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Send me attachments I can read, use open standards

http://hugoroy.eu

There are many ways to share documents, files and data over the Internet. Among them, emails are often used to do so, because whoever has an email address can send and receive emails freely. People from one mail server to another can communicate without any difficulty. Why is it working so simply? Because emails are designed to use a set of open standards, based on the Internet protocols.

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Your freedom needs free software

http://www.gnu.org

Many of us know that governments can threaten the human rights of software users through censorship and surveillance of the Internet. Many do not realize that the software they run on their home or work computers can be an even worse threat. Thinking of software as `just a tool', they suppose that it obeys them, when in fact it often obeys others instead.

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Why RMS will not sign the Public Domain Manifesto

http://www.fsf.org

The Public Domain Manifesto has its heart in the right place as it objects to some of the unjust extensions of copyright power, so Richard Stallman wish he could support it. However, it falls far short of what is needed.

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Tinkerer’s sunset

http://diveintomark.org

When DVD Jon was arrested after breaking the CSS encryption algorithm, he was charged with ``unauthorized computer trespassing''. That led his lawyers to ask the obvious question, ``On whose computer did he trespass?'' The prosecutor’s answer: ``his own''.

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