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Another Kind of Freedom

http://elevenislouder.blogspot.com

It seems as if most people are for OpenSource but against any other form of distribution/development. For example, Microsoft maintains ownership of the software that they sell on store shelves. No one owns a copy of Windows except for Microsoft.

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LibrePlanet Free Software Conference: Free as in Freedom!

http://www.fsf.org

"The annual free software conference LibrePlanet is the place for the free software community -- from old school hackers to brand new users -- to come together and further the collective goals of the free software movement.

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Eben Moglen Live in NYC on Friday: Freedom in the Cloud

http://ostatic.com

If you're fortunate enough to live near New York City, you can catch Eben Moglen at the NY Chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC-NY) on Friday, talking about "Freedom in the Cloud." Specifically, Moglen will be talking about the implications of "cloud computing" on software freedom, privacy, and security. Cloud computing does pose quite a few challenges for software freedom.

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Richard Stallman speaking in Bern and protesting against Berne Convention

http://www.digitale-nachhaltigkeit.ch

«...The existing copyright system makes a few stars very rich, supports a small fraction of artists adequately, and is an abject failure for the rest. However, it is great for supporting the big business of the copyright industry—and nowadays they are extending it to forbid sharing. It is a system that attacks our freedom so it can waste our money.

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ACTA attacks Internet

http://bienscommuns.org

"The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is a multilateral trade agreement being negotiated, mostly between OECD countries, in total secrecy. 7th round of negociations from Jan 26th to Jan 29th 2009, in Mexico, is a perfect occasion for exposing ACTA and raise awareness bout how dangerous it is for our fundamental freedoms..."

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Sourceforge ignores users from several countries

http://sourceforge.net

Sourceforge ignored users from Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria saying that it has to deal with USA laws. USA has very hard relationships with those countries, that is why open source, free software, hackers and people loving freedom must suffer, and Sourceforge is not against that.

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Why IPv6 is Essential for Your Freedom

http://rm.pp.ru

Will IPv4 exhaustion reduce the original Internet to the "traditional mass-media" model, strictly separating the participants into “publishers” of content, and mere "consumers" of it? How do we ensure that all users of the Internet will always be free to directly communicate and cooperate with each other?

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Video, Freedom And Mozilla

http://weblogs.mozillazine.org

"My LCA talk on Friday was about why open video is critically important to free software, and what Mozilla is doing about [...] So why doesn't Mozilla just license H.264 (like everybody else)? One big reason is that that would violate principles of free software that we strongly believe in.

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How Microsoft Exploits the Term “Open Source” to Marginalise Freedom

http://boycottnovell.com

Another timely reminder emphasising the need to dodge ambiguous terms that are easier to exploit

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Web code is already open - why not make it free as well

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Oh dear. After the debacle with Microsoft Poland's apparent racist photoshopping, Microsoft China went and got the company in hot water for allegedly "stealing" code. Yes you read that right: Microsoft and wholesale "theft" of code from another website. Of course it's not "theft" it's copyright infringement but tomayto/tomarto. Microsoft confessed blaming a vendor they had worked with.

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The GNU GPL and the American Way - Richard Stallman, founder of the GNU Project - February 28, 2001

http://stallman.org

"Defenselessness is not the American Way. In the land of the free and the brave, developers defend their freedom with the GNU General Public License [...] The Free Software Movement was founded in 1984, but its inspiration comes from the ideals of 1776: freedom, community, and voluntary cooperation. This is what leads to free enterprise, to free speech, and to free software. "

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A free software conference or an open source conference?

http://www.digitalcitizen.info

"...The free software movement is primarily concerned with building and defending software freedom—the freedom to run, share, and modify published computer software. This is an ethical consideration borne out of considering how we ought to treat one another using computers and software [...] Calling attention to the name "GNU" helps draw attention to the cause of freedom and cooperation..."

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It’s Free as in Freedom

http://boycottnovell.com

A rebuttal to Dana Blankenhorn, who redefines "FOSS" in a very unhelpful way

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"Defining the contours of freedom" - Free Software Foundation

http://mpwoodward.posterous.com

«Great, great video from Lawrence Lessig about the importance of the free software movement to society and culture as a whole. Lessig also wrote the forward to Richard Stallman's book "Free Software, Free Society" and it's one of the many things that helped me see the big picture where free software is concerned.»

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How Ubuntu (Linux) Changed My Life

http://diffperspective.wordpress.com

Ubuntu changed my life! I’m smarter, cooler, and more ethical.

Sound too good to be true? Well, it isn’t.

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