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Hawk-Eye: non-free software, proprietary hardware and software patents in Soccer Rules

http://goal.blogs.nytimes.com

After the referee blunders from the 2010 Soccer World Cup, FIFA may now accept non-free systems in soccer rules. It sounds to me like a "new enclosure". For your information, Hawk-Eye is non-free software with proprietary hardware and software patents.

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Why I hate non-Free software

http://blog.jrock.us

"...The feeling of not being able to fix buggy software is very depressing. Manufacturers of washing machines should ship source code with every device.

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Created by can.axis 5 years 27 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 27 weeks ago
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Listening to Last.fm in Emacs

http://20y.hu

"During the backup process before I had upgraded my notebook to Fedora 10, I decided not to copy back my Music folder to the fresh installation, but start using Last.fm whenever I’d like to listen to music. The question came quite straight—so how to play Last.fm streams in Emacs?

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Created by can.axis 6 years 1 day ago – Made popular 6 years 6 hours ago
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RMS to talk computing freedom at U or why “open source” misses the point of Free Software

http://www.mndaily.com

"Stallman makes a clear distinction between the free software and open source movements. The free software movement is based on values of freedom and social solidarity, he said, while the open source movement is thinking about practical benefits only, and forgets what’s most important..."

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Created by can.axis 6 years 8 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 8 weeks ago
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Why the Web is Defective by Design!

http://sachachua.com

RMS: «If you are talking about the practice of installing non-free software into a browser, the only thing that is good to offer is the reminder that you must refuse to do that.» --

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Created by can.axis 6 years 18 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 18 weeks ago
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Non-free SF on free systems

http://www.alfonsojimenez.com

"People are ignorant, but we already know that. As usual, I’ve read something really stupid on Twitter this morning. It said: I hope Apple will develop for everyone [every OS]. I think it would be one of the worst things to ever happen. Why do people want to install non-free software on free systems?

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Created by can.axis 6 years 32 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 32 weeks ago
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