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Open letter to the media about the misuse of the term "hacker"

http://matija.suklje.name

In the past few days/weeks in Slovenian media there was a big boom about three Slovenian citisens who allegedly cooperated in the Mariposa botnet. If you don't know what this is about read this press release from the FBI. The media has repeatedly called these alleged cybercriminals "hackers".

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German ministries flout IT open interoperability requirements

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Survey finds only 2 of 87 departments are conforming to federal open document regulations. Research published this week suggests that the majority of federal government departments in Germany are ignoring requirements to implement Open Standards.

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3rd and 4th meeting of FSFE Fellowship group Slovenia

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The 3rd meeting our Fellowship group was on the 4th of March and was mainly about organizing the DFD. The next -- 4th meeting of FSFE Fellowship group Slovenia took place on the 6th of July and although there was only five of us present, it was pretty important.

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A free software week in the Basque country

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With sights like the old town of San Sebastián and the Guggenheim museum at Bilbao, the Basque country in northern Spain is certainly worth a visit. But the reason that I and FSFE staffer Rainer Kersten spent a week there had nothing to do with old houses, art or pintxos.

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Idea of her Majesty’s Treasury: switch to free software

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What ideas does her Majesty's Treasury follow in those days to reduce costs? First they asked 600000 people working for the government about that, got 60000 ideas out of it (that equals one idea per 10 people asked), processed them and put that into 31 proposals. Two of them deal with Free Sofware.

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Bolzano region begins discussion on open source strategy

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The administration of the Bolzano region in Italy will discuss its IT strategy with advocates of free and open source. The director of the IT department has accepted an invitation by the regional Linux user group (Lugbz) and the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE).

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GOLEMs are better than "Intellectual Property" -- Passing criticism on "IP"

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Have you ever heard someone saying "Intellectual Property is a dumb term, please do not use it" in the parliament? Well it happened in the German Bundestag: Prof. Dr. Thomas Hoeren said it during the internet enquote this week.

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Bolzano, please don't waste your money

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Dear Minister Roberto Bizzo, on 25 May 2010 the regional government authority of Bolzano decided to spend 2.2 million EUR over the next three years to renew software licenses from Microsoft Ireland, and to buy additional licenses. All this was done without a public call for tender, making it impossible for competing suppliers of similar software to make offers of their own.

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ACTA calls to urgently rethink patents and copyright (open letter)

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Whatever the final text will be after the next negotiation rounds, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement will remain an illegitimate agreement, by its elaboration process (beyond any democratic control) as well as its content (further strengthening of an outdated set of legislation).

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"Gno" and "Gyes" campaigns - about positive Free Software campaigning

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Joe Brockmeier argues in his article that positive campaigning is much more successful in reaching more people, than negative campaigning. He especially criticise the FSF for its "Defective by Design" and "Windows 7 sins" campaigns. I fully agree with Joe's point that it is important to do positive campaigning. This is especially true in Europe.

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Proprietary technology is a waste of money

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The first time that the European Commission's vice president talked about the Digital Agenda which was recently published. Neelie Kroes speech was the first time that she talked about the Digital Agenda in public, and she provided quite a bit of interpretation.

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FSFE Fellowship interview with David Reyes Samblas Martinez

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David Reyes Samblas Martinez is the founder of Spanish Copyleft Hardware store Tuxbrain, and attended the famous Open University of Catalunya. He’s also the subject of this month’s Fellowship interview, in which he answers questions on hardware manufacturing, e-learning and Free Software politics.

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Free Software Foundation Europe receives Theodor Heuss Medal

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Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) on Saturday received the Theodor Heuss Medal in recognition of its work for freedom in the information society. The medal is awarded once a year in Stuttgart by a non-partisan foundation named for West Germany's first president.

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Free Software Foundation Europe Likens Apple/Microsoft Behaviour to Blackmail

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The Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) calls the spade "a spade"; Nokia's solution to the extortion problem cannot be generalised, so patent reform is urgently needed

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Digital Restriction Management = bye bye Pippi Longstocking

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Today we celebrate the day against Digital Restriction Management (DRM). It is organised by FSFE's sister organisation, the Free Software Foundation. One of the suggestions from it's colleagues there was to share your worst experience with DRM.

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