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Blag 139k alpha avialable

http://forums.blagblagblag.org

Koko_the_crazy_koala: "Hi everyone,

After 5 days of hard work, finally an iso is avialable for blag i686. I'll upload the x86_64 version later today.

Download it here : http://www.zenblagger.org/blaggers/Blag-139k-alpha-i686.iso and please report the bugs :)"

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Why I am still supporting Free Software?

http://handypenguin.blogspot.com

João Pinto writes: "I have assimilated the values of the Free Software -without the radicalism of some of it's activists-. I believe that the ability to keep and expand such freedom is still more important than to use it."

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FSF Appeals 2010 - Free Software, Free Society

http://www.fsf.org

Associate members of the Free Software Foundation form a dedicated part of the community: a free software society that supports the ethical cause of computer users' freedom.. If you support the goal of a free software society, please join with your peers around the world in taking this important step.

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Geek Time with Peter Brown of FSF

http://google-opensource.blogspot.com

When the Free Software Foundation’s executive director, Peter Brown, visited the Google offices last week, he graciously offered his time for an interview with Samba co-founder and Open Source Programs Office team member Jeremy Allison. Peter and Jeremy spoke for quite a while about several of the hot topics facing free software today.

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Four Reasons To Pay Extra For Software Freedom

http://vimeo.com

Video of a talk from Simon Phipps (OSI) at the South Tyrol Free Software Conference (SFScon) 2010

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Free Software Parable

http://tod.fm

“What’s in this food?”
“You’ll like it. Just eat it.”
“I want to know what’s in it.”
“That is none of your business. It’s healthy. Eat it.”
“Healthy? By whose standards?”
“Our standards. Trust us.”

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Most americans support an Internet kill switch

http://www.net-security.org

Sixty-one percent of Americans said the President should have the ability to shut down portions of the Internet in the event of a coordinated malicious cyber attack, according to research by Unisys.

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Free history

I am a historian.

I've long studied ancient history. And modern history. Particularly since I've had access to the Free Internet.

The Free Internet opened my eyes to many aspects of history, like nothing before it.

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Stop the Internet blacklist

http://www.fsf.org

The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act would create a blacklist of domain names that the government thinks are involved in copyright infringement. Internet service providers and others would be required to block any domains on the list.

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2286 public websites advertise non-free software

http://www.fsfe.org

During Free Software Foundation Europe's pdfreaders.org campaign, Free Software activists from 41 countries have reported 2286 public sector institutions which advertise non-free PDF readers on their websites. FSFE will now contact these institutions, trying to get as many advertisements for non-free PDF readers as possible removed before the end of the year.

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Criteria for Freedom Respecting Hardware Being Drafted

http://www.fsf.org

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) announced today that it has published an initial set of criteria for endorsing computers and other devices. The FSF seeks both to obtain feedback on the criteria, and raise interest in the program among hardware manufacturers. Ultimately, the FSF plans to promote an endorsement mark to be carried on products that meet the criteria: respects your freedom.

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"Final" Version of ACTA Must be Rejected as a Whole

http://www.laquadrature.net

By putting legal and monetary pressure on Internet service providers (in a most subtler way than in previous versions of the text), ACTA will give the music and movie industries a weapon to force them to police their networks and users themselves.

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Java Trap, 2010 Edition

http://journal.paul.querna.org

Oracle is going to control the future of Java. I don’t know what will happen to the Java Community Process, but I lack any faith in it continuing.

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Cloud Computing: Is there a threat?

http://becausefreedommatters.blogspot.com

During the LinuxFestJo event last Saturday, I had a chat with Noha Salem, an Egyptian Googler, about Google's upcoming agenda and future plans for the IT industry. Everything she said was pretty interesting, until she reached the issue of cloud computing.

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The real cost of free

http://www.guardian.co.uk

Last week, my fellow Guardian columnist Helienne Lindvall published a piece headlined The cost of free, in which she called it "ironic" that "advocates of free online content" (including me) "charge hefty fees to speak at events". […]
You see, the real mistake Lindvall made was in saying that I tell artists to give their work away for free. I do no such thing.

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