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[News] GPL Declares Free Software Winner in Licensing, Walter Bender Seemingly Backs FSF

  • Subject: [News] GPL Declares Free Software Winner in Licensing, Walter Bender Seemingly Backs FSF
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2009 11:24:34 +0100
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Debating the Best License

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| The âwinnerâ was the GPL, as debated by Matt Asay - ironic 
| considering Mr. Asay seems to disparage the GPL quite 
| frequently of late. His strongest points seemed to be two-fold: 
| one, the popularity of the GPL is evidence of its strength; 
| two, it fosters âtrustâ where other licenses can not.


Turtles all the way down to the source code: FSF's Boston
Software Freedom Day event to feature Walter Bender

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| Tuesday, September 15th, 2009 -- On Saturday, September 19th, 
| Boston's casual free software users and the technologically 
| curious will gather together for a Software Freedom Day event 
| hosted by the Free Software Foundation (FSF).



Sugar Labs' Walter Bender on the Sweetness of Collaborative Learning

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| He has founded Sugar Labs, a foundation that seeks to advance development of
| Sugar, the user interface originally designed for OLPC.


Linux start-up Sugar Labs in informal talks with four laptop makers

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| Sugar Laboratories, Inc. is now in informal discussions with four ultra-low
| cost laptop manufacturers about the possibility of running its Linux software
| on their hardware, according to the new company's founder.


Walter Bender Discusses Sugar Labs Foundation

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| I can only speculate as to what was meant by the
| characterization âopen-source fundamentalistâ. I suppose it was said in the
| mistaken belief that I am more interested in advancing the cause of free and
| open-source software (FOSS) than improving the tools for learning. In terms
| of learning, I am steadfast in my belief that we need to be fostering the
| appropriation of knowledge, not just access to it. We should provide tools
| that skew the odds towards appropriation, without being proscriptive. For
| example, you could give a child a book as a PDF file or in a Wiki format. In
| both cases, the child can read the book. But the choice of representation
| does make a difference: the chances that the child will add a comment to a
| PDF file, which is read-only, are much less than to a Wiki page, which has
| built-in affordances for annotation.

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