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Why Free Software matters for Society (draft)

http://blogs.fsfe.org

A short explanation for beginners about the importance of Free Software even if they are not able hackers or programers. (Version 2 of, "Democracy and Hacking")

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Richard Stallman and the Free Software Revolution

http://www.republique-bananiere.fr

RMS: « Free Software can be summarized in three simple words: Liberté, égalité, fraternité».

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"Defining the contours of freedom" - Free Software Foundation

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«Great, great video from Lawrence Lessig about the importance of the free software movement to society and culture as a whole. Lessig also wrote the forward to Richard Stallman's book "Free Software, Free Society" and it's one of the many things that helped me see the big picture where free software is concerned.»

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Strengthen the Commons

http://seminario10anosdepois.wordpress.com

"...They form the social fabric of a free society. Commons do not belong to anyone individually nor do they belong to no one. Different communities, from the family to global society, always create, maintain, cultivate, and redefine commons. ... They produce free software and free knowledge, and create films, music, and images to be shared.

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A Concise Introduction to Free and Open Source Software

http://www.consortiuminfo.org

Andy Updegrove writes an article providing an overview of the history of FOSS and its champions, the major philosophical differences that divide FOSS from OSS developers, the multiple licenses under which FOSS is made available, and the principle non-profit institutions that support and promote FOSS.

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COSC dept hosts digital freedom talk - Christchurch, New Zealand - Tuesday, 13/10/2009

http://forums.e-democracy.org

Richard M. Stallman talk: «Christchurch, New Zealand - A1 Lecture Theatre (Arts block), University of Canterbury, Ilam. To make a digital society worthy of being included in, we must overcome six menaces to freedom: surveillance, censorship, restricted data formats, proprietary software, software as a service, and the War on Sharing.»

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Digital rights: call to all citizens to fight back (Free Culture Forum)

http://freeknowledge.eu

"The first International Free Culture Forum will take place in Barcelona from October 29 to November 1 2009. This event will bring together the main organisations and most active voices in the world of Free Culture and Free Knowledge to set common agendas and strategies..."

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Richard Stallman on Radio New Zealand

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"Did you know that Richard Stallman was interviewed by Kim Hill on Saturday? I missed it but ended up listening to the podcast yesterday.

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The Free (Bebas) Software Movement

http://www.fsf.org

"Jakarta, Indonesia [...] Richard Stallman, founder of the free software movement (gerakan perangkat lunak bebas) and leader of development of the GNU operating system (with which the kernel Linux is typically used) will give a speech to explain the ethical and political ideas of free software, which differ from the ideas of open source, and explain how GNU was developed to realize these ethical g

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Copyright Protection in the Digital Age - Library of Alexandria, Egypt

http://www.ip-watch.org

"The Library of Alexandria, Egypt, is holding a three-day workshop to introduce judges, lawyers, and researchers from Egypt and the Arab world to new tools for the dissemination of knowledge.

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GNU/Zealand 09 Tour Schedule

http://info541.sim.vuw.ac.nz

"Richard Stallman is making a return visit to New Zealand in 2009, following his successful 2008 tour to promote free software and the FSF. This page lists his itinerary as of 29 September 2009, and will be updated as events are confirmed..."

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25 years of GNU - support software freedom!

http://www.fsf.org

"Dear Free Software Supporter, Tomorrow we mark the end of our year-long celebration of the 25th anniversary of the GNU Project---a celebration that we kicked off in September 2008 with a wonderful video from author and comedian Stephen Fry..."

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FSCONS 2009 - 13-15 November 2009, Burgårdens Conference Center, Göteborg, Sweden

http://fscons.org

"Join us at the third annual FSCONS, a meeting place for social change, focused on the future of free software and free society. Open discussion and brainstorming are two of the primary factors that pave the way for change.

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A Free Digital Society

http://www.fsf.org

RMS Speech: « To make a digital society worthy of being included in, we must overcome six menaces to freedom: surveillance, censorship, restricted data formats, proprietary software, software as a service, and the War on Sharing. »

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Software Freedom Day 2009 in Wellington, New Zealand

http://blog.labour.org.nz

Software Freedom Day in Wellington currently discussing Free Software & Free Society...

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