Philosophy

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Philosophy - the philosophy of free software - social, ethical and political implications, OS vs FS, freedom, etc. In other words the whys not the hows or the whats.
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Strengthen the Commons

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"...They form the social fabric of a free society. Commons do not belong to anyone individually nor do they belong to no one. Different communities, from the family to global society, always create, maintain, cultivate, and redefine commons. ... They produce free software and free knowledge, and create films, music, and images to be shared.

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Give me that Microsoft Religion - NOT!

http://crankyoldnutcase.blogspot.com

It looks like Microsoft has now become a cult or a religion. Microsoft worshipers troll the net, trying to stop blasphemy (criticism of the company or it's products).

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Five things Free Software has taught me

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I’ve been in Free Software for a few years now and learned a ton from it. Sure, I learned how to use new types of software, became efficient on them, and honed my programming skills, but stopping there would be missing the point. Free software has so much more to offer than just computing and technical benefits.

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Google expands tracking to logged out users

http://www.informationliberation.com

You Google Google while Google Googles you. Also check out included Scroogle link - no cookies, no search-term records and access log deleted after 48 hours.

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Freedom is Not a Religion

http://boycottnovell.com

Attempts to dethrone Free software supporters are fueled by disinformation and slurs

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Richard Stallman on [GNOME] Code of Conduct and Foundation Membership

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Richard Stallman on proprietary software in free software arena .

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Free Software or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Computer

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In a world running on software, you have an important choice between having more control over your computer or acceptance of the status quo. It is a choice between contributing to a growing community...

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One reason why I use and develop free software

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If the future is the information society, then software is the new "means of production", and free software offers the opportunity to regain for use by everyone without being controlled by a single entity.

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No Cost Too Great for Copyright

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Imagine for example, if someone unidentified got off a bus outside some department store, went in, shoplifted and then left. The store, analogously to Sony here, could well send a letter to the bus company complaining about authorising the shoplifting.

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Strange Ideas About Freedom of Speech

http://ever-increasing-entropy.blogspot.com

If you write something is the New York Times obligated to publish it? Must the Washington Post run a sharply worded op-ed? Can I compel Fox News to give voice to my liberal opinions? The answer to all these questions is an unequivocal no. Private media is permitted editorial control of their content. Websites and blogs are no different. They are simply a newer, different form of private media.

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What price Freedom?

http://blogs.fsfe.org

Graphics drivers (for X11 under whatever Free Software operating system you care to use) are one area where Free Software has plenty of room for improvement. My laptop has an nVidia GeForce 9600M in it, which means that there are two drivers I can use for it: the Free Software nv driver, or the proprietary nvidia one.

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Response to Sam Tuke's Response to "Is free software major league or minor?"

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Thanks to Sam Tuke for a well-written and constructive response to my article Is free software major league or minor?. Tuke refers to my post as a "dismissal" of free software, however, which is ironic at best. There is no such dismissal in my article.

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Free Software, Free Society: Of Democracy and Hacking

http://blogs.fsfe.org

When explaining why Free Software is important, one question that often comes up is: “do I really need the software freedom?”

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Why 'Free as in Freedom' is More Important Than Ever for Linux Users

http://www.linuxplanet.com

Bruce Byfield wonders why isn't "free as in freedom" more important to more Linux users? Is it all about free as in free of cost, or "free as in freeloader"?

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Implications of rejecting "intellectual property"

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I write this to clarify my ideas and illustrate more precisely what happens if we actually reject the idea of intellectual property.

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