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A Vision of the Future of FOSS Collaboration

http://www.linuxadvocates.com

Participation and open access are key themes in Free software. It encourages dynamic community structures that blur the line between technology consumer and creator. This has been so successful that echoes of it can be found throughout the technology world from mobile app user engagement to game community content creation.

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Created by JRepin 1 year 23 weeks ago – Made popular 1 year 23 weeks ago
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TLWIR 48: Revealing the Hidden Biases Against Free Software

http://beginlinux.com

Let’s face it: we all have biases. I readily admit that I have a very clear bias in favor of Free Software. There is no human being that is truly objective and neutral. However, in the modern world of technology blogging, these biases are often cleverly hidden. “Studies” are released without revealing the true motivations behind those that conducted the study.

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Announcement: Diaspora Will Now Be a Community-Driven Project

http://blog.diasporafoundation.org

As a Free Software social project, we have an obligation to take this project further, for the good of the community that revolves around it. Putting the decisions for the project’s future in the hands of the community is one of the highest benefits of any FOSS project, and we’d like to bring this benefit to our users and developers.

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Extremadura CIO plans Linux rollout on 40,000 desktops

http://www.h-online.com

The CIO of Spanish autonomous region Extremadura says it is planning to move the administration's 40,000 desktop systems to a Debian distribution.

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Created by lozz 2 years 27 weeks ago – Made popular 2 years 27 weeks ago
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Will teaching children basic programming skills have a political impact?

https://blogs.fsfe.org

Schools should foster curiosity and the spirit enquiry in an environment that encourages students to learn. A classroom running proprietary software cannot provide this.

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High-quality scientific graphics with MathGL: An interview with Alexey Balakin

http://www.floss4science.com

This week we have for you an interview with Alexey Balakin the lead developer of MathGL, a library to render high-quality scientific graphics and manage big data arrays.

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FSFE calls for an amendment of Slovak Copyright Act

https://blogs.fsfe.org

Free Software Foundation Europe calls for an amendment of the Slovak Copyright Act that would eventually enable Free Software and Creative Commons licenses for Slovak citizens.

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Created by lozz 2 years 29 weeks ago – Made popular 2 years 29 weeks ago
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GPL upheld in Berlin case

http://www.itwire.com

A manufacturer of DSL routers has lost a case against a maker of web-filtering software in a Berlin court. The case revolved around the GNU General Public Licence.

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Behind the scenes of the new Free Software Directory

http://www.fsf.org

[…] I'd like to add a little (okay, a lot) more detail here about why we view the Directory as an important component of our strategy to promote free software awareness and use, and how the new version came to be.

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FSF relaunches its free software directory

http://www.h-online.com

The site includes more than 6,500 free and open source software (FOSS) programs for users to download, run and share. According to the FSF, each entry in the Directory is individually checked and tested so that users can be assured that any program they find there "will be free software with free documentation and without proprietary software requirements".

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Linux Desktop "On Par" With Mac and Windows? No Way!

http://www.linux.com

Carla Schroder lists the many reasons why Free Software should never attempt to imitate the vastly inferior products of proprietary Windows and Mac!

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New EU Software Rules Give FOSS the Inside Track

http://www.linuxinsider.com

Members of the Business Software Alliance, which offer proprietary software, are apparently contesting this provision.

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FSFLA's petition for Canaima GNU/Linux to be Free

http://www.fsfla.org

The Venezuelan Presidential Decree 3390, specifically in articles 2 and 7, explains and backs up the reasons why the Venezuelan state should develop a Free Software distribution. Canaima GNU/Linux is this distribution, so it ought to be a Free distribution, without parts that threaten its users' freedoms.

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Created by lozz 3 years 33 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 33 weeks ago
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Three unspoken blockers that prevent professors from teaching open source community participation

http://opensource.com

Sebastian Dziallas and I sat down last weekend at the 2010 Frontiers in Education conference with a group of professors from the Teaching Open Source community. "What are the biggest blockers that you're facing in doing this,"

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Created by lozz 3 years 36 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 36 weeks ago
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MS is Still Trolling ODF and Other FOSS Causes Using Fake ‘FOSS People’

http://techrights.org

News about ODF, SC34 which is a farce, and some of the latest heckling from Microsoft proponents who masquerade as pro-openness or impartial

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