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"Ask your candidates" / Now I ask you

http://blogs.fsfe.org

Because of the German federal elections in 2009, FSFE called on all German Free Software supporters to ask the parties’ candidates about their positions on Free Software and Open Standards. FSFE set up a page about the German Bundestagswahl to help asking questions, and to collecting answers.

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The P2P Foundation: time for a turn towards the political?

http://blog.p2pfoundation.net

"...Transformative movements usually first start as transgressive subcultural movements (not caring about the old systems); then start building their own institutions (GPL, Creative Commons), before they become more explicitely political and start tackling the existing institutional order.

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Senator: open source software needed for medical records

http://arstechnica.com

Senator John D. Rockefeller has proposed a new law which would establish federal grants to develop open source software and to create universal open standards for electronic medical records.

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Personal Politics of Stallman and Torvalds

http://jdeeth.blogspot.com

So let's just accept that Linux geeks land on all points of the political spectrum and take a look at the personal politics and styles of the two godfathers of the open source movement: Linus Torvalds and Richard Stallman.

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Bruce Perens: Is Open Source Capitalist or Communist?

http://itmanagement.earthweb.com

Is Open Source capitalist or communist? Yes. About once a week a certain blogger stridently claims Open Source is a Capitalist Movement! or Today, Open Source is Commercial! and Open Source is About Capitalism, Not Freebies! In fact, the truth is more complicated.

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Huge 180 in Favour of Free Software and ODF in the UK

http://boycottnovell.com

The Labour party has just made very significant changes to its IT policy

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Image: Politics of Software (and Everything Else)

http://boycottnovell.com

A lot of people seem surprised by the news that Obama exchanged standards for lock-in (Microsoft). But none of this should be shocking and the candidacy/parties do not matter. That’s just how this system is intended to be run

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Linux/FOSS and Politics Go Together Like Cheese and Crackers

http://www.linuxtoday.com

Any political discussion can turn dangerous in a heartbeat, and they usually do, with foaming and fireworks more usual than relaxed give-and-take.

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Richard Stallman as USA President

http://trombonechamp.wordpress.com

With the US Elections coming up, and with my campaign to elect Leonard Bernstein as the President, it stuck me the other day: rms has a huge number of political views (most of which contradict the current state of the union), so what would he do as president? What would the United States end up looking like? Lets find out.

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National Conference on Free Software, Kochi

This event aims at expand the concept of knowledge freedom, strengthening the software freedom movements by enlisting the support from wider sections, expanding the support base to Public Domain Software, Familiarise the PSUs, Industries and Institutions with free software, empowerment of indigenous technology and local community etc..View for more info

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Free software is not politics: petitions for the Italian elections

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

I have been saying this for many years: free software must not be associated with an ideology or political party.

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The "idealistic" Olympic officials as an illustration to understand the difference between free software and open source...

http://www.stallman.org

RMS: "...Isn't it sad to see the "idealistic" Olympic officials who believe (or at least say) that sport should be kept pure of distractions such as human rights? They reminds me of the "open source" supporters that think technology should be kept pure of distractions such as human rights."

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Stallman: Your Freedom needs Free/Libre Software

http://www.zcommunications.org

Many of us know that governments can threaten the human rights of software users through censorship and surveillance of the Internet. Many do not realize that the software they run on their home or work computers can be an even worse threat. Thinking of software as "just a tool", they suppose that it obeys them, when in fact it often obeys others instead.

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The commons, the state and transformative politics

http://www.tni.org

"...Arturo di Corinto, a sharp and ebullient Italian media activist, writer and film-maker, set out a bold vision of free software as a common resource: ‘Thanks to its characteristics, the free software is a distributed property that is capable of evolving into a common good’, he declared. [...] Can ideas, both inspirational metaphors and actual experiences, from the free software movement provide any guide for turning public services into commons?

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Free Software as a Social Movement: Justin Podur interviews Richard Stallman

http://www.zmag.org

"Richard Stallman is one of the founders of the Free Software Movement and lead developer of the GNU Operating System. His book is 'Free Software, Free Society'. I caught up with him by phone on December 1/05..."

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