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Is your toilet economically sustainable?

http://humanist.roua.org

"...Today, your government is sponsoring Adobe and Microsoft through the licensing mechanism (by “generously” installing on the public offices’ desks Microsoft+Adobe, rather than Ubuntu), but it should, instead, sponsor the GNU, Debian and FreeBSD projects. These projects form the infrastructure of practical democracy, they embody the free speech in its most accurate form.

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Change.org: Free Software for the US Government

http://www.solidoffice.com

"Change.org (not the same as Change.gov) provides a feature where site members can suggest ideas they’d like to see adopted by the United States Government. One suggestion currently getting attention on the site is to Support the Free Software Movement..."

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A Weekend with Eben Moglen

http://sreejithsblog.blogspot.com

"On the last weekend, I got a chance to interact with two eminent personalities who compete with each other in leaving their legacy in the minds of people whom they meet. While RMS is admired by thousands of people around the world including me for creating the Free Software Movement and for his uncompromising stand, Eben Moglen leaves his mark for his oratory skills, humbleness and humility.

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Ecuador: Two Years After Correa's Meeting With Stallman

http://globalvoicesonline.org

"It's been two years since Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa personally met with Richard Stallman [es], free software activist. Rafael Bonifaz reflects back on the meeting and what has happened since."

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Why Barack Obama should support the Free Software Movement

http://www.onthecommons.org

"Will he build a Free Society or a walled-garden of control? ..." -- Change.org - Ideas for Changing America: Support the Free Software Movement

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A declaration of digital rights

http://www.newstatesman.com

"After 60 years, it’s time to refresh the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to take in the new digital frontier argues Peter Bradwell of UK think tank Demos..."

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THE TOR PROJECT ANNOUNCES THREE-YEAR DEVELOPMENT ROADMAP

https://www.torproject.org

"DEDHAM, MA - The Tor Project has published its three year development roadmap, focused on providing anti-censorship tools and services for the advancement of Internet freedom in closed societies..."

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The "Idea for Change: Support the Free Software Movement" is in 9th place with 2 weeks left!

http://www.fsdaily.com

"There are only 2 weeks left in the first round of the "Ideas for Change in America" competition, and the "Idea for Change: Support the Free Software Movement" is in 9th place in the Technology Policy category.

The top 3 rated ideas for each category will make it to the second round, which will be held in early January... We need 135 votes to move up to third place in Technology Policy..."

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The "Idea for Change: Support the Free Software Movement" is in 9th place with 2 weeks left!

There are only 2 weeks left in the first round of the "Ideas for Change in America" competition, and the "Idea for Change: Support the Free Software Movement" is in 9th place in the Technology Policy category.

The top 3 rated ideas for each category will make it to the second round, which will be held in early January... We need 135 votes to move up to third place in Technology Policy.

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Stallman visits computer centre for the poor

http://bangalore.citizenmatters.in

"Richard Stallman, widely acknowledged at the pioneer of the free software movement, visits local community computer centre and gets impressed..."

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The Free Software Movement: an answer to a world built in code and/or a philosophy in itself ?

http://www.deccanherald.com

"...«Piracy,» Stallman said during his public speech in Bangalore on Saturday, «is totally wrong, because it is wrong to attack ships on sail.» If the person posing the question happens to get smarter and asks specifically about software and music piracy, Stallman gave an even better answer: «Pirates never attack ships with software and music, they do it with guns.» ..." --

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Report from the free software movement in Kerala

http://blog.p2pfoundation.net

"Three days ago, I spend a much too short time at a Free Software, Free Society conference in Kerala, which was quite an enthusiastic gathering. Equally present was Stefan Merten of Project Oekonux, who has published a report in Keimform, which I’m partially reproducing below. (see also added comments by co-organizer V. Sasi Kumar) ..."

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Stallman visits slum computing center

http://sreejithsblog.blogspot.com

"...While proprietary software companies are like the colonial rulers who exploited the masses, free software is freedom and liberation. Ambedkar Community Computer center is a model for the other parts of the india in such a way that it gives access to computers for the poor without compromising the freedom.

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Wikipedia launches ‘academy’

http://www.expeditemall.com

Online encyclopaedia Wikipedia.com launched the ‘Wikipedia Academy’ here today in a bid to increase its popularity and to reach out to large number of rural masses in the country. 'This is the first in Asia after the launch of the first Academy last month in Germany' Wikipedia.com Founder Jimmy Wales told reporters in Chennai.

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The Kerala experience

http://www.oekonux.org

"Hi list! I'm just on the way back home from this great conference which took place in Thiruvananthapuram in the state of Kerala / India. I must say I'm really deeply impressed. I would wish that Free Software *including* things like Oekonux says would have that backing in Germany / Europe / industrialized countries!

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