Steven Rosenberg just wrote at insidesocal:Eben Moglen of the Software Freedom Law Center talks about how there should be alternatives to ceding our rights and freedoms for "free" services -- and how free, open-source software can attack this problem with cheap hardware in the new Freedom Box project.
On the Internet, proprietary software isn’t the only way to lose your freedom. Software as a Service is another way to let someone else have power over your computing.
Background: How Proprietary Software Takes Away Your Freedom
Digital technology can give you freedom; it can also take your freedom away. The first threat to our [...]
In September, we awarded use of the Respects Your Freedom (RYF)
certification mark to the ThinkPenguin Wireless N-Broadband
Router (TPE-NWIFIROUTER). But, within days of our press release,
ThinkPenguin sold out of their inventory!
Document Freedom Day is a global day to celebrate Open Standards and open document formats and its importance. Open Standards ensure the freedom to access your data, and the freedom to build Free Software to write and read data in specific formats.
Next saturday (september 18th) it's Software Freedom Day... In the Netherlands there's a convention in the Hague.http://www.sfd2010.nl/I'm probably going there. If anyone else from this forum does, it would be nice to meet. So please sent me a PM. More information: http://softwarefreedomday.org/
There are many different Linux distributions available, but not all of them are focused on providing a truly free software experience. What do I mean by free software? Well, I don’t mean free as in free beer. I mean free as in the freedom do what you want with it.