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The Danger of E-books by Richard Stallman

http://stallman.org

rms calls our attention to the problems of many current commercial ebook distribution models. Ebooks have many advantages compared to books but they also have many disadvantages. Yet, none of the disadvantages are somehow inherent in ebooks. (The link is a PDF.)

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DRM In (and Out) of Schools

http://www.defectivebydesign.org

There are two major reasons why Kindles and iPads have no place in schools, both of which are related to DRM (Digital Restrictions Management).

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Best and Free Programming Ebooks with Open Source Licenses

http://www.webdesignish.com

Today in WebDesignish we are presenting very useful and recommended list of programming Ebooks with open source licenses, like Creative Commons, GPL, etc. The books can be about a particular programming language or about computers in general.

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The GNUru's Book Released Today in France !

http://translate.google.com

Scoop: « Richard Stallman et la révolution du logiciel libre » will soon be translated into English and published by GNU Press — (source) —

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Linux 101 Hacks eBook Goes Online – HTML Version

http://www.thegeekstuff.com

I’m happy to announce that my free eBook, Linux 101 Hacks is now available for online browsing in HTML format. I’ve also updated the book with the following minor changes:

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O'Reilly Safaribooksonline goes proprietary

http://mailman.fsfeurope.org

Safaribooks online were availabe in HTML-View for a long time and were accessible with free software.Now the O'Reilly Safari team has decided to stop this and deliver online books in Adobe flash format only for online reading. As expected gnash does not work. This means reading and browsing O'Reilly books online is no more possible with free software.

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OpenInkpot: free software for e-book readers

http://lwn.net

OpenInkpot (or OI) intends to be a full alternative, free software stack for e-ink based readers. It comes with a "bookshelf" menu to handle your collection of e-books and brings the popular FBReader and Cool Reader to display most e-book formats, among them epub, fb2, txt, html, rtf, pdb, plucker and mobipocket.

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The Stallman Paradox

http://planet.gnu.org

Until society can resolve what I will call for the first time the “Stallman Paradox”, where learning and access enabling technologies, such as for example digital books, conversely disables the freedom to read and hence more than negates the actual benefits of said access, the rush to embrace all digital libraries and textbooks is a rush to a new dark ages.

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Defective By Design: Kindle Discourages Readers

http://www.readwriteweb.com

"The Free Software Foundation's Defective By Design campaign just added the Amazon Kindle to its list of DRM-related offenders. The organization started a petition against Amazon for restricting readers' access to their own books and effectively discouraging reading options..."

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The Book vs. The Kindle

https://www.eff.org

San Francisco bookstore Green Apple Books has put together a series of humorous videos that point up the advantages of paper books over Amazon's Kindle e-book reader.

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5 Excellent Downloadable eBooks To Teach Yourself Linux

http://www.makeuseof.com

So you have heard of all the advantages and geeky babble about how Linux is better and you have finally decided to try it? How about some free downloadable ebooks to teach yourself Linux, that you can download today? Would that help?

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Protect the freedom to read, end DRM on books

http://www.defectivebydesign.org

Amazon's recent remote deletion of 1984 and Animal Farm struck a nerve. There was something so undeniably creepy about a company entering hundreds of virtual bookshelves in the middle of the night and deleting "1984" (of all books!).

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Amazon's CEO Jeff Bezos apologizes for Kindle ebook deletion.

http://www.fsf.org

The FSF and Defective By Design, which on Monday called on activists to post reviews calling attention to the Kindle Swindle's arbitrary deletion of George Orwell ebooks from hundreds of users' devices, welcomed Bezos's apology, but said more must be done to remedy the problems exposed by Amazon's actions.

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Citizen Scientists

http://www.demos.co.uk

"...It is time for scientists to reconnect their work and expertise with a wider role in society, to become Citizen Scientists [...] By doing science differently, these scientists and others like them are challenging assumptions about the why, the how and the what of twenty-first century science." — via Lionel Larqu

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Book of the Week: History of Italian art hacking

http://blog.p2pfoundation.net

"...The main research field of this book is Italy, since it is here that networking practices have determined the construction of a network of projects unparalleled in any other country. A scene with a strong identity and with its own artistic, technological and political feeling has been formed in Italy.

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