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[News] FSF/GNU Interacts With Man Behind Microsoft/Novell Deal, Moglen Speaks About Software Freedom

  • Subject: [News] FSF/GNU Interacts With Man Behind Microsoft/Novell Deal, Moglen Speaks About Software Freedom
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2010 08:43:37 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Send us your questions for new W3C CEO Jeff Jaffe

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| I had the opportunity earlier this week to 
| sit down with Jeff and discuss with him his 
| appointment and learn a little more about the 
| work of W3C and his plans for the coming 
| year. Jeff talked about the importance of 
| W3C's Royalty-Free Patent Policy and we 
| discussed how the free software community 
| could participate in and follow the work of 
| W3C. He stated that he wanted to "make sure 
| that free software advocates view W3C -- 
| which has spearheaded the removal of patent 
| royalties from standards -- as a great place 
| to participate."


Open Ballot: would you hire the FSF for the role of Linux PR department?

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| The Free Software Foundation has always done 
| a great job defending the various free 
| software licences, promoting their use, and 
| asking for Linux to be referred to as 
| GNU/Linux. 


Interview: Eben Moglen - Freedom vs. The Cloud Log

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| Free software has won: practically all of the 
| biggest and most exciting Web companies like 
| Google, Facebook and Twitter run on it. But 
| it is also in danger of losing, because those 
| same services now represent a huge threat to 
| our freedom as a result of the vast stores of 
| information they hold about us, and the in-
| depth surveillance that implies.
| Better than almost anyone, Eben Moglen knows 
| what's at stake. He was General Counsel of 
| the Free Software Foundation for 13 years, 
| and helped draft several versions of the GNU 
| GPL. As well as being Professor of Law at 
| Columbia Law School, he is the Founding 
| Director of the Software Freedom Law Center. 
| And he has an ambitious plan to save us from 
| those seductive but freedom-threatening Web 
| service companies.  He explained to Glyn 
| Moody what the problem is, and how we can fix 
| it.


Categories of Free and Non-Free Software

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| Free software is software that comes with 
| permission for anyone to use, copy, and 
| distribute, either verbatim or with 
| modifications, either gratis or for a fee. In 
| particular, this means that source code must 
| be available. âIf it's not source, it's not 
| software.â

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