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Free Software Foundation Europe Celebrates Eighth Birthday

http://fsfeurope.org

For eight years now, the Free Software Foundation Europe has been working tirelessly for basic rights and freedoms in an increasingly software-driven society. The 11th of March 2009 sees another major milestone passed, with its 2^3 (eighth) birthday being celebrated by its friends, Fellows and associates.

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FSFE Fellowship Interview with Georg Greve

http://blogs.fsfe.org

Georg Greve is the founder of the Free Software Foundation Europe and has served as its president since the beginning in 2001. Marking the eight birthday of the FSFE I asked him some questions on his own background and the history of the FSFE for a special birthday edition of the Fellowship interview series.

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FreeBSD today and 15 years ago

http://ivoras.sharanet.org

Ivan Voras (one of current commiters) reading release notes for FreeBSD 1.1 noticed that anymore there are no developers, that was developing FreeBSD from the very beginning. Also, there are still similiar organizational and technical problems that were 15 years ago.

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What happened to Free and Open Knowledge?

http://trombonechamp.wordpress.com

Recently in US History class we have been studying The Gilded Age. Andrew Carnegie, John Rockefeller, and other businessmen ruled the US with such power that it made the government useless. When the government could do something about the problem with the cases that came through Supreme Court, it almost always sided with the corporations.

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Created by trombonechamp 6 years 1 week ago – Made popular 6 years 1 week ago
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Unix And Linux Humor - Cult Satire

http://linuxshellaccount.blogspot.com

What will they think of us when they find our garbage in the future? ;)

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A brief history of computers and free software: where is the money?

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

The end of 2008 might see the dawn of a new revolution in the computer industry and in people’s lives. Maybe 2009 will be remembered as the year when the “world went mobile”. What does this mean for the (free and non-free) software industry?

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Videocast: Richard Stallman in New Zealand

http://computerworld.co.nz

"Richard Stallman's tour of New Zealand has covered issues of copyright and the free software movement. He is fervently against restrictions on sharing, saying such restrictions are an attack on society.

In this must-hear speech on copyright, Stallman introduces the foundation principles of the Free Software movement and then discusses the origins, uses and abuses of the laws of copyright..."

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The GNU Operating System and the Free Software Movement

http://understandinglimited.com

"The hackers of the artificial intellegence lab did most of their programing in the lisp programing language [...] They began writing programs in lisp that were unrelated to their work in artificial intellegence.

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The original GNU proposal post.

http://groups.google.co.uk

"... a Lisp-based window system through which several Lisp programs and ordinary Unix programs can share a screen. Both C and Lisp will be available as system programming languages [...] Who Am I? I am Richard Stallman, inventor of the original much-imitated EMACS editor, now at the Artificial Intelligence Lab at MIT..."

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Lisp’s 50th Birthday Celebration

http://www.mcjones.org

"A celebration of the 50th anniversary of Lisp is taking place in October at OOPSLA 2008. John McCarthy will give a talk about the early history of Lisp..."

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[RMS & TBL] How the Web was Born: The Story of the World Wide Web

http://books.google.com

"...On 26 june a prophet came to CERN. Complete with long hair and a bushy unkempt, Richard Stallman looked every bit the part. His message was software should be free. [...] The year that Stallman came to CERN, Tim had published a note in a CERN computing newsletter drawing the laboratarie's attention to GNU. [...] «When we speak of free software ... we are refrerring to freedom, not price».

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Down With The Fences! - The Struggle For The Global Commons - May 1st - May 11th

http://bristol.indymedia.org

"...As the world faces a wave of new enclosures brought about by globalisation we’ll hopefully examine some of the history of the ‘commons’, their enclosure and the spirited resistance to private ownership over the centuries..."

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History of Linux

http://netfiles.uiuc.edu

It was 1991, and the ruthless agonies of the cold war were gradually coming to an end. There was an air of peace and tranquility that prevailed in the horizon. In the field of computing, a great future seemed to be in the offing, as powerful hardware pushed the limits of the computers beyond what anyone expected.

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Is Red Hat still relevant? You bet.

http://www.montanalinux.org

I recently attended a Linux Installfest and the primary distribution recommended by those heading up the event was Ubuntu. That's all well and good but during their Linux dog-and-pony-show a statement was made regarding Red Hat that struck me.

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ODF vs. OOXML: War of the Words (an eBook in Process)

http://www.consortiuminfo.org

For some time I've been considering writing a book about what has become a standards war of truly epic proportions. I refer, of course, to the ongoing, ever expanding, still escalating conflict between ODF and OOXML, a battle that is playing out across five continents and in both the halls of government and the marketplace alike.

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