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The Threat to Software Freedom

http://blogs.sitepoint.com

While free software automatically qualifies as a solution to vendor lock-in, monopolistic practices, prohibitive licensing fees, digital rights management, and a variety of other technological issues, the philosophy and ideals it stands for directly conflict with many companies’ traditional business model of selling software licenses.

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GNU Ghostscript 9.00 release announcement

http://www.ghostscript.com

Artifex Software, Inc. is happy to announce the release of
GPL Ghostscript 9.00 and GhostPDL 9.00. Ghostscript is a suite of software based on an interpreter for Adobe Systems' PostScript and Portable Document Format (PDF) page description languages.

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Celebrate Software Freedom Day with the LibrePlanet community

http://www.fsf.org

Please join us in bringing some of the Software Freedom Day celebration and advocacy to the LibrePlanet wiki, to build a resource and meeting place that will last throughout the year. Saturday, September 18th is Software Freedom Day, a worldwide celebration of user freedom.

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Stop unfair advertising - get your government to promote free PDF readers!

http://fsfe.org

The Free Software Foundation Europe calls on all Europeans to seek out advertisements for proprietary PDF readers on their government's websites, and report them. In addition, FSFE has prepared a petition demanding an end to such advertising practices, and encourages the public to sign it.

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Meet the free software community

http://www.fsf.org

The free software community is a worldwide movement dedicated to the goal of freedom in the use of technology. This diverse community is made up of programmers, designers, writers and everyday advocates who contribute to make and promote software that respects our freedoms.

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Who is using free software?

http://www.fsf.org

Free software is software you can study, modify and share without restriction. But unlike proprietary software, there is no big budget marketing campaign behind it. Rather, people discover it and come to value the freedom it provides. What are these people's motivations for working on free software? Why is community and sharing so important? Why should everyone be using free software?

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Final conclussions about Free Software and Education at Kerala

http://wiki.hipatia.net

We, the undersigned, call on all educational institutions, policy makers, students and teachers from all corners of the world to discard all proprietary software and use exclusively Free Software.

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Kongoni Linux 1.12.3 (Cicero) Released

http://www.kongoni.org

Kongoni is a desktop oriented operating system with a strong belief in being truly free software. This is the final and stable release of Kongoni 1.12.3 (Cicero). With this release most issues and problems should be solved, also most packages where cleaned-up, updated to the latest version.

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Divide and Conquer: How Microsoft Fractures Free and Open Source Software, GNU/Linux

http://techrights.org

Latest examples of Microsoft's strategy, wherein it sends out affiliates to pretend to be FOSS people and then promote software patent deals, separation between Open Source and Free software, departure from the GPL, promotion of "open" core (proprietary) as "Open Source", and demotion of free/libre platforms like GNU/Linux along with free suites/formats like ODF

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KDE 4.5 Desktop Activities Bring New Meaning to Organization

http://www.linux.com

KDE 4.5 brings to the table plenty of useful, functional, innovative features. One of those very features is the Desktop Activity. The KDE Desktop Activities feature is a great new desktop metaphor that takes the Linux desktop to new levels of organization.

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FSFE Newsletter for September 2010

http://fsfe.org

In our newsletter, everyone, Free Software enthusiast or not, can learn more about the recent activities of the FSFE. Please take a look and make any comment you like: it will be very appreciated!

--
Nicolas, Intern at the Free Software Foundation Europe

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Fair, Reasonable And Non-Discriminatory... Ain't

http://blogs.computerworlduk.com

One of the inescapable facts of free software is that it involves a lot of law - far more than innocent hackers might expect when they settle down for a light bit of coding.

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Bazaar 2.2.0 released

http://lists.gnu.org

Bazaar is distributed revision control system allowing multiple people to have their own branch of a project, and merge code efficiently between them. It enables new contributors to immediately access to the full tools that previously have been limited to just the committers to a project. This release marks the start of another long-term-stable series.

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GNU Debugger 7.2 released

http://sourceware.org

GNU Debugger is now available. GDB is a source-level debugger for Ada, C, C++, Objective-C, Pascal and many other languages. GDB can target (i.e., debug programs running on) more than a dozen different processor architectures, and GDB itself can run on most popular GNU/Linux, Unix and other OS variants.

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Only one day left to influence the EURO 2012 qualification games

http://blogs.fsfe.org

Do you like football? Well you do not have to, to participate at the EURO 2012. Guido Arnold announced a parallel tournament for the European football championship 2012. The criteria: Free Software usage in the public administration. The rules are relatively simple, you can read them in Guido's blog. Tomorrow evening there will be 22 matches. Enough time for you to influence the them.

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