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Use value and free software

http://www.siltala.net

Remember the good old Marxist dialectics of commodities? When a good becomes a commodity, an exchange value is added to the pure use value that the good was originally created to be, and all hell breaks loose.

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Created by polbaan 8 years 17 weeks ago
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FOSS: The Consideration Bridge

http://doctormo.org

A debate, seemingly endless in the Free and Open Source landscape between purest Free Software activists and Practicalist Open Source is starting to find it’s way into a recognisable, worthwhile settlement. At least in my own head.

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Created by ford prefect 8 years 18 weeks ago
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Open Source Culture: The End of Artistic Ownership?

http://www.ldjackson.net

Open-source culture. What does this bring to mind? For some, it represents freedom: freedom to speak, freedom to share, and freedom to change. Yet, to others, the words sound a death-knell. To them, anything open-source is dangerous.

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Created by waterbag 8 years 18 weeks ago
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What is best for Free Software Advancement

http://drascus.wordpress.com

Does the opensource movement or The Free Software movement best improve the situation for FLOSS. please read and participate in the discussion...

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Created by drascus321 8 years 18 weeks ago
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Why public education must use public software

http://groups.fsf.org

Public education ideally provides a comprehensive education for every citizen as one of the greatest accomplishments of worldwide civil governments. Without a successful public education system, the well-being of society is threatened.

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Created by stargrave 8 years 19 weeks ago
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What is There Besides Money?

http://www.linuxtoday.com

...it leads to dangerously skewed values. I don't need to remind anyone of all the abuses perpetrated in the name of chasing the dollar, do I? Or rant against idiotic billionaire worship? Whether it's a Gates or a Shuttleworth, admiring someone because they are able to amass a huge fortune is the dopiest form of idolatry.

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Created by gooogle 8 years 20 weeks ago
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Why we must kill the Digital Economy Bill

http://www.techradar.com

With crushing inevitability, the House of Lords did nothing to stop the deeply flawed Digital Economy Bill yesterday -- and that means a badly written and potentially disastrous new law is nearly on the statute books. We have just two weeks to stop it -- and stop it we must.

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Created by stargrave 8 years 21 weeks ago
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Linux is Not Against Software Patents (and Why Linus Torvalds Should Speak Up)

http://boycottnovell.com

An inconvenient truth about the Linux Foundation is brought up again now that Linux is attacked with software patents that are named

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Created by komrad 8 years 21 weeks ago
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Musings on Software Freedom for Mobile Devices

http://ebb.org

I started using GNU/Linux and Free Software in 1992. In those days, while everything I needed for a working computer was generally available in software freedom, there were many components and applications that simply did not exist.

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Created by polbaan 8 years 23 weeks ago
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Multimedia Codecs and Moral Quandaries

http://www.workswithu.com

I wrote recently about legal concerns involving multimedia patents on Ubuntu, and how to obtain licensed codecs without breaking the law.  But I didn't give much thought to the philosophical side of the issue.  That's an important topic in the Ubuntu community, so I'm catching up with it here.

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Created by GTAGod 8 years 23 weeks ago
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A broken Onion

http://anavahavana.blogspot.com

Today, life in China is described and distinguished as inside and outside the Great Fire Wall. Often times for a very simple research type of question, and author is forced to turn on the little green onion and climb over to the other side of the Wall. That is not at all sensitive information, but merely things like an artist showing me some images on flicker or a video on youtube.

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Created by stargrave 8 years 24 weeks ago
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What is freedom anyway?

http://open.knome.fi

Today I’d like to ponder what freedom means for me and how I feel it actualizing. The Ubuntu community is definitely not the worst there is. However, there is lots of room for improvement. I’ve always felt that the Ubuntu community lacks communication.

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Created by linuxlooooser 8 years 25 weeks ago
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How the Internet makes us stupid – or not

http://www.theglobeandmail.com

He laments the idea that the collective is all-wise, and compares mass collaborations to totalitarian regimes. This collectivist mentality is led by a subculture of “digital Maoists,” who are the “folks from the open culture, Creative Commons world, the Linux community, and the Web 2.0 people.”

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Created by electrocomputer 8 years 25 weeks ago
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Is Open Source Too Open for its Own Good?

http://www.h-online.com

While I was at linux.conf.au 2010 last month, I finally met Ted Ts'o, one of the most senior figures in the Linux world, and, like many of them, now working for Google. Indeed, few people go further back in the world of Linux than Ts'o.

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Created by gumbi lives 8 years 25 weeks ago
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GNU is Not a Dirty Word

http://boycottnovell.com

Why it is reasonable to mention GNU when referring to the Free desktop system

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Created by komrad 8 years 25 weeks ago
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