The Electronic Frontier Foundation has announced the launch of the Global
, intended to track and document copyright-based
censorship initiatives worldwide. "Global Chokepoints will document the escalating global
efforts to turn Internet intermediaries into chokepoints
for online free expression. Internet intermediaries all
over the world--from Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to
community-driven sites like Twitter and YouTube to online
payment processors--are increasingly facing demands by IP
rightsholders and governments to remove, filter, or block
allegedly infringing or illegal content, as well as to
collect and disclose their users' personal data.
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Articles of interest
The Fellowship of the Free Software Foundation Europe has an interview
with Mirko Boehm. "Enabling users to fully understand what their computers are doing and how they operate is a very central function of Free Software. Not everybody might want to, but those who do will be able to learn their way from being a user to becoming a pro-coder. So there is an education side, and when it comes to teaching students basics about their computers or later computer science, there is a very strong argument for relying on Free Software for that. So while in my personal opinion I am lenient with people using Free Software applications but not operating systems, our demand to education systems should be that we only teach Free Software. For proprietary software, a new user is a future customer. For Free Software, a new user is a future black belt.
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KDE.News kicks off Akademy
which will be held June 3-July 6 2012 in Tallinn, Estonia, with an interview
with Laur Mõtus
, host of Akademy 2012. "Hi, I'm 26 year old guy from Estonia, one of the members of Estonian LUG, intrigued by Linux since 28 April 1999, non-stop KDE user since autumn 2004. My daily work is as a network administrator with a touch of project management. Currently, my biggest contribution to FLOSS is being an internship coordinator for Free Software translations, manuals, also some administrative and programming jobs.
I am a representative of the Board of ALVATAL (Estonian Open Source and Free (Libre) Software Union), a young and enthusiastic team taking care of the local organization of Akademy 2012 in Tallinn. In the past, I have co-founded and contributed to two FLOSS projects-Estobuntu, an Estonian Linux distribution and Manpremo, a Python/Django based computer remote management system. For years, I have also done translation work for various FLOSS projects, but for last couple of years my focus has shifted more towards getting more contributors involved with FLOSS.
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Events: December 1, 2011 to January 30, 2012
The following event listing is taken from the
|Debian Hildesheim Bug Squashing Party
|Open Hard- and Software Workshop
|LISA 11: 25th Large Installation System Administration Conference
||Boston, MA, USA
|28th Chaos Communication Congress
|Open Source World Conference 2012
|Fedora User and Developer Conference, North America
||Blacksburg, VA, USA
|Wikipedia & MediaWiki hackathon & workshops
||San Francisco, CA, USA
|SCALE 10x - Southern California Linux Expo
||Los Angeles, CA, USA
|DebianMed Meeting Southport2012
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