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Karen Sandler Named New Executive Director of the GNOME Foundation

http://www.gnome.org

June 21, 2011: The GNOME Foundation today announced that it has appointed Karen Sandler as Executive Director. Sandler’s dedication to software freedom, her non-profits experience and her involvement in a wide range of free and open source software communities distinguish her as the logical choice for GNOME.

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Announcing our license recommendations guide

http://www.fsf.org

Today I'm happy to share something we've been working on for a little while: “How to choose a license for your own work” is a comprehensive set of license recommendations for new projects. This page explains what factors are important to consider when making licensing decisions, and suggests specific licenses for different scenarios.

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Gnash 0.8.9 released

http://www.gnashdev.org

Open Media Now! and the Gnash community are happy to announce the release of Gnash 0.8.9. Gnash the GNU Flash player is a free/libre SWF movie player, with all the source code released under GPLv3. Gnash is available as both a standalone player and also as a browser plugin for Firefox (and all other Gecko based browsers), Chromium and Konqueror.

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Sign-up! May 4th, 2011 Day Against DRM

http://www.defectivebydesign.org

The Day Against DRM is an opportunity to unite a wide range of projects, public interest organizations, web sites and individuals in an effort to raise public awareness to the danger of technology that requires users to give-up control of their computers or that restricts access to digital data and media.

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Call for nominations for the 13th annual free software awards

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The Free Software Foundation Award for the Advancement of Free Software is presented annually by FSF president Richard Stallman to an individual who has made a great contribution to the progress and development of free software, through activities that accord with the spirit of free software.

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New High Priority Project: PowerVR drivers

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FSF added a new project to High Priority Projects list: Writing free software drivers capable of 3D acceleration for the PowerVR engine. This is a critical project, because PowerVR is being used in many new and popular platforms, such as Android/Linux tablets and phones, and netbooks. Currently it requires proprietary drivers in order to access many video features.

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Document Foundation launches LibreOffice 3.3

http://listarchives.documentfoundation.org

The Document Foundation launches LibreOffice 3.3, the first stable release of the free office suite developed by the community. In less than four months, the number of developers hacking LibreOffice has grown from less than twenty in late September 2010, to well over one hundred today. This has allowed us to release ahead of the aggressive schedule set by the project.

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Updated Debian GNU/Linux: 5.0.8 released

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The Debian project is pleased to announce the eighth update of its stable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (codename "lenny"). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustment to serious problems.

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Postfix 2.8.0 available

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Postfix (free and open-source mail transfer agent that routes and delivers electronic mail) stable release 2.8.0 is available. This release continues the move towards improving code and documentation, and making the system better prepared for changes in the threat environment.

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X.org 7.6 released

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The X.Org Foundation and the global community of X.Org developers announce the release 7.6 of the X Window System. This release is the seventh modular release of the X Window System. The next full release will be X11R7.7 and is expected in 2011. X11R7.6 supports GNU/Linux, BSD, Solaris, MacOS X, Microsoft Windows and GNU Hurd systems.

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Debian to officially welcome non-packaging contributors

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Today, the Debian Project has overwhelmingly decided in a General Resolution to formally acknowlege the contribution made by many people who help Debian in ways other than maintaining packages -- by opening up the process of becoming an officially recognised Debian Developer.

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ZevenOS-Neptune 1.9 is ready

http://www.zevenos.com

We the ZevenOS Team are proud to announce the release of ZevenOS-Neptune 1.9. ZevenOS-Neptune is a ZevenOS Distro based fully upon Debian Squeeze, except for a newer kernel and some drivers.

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Mercury releases OpenSAL - OSS version of scientific algorithm library

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Mercury Computer Systems, a trusted ISR subsystems provider, announced the availability of OpenSAL, an open source version of its award-winning Scientific Algorithm Library (SAL) for vector math acceleration. SAL is a high-throughput, low-latency signal processing library containing efficient algorithms with the fewest possible instructions and computing resources.

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GNU Solfege 3.18.1 release announcement

http://lists.gnu.org

Solfege is free music education software. Use it to train your rhythm, interval, scale and chord skills. It is free software and runs on GNU/Linux and other systems with some effort with the required tools. It should run wherever you can run Python, Gtk+, PyGtk.

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BIND 9.7.2-P2 is now available

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New bugfix and security fix release of free softwared most commonly used Domain Name System (DNS) server on the Internet.

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