Top 10 Free Software Daily stories this week!

Top 10 Free Software Daily stories this week!


Sun, 2008-01-20 01:44 -- admin

You get the best free software news at FSDaily... because YOU decide what's important. Here are the top 10 FSDaily stories from the last week as voted by the members. Don't like 'em? Think something's missing? Want to know more? Head to FSDaily and get voting!

Top 10 stories:

  1. Issue 21 of Free Software Magazine is out! --In this issue of Free Software Magazine David Jacovkis reports from Colombia and explains why free software is an ethical choice. Colin McGregor interviews several key people in the GNU/Linux world as well as explaining how to get KDE looking fantastic. Then we have Terry Hancock covering the Open Hardware project and making a comprehensive list of Linux-friendly hardware. Steven Goodwin shares how much he saved by using free software for his great beer podcast, and Alan Berg entertains us with free software easter eggs, while Andrew Min will explain the basics of HTML... Monty Python style. Gary Richmond enlights us about touchpads and Google Firefox extensions you don't want to miss. For ultimate hackers, Gianluca Pignalberi manages to do sound filtering by using... Read more...

  2. You can support software freedom in 2008! --Mako: "Dear free software supporter, Now is the time to join and give to Free Software Foundation. 2008 is going to be extraordinarily important year for free software. Eben Moglen likes to quote Gandhi's "first they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win" progression when describing the free software movement. Read more...

  3. Free software will win. Eventually. --Free software (eventually) works better than proprietary software; why? Read more...

  4. Why schools should exclusively use free software --"...Teaching the students to use free software, and to participate in the free software community, is a hands-on civics lesson. It also teaches students the role model of public service rather than that of tycoons. All levels of school should use free software." Read more...

  5. Software patents prevent Fedora to include some games --"...Due to patent concerns, we won't be able to include any games in Fedora which meet the following criteria..." Read more...

  6. Dispelling Myths Around ODF --Recent articles, reports and documents show that there are still a lot of misperceptions regarding ODF in the market. Apparently, many people are still not well informed about ODF even though they choose to write about ODF. Therefore, I thought it can't hurt trying to dispel a couple of myths around ODF. Read more...

  7. Free software conference in Colombia --"The first International Conference on Free Software, Technological Literacy and Solidarity Economy took place in Bogotá (Colombia) from 13th to 15th of November. More than 80 speakers and 600 assistants attended at the the Tequendama Hotel, a traditional meeting point in the city..." Read more...

  8. Interview with Richard M. Stallman --"Mr. Stallman, creator of the GPL, FSF and GCC, shares his thoughts on a number of topics..." Read more...

  9. Love your bugs: a zen guide to keeping your sanity while managing a free software project --"Over the last few years, I’ve come to accept the fact that regardless of my attempts to quit this job, I am fundamentally a programmer. I wrote a book about security, I am the Editor In Chief of Free Software Magazine, but in the end I am still just a programmer. Read more...

  10. The Technical-Critique of gNewSense --"I am posting a Critique of gNewSense from technical viewpoint. I am strictly in agreement with RMS on the concept of Free/OpenSource Software. I was happy when after a long time, finally, a 100% Libre distro named gNewSense was released. For this post I have kept Free Software issues aside and talk purely in terms of technical achievements..." Read more...

Thanks to can.axis, anna, bridget, and peacemaker for these stories!

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