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protonet - building a new internet -- "revolutions don't start with frickin business cases"

http://eh2009.hamburg.ccc.de

"So I'm a software mercenary, I fight code wars for money, to be more precise to raise money to do what I really love, and part of that is to create a new internet, a free one, where the data and the infrastructure belongs to the people, to give them their freedom back. That is why me and some 3-4 other guys are working on this project of ours, protonet. To build a new, better internet.

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Farmers, Politicians, Free Software Fans Demonstrate Against Patents

http://www.ip-watch.org

"MUNICH - Farmers’ associations, environmental, aid and development organisations together with anti-patent activists of the free software movement met this week for one of the largest anti-patent rallies in Munich..."

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New Enclosures: What Has Free Software Got to Do with Patents on Pigs?

http://guorbatschow.com

"Munich, Germany. Marienplatz. Richard Stallman spoke at a joint rally against bio- and software patents in front of the European Patent Office.“ -- ( FSF ) --

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Defenders of Democracy and Free Speech Under Attack from Germany, AstroTurfers, and Maybe Microsoft

http://boycottnovell.com

A summary of new reports that reveal a brutal, unethical system for information control and monopolies

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Germany deletes WikiLeaks.de domain after raid

https://secure.wikileaks.org

"On April 9th 2009, the internet domain registration for the investigative journalism site Wikileaks.de was suspended without notice by Germany's registration authority DENIC. The action comes two weeks after the house of the German WikiLeaks domain sponsor, Theodor Reppe, was searched by German authorities.

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Microsoft Breaks the Law in Germany and Gets Convicted, Fined

http://boycottnovell.com

The German competition authority, the BundesKartellamt, has fined Microsoft €9m for colluding with retailers to set the price of "Office Home and Student 2007".

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Novell Offshores Some of Its SUSE Operations to East Asia

http://boycottnovell.com

A YEAR AGO, Ron Hovsepian spoke about moving to the east. According to Reuters, he was bound to spend approximately $100 million on these moves. It obviously requires some great long-term savings to be able to reward him with a huge bonus [1, 2] despite a huge slump.

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P2P makes positive contribution

http://arstechnica.com

RMS: « A Dutch study concludes that P2P file sharing makes a positive contribution to society. Of course, we know this is true, but it is good to see it confirmed carefully. »

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The 25th Chaos Communication Congress

http://events.ccc.de

«The 25th Chaos Communication Congress (25C3) is the annual four-day conference organized by the Chaos Computer Club (CCC). It takes place at the bcc Berliner Congress Center in Berlin, Germany. The Congress offers lectures and workshops on a multitude of topics and attracts a diverse audience of thousands of hackers, scientists, artists, and utopians from all around the world.

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Germany: 'Cost of Open Source desktop maintenance is by far the lowest'

http://www.metamorphosis.org.mk

Open Source desktops are far cheaper to maintain than proprietary desktop configurations, says Rolf Schuster, a diplomat at the German Embassy in Madrid and the former head of IT at the Foreign Ministry.

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Debian at Systems Expo in Munich, Germany

http://times.debian.net

"The Debian project will be present again at this year's Systems expo which takes place from October 21-24 in Munich, Germany [...] a preview of the next version of Debian, lenny, will be presented..."

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Talk at MPI Cologne: Emacs in Scientific Research

http://www.davids-world.com

"I'm giving a talk at the Max Planck Institute for Neurological Research in Cologne on Monday 3 August, 1.30-3pm. Here's the abstract: Emacs in Scientific Research ..."

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breiPott: Free (as in Freedom) music party in Berlin

http://fsfe.org

"...Damn, I find it so cool when people combine all those free as in freedom things! In my opinion this is exactly the goal we wanted to achieve with the free software movement and which many of its naysayers and opponents did not get. :-)

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Munich Makes Good

http://www.computerworlduk.com

Remember Munich, and its city council's 2003 decision to rip out Microsoft Windows and Office, and to replace them with free software? It was a seminal moment for open source, when Microsoft brought its heaviest guns to bear – in the shape of Steve Ballmer, no less, who made the city an offer it couldn't refuse – and failed

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