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Why Open-Source Does Not Protect Your Freedom: Richard Stallman Explains Why Free Software Is The Only Answer

http://www.personalbee.com

"As the advocates of open source draw new users into our community, we free software activists have to work even more to bring the issue of freedom to those new users' attention. We have to say, “It's free software and it gives you freedom!”—more and louder than ever."

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What is Open Source?

http://blogs.zdnet.com

The egalitarianism of Richard Stallman, the practicality of Eric Raymond, the engineering values of Linus Torvalds. So, too, the stories of Vint Cerf, of Tim Berners-Lee, and of early peering arrangements, in which moving money became secondary to moving bits.

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23 Most Valuable Free Software

http://junauza.blogspot.com

I have compiled 23 of the most outstanding free/open source software. If these software have price tags, I would consider them the most expensive and valuable. The list was judged according to how I view their significance in the field of technology and the benefits that they have given to society.

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STACS: Science, technology and civil society

http://www.france.fsfeurope.org

"The issue of civil society involvement in research has not received enough attention. But the European vision of a knowledge-based society demands an early dialogue between scientists, policy makers and civil society. To this end, the STACS project will seek to bridge the gap between research and civil society and find common projects to work on for the future..."

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Free Software, Social Innovation

http://resistancestudies.org

" We understand that not everyone will be able to cover the costs of visiting the event and we are willing to contribute towards travel and accommodation costs. We invite you to fill out an application by the 19th of October 2007 at the latest. The selected attendees will be contacted by the 22nd of October.

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Is there a correlation between Socialism and Free Software ?

http://linuxhelp.blogspot.com

Simply put, socialism is a process of control of resources by a community or state in varying degrees. So the big question is does the Free Software movement enjoy any relation with socialist ideology ?

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KDE's Windows weapon: KOffice 2.0

http://www.linuxworld.com.au

While the industry is distracted by the ongoing tussle between Microsoft and OpenOffice.org over document formats, the KDE project is quietly preparing the next generation of its own office suite, KOffice, for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X.

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173 000 French students and 40 000 teachers to get Firefox on a USB key

http://standblog.org

"Jean-Paul Huchon, president of the Région Ile de France (the greater Paris local government) has announced yesterday that his administration has started distributing 220 000 USB keys with Free and Open-Source software on it, including Firefox. The recipients are mostly students (173 000 of them) and teachers (40 000)..."

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Talking FOSS at the UN

http://www.linux.com

When Nathan Eckenrode goes to the United Nations in New York City next week to help demonstrate the technology behind open source software, he doesn't really expect to discover the answer to world peace. If he gets a little closer, though, he's all right with that.

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Advantages of open source: Revisited

http://useopensource.blogspot.com

I feel that is important for me to further analyze the benefits of open source software. In a previous post, I highlighted the cost-savings of open source and did not mention any of the other advantages that it provides. This post should provide a more balanced view of open source and the intrinsic benefits that free software provides.

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A workshop on Free and Open Source Software

http://www.demos.co.uk

"...We're just begun a project on science and civil society, in partnership with a number of organisations across Europe. One of them is the Free Software Foundation Europe..."

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What the GPL is not

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu

Audio-recording: James Vasile of the Software Freedom Law Center talks about what the GPL is not; about false assumptions about the GPL and maybe shortcomings of it.

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Freedomware?...

http://thetuxproject.com

Freedomware is not intended as a term to replace Free Software or Open Source Software aka FOSS, FLOSS. These terms have their niche and place in society. They are well established and we are all better for it.

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Free Software as a Social Innovation

http://zak.greant.com

"The Free Software Foundation Europe and M6-IT are presenting a one day event called “Free Software as a Social Innovation” at The Hub in London on the 2nd of November..."

http://www.france.fsfeurope.org/projects/stacs/london

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VIdeo of RMS' speech in Gothenburg

https://www.fsfe.org

"On the 16th of may 2007, Richard Stallman gave a speech on the subject of Free Software and Beyond: Human Rights in the Use of Software and Other Published Works..."

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