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Open Formats Enter the Presidential Debate

http://www.consortiuminfo.org

Those of us who live in America are currently in the midst of that most protracted, expensive and (often) tedious of all democratic processes: the quadrennial quest to find, and perhaps even elect, the most able leader to guide the nation into the future. Part and parcel to that spectacle is a seemingly endless torrent of printed words and video.

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Considering an Open Future

http://www.linuxinsider.com

Presidential candidate Ron Paul's "donation feed" is reminiscent of the somewhat addictive "newsfeed" on social networking site Facebook, and it appears to have the effect of increasing donations. In a society where privacy is shrinking, it seems many embrace the idea of sharing more information, not less.

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Minister champions open source endeavour

http://www.tectonic.co.za

At a meeting on Sunday, South Africa's minister of public services, Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, accepted an invitation to be a patron of the Free and Open Source Software Foundation for Africa (FOSSFA).

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Stallman: If you want freedom don't follow Linus Torvalds

http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au

Interview with Richard Stallman about various topics; about the difference between the free software movement and open source, why Stallman rejects the term "intellectual property", the GPLv3 and Torvalds view on it, Microsofts patent claims, and about the Microsoft-Novell deal.

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GPLv3, the dishonorable suicide

http://beranger.org

RMS will not save the world - he has just killed the FLOSS, actually. We have already started to hear about strange license lockups...

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UK Greens connect to free software

http://www.linux.com

"For average hackers in their cubicles, the relation between environmental and free software issues may seem remote but the Green Party of England and Wales (GPEW) is working to connect the dots.

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Crashing The System

http://www.motherjones.com

News: Are we entering a new era of digital democracy—or just being conned by a bunch of smooth-talking geeks?

June 20, 2007

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