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FSF, SFLC and OSI to fight software patents in U.S. Supreme Court

The Free Software Foundation has joined forces with the Software Freedom Law Center and the Open Source Initiative in filing an amicus brief in software patent case *Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank* before the United States Supreme Court. "The jointly filed brief argues that the "machine or transformation" inquiry employed by the Court in *Bilski v. Kappos* is the correct, and exclusive, bright line test for patent eligibility of computer-implemented inventions. It says that not only do software idea patents fail established tests for patentability; they also violate the First Amendment."

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Articles of interest

Free Software Supporter - Issue 71

The February 2014 issue of Free Software Supporter is out, with news from the Free Software Foundation. Topics include: FSF seeks Web Developer, FSF's next seminar on GPL Enforcement and Legal Ethics, FSF joins forces with SFLC and OSI to fight software patents, LibrePlanet, GNU MediaGoblin campaign, LulzBot TAZ 3 3D printer FSF-certified, and much more.

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Calls for Presentations

PyCon Sweden 2014

PyCon Sweden will be held May 20-21 in Stockholm, Sweden. The call for proposals deadline is March 16.

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oSC14 Keynote Confirmed

The schedule for the openSUSE Conference is coming together. The conference will be held April 25-28 in Dubrovnik, Croatia. The openSUSE board will open the conference on Friday and Michael Meeks will be the opening keynote speaker on Saturday. The call for papers deadline has been extended until March 31.

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Ohio LinuxFest 2014 Call for Presentations

Ohio LinuxFest will take place October 24-26 in Columbus, Ohio. They are looking for presentations on October 24-25. The CfP deadline is July 24, but the sooner the better.

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CFP Deadlines: March 6, 2014 to May 5, 2014

The following listing of CFP deadlines is taken from the CFP Calendar.

DeadlineEvent Dates EventLocation
March 10 June 9
June 10
Erlang User Conference 2014 Stockholm, Sweden
March 14 May 20
May 22
LinuxCon Japan Tokyo, Japan
March 14 July 1
July 2
Automotive Linux Summit Tokyo, Japan
March 14 May 23
May 25
FUDCon APAC 2014 Beijing, China
March 16 May 20
May 21
PyCon Sweden Stockholm, Sweden
March 17 June 13
June 15
State of the Map EU 2014 Karlsruhe, Germany
March 21 April 26
April 27
LinuxFest Northwest 2014 Bellingham, WA, USA
March 31 July 18
July 20
GNU Tools Cauldron 2014 Cambridge, England, UK
March 31 September 15
September 19
GNU Radio Conference Washington, DC, USA
March 31 June 2
June 4
Tizen Developer Conference 2014 San Francisco, CA, USA
March 31 April 25
April 28
openSUSE Conference 2014 Dubrovnik, Croatia
April 3 August 6
August 9
Flock Prague, Czech Republic
April 4 June 24
June 27
Open Source Bridge Portland, OR, USA
April 5 June 13
June 14
Texas Linux Fest 2014 Austin, TX, USA
April 7 June 9
June 10
DockerCon San Francisco, CA, USA
April 14 May 24 MojoConf 2014 Oslo, Norway
April 17 July 9 PGDay UK near Milton Keynes, UK
April 17 July 8 CHAR(14) near Milton Keynes, UK
April 18 November 9
November 14
Large Installation System Administration Seattle, WA, USA
April 18 June 23
June 24
LF Enterprise End User Summit New York, NY, USA
April 24 October 6
October 8
Operating Systems Design and Implementation Broomfield, CO, USA
April 25 August 1
August 3
PyCon Australia Brisbane, Australia
April 25 August 18 7th Workshop on Cyber Security Experimentation and Test San Diego, CA, USA
May 1 July 14
July 16
2014 Ottawa Linux Symposium Ottawa, Canada
May 1 May 12
May 16
Wireless Battle Mesh v7 Leipzig, Germany
May 2 August 20
August 22
LinuxCon North America Chicago, IL, USA
May 2 August 20
August 22
CloudOpen North America Chicago, IL, USA
May 3 May 17 Debian/Ubuntu Community Conference - Italia Cesena, Italy
May 4 July 26
August 1
Gnome Users and Developers Annual Conference Strasbourg, France

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Upcoming Events

FSFE: Registration opens for Document Freedom Day 2014

The Free Software Foundation Europe has announced open registration for Document Freedom Day. "This year the campaign day is March 26th, when people who believe in fair access to communications technology and Open Standards will again present, perform, and demonstrate."

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Events: March 6, 2014 to May 5, 2014

The following event listing is taken from the Calendar.

March 3
March 7
Linaro Connect Asia Macao, China
March 6
March 7
Erlang SF Factory Bay Area 2014 San Francisco, CA, USA
March 15
March 16
Chemnitz Linux Days 2014 Chemnitz, Germany
March 15
March 16
Women MiniDebConf Barcelona 2014 Barcelona, Spain
March 18
March 20
FLOSS UK 'DEVOPS' Brighton, England, UK
March 20 Nordic PostgreSQL Day 2014 Stockholm, Sweden
March 21 Bacula Users & Partners Conference Berlin, Germany
March 22 Linux Info Tag Augsburg, Germany
March 22
March 23
LibrePlanet 2014 Cambridge, MA, USA
March 24 Free Software Foundation's seminar on GPL Enforcement and Legal Ethics Boston, MA, USA
March 24
March 25
Linux Storage Filesystem & MM Summit Napa Valley, CA, USA
March 26
March 28
Collaboration Summit Napa Valley, CA, USA
March 26
March 28
16. Deutscher Perl-Workshop 2014 Hannover, Germany
March 29 Hong Kong Open Source Conference 2014 Hong Kong, Hong Kong
March 31
April 4
FreeDesktop Summit Nuremberg, Germany
April 2
April 4
Networked Systems Design and Implementation Seattle, WA, USA
April 2
April 5
Libre Graphics Meeting 2014 Leipzig, Germany
April 3 Open Source, Open Standards London, UK
April 7
April 9
ApacheCon 2014 Denver, CO, USA
April 7
April 8
4th European LLVM Conference 2014 Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
April 8
April 10
Open Source Data Center Conference Berlin, Germany
April 8
April 10
Lustre User Group Conference Miami, FL, USA
April 11 Puppet Camp Berlin Berlin, Germany
April 11
April 13
PyCon 2014 Montreal, Canada
April 12
April 13
State of the Map US 2014 Washington, DC, USA
April 14
April 17
Red Hat Summit San Francisco, CA, USA
April 25
April 28
openSUSE Conference 2014 Dubrovnik, Croatia
April 26
April 27
LinuxFest Northwest 2014 Bellingham, WA, USA
April 29
May 1
Embedded Linux Conference San Jose, CA, USA
April 29
May 1
Android Builders Summit San Jose, CA, USA
May 1
May 4
Linux Audio Conference 2014 Karlsruhe, Germany
May 2
May 3
LOPSA-EAST 2014 New Brunswick, NJ, USA

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