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Document Freedom Day, March 27th, 2013

http://documentfreedom.org

Document Freedom Day is a day for celebrating and raising awareness of Open Standards and formats which takes place on the last Wednesday in March each year. On this day people who believe in fair access to communications technology teach, perform, and demonstrate. Document Freedom is about all forms of data, including artwork, sheet and recorded music, emails, and statistics.

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Freedom on Buses, Computers and Everywhere

http://www.linuxadvocates.com

Today, I watched the president of the USA speak at the installation of the statue of Rosa Parks. She was an icon of the US movement for civil rights when I was just a child. In the world of computers we have our own Rosa Parks, Richard Stallman, who expanded the concept of freedom to include running the software, examining the software, modifying the software, and distributing the software.

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Authorities should include freedoms when deciding on software

https://joinup.ec.europa.eu

Member of the European Parliament, Amelia Andersdotter, wants public administrations to consider software freedom as one of the reasons to select new ICT solutions. Authorities should base their choice at least partially on the freedoms the software gives to their citizens, enterprises, authorities and schools.

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Support the FSF: Turn your dollars into decibels

http://www.fsf.org

Make a one-time donation to help us make your voice for software freedom heard. Please support us at whatever amount feels right to you. Every dollar helps us raise your voices one more decibel.

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Guide to DRM-free Living gets a big update!

http://www.defectivebydesign.org

We've just finished a major update of the Guide to DRM-free Living with dozens of new places to get ebooks, movies, and music without DRM and a page of worst-offenders. There have been some exciting developments in the realm of DRM opposition on ebooks, like Tor/Forge dropping DRM on ebooks, and we wanted to spruce up the guide to reflect all the progress that's been made.

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Parabola GNU/Linux: Freedom Packaged

http://www.osnews.com

There are different reasons people use Unix-like operating systems, including configurable, availability free of charge, powerful command line interface an many more. Some people are motivated by the moral issue: they reject non-free software.

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Richard Stallman Was Right All Along

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Thirty years ago, when Richard Stallman launched the GNU project, and during the three decades that followed, his sometimes extreme views and peculiar antics were ridiculed and disregarded as paranoia - but here we are, 2012, and his once paranoid what-ifs have become reality.

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ACTA Signed by 8 of 11 Countries - Now What?

https://www.eff.org

On Saturday October 1st, eight countries (the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore, and South Korea) signed the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) in Tokyo, Japan.

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What's Needed for Freedom in the “cloud”?

http://blogs.fsfe.org

Georg Greve from Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) has often been asked to explain what he considers necessary prerequisites for an open, free, sustainable approach towards what is often called “The Cloud” or also “Software as a Service” (SaaS).

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European Parliament Study Confirms ACTA Must Be Rejected

http://www.laquadrature.net

As a result of the copyright lobbies' noxious influence, ACTA still includes a set of measures for stepping up the war on the sharing of culture over the Internet.

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Video: Richard Stallman - A Free Digital Society - What Makes Digital Inclusion Good or Bad?

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu

In this video Richard Stallman talks about surveillance and being controlled on the Internet.

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Please help to save the Gnash project

https://drascus.wordpress.com

To make a long story short it's really hard to develop Gnash. basically the rules in the reverse engineering of Flash make it so that to work on the project you can never have used a version of Adobe flash for your own personal use to begin with.

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Freedom to Read, Freedom to Write: Celebrating Document Freedom Day 2011

http://opensource.com

Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) invites individuals, community groups and institutions to celebrate the Document Freedom Day (DFD) on March 30th. DFD is a global day to celebrate Open Standards and open document formats and its importance. Open Standards ensure the freedom to access your data, and the freedom to build Free Software to write and read data in specific formats.

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WikiLeaks ACTA cables confirm it was a screwjob for the global poor

http://www.boingboing.net

The reason that ACTA was negotiated in secret among rich countries was that this was seen as the most expeditious way of getting a super-extreme copyright agreement passed with a minimum of fuss, and that all the poor countries who were excluded from the negotiation would later be coerced into agreeing to it.

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Trisquel 4.5 development release, crowd funding and holiday presents

http://trisquel.info

quidam: "Trisquel 4.5 STS Slaine beta release

After the very successful release of our latest LTS edition -more than 17.000 direct downloads so far!- we are already working on the next one. Trisquel 4.5 STS Slaine will be based on Ubuntu 10.10, and the first beta images -installable live CD- are ready for download. You can follow the development in the wiki."

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