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European Parliament plays with fundamental rights of Internet users

http://www.odebi.org

"Numerous amendments tabled for the Telecom Package will be examined by the European Parliament this 24 September. The number of amendments, the complexity of the texts, and the fact that some of those amendments have not been published harms the european democratic debate..."

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The Free Software Movement not able to be heard at the the European Social Forum (ESF) in Malmö

http://www.thelocal.se

Free Software Foundation Europe: «... From September 17th to 21st 2008 the European Social Forum (ESF) is being held in Malmö, in the south of Sweden. More than 20 000 people are expected to participate in the forum, which is a meeting place for social movements in Europe.

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Software Freedom Day 2008 @ Thiruvananthapuram

http://free-knowledge.web4all.in

"SPACE, Free Software Foundation of India and GNU/Linux users group, Thiruvananthapuram are organizing a host of programs to mark the Software Freedom Day on 20th September 2008 at Press Club Hall, Thiruvananthapuram..."

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FKFT - Free knowledge with SELF

http://selfproject.eu

"During an intensive three day period, participants from the Phillipines, Mexico, Tanzania, USA, and many other countries around the world, not excluding Spain itself, gathered around the Free Knowledge, Free Technology conference in Barcelona.

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Universities that do not use Free Software: Time for a boycott?

http://www.linux-magazine.com

"I received an email recently from a young man in Brazil who wanted me to come to his university and talk to the students and faculty about using Free Software. I am normally happy to advise universities to use Free Software, but usually this is done in conjunction with some large conference held at the university or some other venue. I just do not have the time to visit each and every school.

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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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Why “Open Source” misses the point of Free Software

http://drupal.geek.nz

“Open Source” advocate: «...I associate much more with the "Open Source" (also as Richard defines it) camp, and am open to the existence and use of proprietary software...» --

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Anthony Doesburg: Activist urges end to software stranglehold

http://www.nzherald.co.nz

"If you think computers and the internet have done a power of good for individual freedom, you've clearly not been exposed to the thinking of Richard Stallman.

Stallman, an American, is part-way through a speaking tour on which he is outlining the philosophy of the Free Software Foundation, of which he is founder and president.

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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 Software, Free Society: convenience vs freedom (was "My disagreement with Richard Stallman")

http://www.geekzone.co.nz

– ## Why I agree with RMS on convenience vs. freedom: --
* RMS: «We cater to them (people who don't care about software freedom) to the extent it doesn't interfere with more important goals, such as establishing a free society.»

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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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The dark side of the EU

http://www.guardian.co.uk

RMS: «The evil aspect of the EU is revealed by a plan to merge surveillance with the US...»

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Free Software, Free Society: convenience vs freedom

http://lists.gnu.org

RMS: «... We cater to them (people who don't care about software freedom) to the extent it doesn't interfere with more important goals, such as establishing a free society.»

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