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Open letter to abolish software patents in Australia

http://apps.softwarefreedom.com.au

Software patents are dangerous and costly to business and the community. Please sign this letter to support abolishing patents on software.

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Open Letter to Lord Mandelson (Video)

http://www.youtube.com

Dan Bull responds to Lord Mandelson (”Dan Bull – Dear Mandy – an open letter to Lord Mandelson”)

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Open Letter to Microsoft

http://boycottnovell.com

Dear Microsoft Corporation, I wish to recommend a very talented individual who would be a great asset to your company. You were just about to hire him a decade ago, but he did not have the required work permit.

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An Open Letter to Michael Dell: Why I have no choice but return my Ubuntu Inspiron Mini 10

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Dear Michael,

I have been a fan of yours for many years - since I was a kid in fact!... I watched you embrace GNU/Linux; I remember thinking: I wonder if people realise what this will actually mean. I am sure he does. So, here I am: I bought an Inspiron Mini 10. I have no choice but return it. And now I can't stop wondering: how could Michael Dell get it just so wrong?

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An Open Letter To Tech Review Sites

http://www.phoronix.com

Have you considered embracing Linux in any of your articles? If you have, but have not acted on such thoughts, why is that? Is it the Linux learning curve? The "lack of benchmarks"? Simply the lack of resources on the part of your editors and product evaluators? After speaking with several editors from fellow publications, these seem to be most of the excuses at hand.

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CentOS is NOT Dying, It’s Just Bad Reporting

http://boycottnovell.com

Media FUD about CentOS is refuted. Boycott Novell runs on a CentOS server, so it is painful to watch The Register and some other publications spreading FUD about the project.

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CentOS team responds to community reaction

http://blogs.techsentry.org

CentOS is not dead or going away. The signers of the Open Letter are fully committed to continue the CentOS Project. Updates and new releases will continue.

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Amarok to Palm: "Forget Apple, Come to Us!"

http://www.linuxpromagazine.com

Open source project Amarok, in an open letter to Palm, has invited the company to work with them. The reason: the Apple iTunes 8.2.1 update guarantees that the Linux-based Palm Pre smartphone can no longer use the iTunes music management software.

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Open Letter to Mozilla Regarding Their Use of HTML5 Video

http://www.osnews.com

We're on the verge of a serious evolution on the web. Right now, the common way to include video on the web is by use of Flash, a closed-source technology that is a massive resource hog. The answer is the HTML5 video tag

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An open letter to Barack Obama and the DNC (or, change video formats)

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Senator Barack Obama and the Democractic National Convention Committee,

In his campaign speeches, Senator Obama often evokes images of citizen participation in the governmental process. He proclaims that his message of hope is built on the foundation of mutual respect, and the prospect of working together to return the government to the hands of the people.

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Open letter to digital standards developers, supporters, and advocates

http://www.digistan.org

Industry has always depended on standards and traditional industries have built their standards as part of a slow, controlled, top-down approach to innovation. Industrial-age standards are often heavily patented, complex, and large. They can be expensive to implement and therefore are implementable only for large established firms.

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An Open Letter To NVIDIA

http://www.opentheblob.com

We the GNU/Linux community and the undersigned, kindly request that you, NVIDIA Corporation, increase your efforts in better enabling the open-source community to develop free software drivers for your graphics hardware. Your major competitors in this market, AMD/ATI and Intel, have not only supported the community in open-source driver development efforts but they are now openly releasing hardware programming documentation.

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An Open Letter to ISO

http://blogs.freecode.no

Is it time to standardize ISO? In light of the recent events relating to the standardization process of EOOXML, it seems appropriate to look into possible standardization of the process itself.

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