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Free Software in education survey, UK

Guido Arnold has an entry on his FSFE blog covering the results of a survey in the UK on free software (also called ‘open source’ in the report), which seem generally fairly positive.

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Talk at Science Gallery, Dublin: 12th May

Looks interesting: Open Minds: James Boyle Professor James Boyle [...] has been the Chairman of Creative Commons and is the co-founder of Science Commons. Science Gallery, Dublin, 12th May starting 18:15. A discussion on the role of ‘IP’ in various … Continue reading

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Tenth birthday of Free Software Foundation Europe!

Free Software Foundation Europe is ten years old this March. FSFE was founded in 2001 as “an organization dedicated to Free Software activities in Europe” and “the official sister organization of the Free Software Foundation in the United States” in … Continue reading

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Local Government Computer Services Board moving to Free Software

Reported in the Irish Times for 2011-02-18: Computer services board drops Microsoft THE LOCAL Government Computer Service Board, a flagship Microsoft client, is moving to open-source software after nearly 10 years of allegiance. Assistant director Tim Willoughby is quoted as … Continue reading

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Free Software Foundation: Call for nominations for the 13th Annual Free Software Awards

The FSF is soliciting nominations for two awards: Award for the Advancement of Free Software Award for Projects of Social Benefit If you would like to put an individual or project forward for these awards, please do so on or … Continue reading

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FSFE fellows: election for Fellowship seat

Those of you who are fellows of the FSFE (and I would encourage you to join the fellowship if you haven’t already) can this month vote to choose between two candidates for a Fellowship General Assembly seat. Visit the election … Continue reading

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Free Software Foundation appeal

On the FSF website, Benjamin Mako Hill argues that the increasing use of computers to communicate makes the question of software freedom more important. Only with Free Software does the user have complete control over the technology they use, and … Continue reading

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Free Software happenings in Europe

A couple of things of interest from the January 2011 FSFE newsletter: Introducing children and teachers to the idea of Free Software, based around the Lego Mindstorms platform. Workshop report. Progress with the ‘Free Software PDF Readers’ campaign, which aims to … Continue reading

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