« Richard Stallman will explain how software patents obstruct software development. Software patents are patents that cover software ideas. They restrict the development of software, so that every design decision brings a risk of getting sued. Patents in other fields restrict factories, but software patents restrict every computer user. Economic research shows that they even retard progress...»Read more »
« “Coding for Fun” aims to bring together developers and users of Free Software in an informal way to encourage them to share their projects and experience. You may work on your own project or join others. You could also give a short presentation or demo of your current work and maybe get some feedback and suggestions.Read more »
The "idealistic" Olympic officials as an illustration to understand the difference between free software and open source...
RMS: "...Isn't it sad to see the "idealistic" Olympic officials who believe (or at least say) that sport should be kept pure of distractions such as human rights? They reminds me of the "open source" supporters that think technology should be kept pure of distractions such as human rights."Read more »
A Beijing university student is suing Microsoft for infringing upon his privacy, demanding 1,350 yuan (180 U.S. dollars) in compensation and an apology printed in a national newspaper.Read more »