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In Xinjiang, the Internet is Guilty Until Proven Innocent

http://jonathanstray.com

We are witnessing the birth of a new kind of internet censorship in the Xinjiang province of Western China: the kind where a web site must be specifically allowed, instead of specifically disallowed.

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Created by stargrave 8 years 26 weeks ago
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Eben Moglen on Network Services - "It’s late in the game and we’re behind"

http://blogs.fsfe.org

Eben Moglen gave a talk last week on ``Freedom In the Cloud: Software Freedom, Privacy, and Security for Web 2.0 and Cloud Computing''. If you are interested in the problem of network services, you need to watch this!

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Created by stargrave 8 years 26 weeks ago
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What Can We Learn from Gift Economies?

http://campfire.theoildrum.com

Contrary to popular conception, there is no evidence of a society or economy that relied primarily on barter. Instead, non-monetary societies operated largely along the principles of gift economics. When barter did in fact occur, it was usually between either complete strangers or would-be enemies.

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Created by LinuxPwns 8 years 27 weeks ago
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Oracle acquires Sun. What is the future of opensource?

http://linuxhug.blogspot.com

Oracle and Sun Microsystems announced, Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems for $7.4B Deal with lot of major software products including Java and Solaris.

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Created by janith 8 years 28 weeks ago
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Can you force freedom and it still be freedom?

http://mike.trausch.us

“You can have freedom without choice.” That someone could even come up with this one is just amazing to me. The ability to choose is a major part of what freedom—or liberty—is. If you cannot make a choice on a matter, then by definition you do not have freedom in the context of that matter.

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Created by ItalianPenguin 8 years 29 weeks ago
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Bug #1 is Not “Market Share”

http://boycottnovell.com

Opinion on the risks of losing track of the goals which distinguish GNU/Linux from other platforms

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Created by komrad 8 years 29 weeks ago
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The Limits of Linux's 'Live Free or Die'

http://itmanagement.earthweb.com

Linux’s main merit, as a kernel and an ecosystem, is its open source nature. That means the software that runs on it has little choice but to be open source. This doesn’t mean closed-source software is unavailable on Linux—just that it’s got the deck stacked strongly against it.

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Created by linuxlooooser 8 years 29 weeks ago
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Question Copyright's "Minute Memes" challenge copyright rhetoric

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

How do you deal with an entrenched content industry that tries to pump its twisted values down your throat with ludicrously illogical emotional appeals? Well, one way is to fight fire with fire by making your own emotional appeals, and trust to the viral amplification of free culture distribution to get the message out.

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Created by emacsfanatic 8 years 30 weeks ago
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Post-Privacy or the Politics of Labour, Intelligence and Information

http://www.thenextlayer.org

"...Having originated from the Free Software movement in the 1980s, the digital commons has meanwhile found widespread support in arts, culture, scientific publishing and research. It will neither bring 'cyber-communism' nor is it an alternative version of the public sphere.

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Created by can.axis 8 years 30 weeks ago
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Linux is free. What exactly is free?

http://www.locutus.us

People use this as one of the biggest drawing cards for advocating Linux. It is free they say, free as in beer, free as in cost, free free free. But what exactly do they mean by free?

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Created by mmclarkson 8 years 31 weeks ago
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Reasonable Limitations On Freedom Of Speech

http://ever-increasing-entropy.blogspot.com

OK, up until now I am talking about broad principles and governments. The reason I went off in that direction is to make the point that most reasonable people in free countries do understand, accept and support reasonable limitations on free speech. By the strictest definition of the word these examples are all forms of censorship. Censorship, in and of itself, is not evil.

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Created by sdastidar 8 years 36 weeks ago
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Principles, Social Science, and Free Software

http://mako.cc

With a slightly skeptical view toward my involvement with groups like the FSF and my work in the FLOSS community, at least one academic tried to suggest that taking a principled position in favor of software freedom might compromise the positivist social science research program in which I am engaged.

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Created by HeresJohnny 8 years 37 weeks ago
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Does Linus Torvalds Hate Freedom?

http://www.daniweb.com

According to an ongoing debate over the GPL version 3, he does. How can this be, since Linus Torvalds, creator and chief architect of the Linux kernel, knows about software freedom and free software?

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Created by spambot 8 years 38 weeks ago
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What if...Linux had it's own Commandments?

http://linuxgeeksunited.blogspot.com

Sometimes we in the Linux "world" get a bit carried away with a piece of software. We get into out little geek niches and form clubs and setup forums. We have fun with it. Sometimes though, we get a bit "too" carried away. When you live in a digital world and you begin to spend too much time online, the line between reality and virtual reality can get hazy.

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Created by iamspam 8 years 40 weeks ago
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Open Source: More than a License

http://ostatic.com

Has the terminology finally evolved in the debate over "who's open source?" It would seem so. After years of haggling over the essence of open source, free software or other monikers, Simon Phipps gets right to the point in "A Remarkable Reversal" - his critique of Richard Stallman's joint letter to the EC regarding Oracle and MySQL.

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Created by vikash 8 years 40 weeks ago
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