have been placed into the same basket, but if you look at the past, you quickly realize the rest of the eggs have already been broken and this is a last effort attempt to save a sinking ship.

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