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Over 1000 sign the petition asking This American Life to use Ogg Vorbis

https://www.fsf.org

In late July, This American Life aired an episode titled "When Patents Attack!" that reported on some of the problems that software patents cause developers and businesses. It introduced the subject to new audiences in a compelling way, so we wrote to them to thank them for their excellent reporting.

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172 public institutions removed non-free advertisement

http://www.fsfe.org

Only one month after the letters for the PDFreaders campaign of FSFE were sent, 172 public institutions have removed advertisements for proprietary PDF readers from their websites. Particularly outstanding were the responses from Croatia, Russia and Slovenia. In Croatia almost all reported institutions deleted the advertisement.

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Interested in free video formats? We need your help!

http://www.fsf.org

We're looking for a few volunteers willing to commit an average of a few hours per week as reliable technical consultants helping people transcode their videos to free formats like WebM and Ogg Theora. In particular, we want to provide this assistance for people who record videos of Richard Stallman's speeches around the world, and other FSF events.

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Speex developer announces Codec 2 audiocodec

http://www.rowetel.com

Codec2 is an open source low bit rate speech codec designed for communications quality speech at around 2400 bit/s. Applications include low bandwidth HF/VHF digital radio. It fills a gap in open source, free-as-in-speech voice codecs beneath 5000 bit/s. It is released under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL).

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Stop unfair advertising - get your government to promote free PDF readers!

http://fsfe.org

The Free Software Foundation Europe calls on all Europeans to seek out advertisements for proprietary PDF readers on their government's websites, and report them. In addition, FSFE has prepared a petition demanding an end to such advertising practices, and encourages the public to sign it.

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Highly optimized Theora free videocodec for OMAP3 is here

http://blog.mjg.im

Highly optimized Theora free videocodec for TI's OMAP3 DSP is here. This DSP can be found in many devices, like: Palm Pre, Motorola Droid, Nokia N900 and others. Decoding on N900 of 800x480 video at 33fps gave only 20% CPU load.

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Document Freedom Day 2010 in Slovenia

http://matija.suklje.name

In 2010 the international Document Freedom Day was celebrated for the first time in Slovenia. For that occasion the FSFE Fellowship group Slovenia decided to give a DFD "thank you" cake to the Supreme Court of Slovenia for their amazing and hard work in using (only) open standards and open documents in courts.

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Send me attachments I can read, use open standards

http://hugoroy.eu

There are many ways to share documents, files and data over the Internet. Among them, emails are often used to do so, because whoever has an email address can send and receive emails freely. People from one mail server to another can communicate without any difficulty. Why is it working so simply? Because emails are designed to use a set of open standards, based on the Internet protocols.

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Ask YouTube for Ogg support!

http://www.fsf.org

"...Google has closed the window on HTML5 feedback, saying that peoples' voices have been heard. However, notably absent is any mention of Ogg. Google leaving Ogg out of the picture here makes sense, because it would be very easy for them to offer HTML5/h264 videos that play in Chrome and Safari, while still excluding free formats and users of free browsers like Firefox and Icecat..."

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Dailymotion's support for Ogg is a big deal

http://www.fsf.org

"With video streaming site Dailymotion offering the free Ogg Theora video format, FSF urges other video sites to follow..."

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Watch Video…without Flash

http://blog.dailymotion.com

"Dailymotion is excited to launch a new R&D platform dedicated to free video formats and web standards: openvideo.dailymotion.com. You don’t need the Adobe Flash plugin to watch videos on this platform - the only requirement is the latest version of Firefox, 3.5 beta, available here..."

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Mozilla Grant will help Wikipedia Support Video

http://www.pcworld.com

"The proliferation of standards-based video sharing and collaboration is set to take off with a $US100,000 grant from the Mozilla Foundation to fund the development of the Ogg Theora video codec and server-side streaming software.

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streaming video in firefox

http://weblogs.mozillazine.org

"Asa Dotzler has been trying to get live streaming working with our new native video support that’s coming with Firefox 3.1. That is, video that is taken by a camera, encoded and pushed directly out to a web server instead of stored as a file so you can watch an event in real time.

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Apple announces all music on iTunes to go DRM-free - no word on movies, TV shows, games, audiobooks

http://www.defectivebydesign.org

"...We must continue to put pressure on Apple. That means continuing to boycott all DRM-content on iTunes, including the iPhone and the App Store. We encourage Apple to continue to remove DRM from iTunes content, including all movies, TV shows, games, audiobooks and applications, as well as support for free formats, such as Vorbis and Theora..."

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Meet Emacs: in which a peepcode is released

http://technomancy.us

"Well, it's finally out! I'm proud to announce that the Peepcode screencast I mentioned earlier has been released and is available for download at peepcode.com ..." (available in Ogg format)

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Created by can.axis 5 years 35 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 35 weeks ago
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