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ACTA slouches on, will be final within 6 months

http://arstechnica.com

A. [French delegate:] You think in EU we live in a totalitarian state? Is France a dictatorship? Have you no rights in France?
Q. That is not my question.
A. I am telling you it will comply with EU law. Are you saying EU does not comply with fundamental freedoms?

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Obama internet 'kill switch' proposed

http://www.smh.com.au

Obama would be granted powers to seize control of and even shut down the internet under a new bill that describes the global internet as a US "national asset".

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Q&A: Richard Stallman, founder of the GNU Project and the Free Software Foundation

http://www.vnunet.com

"In an exclusive interview with vnunet.com, Stallman discusses his views on free versus proprietary and open source software, social networking sites and privacy issues..."

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The Chinese Overlords of Intellectual Monopolies

http://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com

A Chinese Internet company has sued Microsoft for patent infringement over its use of RSS* in Windows Vista.

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Vernor Vinge, the Singularity and Free Software

http://robots.net

"If you're in San Diego, California, we heard about a really interesting event you'll want to attend. Two topics that are always of interest to robot builders are the Singularity and Free Software. The Free Software Foundation is holding a pizza party and Vernor Vinge, the originator of the modern version of the Technological Singularity idea, will be there..."

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Free Geek Chicago needs your help!

http://vault.icstars.org

"When FreeGeek/Chicago first opened in October, 2005, we hoped it would fill an important role in the Chicago nonprofit technology world [...] Today, FreeGeek finds itself in a challenging position [...] If you would like to recycle an old computer, please drop by 3411 W. Diversey any Sunday between 11am and 5pm, or contact us at ..."

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Registration Open for jQuery Conference 2008

http://jquery.com

"Registration for jQuery Conference 2008 is officially open. Register now to ensure your spot! As announced, this one-day conference will be held in Boston on Sunday, September 28 ..." (jquery is free software dual-licensed under the GPL and MIT licenses)

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The dark side of the EU

http://www.guardian.co.uk

RMS: «The evil aspect of the EU is revealed by a plan to merge surveillance with the US...»

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Students for Free Culture Conference 2008

http://www.freeculturenyu.org

"Save the date! Students for Free Culture Conference 2008 - October 11 and 12 Berkeley, CA ..."

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US gives thumbs up to OOXML for ISO standard

http://www.theregister.co.uk

The US delegation to the International Standards Organisation (ISO) has voted to maintain its “Approve” recommendation for Microsoft’s Office Open XML (OOXML) to be adopted by the body.

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The U.S. voted no on Microsoft Office standard at ISO

http://blogs.zdnet.com

In all the talk (and there’s been plenty of talk) concerning the ISO meetings on Office OpenXML (OOXML) one point stands out. The U.S. voted no.

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