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GNU and Linux: It's Not Just About Attribution But Also Philosophy

http://www.linuxadvocates.com

What the argument over the names often boils down to is philosophy, not just attribution or credit. GNU was created with software freedom in mind. Linux, in its genesis, was proprietary until it adopted the GNU GPL licence and then became mainstream.

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2012 Free Software Award winners announced

http://www.fsf.org

Free Software Foundation president Richard M. Stallman announced the winners of the FSF's annual Free Software Awards at a ceremony held during the LibrePlanet 2013 conference.

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The Pirate Bay’s Oldest Torrent is “Revolution OS”

http://torrentfreak.com

After nearly 9 years of seeding The Pirate Bay’s oldest working torrent is still very much alive. Interestingly, the torrent is not a Hollywood classic nor is it an evergreen music album. The honor goes to a pirated copy of “Revolution OS”, a documentary covering the history of Linux, GNU and the free software movement.

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GNU MediaGoblin is 25% into its FSF-backed crowdfunding campaign

http://www.mediagoblin.org

GNU MediaGoblin is a free software media publishing system for images, video, and audio. We're designing to support decentralization and tons of extensibility. You can think of it as a federated replacement for things like Flickr, YouTube or SoundCloud that you or anyone can run.

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Network Services Aren't Free or Nonfree; They Raise Other Issues

http://www.gnu.org

Programs and services are different kinds of entities. A program is a work that you can execute; a service is an activity that you might interact with. For programs, we make a distinction between free and nonfree (proprietary). More precisely, this distinction applies to a program that you have a copy of: either you have the four freedoms for your copy or you don't.

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Parabola GNU/Linux: Freedom Packaged

http://www.osnews.com

There are different reasons people use Unix-like operating systems, including configurable, availability free of charge, powerful command line interface an many more. Some people are motivated by the moral issue: they reject non-free software.

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TLWIR 31: Using GNU/Linux and Free Software to Bring Back American Innovation

http://beginlinux.com

Free Software is mainly about innovation. Free Software engineers find radical new ways of solving old problems. In doing so, they teach those whose minds have ossified how to think outside of the box. The U.S. manufacturing sector is in trouble, partially because we have been outperformed by our neighbors in the East.

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FSFE calls for an amendment of Slovak Copyright Act

https://blogs.fsfe.org

Free Software Foundation Europe calls for an amendment of the Slovak Copyright Act that would eventually enable Free Software and Creative Commons licenses for Slovak citizens.

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Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/GNU AutoGen

http://en.wikipedia.org

Hi! The article about GNU AutoGen has been submitted for deletion on Wikipedia. If you think this article should be read by the Wikipedia community, please, come vote to keep it, and explain why here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/GNU_AutoGen

Regards

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It's just "The Beginning"

http://ithinkless.blogspot.com

With the birth of Free Software Movement started by Richard Stallman & his supporter’s, & an important decision taken by Linus Torvalds by licensing Linux kernel under GPL has revolutionized the computing world to an extent without which the computing world hadn’t taken it’s glorious form what we see today.

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Gnu Love

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GNU Love - a picture says more than thousand words.

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Why have you switched to GNU/Linux?

http://www.idreamoflinux.com

There are many great reasons to switch to GNU/Linux. We would love to hear your story as to why you made the switch.

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TLWIR 7: Patent Trolls, Superheroes and More

http://beginlinux.com

This week, the fundamental threads that runs through all of the stories are freedom, protecting GNU/Linux from attack, and providing viable alternatives to proprietary software.

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Successful use of DDE in ArchHurd

http://www.archhurd.org

We are happy to announce that DDE has been successfully packaged for Arch Hurd! This means that we now have the ability to compile drivers from Linux 2.6 for the Hurd.
If you want to run DDE now for your network card, the wiki should help - feel free to update it!

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Two new projects can help free software replace Skype

http://www.fsf.org

GNU Free Call and WebRTC are both building frameworks that stand to make Skype obsolete. Skype has been in the news a lot lately: Microsoft agreed to buy the company, their network has gone down twice recently, and they're threatening to take unspecified action against developers who try to write free software to make calls on their system.

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