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No, You Won't See Me on Facebook, Google Plus, nor Skype


Bradley M. Kuhn writes about the temptations of such proprietary web service social networks and about peer pressure. Even many people who are considered free software advocates use them. But that is digging ground from under our collective feet. Just say no.

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Created by spanky 6 years 5 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 5 weeks ago
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Stallman: Facebook IS Mass Surveillance


RMS: « The father of free software philosophy spoke to RT on evil developers, spying social networks, the almost-legitimacy of Anonymous hacks and the condition under which he would take a proprietary program and a million dollars. Stallman is the man behind the concept that every computer program must be free for users to study and modify as they want.

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Created by can.axis 6 years 5 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 5 weeks ago
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FSFE Newsletter - March 2011


Headlines this month:
- Revolution failed: Facebook not available in Egypt;
- Lawyered! - FSFE's legal workshop;
- Leaked documents highlight Germany's Foreign Office move back to non-free software;
- Valentine's Day campaign and PDFReaders news;
- Document Freedom Day: get involved!

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Mark Zuckerberg is TIME Magazine's Person of the Year? Where's the "dislike" button?


Put our dislike button and other anti-Facebook messages on your own site.
Our button, of course, is not linked to any surveillance database or tracking system.

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Created by lozz 7 years 3 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 3 weeks ago
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Open-source Social Network Diaspora Goes Live


Diaspora, a widely anticipated social network site built on open-source code, has cracked open its doors for business today, at least for a handful of invited participants.

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Created by kalinos 7 years 7 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 6 weeks ago
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Developing for the social web


So you're fresh out of college with a degree in computer science. As you gleefully wait for that one phone call, you discover the computer isn't just what you were taught it'd be. It has metamorphosed into the pervasive social web. You have the tools, and the know how. All you need is a little tete-a-tete with the ways of the social web.

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Created by geekyBodhi 7 years 14 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 14 weeks ago
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Startup Offers Angry FB Users an Alternative


Could some upstart kids from NYU with an open source social networking platform give Facebook a run for its considerable money? You never know.

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Created by mathewt 7 years 18 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 18 weeks ago
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Let's Deep-Six Facebook and Do Open Source Social Networking Instead


"An open and distributed model gives users and organizations a chance to choose their social networking platform without sacrificing their connections to friends, family, business partners and colleagues. Control of the data would be an obviously important decision factor for many people."

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Created by innerphaze 7 years 29 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 29 weeks ago
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SCO: jurors too busy Facebooking to rule on Unix claim


SCO Group wants a judge to overrule a jury that found it doesn’t own Unix. Or it wants a fresh trial. Either, really, as long as SCO gets the result it wants.

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Created by davelong 7 years 36 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 36 weeks ago
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Facebook Joins Microsoft’s War on ODF


An announcement from Mark Zuckerberg reveals his true colours and long known connections with Microsoft; Oracle’s bizarre decision regarding the ODF plug-in for Office is debated further

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Created by komrad 7 years 37 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 37 weeks ago
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Psi Is A Feature-Rich Jabber Instant Messaging Client For Windows, Linux And Mac OS X


Psi is a free, open source instant messaging application designed for the Jabber IM network (including Google Talk) compatible with Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

If you're tired with the Jabber functionality of Empathy or Pidgin, both lacking lots of important features for this protocol, you should give Psi a try.

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Created by nilarimogard 7 years 44 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 44 weeks ago
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Facebook re-write takes PHP to an enterprise past Remember C++? They do


Facebook's re-written PHP to transform the dynamic language for fast performance on web-scale server farms without adding additional hardware. The site's engineers have announced HipHop, which turns the popular and dynamic PHP code into highly optimized but static C++ and then compiles it using the GNU C++ compiler, g++.

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Created by kandykorn 7 years 49 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 49 weeks ago
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Facebook plans PHP changes


On Tuesday, Facebook is expected to unveil changes to PHP, the language that helped make the social networking site a success - along with millions of other web sites. SD Times has outed the planned change here. Facebook wouldn't provide details when contacted by The Reg but said it would make more details available Tuesday morning, Pacific time.

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Created by oldfart 7 years 49 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 49 weeks ago
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Facebook Is Now an Apache Software Foundation Gold Sponsor


Facebook just announced that it has become a Gold sponsor of the Apache Software Foundation.

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Created by goofy 8 years 1 day ago – Made popular 8 years 17 hours ago
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Facebook blocks Pirate Bay


The world's most popular social community website, Facebook, recently decided to block all links to content on The Pirate Bay, the most popular BitTorrent tracker.

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