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Free, a growing phenomenon

http://www.transactiv-exe.org

"Within the framework of the author’s copyright that protects literary and artistic works, a growing number of authors choose to make their works available to the public with contracts of a very specific type called free licences. These licences allow anyone to distribute or perform copies of the work.

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Free Software Foundation files objection to Google Book Search settlement

http://www.fsf.org

"BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Tuesday, September 8, 2009 -- Today the Free Software Foundation (FSF) filed an objection in court to the proposed Google Book Search settlement (The Authors Guild, Inc., et al. v. Google Inc.).

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Why “open source” misses the point of Free Software

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"25 years after Stallman first set the GNU project in motion, what have these ideals achieved, and what can we do to ensure the future of free software? Linux Format spoke to him to find out..."

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Atheros Hardware Abstraction Layer Source Is Released

http://hardware.slashdot.org

« With the recent discussion here on proprietary blobs in the Linux kernel, it's nice to see that today Sam Leffler has released the source for the Atheros Hardware Abstraction Layer under the ISC license, which is both GPL and BSD compatible. The Atheros chipset is used in many laptops, so this is another important step towards running a completely free distribution. »

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Atheros HAL Under Free Software License

http://www.phoronix.com

"...This week Atheros Communications has made another step forward in enabling their wireless products on Linux. Atheros has released their HAL used for their 802.11a/b/g devices under the ISC. The ISC (or Internet Systems Consortium) is a BSD-derived free software license that is supported by the Free Software Foundation..."

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Debian not complying to licenses

http://blog.daniel-baumann.ch

"First of all, I don't want to blame individual persons. This is just a note of how disappointed I'm about some parts of Debian that are not complying to licenses when it comes to distributing software..."

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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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[Updated] Guidelines for Free System Distributions on gnu.org

http://fsfe.org

"Yavor informed me, that the GNU website has a new article. So read the Guidelines for Free System Distributions and afterwards you can comment FSFE's public discussion lists."

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