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Ubuntu Spyware: What to Do?

http://www.fsf.org

RMS writes on Canonical's controversial decision to forward local Ubuntu searches to third parties. One way or another there are big privacy implications.

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Stallman Endorses Pirate Party Position on Trademarks, Patent and Copyright Monopolies

http://falkvinge.net

In a welcome gesture on October 16, Dr. Richard Stallman made a public note supporting the Swedish Pirate Party’s position regarding trademarks, patent monopolies, and copyright monopolies.

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Network Services Aren't Free or Nonfree; They Raise Other Issues

http://www.gnu.org

Programs and services are different kinds of entities. A program is a work that you can execute; a service is an activity that you might interact with. For programs, we make a distinction between free and nonfree (proprietary). More precisely, this distinction applies to a program that you have a copy of: either you have the four freedoms for your copy or you don't.

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Richard Stallman Was Right All Along

http://www.osnews.com

Thirty years ago, when Richard Stallman launched the GNU project, and during the three decades that followed, his sometimes extreme views and peculiar antics were ridiculed and disregarded as paranoia - but here we are, 2012, and his once paranoid what-ifs have become reality.

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Stallman class graduates from IMERIR

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« RMS was at the Institut Méditerranéen d'Étude et de Recherche en Informatique et Robotique (IMERIR), in Perpignan, France, on 28 October, 2011, to deliver the graduation speech, "Le logiciel libre : pratique et éthique," to the class of 2011, which was named after him. »

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Stallman: Facebook IS Mass Surveillance

https://rt.com

RMS: « The father of free software philosophy spoke to RT on evil developers, spying social networks, the almost-legitimacy of Anonymous hacks and the condition under which he would take a proprietary program and a million dollars. Stallman is the man behind the concept that every computer program must be free for users to study and modify as they want.

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A Wise User Judges Each Internet Usage Scenario Carefully

http://www.europeanbusinessreview.com

If the term “Cloud Computing” has any meaning, it can only be a certain attitude towards computing: an attitude of not thinking carefully about what a proposed scenario entails or what risks it implies.

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Is Android really free software?

http://www.guardian.co.uk

Google's smartphone code is often described as 'open' or 'free' – but when examined by the Free Software Foundation, it starts to look like something different

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The Danger of E-books by Richard Stallman

http://stallman.org

rms calls our attention to the problems of many current commercial ebook distribution models. Ebooks have many advantages compared to books but they also have many disadvantages. Yet, none of the disadvantages are somehow inherent in ebooks. (The link is a PDF.)

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Video: Richard Stallman - A Free Digital Society - What Makes Digital Inclusion Good or Bad?

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu

In this video Richard Stallman talks about surveillance and being controlled on the Internet.

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Cell phones are 'Stalin's dream,' says free software movement founder

http://www.networkworld.com

Nearly three decades into his quest to rid the world of proprietary software, Richard Stallman sees a new threat to user freedom: smartphones.

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Software freedom crusader Richard Stallman on European tour

http://www.politics.co.uk

Dr Richard Stallman, the global crusader for the freedoms of computer users, will be embarking on a lecture tour during February and March.

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The most important work for freedom that this culture has seen in generations

http://www.defectivebydesign.org

The Free Software Foundation and Richard Stallman's work represents the most important work for freedom that this culture, the American culture, has seen in many many generations because it takes the ideas of freedom and it removes it from the ivory tower, and it removes it from lawyers, and places it in a community -- a technology community -- that is one of the most important communities definin

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The Anonymous WikiLeaks protests are a mass demo against control

http://www.guardian.co.uk

Richard Stallman: The actions against MasterCard and Amazon are not 'hacking'. People are just finding a way to protest in a digital space

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The Java Trap - The empire strikes back or the return of the Jedi?

http://www.szabster.net

After my controversial Droid post, it's time for me to strike back with another hot topic, namely the Java or C# trap for that matter.

The JVM and the .NET CLR are birds of the same feather and they kind of flock together; like it or not.

Most of the time when RMS makes his position clear concerning issues like this very early, everybody is like:

"Arrgh, ignore that old man ..."

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