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FSFE-Germany defending Freedom in the streets!

http://www.fsfe.org

"Last Saturday (22.9) a couple of Fellows, including myself joined the demonstration "Freiheit statt Angst" (Freedom instead of Fear) in Berlin, Germany. The demonstration's focus was protesting against "Anti-Terrorism" legislation that severly threatens our civil liberties in Germany and Europe...."

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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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FSF links up with environmental groups

http://www.linux.com

Continuing its efforts to connect with social activists, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) has released an open letter signed by major environmental organizations. The letter urges activists to reject lockdown technologies in general and Windows Vista in particular as hostile to their ethics and the causes they support, and to support free software instead.

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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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A Quest to Get More Court Rulings Online, and Free

http://www.nytimes.com

The domination of two legal research services over the publication of federal and state court decisions is being challenged by an Internet gadfly who has embarked on an ambitious project to make more than 10 million pages of case law available free online.

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My Tongue-Lashing from Eben Moglen

http://radar.oreilly.com

"It created a bit of a stir at the O'Reilly Radar Executive Briefing on Open Source a few weeks ago when Eben Moglen, who'd been invited to speak with me about free software licensing in the era of Web 2.0, chose instead to take me to task for talking about open source rather than free software for the past ten years, and for "wasting time promoting commercial products." A number of people asked t

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For GNU/Linux Matters Freedom is Key

http://blue-gnu.biz

Blue GNU interviewed Gustavo Narea and Olivier Cleynen of GNU/Linux Matters, the organization behind GetGNU/Linux.org.

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Twisting the Meaning of 'Free'

http://blue-gnu.biz

According to CESC Ltd chief information officer Subroto Das, “There is nothing called free software”. I beg to differ.

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Created by dcparris 7 years 19 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 19 weeks ago
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Open to Misinterpretation

http://www.tuxdeluxe.org

"Before "open source", before free software, there was software in the public domain. You could say that software in the public domain was truly free."

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Tech media doesn’t get open source

http://www.krishworld.com

"The problem with the tech media (conventional media and tech blogosphere) is that they are way too deep into proprietary software and hit based economic models. This has resulted in way too many misinterpretations about open source."

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Created by bridget 7 years 21 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 21 weeks ago
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Don't get Swiftfox!

http://www.getswiftfox.org

Swiftfox is nice and fast Firefox replacement, it is an optimized built of Firefox. Some of us are using it. But, everything can't be so good. Why we shouldn't "get Swiftfox"?

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Created by hekumcan 7 years 24 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 24 weeks ago
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Your Freedom needs Free/Libre Software

http://www.zmag.org

Many of us know that governments can threaten the human rights of software users through censorship and surveillance of the Internet. Many do not realize that the software they run on their home or work computers can be an even worse threat. Thinking of software as "just a tool", they suppose that it obeys them, when in fact it often obeys others instead.

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EFF: E-voting

http://www.eff.org

Many states are hastily implementing flawed electronic voting machines and related election procedures.

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New York becomes latest state to ponder ODF

http://www.infoworld.com

New York has become the latest U.S. state to ponder whether to use open standards for government document formats, though the move is not necessarily good news for proponents of the ISO standard ODF (Open Document Format).

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Created by rek2 7 years 27 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 27 weeks ago
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Former Microsoft Insider Speaks Out

http://www.thenixedreport.com

"Folks, Microsoft will do anything and everything to kill off any competitor, real or perceived. I've seen it. What they represent--the destruction of our freedom--is our enemy. I'm not a Linux zealot, or even a GNU/Linux zealot. I'm a Freedom zealot. And I fight for it every day."

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