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FSF expert funds for Jammie Thomas v RIAA

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“Our concern was how the RIAA is trying to use this sledge-hammer against the poorest people in society to set precedents in copyright, ” the FSF’s Peter Brown told p2pnet today. The launch of the fund, organized with Beckerman’s Recording Industry Vs The People, was vitally important and now it’s being used in the Jammie Thomas case.

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Wikimedia and GFDL 1.3

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"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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NPR station WBUR Boston adds support for free audio standard

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"BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- May 14, 2008 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) has marked a milestone in their PlayOgg.org campaign with the announcement that National Public Radio (NPR) news station WBUR Boston has begun worldwide webcasting in the free audio format Ogg Vorbis..."

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GNU/Linux World Domination for the Wrong Reasons

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"Whenever I hear people discussing GNU/Linux's prospects for becoming more popular, I'm reminded of a comment by Tommy Douglas, the social democrat who became a hero for introducing universal health care into Canada. If he could press a button and gain a million voters who did not understand his policies, he said, then he would not press that button. He meant that he was not in politics simply to be elected, but to gain supporters for his ideals -- and that he was determined not to lose sight of his long term goals while pursing short term ones.

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Clearing Landmines by Peter Brown

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"For the past twenty-two years the Free Software Foundation has had the mission to promote, preserve, and protect the freedoms to use, study, copy, modify, and redistribute modified computer software, and to defend the rights of all free software users..."

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