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The Free Software Movement comes to medical research

http://www.checkorphan.org

"...The key to the Alzheimer’s project was an agreement as ambitious as its goal: not just to raise money, not just to do research on a vast scale, but also to share all the data, making every single finding public immediately, available to anyone with a computer anywhere in the world. No one would own the data.

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Hackers wanted! Scholarships available to coders who'll come to journalism and help save democracy

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"...Journalism needs great hackers. Not just nerds, but programmers who care -- about the values of journalism and the power of a free press to hold government accountable. Luckily, hackers are a freedom-minded bunch. The free software movement is rooted in many of the same principals that guide journalism.

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The GPL & The Free Software Movement: why Eric Raymond is wrong

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"Eleven years ago, Bruce Perens, who was then leader of the Debian GNU/Linux project, drafted the Debian free software guidelines as part of the project's social contract..." -- See alse The Myth of the Free Market (via RMS).

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OPINION Beyond Software Quality: The Ethics of Freedom

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"...When Raymond compare our community's industry to Gandhi's campaign for the self-rule of India from British course of action [...] he implicitly acknowledges that this is a issue of culmination a system of dominion -- a social system to be precise with integrity untrue. That is what we in the free-software movement have be proverb since 1984..."

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Extend the border of free cyberspace to mobile

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"After one year spent using my (pretty old) cell phone for more than just sms and audio calls, I understand better some of the new challenges that the free software movement have to face. I already wrote about the implications of GPLv3 on mobile handsets, but that post only scratches the surface of the issues..."

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Happy Birthday, Gregorian Calendar!

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"Here’s my official symbol for the year 2009 [...] The font is professional but playful, inspired by the rise of free software that helps us at work and at play, to connect, to share our ideas, our feelings, and our own personal worlds. None of this could be possible without the massive contributions made to society by the free software movement..."

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Blogging thoughts

http://fsfe.org

"I always tell people to blog what they're working on. 'If it's worth doing, it's worth blogging!' I've put effort into blogging over the last three years, so here's the advice that I give myself each time I start to blog something..."

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The Free Software Movement and the Struggle for Freedom of Thought

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Eben Moglen addressed the students and staff of Christ University, Bangalore, on the topic of "The Free Software Movement and the Struggle for Freedom of Thought" on 12-12-2008 in the Main auditorium of the Christ University campus.

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Sustaining Free Culture in Social Justice and Environmental Online Communities

http://freeculture.org

"The following is a post from a guest, Ian Elwood, who has been involved in social justice movements for some time and has tried to bring the Free Software and Free Culture movements to them. We post it here because it expresses a voice in the discussion of free network services. Indymedia London recently considered questions very much like these. Ian Elwood’s thoughts follow..."

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Free Culture and Copyleft: A social movements perspective

http://www.anikarenina.com

"Radical militant librarians are out to destroy the music industry. Or at least, that’s what you might come to believe if you listen to the RIAA’s arguments. The recording industry and other corporate lobbies have convinced policymakers for decades that intellectual property protections are necessary to motivate the production of creative works.

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Commons Graz

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"It was a brisk, crisp walk to the Schloss Berg in Graz where the last in a series of public discussions on the commons was being held. The venue, Dom in Berg, a theatre carved out of a mountain (the Schloss Berg itself), actually in the mountain, provided an inspired setting for what turned out to be a pivotal, necessary and invaluable exchange of ideas and debate..."

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

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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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Happy birthday to GNU!

http://creativecommons.org

« 25 years ago Richard Stallman started the GNU (”Gnu’s Not Unix”) project to create a computer operating system like Unix (then ascendant in computer labs like the one Stallman worked in), but with source code free for programmers to run, study, share, and improve.

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Google Chrome: Google will distribute a Free Software browser

http://googleblog.blogspot.com

I think it's time for Mozilla to value software freedom... Dear Mozilla, please, embrace the Free Software Movement, and talk about "Freedom"!

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Free Software movement fights to keep internet freedom in Brazil

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"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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