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Mr. Obama, Please Tear Down This Wall!

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Only three days after posting my blog regarding the plight of Google's Chinese customers and how their data is now at the whims of a US-based company and its conflict with the Chinese government, I read about the issues of SourceForge.net and the U.S. State Department's Export lists and how the data stored in a US-based company, sometimes created by non-U.S.

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Obama Finally Slams the USPTO, But Parrots Talking Point from Microsoft and Intellectual Monopolists

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Failure to understand the true role of patents, especially at the government level; pharmaceutical industry veteran admits the patent lie; IPCom officially loses patent crusade

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Goldman Sachs and Microsoft Top Obama Funders

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News about banks, Microsoft, Paul Allen's voyages, and Microsoft's funding of the US president

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Obama and Free Software

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"One of the more interesting aspects of the modern knowledge society is the free software movement. The most famous and influential leader of this movement is Richard M. Stallman (RMS). Richard recognized the value of a new model for software development and the various risks to that model.

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Meet Obama’s Pick for Technology Advisory Panel

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HERE is what Craig Mundie, whom Obama has just appointed, thinks about Free/open source software...

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Supporting the bullies

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RMS: « Obama has confirmed his support for the copyright bullies against the public, by appointing another RIAA lawyer to public office.

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Obama and the Open Sourcing of the US

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Open source software in government was the topic on the Linux blogs this week, particularly President Obama's request that Sun Microsystems' Scott McNealy prepare a paper on how the U.S. government can use open source technologies.

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Why Freedom Matters

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«...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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[Advocate Play Ogg] Inoggaural coverage

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"You can tune in to Ogg Vorbis coverage of the US presidential
inauguration on WBUR at http://www.wbur.org/listen/feed/ogg.m3u..." (WBUR's Ogg Vorbis stream)

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Microsoft and Obama Join Hands and Attack Web Standards, Exclude GNU/Linux Users

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Obama's inauguration in Microsoft Silverlight; no access to GNU/Linux users

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Open Source In Obama's Tech Agenda

http://www.informationweek.com

Much noise has been made in the past week or so about President-elect Barack Obama's creation of a governmental chief tech officer position. My question is: What will be their stance on open source? Will they lean towards it, mandate it, forbid it ... or ignore it entirely? I looked into it, and came away feeling we had much bigger problems looming.

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Supporters of repressive copyright policies

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RMS: « Obama has chosen supporters of repressive copyright policies for important jobs in law enforcement. It looks like he wants to give priority to enforcing unjust laws.

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Microsoft Executives Go Personal, Pay Obama Instead of Their Lobbyists

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Obama receives money directly from Microsoft executives but not from their lobbyists

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Happy Birthday, Gregorian Calendar!

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"Here’s my official symbol for the year 2009 [...] The font is professional but playful, inspired by the rise of free software that helps us at work and at play, to connect, to share our ideas, our feelings, and our own personal worlds. None of this could be possible without the massive contributions made to society by the free software movement..."

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Change.org: Free Software for the US Government

http://www.solidoffice.com

"Change.org (not the same as Change.gov) provides a feature where site members can suggest ideas they’d like to see adopted by the United States Government. One suggestion currently getting attention on the site is to Support the Free Software Movement..."

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