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fsfe interview with Dan Leinir

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blogs.fsfe.org: Dan Leinir Turthra Jensen, when not solving interoperability problems between Open Document Format (ODF) editors at KO GmbH, spends his time developing GamingFreedom.org: a gaming orientated social network which promotes Free culture, and Gluon: a full featured modern game engine, based on the Qt framework.

The pragmatism of free software idealism

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h-online.com: Free software is and was an idealistic proposition. Its aim was to change the world and the way we live, work and play, albeit with particular reference to computer programs and the way they are put together.

2010 Free Software Awards announced

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fsf.org: Free Software Foundation president Richard M. Stallman announced the winners of the FSF's annual free software awards at a ceremony on Saturday, March 19th, held during the LibrePlanet 2011 conference at Bunker Hill Community College.

Linus Torvalds: Android copyright violation claim is "bogus"

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networkworld.com: Linux kernel creator Linus Torvalds has said new claims that Android violates the Linux license are "totally bogus."

When commercial open source goes bad

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blogs.the451group.com: One of the primary proof-points of the success of open source has been its adoption by previously proprietary software vendors.

Not enough open source in schools?

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computerworlduk.com: Hot on the heels of Becta finding in 2005 that using free software saves schools money, its bastard child, Open Source Schools, six years later publishes a paper describing how schools could to do more for less with FOSS.

No FAFSA for FOSS Users

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: I've written twice now about various pieces of online software that restrict your freedom to use the operating system of your choice to access them. My girlfriend is also a student and was annoyed when she found out.

Yay for Open Source!

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mterry.name: So I’ve avoided talking about the latest kerfuffle in Ubuntuland because I might be biased, working as I do for Canonical. But here’s a bit of musing inspired by it.

Helpful lawyers think Google stole Linux code

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  • Helpful lawyers think Google stole Linux code
  • Lawyer behind Android infringement claim has Microsoft ties
  • Critics Poke Holes in Android vs. iPhone Browser Test

How can open source survive in a post-PC World?

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h-online.com: We are entering a post-PC world – or so we are told. But is that good or bad for open source?

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