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Freedom on Buses, Computers and Everywhere

http://www.linuxadvocates.com

Today, I watched the president of the USA speak at the installation of the statue of Rosa Parks. She was an icon of the US movement for civil rights when I was just a child. In the world of computers we have our own Rosa Parks, Richard Stallman, who expanded the concept of freedom to include running the software, examining the software, modifying the software, and distributing the software.

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Support the FSF: Turn your dollars into decibels

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Make a one-time donation to help us make your voice for software freedom heard. Please support us at whatever amount feels right to you. Every dollar helps us raise your voices one more decibel.

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Parabola GNU/Linux: Freedom Packaged

http://www.osnews.com

There are different reasons people use Unix-like operating systems, including configurable, availability free of charge, powerful command line interface an many more. Some people are motivated by the moral issue: they reject non-free software.

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Richard Stallman Was Right All Along

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Thirty years ago, when Richard Stallman launched the GNU project, and during the three decades that followed, his sometimes extreme views and peculiar antics were ridiculed and disregarded as paranoia - but here we are, 2012, and his once paranoid what-ifs have become reality.

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What's Needed for Freedom in the “cloud”?

http://blogs.fsfe.org

Georg Greve from Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) has often been asked to explain what he considers necessary prerequisites for an open, free, sustainable approach towards what is often called “The Cloud” or also “Software as a Service” (SaaS).

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Steer clear of Android Market and its DRM

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Google recently made headlines after they identified some malware being distributed through the Android Market. Not only did they stop distributing those apps, but they used their "remote kill switch" to remove the apps from phones where they were already downloaded. This is a kind of Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) that all computer users should avoid.

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Freedom to Read, Freedom to Write: Celebrating Document Freedom Day 2011

http://opensource.com

Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) invites individuals, community groups and institutions to celebrate the Document Freedom Day (DFD) on March 30th. DFD is a global day to celebrate Open Standards and open document formats and its importance. Open Standards ensure the freedom to access your data, and the freedom to build Free Software to write and read data in specific formats.

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WikiLeaks ACTA cables confirm it was a screwjob for the global poor

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The reason that ACTA was negotiated in secret among rich countries was that this was seen as the most expeditious way of getting a super-extreme copyright agreement passed with a minimum of fuss, and that all the poor countries who were excluded from the negotiation would later be coerced into agreeing to it.

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Why I am still supporting Free Software?

http://handypenguin.blogspot.com

João Pinto writes: "I have assimilated the values of the Free Software -without the radicalism of some of it's activists-. I believe that the ability to keep and expand such freedom is still more important than to use it."

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Issues and challenges for the post-Cablegate/WikiLeaks world

http://matija.suklje.name

This post is about what I think we have to watch out after Cablegate. [...] A lot is at stake and if we do not want our children to live in an even more Orwellian society then already we do, we have to do something about it.

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Google's ChromeOS means losing control of data, warns RMS

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Google's new cloud computing ChromeOS looks like a plan "to push people into careless computing" by forcing them to store their data in the cloud rather than on machines directly under their control, warns Richard Stallman, founder of the Free Software Foundation and creator of the operating system GNU.

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ACTA: Updated Analysis of the Final Version

http://www.laquadrature.net

By putting legal and monetary pressure on Internet service providers (in a most subtler way than in previous versions of the text), ACTA will give the music and movie industries a weapon to force them to police their networks and users themselves. Such a private police and justice of the Net is incompatible with democratic imperatives and represent a real threat for fundamental freedoms.

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Four Reasons To Pay Extra For Software Freedom

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Video of a talk from Simon Phipps (OSI) at the South Tyrol Free Software Conference (SFScon) 2010

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European Commission launches consultation on net neutrality

http://eu.techcrunch.com

The European Commission this morning launched a consultation on key questions regarding the contentious issues of net neutrality and the open Internet. Until 30 September 2010, all interested parties – meaning service and content providers, consumers, businesses and researchers – are invited to respond to the consultation.

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Is the Success of Google's Android a Threat to Free Software

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While the vast majority of the its apps are closed source they will not help spread real user freedom, or offer much of an alternative to Apple's tightly-controlled approach. The free software community needs to address these problems by encouraging many more developers to build great Android apps that are truly free.

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