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Work on a free software GPRS/EDGE stack!

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GPRS is a technology used by mobile phones to transmit data. If you have internet access on your cellphone, it's likely that you are using GPRS. A project called OsmocomBB is underway to develop software that could be used in free mobile devices. Progress has been good, with regular telephone calls and text messages already working, but data connections are still not supported.

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KDE 4.6.3 Released

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KDE has released a series of updates to the Plasma Desktop and Netbook workspaces, the KDE Applications and the KDE Frameworks. This update is the second in a series of monthly stabilization updates to the 4.6 series. 4.6.3 brings many bugfixes and translation updates

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FSFE newsletter - May 2011

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This month's headlines:
- Competition authorities: Free Software protects competition
- Mission is possible: take part into our Free PDFreaders campaign follow-up!
- Something completely different: LinuxTag, articles on Free Software on the Fellowship planet.
- Get Active - Internships at FSFE

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Free Software crucial to competition, regulators in Novell patent deal say

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Competition authorities in Germany and the United States today highlighted the fundamental role that Free Software plays for competition in the software market.

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Why collaboration and free software make sense in the enterprise

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The words "sharing" and "collaboration" don't exist in the lexicon of your typical for-profit corporation. Josselin Mouette was at the Gnome Asia Summit to show how free software can favourably tip the balance sheets. Josselin, the Gnome maintainer in Debian, also talks about CUT, the new addition to the Debian family of repositories.

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Educating with free software

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Frederic Muller, president of Software Freedom International, was flaunting two things at the Gnome Asia Summit in Bangalore -- his passion for free software, and his newly acquired beard. We try to capture both in this interview. Frederic has lots of hands-on experience of promoting free software in education and offers wonderful advice for others who want to do the same.

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Spanish KDE Community Announces Akademy-es 2011

http://dot.kde.org

KDE Spain is organizing Akademy-es 2011, the annual meeting of KDE users and contributors in Barcelona, Spain from May 20th through May 22nd. Akademy-es is an important event in the KDE calendar. Attendance and the technical quality of papers have increased significantly during each of the previous events.

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Micro-blogging client Choqok 1.1 released

http://choqok.gnufolks.org

New version of Twitter, Status.net (Identi.ca) client brings two new plugins: Translator plugin and Quick Filter plugin. Other changes included: System tray icon problem in Gnome fixed, Hide Menu-bar option, Choqok caches posts automatically, Annoying video preview plugin problem that causes Choqok to crash fixed.

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FSFE Newsletter - April 2011

http://fsfe.org

- a decade of Freedom: FSFE turned 10
- Worldwide celebration of Open Standards
- news from FSFE's country teams
and much more: pdf readers, gamingfreedom, legal news, red hat & nokia

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GNU Compiler Collection 4.6.0 Released

http://gcc.gnu.org

GCC 4.6 brings support for the new Go programming language, improved experimental support for the C++0x standard, support for Android Bionic C library, support fot ARM Cortex-M4, basic support for the Cortex-A15, Intel Core 2 and Core i7 optimizations, support for AMD Bobcat CPUs and more.

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The Pragmatism of Free Software Idealism

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In the beginning, the idea that software should be free was deemed unrealistic and laughable, and then unworkable. Now, for the most part, it is deemed acceptable and desirable – not just as a workable approach to writing software, but as a means of writing better software.

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Fellowship interview with Dan Leinir

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Dan Leinir Turthra Jensen, when not solving interoperability problems between Open Document Format (ODF) editors at KO GmbH, spends his time developing GamingFreedom.org: a gaming orientated social network which promotes Free culture, and Gluon: a full featured modern game engine, based on the Qt framework.

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Mozilla Launches Firefox 4

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Firefox 4 is the fastest Firefox yet. With dramatic speed and performance advancements across the board, Firefox is between two and six times faster than previous releases. Major enhancements to the JavaScript engine make everything from startup time to page load speed to graphics and JavaScript performance screaming fast in Firefox.

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GNU Free Call: an Open Source Skype Alternative

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GNU Free Call will offer a service that's both secure and usable on all platforms, much the way closed-source Skype is, its developers say.

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KTorrent 4.1 Released

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The biggest new features are: Support for superseeding; KIO magnet, Video streaming, enabling you to start watching a movie while it is downloading; The user interface has been redesigned, making better use of KDE's KParts technologies

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