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Is the Success of Google's Android a Threat to Free Software

http://www.linuxjournal.com

While the vast majority of the its apps are closed source they will not help spread real user freedom, or offer much of an alternative to Apple's tightly-controlled approach. The free software community needs to address these problems by encouraging many more developers to build great Android apps that are truly free.

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I just want some freedom

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Installing a piece of software recently, the set-up process invited me to become part of some customer improvement programme or other. I’ve no urge to do unpaid work on behalf of big software companies, so I looked to politely decline the offer, yet couldn't…

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Freedom is Not a Religion

http://boycottnovell.com

Attempts to dethrone Free software supporters are fueled by disinformation and slurs

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GTKACTA the COTIF

http://en.wikipedia.org

Get To Know ACTA the Confederated Opposition To Internet Freedom. Imagine a M$ with the ability to get Free Software developers kicked off the internet using secret allegatioms of possible IP infringements. Get To Know ACTA before you find it on an ISP near you.

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One reason why I use and develop free software

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If the future is the information society, then software is the new "means of production", and free software offers the opportunity to regain for use by everyone without being controlled by a single entity.

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We Must Make Freedom Our Goal

http://www.fsf.org

The free software movement is one the most successful social movements to emerge in the past 25 years, driven by a worldwide community of ethical programmers dedicated to the cause of freedom and sharing. But the ultimate success of the free software movement depends upon teaching our friends, neighbors and work colleagues about the danger of not having software freedom, about the danger of a society losing control over its computing.

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“Open” as in “Not Free” and “Non-Standard”

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The connotation and meaning of the word "open" continue to degrade

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Strange Ideas About Freedom of Speech

http://ever-increasing-entropy.blogspot.com

If you write something is the New York Times obligated to publish it? Must the Washington Post run a sharply worded op-ed? Can I compel Fox News to give voice to my liberal opinions? The answer to all these questions is an unequivocal no. Private media is permitted editorial control of their content. Websites and blogs are no different. They are simply a newer, different form of private media.

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What price Freedom?

http://blogs.fsfe.org

Graphics drivers (for X11 under whatever Free Software operating system you care to use) are one area where Free Software has plenty of room for improvement. My laptop has an nVidia GeForce 9600M in it, which means that there are two drivers I can use for it: the Free Software nv driver, or the proprietary nvidia one.

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Free Software, Free Society: Of Democracy and Hacking

http://blogs.fsfe.org

When explaining why Free Software is important, one question that often comes up is: “do I really need the software freedom?”

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Why 'Free as in Freedom' is More Important Than Ever for Linux Users

http://www.linuxplanet.com

Bruce Byfield wonders why isn't "free as in freedom" more important to more Linux users? Is it all about free as in free of cost, or "free as in freeloader"?

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It’s About Freedom, Not Mere Visibility of Code

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Another important reminder of semantics and why there should be more emphasis on liberty (freedom)

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GNU Four Freedoms Translated for Users

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I was reading an article about Freesoftware adoption and it noted that the freedoms afforded by the GNU Gpl were written largely for developers not end users. So I figured I would take a shot at positing the four freedoms to general users.

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freedom services

http://aseigo.blogspot.com

The idea of integrating online services, especially the sort that are (poorly, IMHO) referred to as "cloud computing", is met with resistance by some. Here are my thoughts as they currently stand on what those commitments should be for a service to be considered "Free as in Freedom":

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Seriously, FSDaily should put more effort in monitoring the ads that appear on the wbsite.

http://omarsflosscorner.blogspot.com

FSDaily (Free Software Daily), is one of my most favourite websites ever.

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