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Interview Magnus Hagander

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| Have you seen a shift in the communities’ attitude as well as compmanies’
| attitude towards PostreSQL since SUN bought MySQL? Both?
|
| No. We have received an influx of new users who were (and are) worried aobut
| what will happen to the db, but in practice it has not had any effect on us.
|
| Has the increased use of free software in general in any way had implications
| on the PostgreSQL community or products?
|
| Yes, very much. The increased general use has made it more “approved” to use
| free software in business, which lowers the bar for new organizations
| to “jump the fence” from proprietary software, and this has obviously led to
| more users. Which in turn also leads to the number of people working on the
| products also increasing - both for the “core project” itself, but also for
| all the many projects that are built around it.
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http://fscons.org/interview-magnus-hagander/

Software Freedom Day, Sept. 20th, 2008

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| It's Saturday morning and not *too* terribly early. Sixty free software
| activists start arriving at Encuentro 5, reviving with coffee and getting
| ready to celebrate Software Freedom Day in Boston.
|
| We began with an eye-opening keynote from Aaron Swartz, Watchdog.net
|
| He pointed out how our taxes pay to maintain governmental records and
| databases and yet citizens who want to read these materials are often
| thwarted by red tape and fees -- fees for digital information which, as we
| all know, should be nearly cost-free to duplicate. He's been using free
| software to make government records and other public domain material easily
| available and searchable by the public. He implored us to all call him, if we
| want to help, but I'm pretty sure email works too.
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http://www.fsf.org/blogs/membership/sfd2008blog


Recent:

Freedom Walk - To claim, ensure and preserve Freedom

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| Millions of people worked hard and even paid with their lives to earn us the
| freedom we enjoy today. Is our current generation aware of the value of this
| freedom? From the lack of social and political sensitivity and the lack of
| activism in our society it might seem that this is not so. It is as if we are
| devaluing freedom every day. With the commercialisation of almost every
| sphere of life, most people are not able to find any time to put in effort to
| fight this alarming trend. Most, but not everybody. At Zyxware, we have
| decided to focus our efforts to tackle this issue head on.
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http://freedomwalk.in/


Road Warrior: Today, Sept. 20, is Software Freedom Day

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| For those interested in Linux, all software is free, including the operating
| system and all of the applications. There are two Linux distributions I
| recommend Ubuntu and PCLinuxOS. There's Linux for geeks and Linux for the
| rest of us, and these two distributions fit that well. For Ubuntu, I use the
| Kubuntu version which has a desktop most like Windows and the Mac. PCLinuxOS
| has a similar interface.
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http://members.whattheythink.com/all...c.cfm?id=36004


Giveaway celebrates open source

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| Free software is being distributed today at Waikato University to mark
| Software Freedom Day an annual international celebration of open source
| software.
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http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/4698998a28.html


500 teams registered for SFD08!

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| That is over 500 teams in over 90 countries all around the world, all
| celebrating SFD and taking software freedom to the masses!|
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http://softwarefreedomday.org/


Do you smell that?

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| That's a lot going on in a short period. Why does it matter? Because it's a
| completely different way of running technology. In the current system, Bill
| Gates and Steve Jobs get filthy rich by making something and selling a
| license to use it as-is...but it's still theirs, and you're not allowed to
| change anything, lest ye be sued for lots of cash. In an open source
| community, Linus Torvalds gives you his program, and now it's everybody's, to
| do with how they please, and anybody can change it however they want to make
| it better (utilizing what the Intertube users call the Hivemind, the
| collected efforts of countless people online). Generally, this is all done
| free, too.
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http://www.kansan.com/blogs/intertub...15/opensource/


Announcing Software Freedom Day [Singapore]

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| Software Freedom Day is a global celebration of Free and Open Source
| Software. We are pleased to announce that the Linux User Group Singapore and
| the Singapore Linux Meetup Group will be joining hands to present this event
| in Singapore.
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http://www.softwarefreedomday.sg/


Software Freedom Day 2008: Updated

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| Software Freedom Day 2008 will be with us next Saturday the 20th of
| September. More than 500 teams in over 120 countries are holding events to
| mark the occasion.
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http://www.itwire.com/content/view/20622/1162/


Software Freedom Day in Boston is a Wealth for the Commons: Saturday, September
20, 2008

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| Thursday, September 11th, 2008 -- It's Saturday and a roomful of people are
| advising each other on modifying their mobile devices, optimizing their
| GNU/Linux systems and organizing for software freedom. But it's not a room
| full of experts -- at least not mostly. Artists, activists, students and
| others want the freedom to do anything they want with their computers and
| they're here to learn new tricks and garner shortcuts from each other.
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http://www.fsf.org/news/software-fre...ay-boston-2008


Sun plans open source push

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| Sun Microsystems has thrown its weight behind this month's Software Freedom
| Day 2008 and called for firms and consumers alike to embrace open source.
|
| The vendor said that, as part of its sponsorship of the event on 20
| September, it is calling on the open source community and its own staff to
| cooperate in a global education programme designed to raise awareness of the
| technologies.
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http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/22...re-freedom-day


Software Freedom Day in Boston is a Wealth for the Commons: Saturday, September
20, 2008

,----[ Quote ]
| It's Saturday and a roomful of people are advising each other on modifying
| their mobile devices, optimizing their GNU/Linux systems and organizing for
| software freedom. But it's not a room full of experts - at least not mostly.
| Artists, activists, students and others want the freedom to do anything they
| want with their computers and they're here to learn new tricks and garner
| shortcuts from each other.
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http://www.openmediaboston.org/node/319


Unlimited Potential in open source software

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| Wellington ICT professionals network Unlimited Potential is adding a local
| flavour to international Software Freedom Day celebrations.
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http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0809/S00044.htm


Sun Leads Global Mobilization of Communities Around Software Freedom Day 2008

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| Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAVA) today announced a global call to action
| for organizations and consumers to embrace open source software as part of
| its sponsorship of Software Freedom Day (SFD) on September 20, 2008. Sun is
| calling for community members and Sun employees across the world to
| participate in a global education program designed to improve awareness
| around the importance and benefits of open source technologies.
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http://www.businesswire.com/portal/s...84&newsLang=en


Software Freedom Day 08 happening in Wellington

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| Unlimited Potential (UP) in association with the New Zealand Open Source
| Society (NZOSS), SuperHappyDevHouse, Wellington Linux User Group (WellyLUG)
| and CWA New Media are organising Software Freedom Day 08.
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http://www.geekzone.co.nz/content.asp?contentid=7905


Software Freedom Day - huh?

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| So if you’re new to open source, Software Freedom Day celebrates a
| philosophical movement which values collaboration, community and
| transparency. It benefits the public good and ensures basic human freedoms
| are strengthened by technology, not hampered.
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http://www.fanaticattack.com/2008/so...m-day-huh.html


Ubuntu Love Day Manila 2008

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| The Ubuntu Philippines Local Community Team (Ubuntu-PH), in cooperation with
| the University of the Philippines Diliman Department of Computer Science,
| invite you to a day of sharing experiences, learning, and meeting fellow
| enthusiasts involved in the hottest GNU/Linux distribution that hit
| mainstream computing - Ubuntu!
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http://jdocih.wordpress.com/2008/08/...y-manila-2008/


Software Freedom Day 2008

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| Well, like I mentioned before, It was only last year when I heard about this
| wonderful global event. Natalie Colina and Rodrigo Rodriguez (both members of
| a LUG in Paraguana, GULIP) told me about this oportunity to promote more
| aournd my city, also to show a sign of unity and true world wide community.
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http://effiejayx.velugmaracaibo.org.ve/?p=130
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