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Broadcom joins Linux Foundation, says Linux is cool after allview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Wireless chipset maker Broadcom joined the Linux Foundation, suggesting that it will release more open source drivers for Linux. Over the last month, Timesys, Protecode, and Mentor Graphics have also joined the nonprofit Linux advocacy organization.... (Embedded)

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Now It’s Official: Banshee Included in Ubuntu by Defaultview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: Mono trap from Novell entrenched deep inside a ubiquitously-used distribution of GNU/Linux OMG!UBUNTU! not only promoted Banshee but it also jumped the gun when it claimed that the program had been added to the next Ubuntu. Well, only now is it official: he day we’ve all be waiting for has finally arrived. (General)

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The Voice of Treasonview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: Another layer of the onion is peeled off to reveal what stinks of Microsoft lobbying MR. Florian Müller is a target because he pretended to be pro-FOSS while he was campaigning against FOSS. This has “ACT” written all over it and, for those who do not know, ACT is a confirmed Microsoft front group. (General)

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Links 23/12/2010: FOSS is Not “Non-commercial”, Firefox 4 Beta 3 for Mobileview story

http://techrights.org – Contents GNU/Linux Distributions Devices/Embedded Free Software/Open Source Leftovers Clip of the Day GNU/Linux Desktop How to test if a laptop is working with Linux One interesting observation is that Ubuntu Lucid has almost twice the framerate than RHEL6 with glxgears. No idea why. Kernel Space Removing the big kernel lock. (General)

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Revamping the community WIKI and using it!view story

http://crunchbanglinux.org – I have noticed that there is a great wealth of information scattered across the various threads of the forum. The only problem is that, in order to be useful, the information has to be easily accessible.At present, to find a given piece of  information one may have to go through dozens of posts, jumping from one thread to the other. Reading the posts is nice, but also very time consuming. (HowTos)

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Mono Advocacy is Deluded, Avoids the Facts and Personally Attacks Critics Insteadview story

http://techrights.org – Mono: is it a science, or is it a faith? Summary: The Mono proponents have yet again turned to “ad hominem” mode because the simple facts about Mono-associated risk cannot be refuted TECHRIGHTS’ “Boycott Novell” initiative has warned about Mono patents since 2006 (weeks after Novell and Microsoft signed their patent deal). (General)

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Links 27/10/2010: Many Developers Choose GNU/Linux Desktops, Russia Moves to GNU/Linux Desktopsview story

http://techrights.org – Contents GNU/Linux Distributions Devices/Embedded Free Software/Open Source Leftovers Clip of the Day GNU/Linux RedMonk Analytics: What Operating Systems are Developers Using? Windows is the easy winner, but Linux is as clearly second to Mac’s third. The primary takeaway for most is that Linux traction is strong amongst Eclipse users. (General)

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Free Software Proponents Expose the Microsoft-Funded (F)RAND Lobbyists and Their Lies, Microsoft to Lobby Directly in SOSOCON 2010view story

http://techrights.org – Summary: Microsoft’s lobbying for the exclusion or at least marginalisation of software freedom in Europe is intensifying as Microsoft adds its own weight to proxies like ACT, BSA, and campaigners (liars) for hire THE MANY RAND-RELATED FSFE VS. (General)

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Human Rights Require Software Freedomview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: A few takes and clarifications about what Microsoft et al. are attempting to do to NGOs by giving them ‘free’ (gratis) copies of binaries without long-term commitment Environmentalists and activists are rarely Microsoft-tolerant. (General)

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Steady Ascent of Techrights and Decreased Focus on Microsoft and Novellview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: Techrights has managed to climb to 872nd position on the Web (see above), as measured by Netcraft traffic rank; we take a moment to explain future direction which maximises effectiveness when it comes to protecting software freedom EVER since we started requiring that readers register to leave comments (in order to reduce abuse and trolling) the site saw a decline of about 90% in terms (General)