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Pot, meet kettle: a response to Steve Jobs' letter on Flash

http://arstechnica.com

Steve Jobs' recent missive on the deficiencies of Adobe's Flash is still reverberating around the Internet. In this guest editorial, John Sullivan of the Free Software Foundation responds, arguing that Apple is presenting users with a false choice between Adobe's proprietary software and Apple's walled garden.

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gNewSense: Libre GNU/Linux OS

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In the open source world, there are two kinds of freedom. There is software that is free as in beer, a mysterious phrase that relates to something which costs no money. Less common, though, is software that fits the second type of freedom, "free as in speech".

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Why Apple and Microsoft Operating Systems Are Unethical: New Examples

http://techrights.org

How proprietary software disables freedom and discourages solidarity, based on the actions of Apple and Microsoft

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Document Freedom Day 2010 in Slovenia

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In 2010 the international Document Freedom Day was celebrated for the first time in Slovenia. For that occasion the FSFE Fellowship group Slovenia decided to give a DFD "thank you" cake to the Supreme Court of Slovenia for their amazing and hard work in using (only) open standards and open documents in courts.

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If they're going to do it anyway...

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We free software advocates surely know that, no matter what we say or how we say it, some people have to or (if you prefer) simply want to use proprietary software for one reason or another - and that's even when they've heard and understood everything we have to say on the matter.

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If they're going to do it anyway...

We free software advocates surely know that, no matter what we say or how we say it, some people have to or (if you prefer) simply want to use proprietary software for one reason or another - and that's even when they've heard and understood everything we have to say on the matter.

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A List of 5 New Free Software GNU/Linux Distributions!

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This is a short list of five different completely Free Software GNU/Linux distributions. They are focused on being entirely Free Software, and are all built around the Linux-Libre kernel. They aren't "official" yet, but they're certainly worth a look.

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Document Freedom Day 2010 -- Liberate your documents

http://fsfe.org

Today is Document Freedom Day 2010. For the third time, groups all over the world are celebrating open document formats and Open Standards. They are raising awareness for how a technical issue impacts our day-to-day lives.

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Free software: phase two

http://www.softwarefreedom.org

Free software is ubiquitous. It runs everywhere on (almost) everything. The question that dominated most of the discussions at the Libre Planet Conference in Boston about a week ago is what now? How can the community capitalize on its achievements to make the movement more inclusive and reconceive the relationship between free software and privacy?

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Your freedom needs free software

http://www.gnu.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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RMS: Who does that server really serve?

http://www.gnu.org

Richard Stallman's new article. On the Internet, proprietary software isn't the only way to lose your freedom. Software as a Service is another way to let someone else have power over your computing.

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Choose your future: free software, or masking tape on your kid's webcam

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Appalled by the Lower Merion School District's remote monitoring of students? Help the Free Software Foundation build a wiki database of school districts that provide students with laptops, so that we can campaign against mandatory, proprietary laptops.

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Guest post: 2010 - Threats to copyleft

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Combining freedoms and copyleft in the Gnu GPL license (invented by Richard Stallman) was the cornerstone of free software. This is now questioned due to the proliferation of incompatible copyleft licenses.

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Gnash the pathway to better Flash on the web

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Adobe is ruining flash on the internet for Gnu/Linux users. Gnash offers a feature rich alternative that could one day soon overtake adobe's flash player. this article discusses why you should choose Gnash, some tips on use, and how we could make Gnash successful.

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ZDNet’s “Open Source” Blog Still Hostile Towards Freedom (the “F” in FOSS)

http://boycottnovell.com

New criticisms of ZDNet bias and hypocrisy based on the past few days

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