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Kettling Wikileaks

Richard Stallman on Digital Restrictions Management (DRM), Wikileaks, LOIC and police action during London protests and state inaction in US foreign politics. This is a longer version of a story originally published on the Guardian.

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Created by spanky 6 years 33 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 33 weeks ago
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London stock exchange switches to Linux

IN THE CITY OF LONDON, the financial heart of the UK, the London Stock Exchange (LSE) has begun a twelve-month migration to a Linux based trading system.

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Created by Marcin 7 years 29 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 29 weeks ago
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London Stock Exchange to abandon failed Windows platform

Anyone who was ever fool enough to believe that Microsoft software was good enough to be used for a mission-critical operation had their face slapped this September when the LSE (London Stock Exchange)'s Windows-based TradElect system brought the market to a standstill for almost an entire day.

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Created by BillKiller 8 years 7 weeks ago – Made popular 8 years 6 weeks ago
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London Olympics Says No To Free Software

"...Free Software represents too much of a risk in terms of application compatibility to be used widely in the London 2012 Olympics according to the chief information officer for the event..."

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Created by can.axis 8 years 15 weeks ago – Made popular 8 years 15 weeks ago
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RMS attacks Oyster's 'unethical' use of GNU systems & Free Software

RMS: «The GNU system (often called "Linux") has been developed, since 1984, for the sake of computer users' freedom. Ironically it is now the basis for a system designed to smother the freedom of the people of London, through online payments to Oyster cards. [...]»

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Free Software as Social Innovation

"On Friday 2nd November I attended the London FSFE event, Free Software as a Social Innovation. I am not really a techie (though I have been Free since 1998) and certainly not in an NGO, but had asked to go because I wanted to see some ground level advocacy in action.

I had an interesting day. Feel "Free" to read on..."

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Created by can.axis 9 years 41 weeks ago – Made popular 9 years 40 weeks ago
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