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Say ‘No’ to software patents

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"The Indian government is thinking about introducing software patents in the country. But software patents are bad for everyone except large software companies, says V Sasi Kumar..."

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Free Software Supporter -- Issue 13, April 2009

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* 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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Farmers, Politicians, Free Software Fans Demonstrate Against Patents

http://www.ip-watch.org

"MUNICH - Farmers’ associations, environmental, aid and development organisations together with anti-patent activists of the free software movement met this week for one of the largest anti-patent rallies in Munich..."

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Software has a hard impact on the planet

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"Speaking by phone from Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Richard Stallman, founder and president of the Free Software Foundation, told the Georgia Straight, “Proprietary software is an injustice, and our movement is to put an end to that.” The iconic software developer’s ideals of collaboration helped bring about the GNU/Linux operating system, a free-software alternative to Windows..."

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“US copyright law is far too strict” – GNU founder

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"American software freedom activist Richard Stallman, better known as the author of GNU General Public License, joined RT to give his comments on modern software copyright laws, and the risks of cyber sneaking. The interview is available in Ogg Theora format..."

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RMS on Amazon's "Swindle"

http://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com

As you've probably seen, there is concern over Amazon's plans to pull the text-to-voice capability of the Kindle e-book reader, because of misguided pressure from authors groups in the US.

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Is it time to stop using the word 'piracy'?

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"...Some people have highlighted this tension between different uses of the word for a long time. Richard ­Stallman, the founder of the Free Software Foundation and a notorious linguistic stickler, has a long list of words he finds troubling (including "free", "creator" and "ecosystem"). He believes that piracy has always been a propaganda term when used by publishers..."

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New Enclosures: What Has Free Software Got to Do with Patents on Pigs?

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"Munich, Germany. Marienplatz. Richard Stallman spoke at a joint rally against bio- and software patents in front of the European Patent Office.“ -- ( FSF ) --

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the voting has begun -- and if you're in the wikipedia world, please participate

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"I can't begin to describe how rewarding it is to see the voting start on the question whether WIkipedia should exercise an option granted to it by the Free Software Foundation to relicense Wikipedia under the CC-BY-SA license. I am very hopeful the community will choose to exercise that option..."

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European Elections and the Free Software Pact

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"Free Software advocacy associations April (France/Belgium) and Associazione per il software libero (Italy) have launched a joint campaign aimed at the European Parliament elections in early June. The campaign invites citizens to ask candidates to sign the Free Software Pact..."

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Stallman discusses Free Software and GPLv3

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"On June 29, 2007 the Free Software Foundation released the GNU General Public License, version 3. What happened since then? I had the opportunity to discuss many subjects with FSF's founder and president Richard Stallman..."

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Quote of the Day: RMS on Peer-to-Peer for Collaborative Applications

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RMS: « It is very important to promote peer-to-peer methods of doing various collaborative tasks, because servers cause issues of control vs freedom, and peer-to-peer is the only way to avoid them. »

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Richard Stallman to Speak on the Free Software Movement at Trinity University

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"SAN ANTONIO – Richard Stallman, from the Free Software Foundation, will discuss “Free Software in Ethics and in Practice” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 20, in Chapman Auditorium..."

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EFF-Austin presents Richard Stallman

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"EFF-Austin invites you to a talk by the Free Software Foundation Activist - Richard Stallman on 23rd April 2009 [...] The GNU General Public License (GPL) was the outcome of the need for a principal right to free software. What does the freedom mean, what are the foundations of the GNU GPL philosophy and how has it evolved since Richard Stallman wrote the first GNU GPL in 1989?

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