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Issue 9 is out!

Mon, 2005-11-28 07:07 -- admin

Free Software Magazine is proud to announce the release of another fantastic issue.

In Issue 9 of Free Software Magazine Saqib Ali gives the public a lesson in Private Key management and David Horton shows us ways to attract volunteers for free software projects. John Locke also gives us an intro to RSS news feeds, and much, much more.


And... spread the word about Free Software Magazine. Digg this story!

Where is fsdaily?

Sun, 2005-11-27 09:59 -- admin

You may have noticed that is redirected to


The answer is simple: at the moment, we don't have the resources to run it.

On one hand, I am talking about hardware resources: we spent quite a while configuring the site using Slash (which is great for creating communities). However, Slash itself used a lot of CPU and RAM—and we simply couldn't afford it.

Free Software Magazine now pays for articles—sort of!

Thu, 2005-11-24 00:27 -- admin

Apress, O'Reilly, Addison-Wesley/Prentice Hall, No Starch Press sponsor Free Software Magazine by donating books to FSM to pay contributors with.

The title says it all: four major publishers put their money where their mouth is, and have agreed to sponsor Free Software Magazine.

Their commitment is to donate one book (max $100) for each article that gets published in Free Software Magazine (excluding book reviews and articles less than 1000 words in length).

Win a copy of “Producing Open Source Software”

Tue, 2005-11-22 08:28 -- admin

This week we are giving away a copy of Producing Open Source Software_ by Karl Fogel_.

All you need to do to enter is:

1) read our terms and conditions

2) Click on the OpenHosting link in the latest newsletter

3) Complete the following sentence:

“OpenHosting is a next-generation hosting provider. It is aiming to c----- t-- w-- h------ e--------- a- w- k--- i-.”

4) Send your subscriber name (the email address you use to login), full name and the completed sentence to

Win a copy of “A Practical Guide to Linux”

Mon, 2005-11-14 05:21 -- admin

This week we are giving away a copy of A Practical Guide to Linux. Commands, Editors and Shell Programming_ by Mark G. Sobell_.

All you need to do to enter is read our terms and conditions and answer this simple question:

Question: How may news items did release on Saturday the 12th of November?

Send your subscriber name (the email address you use to login), full name and the answer to .

Free Software Magazine staff launches

Fri, 2005-11-11 11:34 -- admin

In just over a year, Free Software Magazine has become an authority in the free software world.

Myself (Tony), Dave, Gianluca, Alan and others worked countless hours to create Free Software Magazine from scratch, without involving Venture Capitalists or investors.

We can only be happy with the result: a quality magazine on free software read by thousands of people each month.

We are looking for authors!

Sun, 2005-10-30 10:24 -- admin

We are currently looking for authors. If you want to have your say about a free software specific topic, or if you’d like to share some of your technical knowledge with the rest of the free software community, please contact us.

You can find FSM’s authors’ guidelines here.

Your writing will gain fantastic exposure. Your article will be professionally edited, and will be released under a free license of your choice (while you keep the copyright!).

Our authors also get to write book reviews and newsletters.


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