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Why Free Software Movement must get involved in Internet Privacy Workshop: 8 and 9 December 2010

http://www.ietf.org

« The Internet Architecture Board (IAB), World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Internet Society (ISOC) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will hold a joint Internet privacy workshop on 8 and 9 December 2010 at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts on the question: How Can Technology Help to Improve Privacy on the Internet? ...»

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MIT's free classes now run on free software

http://plone.org

"...MIT OpenCourseWare ( http://ocw.mit.edu/ ) is a web-based publication of virtually all course content from the Massachusetts Insitute of Technology (MIT).

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Why Did M.I.T. Switch from Scheme to Python?

http://danweinreb.org

"I’ve been seeing mail and blog postings, particularly from people in the Lisp community, why MIT has switched from using Scheme to Python in the freshman core curriculum for the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. At the International Lisp Conference, Prof. Gerry Sussman gave a short impromptu talk explaining the new freshman curriculum.

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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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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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International Lisp Conference 2009 -- Lisp: The Next 50 Years

http://www.international-lisp-conference.org

"...The Association of Lisp Users is pleased to announce the 2009 International Lisp Conference will be held in Cambridge, Massachusetts, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sunday through Wednesday, March 22-25, 2009.

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Q&A: Richard Stallman, founder of the GNU Project and the Free Software Foundation

http://www.vnunet.com

"In an exclusive interview with vnunet.com, Stallman discusses his views on free versus proprietary and open source software, social networking sites and privacy issues..."

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Portrait: Eric von Hippel, user innovation, and FOSS

http://www.linux.com

A common charge against free and open source software (FOSS) is that it lacks the ability to innovate. To that charge, the lifelong research of Eric von Hippel, professor and head of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Group at the MIT Sloan School of Management, offers a thorough and scholarly refutation.

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Judge Lifts Restraining Order: MIT Students Win

http://www.groklaw.net

Judge George O'Toole lifted the gag order on three MIT students who were sued by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority for discovering a security vulnerability in the MBTA's fare payment system.

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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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Coinventer of LISP dies

http://www.washingtonpost.com

"Louis Hodes, a co-inventer of the LISP programming language dies. As a research assistant, Dr. Hodes took part in the pioneering work being done in the development of the computer programming language LISP, used in artificial intelligence research.

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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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The GNU Manifesto (inside Emacs)

"...The GNU Manifesto is a famous document that was distributed on the Internet in the early years of the GNU Project; it's one of the first nodes in the GNU Emacs manual, which you can read by opening the Emacs manual in an *info* buffer, as described in Select a node section:

1. Type C-h i to open an *info* buffer.

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Learn about the GNU Project (inside emacs)

"...The describe-project function, bound to C-h C-p, is a 7,500-word essay by Richard Stallman, Emacs' principal author, describing the purpose of the GNU Project (which he founded)... --
* http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/edu/au-dw-au-emacs7-i.html?S_TACT=105A...

The GNU Project

by Richard Stallman

originally published in the book "Open Sources"

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Society of Automotive Engineers kills DRM on its journal following MIT boycott

http://www.boingboing.net

"MIT dropped its subscription to the database of past articles from the Society of Automotive Engineer because SAE had was using anti-copying DRM technology on the papers that made them less useful for scientists and researchers. After a presentation from an MIT professor about the boycott, the SAE publication board eliminated DRM for its papers..."

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