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Hacking Hands On - The Story

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We then spoke about why people in general and students in particular should
contribute to Free Software and what are its values and advantages. Then we
gave a brief overview of what we had planned for the day. Later we took each
of those topics in detail and covered it in sufficient depth I feel. We described
about concepts of Revision Control System, Bug Trackers, other development

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Saving Students from The Latest Microsoft Lock-in (Live @ edu)

http://boycottnovell.com

Two days ago Microsoft issued a press release heralding its plans to take over universities with its Windows-oriented, Live-branded offerings, which typically lock down students and bind them to Microsoft while they still are young. For background about this, see this older post.

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Debian is participating in the 2008 Google Summer of Code

http://www.debian.org

The Debian project is proud to announce that it has again been accepted by Google as a mentor organisation for the Summer of Code programme. We have been allocated twelve tasks for this year. Google will fund the students mentioned here to work full time on those tasks during their summer vacation, from May 26th to August 18th.

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GNU Hurd

http://www.bddebian.com

"The GNU Hurd project has been accepted as a mentoring organization for the Google Summer of Code 2008! ..."

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Suing students for publishing class notes

http://blog.wired.com

RMS: «A professor is suing students for publishing their class notes. The term "intellectual property" used by the professor's lawyers is a term of confusion and intimidation.»

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Free Culture Elections

http://mako.cc

"Recently, Students for Free Culture -- a non-profit organization dear to my heart -- elected its new board. Several months ago, the group voted to hold its elections using the same preferential election method system that Debian uses. To help make their election easier I agreed to support them with a new set of features in Selectricity aimed at more structured organizational decision-making. Currently Selectricity is more geared toward more informal QuickVotes. From a democratic and voting technology perspective, the election was a huge success..."

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Maine law students vs the RIAA

http://www.p2pnet.net

“... 'This could be the true beginning of the end for the RIAA in its attempts to bring students to heel, turning them into compliant consumers of corporate product under threat of legal persecution and severe financial penalties no student can afford.' ..."

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Students rehab old computers for families in need

http://www.gazette.net

Students in the technology club at Gov. Thomas Johnson Middle School opened their Christmas workshop a few weeks ago. Instead of toys and games, they stocked up on donated computers. Then, they rolled up their sleeves, and armed with new software and cleaning supplies, set off to refurbish and turn the computers into functional and much-needed presents for needy families in the area.

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A Linux thin client for every child

http://resources.zdnet.co.uk

In September this year, the Macedonian government announced one of the most ambitious educational technology projects ever proposed: to provide 180,000 of its school-age children with computer access.

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Students develop supercomputer

http://www.hindu.com

A team of students of Federal Institute of Science and Technology at Mokkannoor here on Monday claimed to have developed a super computing system called ‘Dakshina cluster series - I’. The system was designed and developed, as part of the Centre for High Performance Computing project initiated by the Computer Science Department. Team leader C.

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Zürich’s students get rid of “Windows Tax”

http://www.doink.ch

Zürich’s two big universities (ETH and UZH) have a joint laptop discount program for all of their students and staff. Starting this fall, you can get these laptops without Windows, giving you a price reduction of ~76 Euro. This was made possible by a student’s organisation at the ETH.

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