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Wrangling mime.types

http://roy.gbiv.com

"One of the chores that I do for the Apache HTTP server project, every three months or so, is to slog through the IANA media type registry to see what new media types have been registered and add them to the mime.types configuration file. This is one of the few things I do that is almost all pain for little or no gain.

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The IGF Success Story: Why Proprietary Software should be Prohibited!

http://www.webfoundation.org

"To understand the importance of a UN World Summit, one has to remember that they are held rarely; only when there is an issue of large societal impacts, such as women's rights in 1945, or global climate changes more recently.

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Free Software Supporter -- Issue 13, April 2009

http://www.fsf.org

* Version 2.2 of gNewSense released
* FSF releases audio recording of LibrePlanet conference
* Winners of the annual free software awards announced!
* Help spring the Javascript Trap
* European Elections and the Free Software Pact
* Can you help the Open Graphics Project?
* Nintendo DSi: Defective by DESiGN
* Join Amazon authors' "drmfree" effort

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Web fonts starts bubbling merrily: “Fuck the foundries”

http://understandinglimited.com

"Mark Pilgrim is an important software freedom advocate, famous for his blog posts about switching from Mac OS X to GNU/Linux (nb Gruber’s reply) and from MovableType to WordPress. So I’m happy to see him championing web fonts, since this little feature of CSS3 that is going to ship in all major browsers this year hasn’t got enough press I think..."

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The free software movement, and the GNU GPL, in the age of Javascript

http://steveluscher.com

"In February 2009, I enjoyed the privilege of attending a lecture series by Dr. Richard Stallman, founder of the free software movement, and main author of the GNU General Public License – a copyleft free software license. With his lectures still fresh in my mind, I would like to wrestle with a lingering question, for which I have not yet found a satisfying answer..."

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Browser standards in an open source world

http://blogs.zdnet.com

Firefox is now ahead of Internet Explorer in Europe.

Matt asks, does that make the Web a duopoly? And is anti-trust enforcement now the only way open source can compete with Microsoft?

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The Javascript Trap - by Richard Stallman

http://www.gnu.org

"You may be running non-free programs on your computer every day without realizing it—through your web browser..."

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Why the Commission is doing the right thing on antitrust

http://blogs.fsfe.org

There has been criticism against the European Commission for pursuing abusive behaviour by Microsoft, and against Mozilla for wanting a fair chance to compete against Microsoft. The blog post explains why the Commission is doing the right thing to take antitrust violation seriously, and why the Free Software community should support this case.

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HOP: A Language for Programming the Web 2.0

http://www.bestechvideos.com

"HOP is a new Software Development Kit for the Web 2.0. It relies a new higher-order language for programming interactive web applications such as multimedia applications (web galleries, music players, ...), office applications (web agendas, mail clients, ...), ubiquitous domotics, etc. HOP can be viewed as a replacement for traditional graphical toolkits.

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What the Web knows about you

http://www.computerworld.com

"How much private information is available about you in cyberspace? Social Security numbers are just the beginning..."

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Roy T. Fielding: “CSRF is not a security issue for the Web.”

http://lists.w3.org

«... CSRF is not a security issue for the Web. A well-designed Web service should be capable of receiving requests directed by any host, by design, with appropriate authentication where needed.

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Bethesda Company Sues Realtor For Copyright Claim: Why Affero GPL is Freedom to the Web

http://legaltimes.typepad.com

"...The suit, filed by Bethesda-based CoStar Realty Information, alleges that managers at New York’s Dumann Realty illegally accessed CoStar's Web site, a subscription to which costs hundreds of dollars a month and provides clients with real estate information such as photos and vacancy databases, by borrowing another customer's user information..."

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Affero GPL is freedom to the web

http://maffulli.net

"...copyleft is a tool designed to spread freedom in software, at any cost. The FSF, which wrote the GNU and Affero licenses, has the goal to make all software free as in freedom. Companies are ‘free’ to join the revolution, or to look somewhere else for their needs.

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When RFC's Attack - More Laughs From Cyberspace

http://linuxshellaccount.blogspot.com

How to bypass your firewall by making any session appear to be http. A joke, but also real ;)

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SymbolicWeb: Ajax and Comet with Lisp

http://ajaxian.com

"SymbolicWeb is a GUI or widget server-centric framework for developing web applications. It is written in Common Lisp. SymbolicWeb is free software licensed under the AGPLv3 + GPL linking exception..." (source wikipedia) -- via Lisp, GUI and Web (and Comet)

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