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"There's something you won't see mentioned by too many advocates of cloud computing – the main attraction is making money from you..."

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It is crucial to save Net Neutrality!

http://www.laquadrature.net

« "Net neutrality". This obscure yet simple concept is the root of the development of the Internet as we know it. In the digital environment, it is the guarantee of competition, innovation, and fundamental freedoms. Until now, net neutrality has been the rule, both for technical and economical reasons.

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Richard Stallman on “Open Source” (as Ogg)

http://boycottnovell.com

An Ogg version of an informative video

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One last chance for UK UFO hacker

http://www.stallman.org

McKinnon, who said he probed the computers looking for evidence that the US government has knowledge of UFOs, maintains that his hacking never caused any harm.

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Ending the War on Sharing - Richard Stallman

http://stallman.org

«When record companies make a fuss about the danger of "piracy", they're not talking about violent attacks on shipping. What they complain about is the sharing of copies of music, an activity in which millions of people participate in a spirit of cooperation. The term "piracy" is used by record companies to demonize sharing and cooperation by equating them to kidnaping, murder and theft...»

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OLPC will make children Microserfs: FSF

http://www.itwire.com

RMS: «... Teaching children to use Windows is like teaching them to smoke tobacco [...] That is a negative effect, so the world would be better off if the OLPC project had never existed... »

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RMS: 1, Symbolics: 0

http://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com

"Symbolics probably doesn't mean much to you, but it should. It was the main reason that Richard Stallman started the GNU project..."

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P2P vs. Hollywood

http://blog.p2pfoundation.net

« By way of caveat, let me get out front with the admission that this review involves mainly aspects of the “future history” scenario I find most intriguing, rather than with the story line or characters.While I can get into a good story, I generally read near-future sci fi with a view primarily to the usable ideas for organizing society or for explaining the direction things are going in...

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We all copy — all the time

http://www.p2pnet.net

« Often, apologists for things like trade secrets, patent and copyright law, or the corporate media oligarchy itself, claim such structures are ‘understandable’, because ‘why help potential competitors?” It’s — supposedly — taken as axiomatic that those within a given field of endeavor inevitably regard all others in that field as adversaries … in other words, zero-sum thinking.

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Dreaming of a peer to peer world

http://infochangeindia.org

"Michel Bauwens, founder of the Peer to Peer Foundation, is one of those who believe in open spaces and creation without incentive. In this interview he talks about the Free Software and Wikipedia movements as pointers to a genuine change in the way we think, create and distribute goods.

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Richard Stallman: Is digital inclusion a good thing? How can we make sure it is?

http://www.itu.int

RMS: « Activities directed at “including” more people in the use of digital technology are predicated on the assumption that such inclusion is invariably a good thing. It appears so, when judged solely by immediate practical convenience.

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Open Source: many advantages beyond price!

http://www.tech-no-media.com

When people think about adopting an Open Source solution, the first factor that comes to mind is the price: it is usually cheaper than proprietary alternatives. What a lot of people fail to consider is that there are a lot of other advantages to Open Source that can be much more important than the price factor. Let's have a look at a few of them...

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Net Neutrality

http://blogs.fsfe.org

Toward a new challenge for Freedom.
We should define what is Net Neutrality, not so much to play the teacher, but to put things down on the paper, and eventually get some feedback on this definition attempt.

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How the Swedish Pirate Party Platform Backfires on Free Software

http://www.gnu.org

RMS: Thus, the Pirate Party's proposal would give proprietary software developers the use of GPL-covered source code after 5 years, but it would not give free software developers the use of proprietary source code, not after 5 years or even 50 years. The Free World would get the bad, but not the good.

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Why 2024 Will Be Like Nineteen Eighty-Four

http://www.slate.com

Consider the legal difference between purchasing a physical book and buying one for your Kindle. When you walk into your local Barnes & Noble to pick up a paperback of Animal Farm, the store doesn't force you to sign a contract limiting your rights.

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