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iPad is iBad for freedom

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  • iPad is iBad for freedom
  • Free Software Campaigners Disrupt iPad Launch
  • Protestors: iPad is nothing more than a golden calf of DRM

UK.gov tweaks open source policy small print

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channelregister.co.uk: The UK government has rejigged its open source and open standards software procurement policy, following pressure from OSS vendors last autumn.

Mr. Obama, Please Tear Down This Wall!

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Jon maddog Hall: Only three days after posting my blog regarding the plight of Google's Chinese customers and how their data is now at the whims of a US-based company and its conflict with the Chinese government, I read about the issues of SourceForge.net and the U.S. State Department's Export lists and how the data stored in a US-based company, sometimes created by non-U.S. based citizens, is now being controlled by U.S. State Department rules.

Um, What The Blank Is Going On With Sourceforge?

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penguinpetes.com: In the middle of our day-to-day Hobbit-like peaceful work in the FOSS tech field, we have all suddenly had a grenade fall in our lap. And this makes no sense.

FSFE awarded medal for good governance

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fsfe.org: The Theodor Heuss Foundation awards a yearly prize and medal to persons of high standing and organisations, which are groundbreaking in these areas of social commitment and the fostering of democracy.

Open source has survived the recession

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10 important Open Source distribution criteria

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ghabuntu.com: Open source doesn't just mean access to the source code. The distribution terms of open-source software must comply with the following criteria:

SourceForge blocks Iran, North Korea, Syria, Sudan and Cuba

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downloadsquad.com: In a move that must surely strike at the very core of open source, FOSS, and the heart of GNU crusader Richard Stallman, SourceForge has now blocked all access from by countries on the U.S. 'Foreign Assets Control sanction list'.

Also: Clarifying SourceForge.net’s denial of site access for certain persons

Life after Windows: What happens to tech if Microsoft dies

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Randall C. Kennedy: It's the thought experiment we all like to engage in. What would life be like without Microsoft Windows? To listen to the free open source software crowd, the demise of Windows -- and by extension, Microsoft's hegemony over the PC universe -- would signal a kind of rebirth for information technology. Such thinking is naïve, at best.

Tech-minded students improve software in Open Source Club

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thelantern.com: Members of the Open Source Club, a student group formed in 1999, are exploring the world of technology. Specifically, they are interested in open source software.

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