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Freedom on Buses, Computers and Everywhere

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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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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

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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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FSFE Fellowship Interview with Heiki Ojasild

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For our January fellowship interview we met Heiki Ojasild. He joined the Free Software Foundation Europe in 2011, undertaking the task of translating fsfe.org into Estonian, his mother tongue. He is currently developing an XChat add-on, as well as a website for free SVG and JavaScript games. In 2010 he took part in the Baltic Olympiad in Informatics.

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Help FSF raise $300k by Jan 31st so they can do more for Free Software

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With your support this past year, we made a difference and accomplished a great deal for free software around the world. But we don't just want to repeat this in 2012 — we want to make an even bigger impact, and we need your help to do it. To reach our fundraising goal, we need to raise just $229,000 more over the next seven weeks.

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FSF announces new executive director

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The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced the appointment of John Sullivan as its new executive director.

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Freedom to Read, Freedom to Write: Celebrating Document Freedom Day 2011

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Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) invites individuals, community groups and institutions to celebrate the Document Freedom Day (DFD) on March 30th. DFD is a global day to celebrate Open Standards and open document formats and its importance. Open Standards ensure the freedom to access your data, and the freedom to build Free Software to write and read data in specific formats.

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Why I am still supporting Free Software?

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João Pinto writes: "I have assimilated the values of the Free Software -without the radicalism of some of it's activists-. I believe that the ability to keep and expand such freedom is still more important than to use it."

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Issues and challenges for the post-Cablegate/WikiLeaks world

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This post is about what I think we have to watch out after Cablegate. [...] A lot is at stake and if we do not want our children to live in an even more Orwellian society then already we do, we have to do something about it.

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FSF Appeals 2010 - Free Software, Free Society

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Associate members of the Free Software Foundation form a dedicated part of the community: a free software society that supports the ethical cause of computer users' freedom.. If you support the goal of a free software society, please join with your peers around the world in taking this important step.

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New US cybersecurity bill could threaten free software

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RMS recently called our attention to the Homeland Security Cyber and Physical Infrastructure Protection Act of 2010. This bill, currently being considered in a House subcommittee, has the potential to threaten free software.

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Battling the Hydra: FSFE’s work on Open Standards

http://blogs.fsfe.org

The European Interoperability Framework is just one battle among many. Besides the topic of interoperability in the public sector, there’s the task of reforming standardisation systems so that they produce Open Standards, and educating policy makers about the importance of the issue.

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European Commission launches consultation on net neutrality

http://eu.techcrunch.com

The European Commission this morning launched a consultation on key questions regarding the contentious issues of net neutrality and the open Internet. Until 30 September 2010, all interested parties – meaning service and content providers, consumers, businesses and researchers – are invited to respond to the consultation.

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We Must Make Freedom Our Goal

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The free software movement is one the most successful social movements to emerge in the past 25 years, driven by a worldwide community of ethical programmers dedicated to the cause of freedom and sharing. But the ultimate success of the free software movement depends upon teaching our friends, neighbors and work colleagues about the danger of not having software freedom, about the danger of a society losing control over its computing.

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Seriously, FSDaily should put more effort in monitoring the ads that appear on the wbsite.

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FSDaily (Free Software Daily), is one of my most favourite websites ever.

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