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"We are incredibly pleased to announce the release of LiveContent, a collaborative initiative to showcase Creative Commons-licensed media as well as free, open source software. LiveContent is a joint effort between Creative Commons and Fedora, Red Hat’s community-based open source platform."

"LiveContent is designed to be a window into the CC community by offering open content and encouraging the use of open source tools. As such, it is very much a community project, and input is necessary, be it as a developer, a content curator, or LiveContent user. This input can range from interface d

"Former LXer editor-in-Chief launches Free Software News site - website and office powered by Free Software.

Charlotte, NC: Blue Gnu Media and Technology announced that it will launch a Free Software news website, Blue GNU ( on Wednesday, 01-Aug-2007. Both the website and the business itself will be driven by Free Software. While there are a number of "Linux" and Open Source news outlets on the Internet, Blue GNU will focus more narrowly on Free Software and is closely aligned, editorially, with the Free Software Foundation." -- Read more

A very interesting blog entry is coming from one of the unlikely places, a CNet blog. A lot of what the author of this article, Matt Asay, says strikes incredibly close to what we have been writing about right here and here.

So by all means let's hear him out:

"Once upon a time, the term "open source" was coined to save the free-software world from itself--or, rather, from the free-software zealots, as you can read on the Open Source Initiative's Web site.

Many libertarians are ambivalent about free software, and some are downright hostile. When the FSF recently released a new draft of the GPL, it got a chilly reception from some libertarian and free–market analysts. And for years various libertarian writers have argued that the free software model is unsustainable because developers will not continue giving away valuable software indefinitely. That is unfortunate because free software projects like Linux, Apache, and Firefox are in fact excellent illustrations of the power of libertarian ideas.

"For average hackers in their cubicles, the relation between environmental and free software issues may seem remote but the Green Party of England and Wales (GPEW) is working to connect the dots. Since adopting a motion in favor of free and open source software (FOSS) in 2005, party members have not only spoken frequently in favor of FOSS, but also on related issues, such as software patents and lockdown technologies in Vista."

"Asked to explain how FOSS issues fit into the environmental policies for which the Green Party is best known, Chance replies that, like the Green Party, "The free software movement has always sought to create a more just, equitable, and sustainable development culture, and to make that change felt in the wider world."" -- Read more