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An Interview With Mako

I'm sure a large percentage of the Ubuntu Community will know, or at least have heard of, the next person in the interviews. A person who has been involved in the Ubuntu project right from the start, A blog well worth reading, and not to mention being a keen advocate of free software. Without further ado, I give you one of my favorite interviews so far.

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Created by linuxlooooser 8 years 12 weeks ago – Made popular 8 years 12 weeks ago
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Outreach to GFDL liensed wikis: migrate to CC BY-SA by August 1st!

"...Benjamin Mako Hill (Wikipedian, Free Software Foundation board member, and one of the people crucial to making the migration possible) writes on the Wikimedia Foundation mailing list: As the group with the most to lose and as the group that introduced the change at issue, the foundation and its broader community should devote as much time as possible to this issue in the next two months before

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Wikimedia and GFDL 1.3

"I spent more time than I would like to admit massaging the process that ultimately led to the release of the the GNU Free Documentation License 1.3 (GFDL) by the Free Software Foundation (FSF).

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You can support software freedom in 2008!

Mako: "Dear free software supporter, Now is the time to join and give to Free Software Foundation. 2008 is going to be extraordinarily important year for free software. Eben Moglen likes to quote Gandhi's "first they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win" progression when describing the free software movement. As I pointed out when I joined the FSF board, we're beginning to see powerful interests fighting free software. It's going to increase in the next few years. Things will probably get a lot uglier for free software before they get better. We can win but things are far from settled. The FSF is the front-line organization in this fight and we need a robust and proactive foundation, and an active and involved membership, if we're going to win.

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Created by can.axis 10 years 3 days ago – Made popular 10 years 2 days ago
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