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Glibc finally free software

http://www.h-online.com

Code from 1985 under an old Sun licence and included in glibc has been re-licensed by Oracle America under a BSD licence

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digiKam 1.4.0 released

http://www.digikam.org

DigiKam is an advanced digital photo management application. The new version brings new Remove Doubles feature and a lot of bug fixes

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Nomination period open for Nordic Free Software Award

http://www.sandklef.com

Until October 22 you can nominate a person, a project or an organisation for the Nordic Free Software Award. The Nordic Free Software Award given to people, projects or organisations in the Nordic countries that have made a prominent contribution to the advancement of Free Software. The award will be announced during FSCONS 2010 in Gothenburg.

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GNU/Linux - finally it's Free software

http://blogs.computerworlduk.com

Some ancient source code given away freely by Sun in 1984 turned out to have a non-Free-software licence all these years, upsetting the licensing purity of glibc and everything built with it.

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September project of the month: GPL Ghostscript

http://sourceforge.net

The end of the year is right around the corner (already!) but we're not quite done showcasing projects that have been with us for 10 years or more. September's Project of the Month is [19]GPL Ghostscript, a complete set of page description language interpreters including PDF, PostScript, PCL5, PCLXL, and XPS.

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Plone 4 released

http://plone.org

The Plone community has raised the bar in the Content Management System market with today's release of Plone 4, a faster, more user-friendly and more refined version of a product which has set the pace for CMS innovation for nearly a decade.

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How You Can Help Patent Attorneys Help Free Software

http://www.groklaw.net

I would like everyone to watch tridge's talk [.ogv] [mp3] on patents and how engineers can interact efficiently with patent lawyers, to get your knowledge across to them. More formats are linked from End Software Patents, if you prefer audio only.

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KDE 4.5: Your New Desktop Awaits

http://www.linux.com

Jack Wallen writes: "Not only is KDE 4.5 a far superior desktop to its predecessor, I would go as far to say that it has finally surpassed 3.5 in both usability and performance. That's a bold statement considering how the desktop has evolved."

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“Microsoft Hates the Term “Free Software” or “Freedom”, They Prefer to Use Open Source”

http://techrights.org

The Free/Open Source software community responds to more of the same deception from Microsoft

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Gates Foundation Joins Microsoft and Attacks Free Software in Greece

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In the troubled economy of Europe Bill Gates and Microsoft try to make the population more Redmond dependent and in the United States too the Gates Foundation shapes (changes) public library policies

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GCC - We make free software affordable

http://www.h-online.com

Michael Tiemann, who contributed as much as anyone to the later development of GCC, and who had dreamed of writing the perfect compiler, said that the day of GCC's release was "the most thrilling and most terrifying day of my life (up to that point)."

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Audio and Video from LibrePlanet 2010

http://www.fsf.org

Thanks to the efforts of summer campaigns intern, Steve DuBois, we have all the video and audio from the conference ready for your viewing pleasure.

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Tor 0.2.2.15-alpha released

http://blog.torproject.org

Tor (network of virtual tunnels that allows people and groups to improve their privacy and security on the Internet) fixes a big bug in hidden service availability, fixes a variety of other bugs that were preventing performance experiments from moving forward, fixes several bothersome memory leaks, and generally closes a lot of smaller bugs that have been filling up trac lately.

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OpenSSH 5.6 released

http://marc.info

OpenSSH 5.6 has just been released. OpenSSH is a 100% complete SSH protocol version 1.3, 1.5 and 2.0 implementation and includes SFTP client and server support. Once again, we would like to thank the OpenSSH community for their continued support of the project, especially those who contributed code or patches, reported bugs, tested snapshots or donated to the project.

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Why Open Source/Free Software Rocks!

http://blog.mathgladiator.com

For most of my formative years, I was primarily interested in building stuff as a personal hobby. Back then, when I first learned about Open Source, I was skeptical for one primary reason: financial (I need money ergo I need a job/gig). This reason is no longer a concern due to the brave souls that made open source software lucrative for businesses to build on.

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