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Petition: promote the use of free software in US schools

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov

Whitehouse.gov has a petition to advocate and gradually replace in US schools software with restrictive licensing in favor of open source alternatives with GPL type licenses. In as much as possible we should have our students using software that complies with the definition of free software as defined by the Free Software Foundation.

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Ohio Linuxfest, Columbus, Ohio - September 28-30, 2012

http://ohiolinux.org

The tenth annual Ohio LinuxFest will be held on September 28-30, 2012 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Hosting authoritative speakers and a large expo, the Ohio LinuxFest welcomes all Free and Open Source Software professionals, enthusiasts, and everyone interested in learning more about Free and Open Source Software.

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American Corporate Software Can No Longer Be Trusted For Anything

http://falkvinge.net

The discussions around SOPA have shown a very unfortunate side of United States policymaking — that its policymakers are not the slightest afraid of legislatively ordering American-run corporations to sabotage their customers in order to further United States foreign policy.

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New US cybersecurity bill could threaten free software

http://www.fsf.org

RMS recently called our attention to the Homeland Security Cyber and Physical Infrastructure Protection Act of 2010. This bill, currently being considered in a House subcommittee, has the potential to threaten free software.

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Most americans support an Internet kill switch

http://www.net-security.org

Sixty-one percent of Americans said the President should have the ability to shut down portions of the Internet in the event of a coordinated malicious cyber attack, according to research by Unisys.

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Why Free Software Movement must get involved in Internet Privacy Workshop: 8 and 9 December 2010

http://www.ietf.org

« The Internet Architecture Board (IAB), World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Internet Society (ISOC) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will hold a joint Internet privacy workshop on 8 and 9 December 2010 at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts on the question: How Can Technology Help to Improve Privacy on the Internet? ...»

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Software Freedom Day In The Free State!

http://www.chuckfrain.net

"Well it is that time of year again! Software Freedom Day is September 18th! This year the Ubuntu Maryland Local Community Team will again be holding a day of talks and discussions about Free Software at the Miller Branch of our co-sponsors the Howard County Library! ..."

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U.S. Representatives Urge Net Neutrality

http://www.readwriteweb.com

"...A group of Representatives from the U.S. Congress have sent the FCC a letter to keep the pressure on for net neutrality. Representatives Ed Markey (D-MA), Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Mike Doyle (D-PA) and Jay Inslee (D-WA), all of whom are members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, sent FCC chair Julius Genachowski the letter..."

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EFF wins enormous victory against DRM

http://www.boingboing.net

The Electronic Frontier Foundation drove three deep wedges into the US prohibition on breaking DRM today.

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OSS: Europe vs. The United States

http://www.linuxjournal.com

Neelie Kroes is IT Chief for Europe and a staunch proponent of Open Source Software. A previous Linux Journal article made mention of her recent comments on OSS vs. proprietary software:

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How about a legal penalty for hindering fair use?

http://arstechnica.com

Brazil has proposed a broad update to its copyright law (Portuguese) and it contains a surprising idea: penalize anyone who "hinders or impedes" fair use rights or obstructs the use of work that has already fallen into the public domain.

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Wikipedia To Build Second U.S. Data Center

http://www.information-management.com

"The Wikimedia Foundation plans to build a new data center in the coming year to improve its site availability, the group revealed in its business plan for 2010-2011..."

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Free Art License

http://basekamp.com

«Free Art Licence (or FAL) is a contract that applies the “copyleft” concept to artistic creation of all kinds, without formal or aesthetic discrimination of any kind. If you or your artworld call it art, you can protect it under FAL by making it free.

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FSF Opposes More Copyright Enforcement in Joint Strategic Plan

http://www.fsf.org

The United States' newly-created "Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator" asked for public comments on a Joint Strategic Plan to make copyright enforcement more effective. The FSF submitted an argument that the government should adopt free software and encourage its use elsewhere to provide more freedom to computer users and reduce the need for such enforcement.

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Open-Source Software: Bad, Evil and Un-American

http://www.serverwatch.com

Red Hat? SUSE Linux? Apache? MySQL? These are bad, evil, un-American entities. Apparently. They and the rest of those dirty rotten open-source software scoundrels are responsible for a "tidal wave of losses in U.S. jobs and competitiveness."

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