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Cancel Netflix if you value freedom

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fsf.org/blogs: For the last few months, we've been raising an outcry against Encrypted Media Extensions (EME), a plan by Netflix and a block of other media and software companies to squeeze support for Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) into the HTML standard.

open source news this week: july 8 - 12

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opensource.com: Open source news this week: July 8 - 12, 2013: * Farm it. Build it. Manufacture it. The folks at Open Source Ecology are embarking on an open source project to develop 50 industrial machines ranging from a backhoe to a bakery oven.

Open source downloads are an endangered species

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opensource.com: With recent news that GitHub is banning storage of any file over 100Mb and discouraging files larger than 50Mb, their retreat from offering download services is complete. It's not a surprising trend; dealing with downloads is unrewarding and costly.

With any luck, you don’t have an open source policy!

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computerworld.com: With component usage skyrocketing, shouldn't every organization have an open source governance policy? My experience shows this is not the case. And as a developer, if you don't have a policy, consider yourself lucky!

Top open source network management tools

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networkworld.com: As networking continues to expand and diversify, encompassing a growing number of wired and wireless devices, the demand for network monitoring tools remains high. While feature-packed commercial products abound, the growing market for monitoring tools has also fueled robust offerings from the open source community.

Stallman on Operating System Security and Web Anonymity

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bytesmedia.co.uk: The latest Stallman interview, which deals with NSA involvement in Microsoft Windows and how to use search engines anonymously

Change OSS Licenses to Make More Money?

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openlogic.com: In a recent article1, Monty Widenius, a primary author of MySQL, argues that typical open source licensing is a problem for entrepreneurs, and that a change is needed. He recommends something he calls "business source." Clearly, this is not in the spirit of open source.

In a World Without Open Source

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wired.com: In the Star Trek episode “The Trouble with Tribbles,” we see a graphic example of how small initial changes can lead to monumental consequences over a fairly short time. A similar story can be seen in the rise of open source software from Linus Torvalds’ first release of source code in 1991.

Contributing to FOSS Projects, a counterpoint

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fossadvocates.org: Earlier this week, another “advocacy site” (which I will not link here, as I don’t believe he advocates, nor does he deserve the traffic, for his shoddy “journalism”) posited that volunteering to work on a smaller Linux distribution, such as Solyd or Cloverleaf or Crunchbang, or any other smaller distribution, was akin to pissing in the wind, and possibly career suicide.

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