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Cisco Lawsuit: A Test for the GPL?

http://www.internetnews.com

Legal experts chime in about what's really behind the Free Software Foundation's legal action against Cisco, and what it means for the industry.

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Free Software And Proprietary Dead-ends

http://stream.kaplak.com

"...There’s nothing wrong with charging money for the redistribution of this code either. Noone says anybody should provide stuff for free, just because it is GPL’ed “free” software. What the freedom in “free software” means is that anyone who obtains the code also remains at liberty to redistribute the GPL’ed code and charge for it too, if he or she wishes to do so..."

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Why “open source” misses the point of Free Software

http://www.techradar.com

"25 years after Stallman first set the GNU project in motion, what have these ideals achieved, and what can we do to ensure the future of free software? Linux Format spoke to him to find out..."

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Transcript of an interview with RMS for Radio New Zealand, conducted by Kim Hill on August 9, 2008

http://nb.inode.co.nz

"...They base it on practical values only and they take for granted that proprietary software subjugating users is legitimate; whereas I say, and we in the Free Software movement say, that users are entitled to freedom and that proprietary software is a social problem and we're aiming to correct that problem, put an end to that problem..."

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[FSF] Happy GNU Year!

http://lists.gnu.org

"Happy GNU year to all free software supporters! If you haven't already joined the Free Software Foundation as a card-carrying member, now is a great time. Take a look at the new ultra-slim credit card-sized FSF membership cards -- the first batch is shipping out today. Of course, member number zero had to be for our founder and president Richard Stallman..."

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Interview: Vernor Vinge

http://lwn.net

"Science fiction writer Vernor Vinge is best-known for novels like A Fire Upon the Deep and Rainbows End, as well as the concept of The Singularity -- the idea that, in the next couple of decades, humans will become or create a super-human intelligence. What is less well-known is that Vinge has been a free software supporter since the earliest days of the Free Software Foundation (FSF).

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Cisco and the GPL versus Novell and the GPL

http://boycottnovell.com

A timely lesson to be learned from Cisco's GPL violations

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Reporting violations of GNU licenses

http://www.fsf.org

"...Once you have collected the details, you should send a precise report to the copyright holder of the packages that are being misused. The copyright holder is the one who is legally authorized to take action to enforce the license..." -- via GNU Affero General Public License

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More background about the Cisco case

http://www.fsf.org

"This morning the FSF filed a lawsuit against Cisco, alleging that the company has infringed our copyrights by distributing programs under the GNU GPL and LGPL without respecting the licenses' terms. You've probably seen the press release; if you're especially curious, you might also want to read the complaint.

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Free Software Foundation Files Suit Against Cisco For GPL Violations

http://www.fsf.org

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced that it has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Cisco. The FSF's complaint alleges that in the course of distributing various products under the Linksys brand Cisco has violated the licenses of many programs on which the FSF holds copyright, including GCC, binutils, and the GNU C Library.

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FTF and gpl-violations release a guide to reporting and fixing licence violations

http://www.fsfeurope.org

"FSFE's Freedom Task Force (FTF) and GPL-Violations.org today released a guide to reporting and fixing licence compliance issues. This guide will help users and developers to deal with license violation reports.

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The Spanish Revolution, Free Software, and GPL Enforcement

http://at.or.at

"...The core ideals of free software are very strongly aligned with the core ideas of anarchism: the ideas of mutual aid and sharing combined with essential freedoms [...] At this point, I think can say that the key difference is how they treated the opposing forces. Under the anarchists, there was the widespread burning of churches and violence against Catholicism.

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Attention Schools: Beware of Infinite Campus

http://trombonechamp.wordpress.com

My school uses a SIS program called Infinite Campus. The SIS (Student Information System) is the backbone for any school. If you use, are employed by, and/or have high regards for the Infinite Campus company, I strongly advise that you not to read this post, as it may smash your high-held opinions about this fraud into little tiny shards.

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RMS: « Free Software Means 'Freedom' »

http://www.law.com

"As the founder of the free software movement and author of the GNU General Public License, I am writing to correct a misleading characterisation of free software presented in William Venema's article about open source. National Law Journal, Oct. 20. I do not wish to defend open source, which I have never supported.

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GPLv3/AGPLv3 Adoption: If It Happened Too Fast, I'd Be Worried

http://www.softwarefreedom.org

"Since the release of GPLv3, technology pundits have been opining about how adoption is unlikely, usually citing Linux's still-GPLv2 status as (often their only) example. Even though I'm a pro-GPLv3 (and, specifically, pro-AGPLv3) advocate, I have never been troubled by slow adoption, as long as it remained on a linear upswing from release day onward (which it has)..."

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