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27-29 March: 4th Oekonux Conference: Free Software and Beyond The World of Peer Production

http://new.ludost.org

"During the past decade the phenomenon of Free Software has become successful and well-known. It is still amazing how in the realm of software the creativity of so many volunteers leads to products which are useful for the whole mankind.

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Another Reason to Run GNU/Linux...

http://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com

...And a pretty important one: "The Home Office has quietly adopted a new plan to allow police across Britain routinely to hack into people’s personal computers without a warrant." So why might GNU/Linux help? Well...

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Free Software Community Project needs Hardware

http://community.livejournal.com

"Manchester Free Software recently set up a free software suite at the Marbella Café at 52 Newton Street in the Northern Quarter, using machines previously used by Free Space Manchester and originally from the Basement Social Centre..."

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All phone calls, all emails, and all web browsing

http://www.pcpro.co.uk

RMS: « The UK government plans to record all phone calls, all emails, and all web browsing.

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Help defeat Microsoft's OOXML format!

http://www.fsf.org

"The fight against the adoption of OOXML as an ISO standard is continuing in many countries. In the UK the UK Unix & Open Systems User Group (UKUUG) unsuccessfully, sought a judicial review of the British Standards Institute's decision to vote yes. UKUUG are now seeking to appeal against that rejection of a review and you can help them." --

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GNU Hackers Meeting 2008

http://www.river-valley.tv

"...Here are the [Ogg] multimedia recordings of the talks from GNU Hackers Meeting 2008. A meeting for GNU hackers (maintainers and active contributors) in Bristol (UK)..."

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Why BBC is Microsoft Media (Video)

http://www.youtube.com

Watch the BBC getting grilled at the Parliament over its blind servitude to Microsoft, which it simply cannot defend.

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“Money Trumps Justice”, Vendor Control Trumps Truth

http://boycottnovell.com

An analysis of how Microsoft controlled the British press and committees, using wealth

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Created by komrad 6 years 25 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 25 weeks ago
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OOXML battle bus is back in action

http://www.theinquirer.net

THE UK'S CHALLENGE to Microsoft's bid to have its documents become an official international standard is back on track.

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RMS attacks Oyster's 'unethical' use of GNU systems & Free Software

http://community.zdnet.co.uk

RMS: «The GNU system (often called "Linux") has been developed, since 1984, for the sake of computer users' freedom. Ironically it is now the basis for a system designed to smother the freedom of the people of London, through online payments to Oyster cards. [...]»

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UK Prime Minister’s Office Accepts Petition to Adopt the Hague Declaration

http://boycottnovell.com

British citizens can now sign a petition that supports ODF adoption in the country

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Created by komrad 6 years 27 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 27 weeks ago
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Has OOXML Broken the British Standards Institution?

http://www.computerworlduk.com

Standards are supposed to be about a process of creating points of reference that people can rely upon, arrived at through a process of careful honing and consensus. Against this background, the manner in which Microsoft's OOXML has been put through the ISO has been astonishing.

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Unix beardies sue BSI over OOXML

http://www.theinquirer.net

A BAND OF BRITISH Unix beardies has issued a High Court challenge over the national approval of Microsoft's OOXML document standard.

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Expect a 2nd Official Complaint -- Against UK's OOXML Vote

http://www.groklaw.net

Adding to the first official protest, against Norway's sudden Yes vote on OOXML, now we have news from ChannelRegister that there will be a second complaint filed, this one about the UK's sudden about-face:

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UK to fly the flag for OOXML

http://www.channelregister.co.uk

The British Standards Institute (BSI) looks set to reverse its position on Microsoft’s Office Open XML (OOXML) file format by approving it as an international standard.

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