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[News] Call for Greater OSI-FSF Cooperation, GNU Social

  • Subject: [News] Call for Greater OSI-FSF Cooperation, GNU Social
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2010 19:31:51 +0100
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"Life of Brian" Played Out In Community

,----[ Quote ]
| One of the frustrations of being a 
| software freedom advocate is how many of 
| the attacks that are made on me come from 
| people who most observers would consider 
| to be "fighting for the same side". My 
| recent call for volunteers to work on 
| revamping the Open Source Initiative  
| (OSI) is a case in point. Of the public 
| comments I've read, the majority berate me 
| for daring to be positive about OSI rather 
| than castigating it in favor of the Free 
| Software Foundation (FSF) as they 
| themselves do. (Fortunately the private e-
| mails are much more encouraging). But it's 
| not just a tension between OSI and FSF. 
| For example, in one forum where I 
| mentioned my membership card for the Free 
| Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) had 
| arrived, one reply asked if I would also 
| be joining the FSF. Software freedom 
| arouses extreme passions among its 
| adherents. 


FSF to host GNU social architecture meeting  

,----[ Quote ]
| Tomorrow at its Boston offices the Free 
| Software Foundation will host the first in 
| a series of GNU social architecture 
| meetings. Confirmed attendees include 
| several GNU social developers, OAuth 
| developer Blaine Cook and Evan Prodromou 
| from StatusNet. 


GNU social: next steps



FSF Advocates Free Software for U.S. IPEC Joint Strategic Plan

,----[ Quote ]
| The Free Software Foundation (FSF) has
| responded to the United States executive
| "Intellectual Property" Enforcement
| Coordinator (IPEC) Joint Strategic Plan.
| The FSF argues that the government should
| use free software to provide more freedom
| and transparency to its constituents and
| reduce the need to engage in costly
| copyright enforcement activities on behalf
| of proprietary software companies. The FSF
| states that "the most egregious harms to
| the public interest in the areas of
| copyright and patents come not from a lack
| of enforcement, but from extraordinarily
| excessive enforcement."


GNU Generation 2.0

,----[ Quote ]
| After many successful months of GNU
| Generation, GNU Generation 2.0 was
| officially announced at LibrePlanet 2010.
| This builds upon the original GNU
| Generation by lowering the entry barrier to
| free software contribution, and making the
| program more extensible.

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