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Programming for Proprietary Platforms a Risk to One’s Livelihood

http://boycottnovell.com

Jobs is not good for jobs, suggests news story; iPhones all have the same root password

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Lest CodePlex perplex - by Richard M. Stallman

http://www.fsf.org

"...The first thing we see is that the organization ducks the issue of users' freedom; it uses the term "open source" and does not speak of "free software". These two terms stand for different philosophies which are based on different values: free software's values are freedom and social solidarity, whereas open source cites only practical convenience values such as powerful, reliable software..."

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A Call for Freedom in the Engineering Classroom: Why Universities should adopt The SELF Platform

http://cfsvt.blogspot.com

"The SELF Platform is a web platform for the collaborative construction, editing, remixing and translation of educational materials. It is an educator-centric production environment for learner-centric materials. To ensure the spirit of collaboration all materials are under a free license, which can be used, reused, modified and distributed freely.

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Ciclope Astro: GPLed software without all the freedom we usually associate with Free Software

http://www.innovations-report.de

"The web-based planetarium is distributed under the GNU General Public License [...] If you plan to use, adapt or redistribute this code, please be also sure to have a look at the Google Maps API's Terms of Use." -- via Ciclope Ast

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Why Put an End to Proprietary Platforms: LeftParen 0.5 released with Facebook Support.

http://blog.leftparen.com

"LeftParen 0.5 is a PLT Scheme web app framework. LP is in its early stages, and I need your help to improve it..."

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Why WiFi in Africa?

http://manypossibilities.net

"...And the same reality of cheap hardware and free software -- As in Freedom -- exists for the deployment of the telephone infrastructure. Wireless mesh voice networks can be rolled out at a tiny fraction of the cost of traditional telephone networks. That’s where we are going with the Village Telco..."

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Why Put an End to Proprietary Platforms

http://nettime-l.blogspot.com

"...The AHA project is a networking art platform created to promote hacktivism and art on the Internet related to the Italian net culture and underground movement [...] The basic idea of hacker ethics (for the Italian community) has a strong political and activist meaning and it is strictly related to the idea of sharing knowledge, developing free software and fighting for social and political rig

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DebGems announced as Proprietary Platform: Why the GNU Affero GPL is Freedom for Network Services

http://blog.phusion.nl

"...copyleft is a tool designed to spread freedom in software, at any cost. The FSF, which wrote the GNU and Affero licenses, has the goal to make all software free as in freedom. Companies are ‘free’ to join the revolution, or to look somewhere else for their needs.

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Cloud computing is a trap, warns GNU founder Richard Stallman

http://www.guardian.co.uk

"Web-based programs like Google's Gmail will force people to buy into locked, proprietary systems that will cost more and more over time, according to the free software campaigner [...] «It's stupidity. It's worse than stupidity: it's a marketing hype campaign,» he told The Guardian..."

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