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The Security of Free Software

http://www.libervis.com

"With this article I want to point out how Free Software provides a secure environment and how important the community is. Security is not only limited to "technology to keep crackers away from your data", but it also is about secured freedom. Just as laws in many countries secure that you have the right to voice out your opinion, Free Software secures its own freedom through its licenses."

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Distinguishing Between Free Software and Freeware

http://blue-gnu.biz

I ran across a business website that refers to Amanda and Bacula as freeware. While I realize the average user may not recognize the difference, those of us who know better should distinguish clearly between the terms freeware and Free Software.

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To Sir, with Love: How To Get More Women Involved in Open Source

http://www.oreillynet.com

We can talk to women who come to user group meetings and invite them to speak. By being friendly and asking women directly to speak up, we open the door for participation. If we insist on equal participation, the structure of our organizations will change. The first time I spoke up in a user group was terrifying, but I did so because a peer politely, but repeatedly, asked me to speak.

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FOSS: The major players in Linux and free- and open-source software

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As free and open source software receives greater attention and recognition, several companies and packages are emerging as clear leaders and important influencers as well as visionaries that are sure to make a mark in the very near future. Here are my picks for who’s making a mark today and tomorrow on the FOSS world.

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Did you ever wonder...?

http://geekblog.oneandoneis2.org

If software companies had had more faith in copyright in the early days, would GNU or Linux ever have happened?
Here's the basis for the speculation:

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Taoism of open source

http://www.linux.com

2,500 years ago, the Chinese philosopher Confucius asked Lao-tzu, the founder of Taoism, "What is Tao?" Lao-tzu opened his mouth but said nothing. Confucius left with a smile, but his students were puzzled. Confucius explained, "Lao-tzu has passed us the Tao. In his mouth, there are no teeth but only a tongue.

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GNU Herds: The Job Site With a Free Software Focus

http://blue-gnu.biz

People interested in offering and seeking jobs specifically related to Free Software might find the GNU Herds project interesting...

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The problem with the computer industry under capitalism - Free Software the answer?

http://www.marxist.com

Not only do you not own that copy of Microsoft Word, that video game, or even that MP3 player, but like most people using commercial software (be it pirated or paid for in a shop), you also don't own any other way of accessing your information...

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SELF: sharing knowledge about Free Software

http://www.selfproject.eu

"The launch of the SELF Platform and the conference held in Amsterdam were streamed on the internet..."

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On the Front Lines with Richard Stallman

http://rackit.gartnerwebdev.com

RMS: "I can’t foretell the future because it depends on you, and on your readers. The more users come to value freedom, and think as citizens, the more they will insist on freedom-respecting software. But if they continue to think as consumers, valuing short-term convenience at the expense of freedom, then the future of freedom will be at the mercy of practical side issues."

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The inevitability of free software

http://innovations.ziffdavis.com

“What would happen if arithmetic hadn’t been in the public sphere?” he asks. “What if, before doing something that involved arithmetic, you had to stop at the arithmetic store? Over time, the arithmetic owners would get very rich, but there would be a noticeable gap in the production of arithmetic, which would get more expensive without getting better.”

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The Long Road To Free Software in Quebec.

http://www.savoirfairelinux.com

"...The modernization of our Public Administration imperative and because this modernization will only come to be if we can control our own information system, the need for a resolute and informed policy on the use of Free Software within Quebec’s public administration is long overdue..... "

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The GNU Manifesto by Richard M. Stallman - Free eBook

http://manybooks.net

Written by Richard Stallman in 1985. Genuine Free Software history. Courtesy of Free Library specialists: Manybooks.

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Wide spread coverage for Software Freedom Day in Mainstream Print Media

http://anivar.movingrepublic.org

Widespread coverage to Software Freedom day Celebrations in Local newspapers, is a fresh change from sidelined coverage in developer planets, slashdot, digg & variants. Free software is touching the lives of common man now !!

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Open Source Risks and Responsibilities

http://osnews.com

The widespread acceptance of open source continues to grow as a cost-effective alternative to traditional network deployments. Well-known projects such as Linux have proven themselves to be in the enterprise environment, helping to dispel the fear, uncertainty and doubt preceding open source implementations.

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