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Why Freedom Matters

http://anuj360.wordpress.com

«...That statement packages several questionable assumptions:

1. That the only motive for developing free software is ideological.

2. That innovation in software requires a lot of funding.

3. That the only way to fund software research is through proprietary software.

4. That innovation is more important than freedom.

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Vernor Vinge, the Singularity and Free Software

http://robots.net

"If you're in San Diego, California, we heard about a really interesting event you'll want to attend. Two topics that are always of interest to robot builders are the Singularity and Free Software. The Free Software Foundation is holding a pizza party and Vernor Vinge, the originator of the modern version of the Technological Singularity idea, will be there..."

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Coinventer of LISP dies

http://www.washingtonpost.com

"Louis Hodes, a co-inventer of the LISP programming language dies. As a research assistant, Dr. Hodes took part in the pioneering work being done in the development of the computer programming language LISP, used in artificial intelligence research.

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Biology Enters 'The Matrix' Through New Computer Language

http://www.sciencedaily.com

"...To do this, Mallavarapu used the programming language LISP, a language widely used in artificial intelligence research.

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Lisp’s 50th Birthday Celebration

http://www.mcjones.org

"A celebration of the 50th anniversary of Lisp is taking place in October at OOPSLA 2008. John McCarthy will give a talk about the early history of Lisp..."

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Do Open Source Robots Dream of Electric Sheep?

http://ostatic.com

We don't yet have robots quite as advanced as Star Wars' C3PO or some of the robots seen in the sci-fi flick Blade Runner, but did you know that there is an open source effort underway to produce them? Well, sort of. RobotCub is a site that houses an open source software repository and many other resources that open source developers are using to advance a humanoid baby robot, dubbed iCub.

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Common Lisp as an AI language

http://www.duckyblog.com

"Programming AI using standard programming languages, e.g., C/C++ or Java is not a good idea. It's too general purpose language. I'm considering to select between (Common) Lisp ..." -- Cool, but it's better on GNU systems ;-)

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