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Wikipedia Founder: Free Knowledge requires Free Software and Free File Formats

http://jimmywales.com

What is free knowledge? What is a free encyclopedia? The essence is something that anyone who understands free software can immediately grasp. A free encyclopedia, or any other free knowledge, can be freely read, without getting permission from anyone. Free knowledge can be freely shared with others. Free knowledge can be adapted to your own needs.

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New Kontact Suite Brings Next-Gen Groupware to Desktop and Mobile

http://dot.kde.org

KDE is proud to announce the release of the next generation Kontact PIM Suite, based on the Akonadi framework. In addition to this, we are also proud to announce the June maintenance update of the KDE Software Compilation 4.6. Unsurprisingly, the port of Kontact to Akonadi is finally being released the same day as Duke Nukem Forever, making it relatively timely.

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The Architecture of Open Source Applications

http://www.aosabook.org

In new free book the authors of twenty-five open source applications explain how their software is structured, and why. What are each program's major components? How do they interact? And what did their builders learn during their development? In answering these questions, the contributors to this book provide unique insights into how they think.

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GNU SIP Witch 1.0 released for peer-to-peer next gen VoIP

http://ubuntuwicohan.blogspot.com

We are distributing today a 1.0 release of the GNU SIP protocol provisioning and peer-to-peer call server, GNU SIP Witch. GNU SIP Witch is developed within GNU Telephony and has been selected for use in the GNU Free Call project. This will provide a stable release that we will support for existing applications while we actively develop GNU Free Call services.

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KDE 4.6.3 Released

http://kde.org

KDE has released a series of updates to the Plasma Desktop and Netbook workspaces, the KDE Applications and the KDE Frameworks. This update is the second in a series of monthly stabilization updates to the 4.6 series. 4.6.3 brings many bugfixes and translation updates

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Spanish KDE Community Announces Akademy-es 2011

http://dot.kde.org

KDE Spain is organizing Akademy-es 2011, the annual meeting of KDE users and contributors in Barcelona, Spain from May 20th through May 22nd. Akademy-es is an important event in the KDE calendar. Attendance and the technical quality of papers have increased significantly during each of the previous events.

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The Pragmatism of Free Software Idealism

http://www.h-online.com

In the beginning, the idea that software should be free was deemed unrealistic and laughable, and then unworkable. Now, for the most part, it is deemed acceptable and desirable – not just as a workable approach to writing software, but as a means of writing better software.

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Propriatery Software Industry Lobbies Against EU Consumer Rights Laws

http://www.osnews.com

The goal of the new directive is to consolidate the various consumer rights directives already in place in Europe. In addition, the EU wants to strengthen consumer protection while they're at it, and part of that is ensuring that digital goods are handled just like normal goods.

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openSUSE 11.4 and KDE

http://news.opensuse.org

KDE fans must definitely watch out for openSUSE 11.4, which will be the first major Linux distribution to feature KDE’s Plasma Workspaces, Applications and Development Platform version 4.6. This trio of releases by the KDE community brings much better performance as well as many usability and feature improvements all over the place.

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KDE Software Compilation 4.6.1 Released

http://kde.org

KDE has released a series of updates to the Plasma Desktop and Netbook workspaces, the KDE Applications and the KDE Frameworks. This update is the first in a series of monthly stabilization updates to the 4.6 series. 4.6.1 brings many bugfixes and translation updates on top of 4.6 series. KDE's software is already translated into more than 55 languages, with more to come.

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Media player Bangarang 2.0 released

http://bangarangkde.wordpress.com

There are many new features and bugfixes since 1.0 including: New Info View that provides helpful information about your media when you need it and integrated metadata editing and drilling; Info fetchers to help lookup additional media information for Artists, Movies, TV Shows, Actors, etc.; Support for Audio and Video feeds; Organize and browse media using tags; Improved DVD support including su

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French Court of Cassation threatens bundled software

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The French Court of Cassation says European directive regarding unfair commercial practice must be considered when judging bundled software issues. That should help consumers all over Europe to overthrow bundled sales of software with hardware.

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KDE Software Compilation 4.6.0 Released

http://www.kde.org

KDE is delighted to announce its latest set of releases, providing major updates to the KDE Plasma workspaces, KDE Applications and KDE Platform. These releases, versioned 4.6, provide many new features in each of KDE's three product lines.

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Office Suite KOffice 2.3.0 Released

http://www.koffice.org

Krita is now ready for professional artist use. A new slide sorter view and a new shape animations feature in KPresenter. Improvements of the core engine and plugins in the support of the OpenDocument Format. Especially text rendering has seen much work. A new report engine used in KPlato and Kexi.

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How Software Patents Will Ruin the World

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Instead of finally achieving financial success and changing the world with his software, Raul finds himself faced with a lawsuit, unless he pays steep licensing fees for patent usage rights.

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