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

http://www.fsf.org

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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Stallman and Free Software Foundation launch Day Against DRM

http://www.computerworlduk.com

Tuesday May 4 has been named as this year's Day against Digital Rights Management (DRM) by the President of the Free Software Foundation.

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Free Software Foundation: Google should free the web from Flash and H.264

http://www.h-online.com

Although Google's take-over of On2 Technologies has only just been completed, already the Free Software Foundation (FSF) is calling on the company to release On2's video codec technology as a patent free standard.

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FSF Smears

http://boycottnovell.com

Mac blogger Ronald Carlson and IDG write about the FSF and the former (at the least) associates the messenger rather than the message with controversial neighbourhood

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FSF goes global with anti-Windows campaign

http://www.pcauthority.com.au

The organisation said today it would issue press releases about the Windows 7 Sins campaign in eight languages, with several more on the way.

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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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FSF announces LibrePlanet 2010 free software community conference: March 19-21

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"The Free Software Foundation (FSF) has announced the 2010 dates for its LibrePlanet international free software community conference.

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"Defining the contours of freedom" - Free Software Foundation

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«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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Tilting at Windows

http://thephoenix.com

Twenty minutes into our interview, at the Downtown Crossing headquarters of the Free Software Foundation (FSF), Richard Stallman learns that I own an iPhone. "That's a shame," he says...

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GNOME, GNU, and a long memory

http://www.linux-magazine.com

Reading the recent discussions about GNOME's position in the GNU Project, I'm reminded of Utah Phillip's comment that "a long memory is the most radical notion in history." The way that the discussion has been reported in the media, you would hardly guess that the discussion is the latest round in an ongoing and disquieting dispute -- largely because the origins of the dispute were never widely re

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A Concise Introduction to Free and Open Source Software

http://www.consortiuminfo.org

Andy Updegrove writes an article providing an overview of the history of FOSS and its champions, the major philosophical differences that divide FOSS from OSS developers, the multiple licenses under which FOSS is made available, and the principle non-profit institutions that support and promote FOSS.

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Free Software Foundation Drums Up Community Team

http://www.linux-magazine.com

Richard Stallman's free software organization seeks to assemble a loose and open group of supporters on a voluntary basis to distribute information on the Web and promote free software.

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Open source software license enforcement actions on the rise

http://localtechwire.com

What do Verizon, Cisco Systems, Bell Microproducts, Super Micro Computer, Monsoon Multimedia, Xterasys Corp, High-Gain Antennas and Extreme Networks have in common? All of these companies were sued by the FSF or SFLC for open source software license violations.

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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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Heroid Shehu is the GNU Generation member of the month!

http://www.fsf.org

The GNU Generation Member of the Month for November is Heroid Shehu! Heroid has been working on a wide variety of projects. He is one of the four developers on a new GNU/Linux distribution called RMS GNU/Linux — based on Slax, but includes only free software.

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