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Open Document Standards Mandatory in Hungarian Government

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Hungary's public administrations will by default use open document standards for their electronic documents, as of April this year, the government ministers agreed on 23 December, and all public organisations are encouraged to move to open source office tools. Hungary's government also in December decided to cancel the funding of proprietary office suite licences for all schools.

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American Corporate Software Can No Longer Be Trusted For Anything

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The discussions around SOPA have shown a very unfortunate side of United States policymaking — that its policymakers are not the slightest afraid of legislatively ordering American-run corporations to sabotage their customers in order to further United States foreign policy.

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Help FSF raise $300k by Jan 31st so they can do more for Free Software

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With your support this past year, we made a difference and accomplished a great deal for free software around the world. But we don't just want to repeat this in 2012 — we want to make an even bigger impact, and we need your help to do it. To reach our fundraising goal, we need to raise just $229,000 more over the next seven weeks.

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Stallman class graduates from IMERIR

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« RMS was at the Institut Méditerranéen d'Étude et de Recherche en Informatique et Robotique (IMERIR), in Perpignan, France, on 28 October, 2011, to deliver the graduation speech, "Le logiciel libre : pratique et éthique," to the class of 2011, which was named after him. »

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Stallman: Facebook IS Mass Surveillance

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RMS: « The father of free software philosophy spoke to RT on evil developers, spying social networks, the almost-legitimacy of Anonymous hacks and the condition under which he would take a proprietary program and a million dollars. Stallman is the man behind the concept that every computer program must be free for users to study and modify as they want.

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Linux Supercomputing Dominance: A Look Under the Hood

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A few weeks ago, the top500 Supercomputer list came out, as it does each November. As expected, Linux is still the most used OS for supercomputing, as it has been since taking the list by storm in the early 2000s.

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Swedish activist receives Nordic Free Software Award 2011

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Erik Josefsson is the winner of the Nordic Free Software Award 2011. With the award, the Swedish Foundation for Free Culture and Free Software (FFKP) honours Josefsson for his achievements as a campaigner for freedom in the information society. [...]

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MySQL Moves Closer to Closed

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Monty Widenius laments as Oracle begins the process of moving MySQL out of the light and into its proprietary dungeon. Time for a FreeSQL fork?

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Is Android really free software?

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Google's smartphone code is often described as 'open' or 'free' – but when examined by the Free Software Foundation, it starts to look like something different

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It's just "The Beginning"

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With the birth of Free Software Movement started by Richard Stallman & his supporter’s, & an important decision taken by Linus Torvalds by licensing Linux kernel under GPL has revolutionized the computing world to an extent without which the computing world hadn’t taken it’s glorious form what we see today.

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Aaron Seigo talks about KDE SC 5.0 and more

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After years of focusing on further improving KDE4 two weeks ago the developers of the free desktop announced the next big step for their project: KDE Frameworks 5.0. But as long-time developer — and Plasma team leader — Aaron Seigo points out the source-incompatible changes shall be held to a minimum.

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How to Manage Notification Settings in KDE 4

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One of the many things the KDE developers did right in 4.x (currently 4.7) is the notification system. By far, this system is the cleanest and most flexible of nearly every desktop I have used. But most users don’t realize just how flexible this system is simply because they never bother to look into the configuration options available. It’s time that oversight is corrected.

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FSFE Fellowship interview with Richard Shipman

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Richard Shipman, Teaching Fellow at the Computer Science department of Aberystwyth University, has extensive experience of working with Free Software and discussing its strengths and weaknesses with others.

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Effective Free Software advocacy

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Explaining Free Software is an important but sometimes difficult task. Complex ideas and terminology, subtle variations and an intensely political history can all get in the way of effective advocacy. These guidelines aim to help you to communicate clearly and consistently, and present yourself and what you're saying in a compelling and credible light.

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TLWIR 12: Libreoffice 3.4.2, NASA, and the Asus X101

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This week’s edition of The Linux Week in Review maintains a focus on one of the core principles of success: keeping it simple and stupid. Every situation does not call for us to have a PhD in computer science, or Bill Gates’ bank account. Often times, simple is better. Libreoffice can perform what most businesses need at a great price: free.

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