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Hams, hackers, hobbyists... and model railways

http://www.h-online.com

Bill gates once asked "What hobbyist can put 3-man years into programming, finding all bugs, documenting his product and distribute for free?". This article examines the roots of the hacker culture and goes part way towards answering that question

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Book of the Week: History of Italian art hacking

http://blog.p2pfoundation.net

"...The main research field of this book is Italy, since it is here that networking practices have determined the construction of a network of projects unparalleled in any other country. A scene with a strong identity and with its own artistic, technological and political feeling has been formed in Italy.

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GNU Hackers Meeting in Gothenburg, Sweden, 11-15 November 2009

http://savannah.gnu.org

"The dates for the next GNU Hackers Meeting are 11-15 November 2009 in Gothenburg, Sweden. The meeting will be held jointly with the FSCONS free software conference 14-15 Nov..."

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Hackers wanted! Scholarships available to coders who'll come to journalism and help save democracy

http://radar.oreilly.com

"...Journalism needs great hackers. Not just nerds, but programmers who care -- about the values of journalism and the power of a free press to hold government accountable. Luckily, hackers are a freedom-minded bunch. The free software movement is rooted in many of the same principals that guide journalism.

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An attempt at forbidding «hacker tools» in Switzerland

http://blogs.fsfe.org

"The Federal Department of Justice and Police recently proposed to introduce legislation illegalizing so-called «hacker tools» in Switzerland as well [...] The current proposal can thus be considered as totally inappropriate, and will need a complete makeover.

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Legendary Computer Hacker to Speak at UMaine

http://www.umaine.edu

"...Richard Greenblatt is one of the most highly regarded hackers of all time and has been contributing significant and elegant programs since the 1960's when he first entered the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a student. He is scheduled to give a presentation at the University of Maine at 2:10 p.m.

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Where are the Alpha *Female* Hackers?

http://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com

Who have we got in the world of free software? There are certainly some big names like Mitchell Baker, Chief Lizard Wrangler of Mozilla and Stormy Peters, Executive Director of the GNOME Foundation. But notice that both of these occupy executive positions: they hack business/legal/social systems.

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Danger of using RFID in passport cards -- via Richard Stallman, The Last of the True Hackers

http://www.vnunet.com

RMS: « A clever hacker (though the reason he is a hacker is not what they think) demonstrated the danger of using RFIDs in US passport cards.

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LibrePlanet Conference 2009, 3/21-3/22 - Official public announcement!

http://www.fsf.org

"Our annual meeting has now officially morphed into the LibrePlanet event. The date is set. March 21st and 22nd -- that's right, two whole days! LibrePlanet will be at the Harvard Science Center, right in Harvard Square on the MBTA's red line.

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Why Freedom Matters

http://anuj360.wordpress.com

«...That statement packages several questionable assumptions:

1. That the only motive for developing free software is ideological.

2. That innovation in software requires a lot of funding.

3. That the only way to fund software research is through proprietary software.

4. That innovation is more important than freedom.

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New Year’s Resolutions: Hacker Style

http://bytebaker.com

"It’s that time of the year again, when you take a look at your life, decide what parts of it suck and then make a proclamation of change. Sure most resolutions don’t work out and resolutions probably aren’t the best way to make a lasting change in your life anyway. But even you don’t stick to your resolutions, they at least make you think about the things that need improving.

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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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Debian mourns the loss of Thiemo Seufer

http://www.debian.org

"The Debian Project has lost an active member of its community. Thiemo Seufer died on December 26th in a tragic car accident..."

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Announcing Ubiquiti's Free Software RouterStation User Interface/Firmware Challenge!

http://www.ubnt.com

"In an effort to enrich and contribute to the Free Software community, Ubiquiti Networks is offering $200,000 in cash prizes for developers who provide the most impressive User Interface/Firmware for Ubiquiti's newly released free-software embedded wireless platform, the RouterStation..." -- routerstation is based on openwrt as

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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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