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As suspected, the criticizing position statement by Linux kernel developers on GPLv3 which calls for the termination of the GPLv3 process is stirring the pot. Free Software foundation has issued a response claiming that the recent discussion brought some misleading information and tried to address and clarify it.

A group of important Linux kernel developers have recently published a position statement on GPLv3, as reported by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols in a story with a rather alarmist title: "GPLv3 could kill open source, top Linux dev's warn". In truth, the goal is exactly and essentially just the opposite.

Proprietary file format lock in.

This I feel is the greatest problem for people, especially academics when wanting to switch to GNU/Linux. Many people in my family work at universities in the UK. These people would happily switch to GNU/Linux tomorrow if it could run their .doc and other proprietary file formats properly.

Ututo is a GNU/Linux distribution whose name is reminiscent of a gecko from northern Argentina. I featured a review of Ututo XS 2006 not very long ago; Ututo is actually pretty nice, it just needs a little bit of polish, particularly in the English translation of the operating system. Ututo is based on Gentoo, and uses the Portage package management system.

the anti-singularity

The technological singularity is the theoretical point in the development of a scientific civilization at which technological progress accelerates into infinity or beyond prediction. It is believed to happen after humans will create artificial intelligence smarter than themselves, which will then be able to create even better AI, causing ever accelerating increase of intelligence, and accelerating technological progress with it.

The Pirate Bay Circus

* The Pirate Bay Circus...

Time-stamp: <<2006-06-03 17:34:16 ams>

Copyright (C) 2006 Alfred M. Szmidt <

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The views expressed here are my personal views, not those of the Free Software Foundation or the GNU Project; the views might be shared though. For information about them and their positions, see

* The Pirate Bay Circus...

What is a Free Culture

Before talking about Free Culture we should establish some kind of a definition of Free Culture, in that it would seem logical we should first define "culture" and then identify what it is that makes this culture to become a free one. It is not an easy task regarding the term "culture" tends to mean various things in several contexts of use. However, if we look at some most common contexts we can see what culture in general may consist of and reach a better understanding of what it is, and in the end, what turns it a free one.

Electronic Piracy

Electronic Piracy
Technology as a Means to Freedom, Justice, and Anarchy

By Punkerslut

"If you're good enough, anything/everything is free..." -- P85

Part 1 - Setting the Stage

"Only the rich can get justice; only the poor cannot escape it."

-- Henry Demarest Lloyd, ["Lords of Industry," by Henry Demarest Lloyd, 1910, chapter 1.]

Libervis: - Could you tell us something about yourself and your projects?

Byron Miller: My wife tends to believe I have too many projects. I could write a book on the open source projects I participate in but I�m most proud of my personal accomplishments; my wife, my daughter, continual restoration/preservation of my 150 year old home and being active in my community.

A Year of Libervis

Free culture is the culture of free (as in freedom) information and content such as music, images, text, software; anything! The word "libervis" means "most freely" in Latin. In the beginning this "most freely" only referred to free software, but throughout 2005 we broadened our view to all of free culture. This is probably the biggest change that happened to and also the one that was the most crucial to defining its identity.