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Free Software Supporter - Issue 1, March 2008

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"Welcome to the all new Fee Software Supporter! — the Free Software Foundation's monthly news digest and action update. Each month we will highlight some of the important work being done by the FSF, and give an update on recent happenings in the GNU project and the campaign for software freedom. Encourage your friends to subscribe and help us build an audience by adding our subscriber widget to your website..."

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FOSDEM: A Personal Account (with all personal details withheld)

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

FOSDEM - a geek trip to Brussels. Going abroad to experience different cultures. Or at least, a chance to eat chips, suffer rain, and watch American TV in a different country.

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Dr. Richard Stallman: the goals and philosophy of the Free Software Movement

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"...The Free Software Foundation Europe, and the Royal Institute of Technology organized a lecture with Dr. Richard Stallman. Mainly the session was about the free software movement and the GNU/Linux operating system. Richard Stallman spoke about the goals and philosophy of the Free Software Movement, and the status and history of the GNU operating system, which in combination with the kernel Linux is now used by tens of millions of users world-wide..."

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Introducing Document Freedom Day

http://documentfreedom.org

The Document Freedom Day (DFD) is a global day for Document Liberation with grassroots action for promotion of Free Document Formats and Open Standards in general. The DFD was initiated and is supported by a group of organisations and companies, including, but not limited to the Free Software Foundation Europe, ODF Alliance, OpenForum Europe, IBM, Red Hat and Sun Microsystems, Inc.

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Video of Keynote from KDE 4.0 Release Event at Google Headquarters

http://video.google.com

On Friday, January 18th, Aaron Seigo, President of the KDE e.V. gave the keynote at the KDE 4.0 Release Event in Mountain View, California about KDE 4, presenting KDE to the world and the world to KDE. Aaron started with an introduction to KDE 4, beginning with the history of the project and expressing how far KDE has come in the last 11 years. Then, Aaron explored what KDE is, and what the community is based on - freedom and openness. Freedom to do work, have fun, and connect with others. Further, Aaron moved on to KDE 4, and discussed the near-future plans and ideas. The vision of KDE 4 is based upon three principles: beauty, accessibility, and functionality. He ventured into the many areas that KDE has improved upon, and pointed to the roadmap for the KDE 4 cycle.

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Linux event planned for China

http://weblog.infoworld.com

The growing prominence of Linux in China is resulting in an industry event to take place there in February, co-sponsored by the Linux Foundation and Chinese OSS Promotion Union, the foundation announced Monday.

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The Google Highly Open Participation Contest

http://code.google.com

Following on from the success of the Google Summer of Code program, Google is pleased to announce this new effort to get young people involved in open source development. We've teamed up with the open source projects listed here to give student contestants the opportunity to learn more about and contribute to all aspects of open source software development

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So how does a non-gamer organize a gaming festival?

http://www.nuxified.org

I am constantly a bit worried that people will detect the fact that this Freedomware Gamefest 2007 event is actually being organized by someone who is not really a gamer and who only has brief experience with online multiplayer gaming, and that this will discourage participation and view this event as a sort of "vaporware".

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Jon "Maddog" Hall at WALC2007

http://www.linuxjournal.com

Centered on networking, this was the tenth year of the conference, which is held different places around South America each year and is given by speakers and instructors from all over the world, but mostly from Spanish speaking countries. I think I was their only non-Spanish speaking lecturer, and as such they took good care of me, assigning me an English speaking "angel".

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GPLv3, bug fixes, and complexity

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

After an interesting free software licensing event in Helsinki, I got thinking about licence complexity. At the conference, people had two types of questions (a) Why didn't GPLv3 additionally solve X problem? and (b) Why is it so long?

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Government Open Source Conference to Feature Open Document Debate

http://www.govtech.com

This year's Government Open Source Conference (GOSCON) to be held Oct. 15-16 in Portland, Ore., will close with panelists from Microsoft, Sun, IBM and the OpenDocument Foundation weighing in on Open Document Formats.

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'Open Minds' want Linux and open source in American schools

http://www.linux-watch.com

Many other countries are turning to Linux and open-source for their school-house computer needs, and now there's a conference for those who want to bring it to schools in the U.S.

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OpenOffice.Org 3.0 feature list

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OpenOffice.org Conference (OOoCon 2007) is taking place this week. Among the first information available is a talk about the future of OOorg.

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Some LinuxWorld predictions

http://www.businessreviewonline.com

It's that time of the year again. Here's next week's news, so you won't miss anything:

- Ron Hovsepian will talk up the benefits of Novell's Microsoft deal.

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What do you want to hear from Dell about its Linux plans?

http://www.desktoplinux.com

In an unusual move, Dell is asking its users what they want Dell CTO Kevin Kettler to talk about at next week's LinuxWorld trade show at San Francisco's Moscone Center.

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