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Free software for a free society — BadVista

http://badvista.fsf.org

"...If you haven't yet, please add your signature to the statement calling on activist groups and individuals of all stripes to reject Microsoft Windows Vista and pursue free "as in freedom" software like GNU/Linux..."

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Free as in Freedom: The Story of Free Software in Kerala, India

http://swatantryam.blogspot.com

"...We saw how Free Software has come to stay in Kerala. The natural question this raises is, “Why Kerala?” There is no other state in the country where Free Software has made an impact that is anywhere near that in Kerala. This itself could be the subject for an entire thesis, and this is certainly not the place to enter into a serious analysis of the question.

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GPL Violations On Windows Go Unnoticed?

http://ask.slashdot.org

Seems a slashdot reader has discovered a company using Free Software in their products without complying to the GPL. It seems they've even deliberately tried to hide those, wrapping them in dlls.

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DRM - Trash Vista, Not Your Computer

http://www.defectivebydesign.org

"...Today, an international coalition of environmental and social justice groups have signed a joint statement condemning DRM, specifically the DRM platform known as Microsoft Vista..."

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How people can miss what is Free Software and offend everyone in the process

http://forums.pligg.com

The developers of Pligg (the engine behind FSDaily) are willing to sell Pligg. The problem here is not the selling but what they are saying.
It is unbelievable that they miss completely what is the FSM, what "community" means and where they will be today if that community didn't have promoted them. They even call us free-riders in a very offensive way. Read more at the forum.

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Environmental and social justice groups unite to condemn Microsoft Vista

http://blue-gnu.biz

"International coalition of environmental and social justice groups condemn Microsoft Vista and call for the adoption of free software..."

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The Four Freedoms Applied to Hardware

http://www.oreillynet.com

"If those underlying principles exist, then it should be possible to identify them. It should also be possible to extrapolate concrete expressions of those principles in new contexts… such as hardware, not software..."

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FSF - Microsoft cannot declare itself exempt from the requirements of GPLv3

http://www.fsf.org

"Microsoft has engaged in anticompetitive conduct in the software industry for many years, and has sought to attack free software for almost as long," Free Software Foundation says

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SA Government's OSS plans revealed

http://www.tectonic.co.za

Doctor Daniel Mashao, the chief technology officer at Sita (the South African State Information Technology Agency), announced the launch of the government-wide free and open source programme at the GovTech conference on Thursday.

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Open Source vs Free Software

http://blog.p2pfoundation.net

"Once software users freedoms are protected the methodology that we know as Open Source becomes possible and its advantages become apparent. But without the guiding principles of Free Software the neccessity and direction of Open Source cannot be accounted for. Open Source has no history or trajectory, it cannot account for itself or suggest which tasks are neccessary or important.

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Why Open Source misses the point of Free Software

http://www.gnu.org

"Open source is a development methodology; free software is a social movement. For the free software movement, free software is an ethical imperative, because only free software respects the users' freedom. By contrast, the philosophy of open source considers issues in terms of how to make software “better”—in a practical sense only. It says that non-free software is a suboptimal solution.

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Mixing proprietary code with free software

http://www.linuxdevices.com

This guest whitepaper presents a series of "best practice" suggestions about how to implement Linux stacks so as to ensure compatibility with proprietary application software. It was written by three Access employees, and at times uses the Access Linux Platform (ALP) as an example of such a stack.

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Is Google Becoming An Enemy To Open Source?

http://software.seekingalpha.com

Open source is always friend to the No. 2 player in a market and always the enemy of the top dog. That appears to be the big lesson after connecting a few dots on various items popping up around the Web.

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About Free Software

http://www.phamcs.com:88

"This article is about free software as used in the sociopolitical free software movement...Free software is software that can be used, studied, and modified without restriction, and which can be copied and redistributed in modified or unmodified form either without restriction, or with restrictions only to ensure that end users have the same freedoms as the original authors..."

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Similarities and differences between Debian and Wikipedia

http://millosh.wordpress.com

"I am using both Debian and Wikipedia. And at the time when I discovered them I was fascinated with those projects. General operating system and software distribution is something which we need, as well as the sum of human knowledge is something which we need.And there are some similarities and some differences between them..."

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