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Psychosynth is now a GNU package!

http://planet.gnu.org

"The Psychosynth project aims to create an interactive modular soft-synth inspired by the ideas of the Reactable. We will try to provide a clean object oriented API to allow the creation of new innovative interfaces for the synthetizer and a 3D simulator of a Reactable-alike device with support for collaborative music creation over the internet.

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Jono Bacon: Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase Winners Announced!

http://swik.net

"I am absolutely tickled pink to announce the winners of the Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase! ..."

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Free Culture and free society: Lecture by Lawerence Lessig

http://hk.creativecommons.org

“Free Culture and Free Society: Can the West Love Both? by Professor Lawrence Lessig ..."

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Report from Free Culture 2008

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"It is finally done… after much delay and a couple of suggestions and corrections by iSummit participants, I managed to publish online a report from Free Culture 2008, the research workshop I helped organize during the iSummit in Sapporo, on the themes of sharing, online freedom and collaboration, commons-based peer production and Creative Commons licensing..."

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Song: Infinite Hands

http://infinite-hands.draketo.de

A song about Free Software. It is available as Ogg Vorbis or MP3.

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Happy birthday to GNU!

http://creativecommons.org

« 25 years ago Richard Stallman started the GNU (”Gnu’s Not Unix”) project to create a computer operating system like Unix (then ascendant in computer labs like the one Stallman worked in), but with source code free for programmers to run, study, share, and improve.

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Free-software activist speaks on moral duty to share

http://media.www.ricethresher.org

"Today we have what we didn't have 20 years ago - powerful enemies," Stallman said. Large companies have the means and motivation to lobby Congress and devise laws to prohibit the free distribution of software, he said.

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[PDF] Richard Stallman at the University of Waikato - Wednesday 20 August

http://www.scms.waikato.ac.nz

"...The global corporations that profit from copyright are lobbying for draconian punishments, and to increase their copyright powers, while suppressing public access to technology. But if we seriously hope to serve the only legitimate purpose of copyright to promote progress, for the benefit of the public then we must make changes in the other direction..."

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Free Software movement fights to keep internet freedom in Brazil

http://news.northxsouth.com

"A proposed new law that restricts the freedom internet use in Brazil has already passed the Senate and is dangerously close to going on the books [...] The Free Software movement from Brazil is striking up against this project and they have a petition online against it.

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Videocast: Richard Stallman in New Zealand

http://computerworld.co.nz

"Richard Stallman's tour of New Zealand has covered issues of copyright and the free software movement. He is fervently against restrictions on sharing, saying such restrictions are an attack on society.

In this must-hear speech on copyright, Stallman introduces the foundation principles of the Free Software movement and then discusses the origins, uses and abuses of the laws of copyright..."

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Free Culture: Building the world we want, not the one we have

http://blog.mozilla.com

the and tags along with native support for Theora video and Vorbis audio are currently enabled in the Firefox nightly builds. This will ship in Firefox 3.1 Beta 1 coming later this year. This is not new news but I did want to provide my perspective on why this is important[...] Download a Firefox nightly build here and test it out here or on Wikimedia Commons.

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And another big win today for the Stanford CIS project

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu

Lawrence Lessig: «As if the decision upholding free licenses wasn't enough for one day, a New York Supreme Court (that's the lower court in NY; the highest Court is the Court of Appeals) has denied Yoko Ono an injunction to stop the distribution of a film that uses a clip of Lennon's Imagine...»

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huge and important news: free licenses upheld

http://lessig.org

"So for non-lawgeeks, this won't seem important. But trust me, this is huge [...] In non-technical terms, the Court has held that free licenses such as the CC licenses set conditions (rather than covenants) on the use of copyrighted work. When you violate the condition, the license disappears, meaning you're simply a copyright infringer. This is the theory of the GPL and all CC licenses.

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Radio New Zealand interview with Richard Stallman

http://www.radionz.co.nz

Full interview available in Ogg Format: http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20080809-0845-Richard_Stallman_Free...

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Richard Stallman and how easily we have traded away our freedom to share.

http://artichoke.typepad.com

"...I much admired the way in which complex ideas were simplified and framed in historical, legal, economic, political and societal contexts to maximise the connections made [...] Whilst Stallman calls for “sharing” , in New Zealand schools we identify “relating to others” and “participating and contributing” as worthy

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