Pretty funny stuff at Lameduck.codeweavers.com.
Free/Libre and Open Source Software
There is an all too familiar dynamic in conversations about copyright. If you disagree with a proposed solution to a problem, such as the unintended consequences that it can have, then the proponents presume it is because you disagree that there is a problem. I am very familiar with this dynamic when speaking to copyright holders about "DRM" or technological measures as they believe any opponent to the use or legal protection of these measures must be apologists for copyright infringers.
I observed the same dynamic last weekend at the Ontario Linux Fest when discussing some concerns I have with the Affero General Public License (AGPL). The conversation was with Bradley M. Kuhn, one of the people behind the license.
There is a posting on The Ottawa Network about the event they are co-hosting with LaBarge Weinstein called the "Start-up Drop In". This appears to be a monthly event, and I've been invited this evening for the first time as a "featured contact" this evening. I will hopefully have more to say after the event, but wanted to get the word out for anyone who might want to drop in. (Sorry for this being late)
The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is a donor supported charity founded in 1985 and based in Boston, MA, USA. The FSF has a worldwide mission to promote computer user freedom and to defend the rights of all free software users. They have sister organizations in Europe, India and Latin America.
Since any inclusion of legal protection for "technological measures" in the law regulates what software citizens are allowed to run on their own computer, they have an interest in this issue. Canadians who are part of the Free Software Community really need to get involved in this election to ensure that the rights of Canadian Free Software users are protected. Richard Stallman, founder and president of the FSF, requested that I write this article to give our community some ideas of what to do.
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In a press release with filename freedom fry, the FSF indicates:
From the Official Google blog, Sundar Pichai, VP Product Management, and Linus Upson, Engineering Director write:
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