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  • IP Voice 2008 - Lisbon, Portugal - March 5th to 6th, 2008 -

    IP Voice 2008 ( will be held in Lisbon, Portugal on March 5th to 6th, 2008, and with the main audience of this conference being targeted to enterprise customers and communication carriers.

    There have been a number of Open Software Phone projects that have happened in the past year and which continue to move forward: more>>

  • Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit - Austin, Texas - April 8th to 10th, 2008 -

    Unlike a lot of the events that I discuss in my Blog, the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit is a "by invitation only" event with a twist. Normally for "invitation only events", the potential attendee sits by the phone with their prom clothes on, waiting for the call that may or may not come. more>>

  • Campus Party, February 11-17, 2008, Sao Paulo, Brazil -

    After speaking at the Florida Linux Show on February 11th, I return ever-so-briefly to the New England area to re-pack my bags and head for Sao Paulo, Brazil to attend Campus Party (February 11th to 17th, 2008). more>>

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    Richard Stallman’s Blog

  • Urgent: No more oil and gas drilling -

    US citizens: call on Obama to order no more oil and gas drilling in Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

  • Urgent: Keep federal lands federal -

    US citizens: tell the US government to Keep federal lands federal — don't give them to states to sell off.

  • Urgent: No coal plant next to Sundarbans -

    Everyone: call on the US Exim Bank not to support a coal plant next to the Sundarbans.

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    Sérgio Amadeu


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    GNU`s News

  • FSF News: Hundreds explore ways to Fork the System with free software at LibrePlanet 2016 -
    Edward Snowden on the screen talking with Daniel Kahn Gillmore at LibrePlanet 2016

    Edward Snowden talks with Daniel Kahn Gillmor at LibrePlanet 2016.

    At a ceremony on Saturday, March 21st, Free Software Foundation President Richard M. Stallman announced the winners of the FSF's annual Free Software Awards. Two awards were given: the Award for the Advancement of Free Software was presented to Werner Koch for his work on GNU Privacy Guard, the defacto tool for encrypted communication, and the Award for Projects of Social Benefit was presented to the Library Freedom Project, a partnership among librarians, technologists, attorneys, and privacy advocates which aims to make real the promise of intellectual freedom in libraries.

    Software Freedom Conservancy executive director Karen Sandler closed out the conference with "Companies, free software, and you," in which she urged free software developers to push their employers to allow them to retain copyleft on their code.

    Karen Sandler speaking at LibrePlanet 2016

    Software Freedom Conservancy Executive Director Karen Sandler closed out LibrePlanet 2016.

    A video of the opening keynote conversation between Edward Snowden and Daniel Kahn Gillmor is available now at Videos of all the conference sessions, along with photographs from the conference, will soon be available on, the conference's instance of GNU MediaGoblin, a free software media publishing platform that anyone can run.

    LibrePlanet 2016 was produced in partnership by the Free Software Foundation and the Student Information Processing Board (SIPB) at MIT.

    About the Free Software Foundation

    The Free Software Foundation, founded in 1985, is dedicated to promoting computer users' right to use, study, copy, modify, and redistribute computer programs. The FSF promotes the development and use of free (as in freedom) software -- particularly the GNU operating system and its GNU/Linux variants -- and free documentation for free software. The FSF also helps to spread awareness of the ethical and political issues of freedom in the use of software, and its Web sites, located at and, are an important source of information about GNU/Linux. Donations to support the FSF's work can be made at Its headquarters are in Boston, MA, USA.

    More information about the FSF, as well as important information for journalists and publishers, is at

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  • FSF Blogs: Friday Free Software Directory IRC meetup: April 29th -

    Join the FSF and friends Friday, April 29th, from 12pm to 3pm EDT (16:00 to 19:00 UTC) to help improve the Free Software Directory.

    Participate in supporting the Free Software Directory by adding new entries and updating existing ones. We will be on IRC in the #fsf channel on freenode.

    Tens of thousands of people visit each month to discover free software. Each entry in the Directory contains a wealth of useful information, from basic category and descriptions, to providing detailed info about version control, IRC channels, documentation, and licensing info that has been carefully checked by FSF staff and trained volunteers.

    While the Free Software Directory has been and continues to be a great resource to the world over the past decade, it has the potential of being a resource of even greater value. But it needs your help!

    If you are eager to help and you can't wait or are simply unable to make it onto IRC on Friday, our participation guide will provide you with all the information you need to get started on helping the Directory today! There are also weekly FSD Meetings pages that everyone is welcome to contribute to before, during, and after each meeting.

  • gzip @ Savannah: gzip-1.8 released [stable] -
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    Debian Project News

  • Welcome to the "New" Debian Project News! - We hope that you have enjoyed our newly revised format of the DPN. We have shifted some of the content around, introduced new sections, and moved some content onto the Bits from Debian blog.
  • The newsletter for the Debian community - Bits from Debian will showcase new packages and interviews, plus some announcements, and is where we will welcome new DDs.
  • Internal News/Happenings - The third update of Debian 8 'jessie' was released last month, addressing security concerns in the stable release along with updates.