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Asking Obama to protect encryption, and why that's not enoughview story

http://www.fsf.org – In addition to civil society organizations like the FSF, the letter* was signed by some of the most important cryptologists in the world, including the inventors of many of the key technologies behind modern encryption. Read the coalition letter calling on Barack Obama to protect encryption The letter is a response to recent requests from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and (General)

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Friday Free Software Directory IRC meetup: May 15view story

http://www.fsf.org – Join the FSF and friends Friday, May 15, from 2pm to 5pm EDT (18:00 to 21:00 UTC) to help improve the Free Software Directory by adding new entries and updating existing ones. We will be on IRC in the #fsf channel on freenode. Tens of thousands of people visit directory.fsf.org each month to discover free software. (General)

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Friday Free Software Directory IRC meetup: May 22view story

http://www.fsf.org – Join the FSF and friends Friday, May 22, from 2pm to 5pm EDT (18:00 to 21:00 UTC) to help improve the Free Software Directory by adding new entries and updating existing ones. We will be on IRC in the #fsf channel on freenode. Tens of thousands of people visit directory.fsf.org each month to discover free software. (General)

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Why Do People Contribute to Open Source Projects?view story

http://www.makeuseof.com – Open source development is the future of software. It’s great for users like you and me because open source software is usually free (not always) and often safer to use because malicious code is less likely to be implemented. But what compels developers to contribute code for free? After all, writing code requires time, effort, and expertise. (General)

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GNU/Linux: the desktop that never wasview story

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com – About 6 years ago, I wrote an article about why I felt that installing software in GNU/Linux was broken. It pains me to say that the situation is, sadly, exactly the same:GNU/Linux never made it to personal computers, really, and at this point it looks like it never will. Category: OpinionsTagging: linuxdesktopLicense: Verbatim only (General)

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How To Dual Boot Your Android With Ubuntuview story

http://www.makeuseof.com – Need a desktop OS on your smartphone or tablet alongside Android? Having a lightweight, portable Linux computer by your side can prove remarkably useful, and with more and more devices now able to run Ubuntu it makes sense to choose this distribution. (General)