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Nine Attitude Problems in Free and Open Source Software

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| As Peter Brown, the executive director of the Free Software Foundation,
| pointed out a couple of years ago, FOSS needs to learn from the example of
| the recycling movement. Recyclers don't pitch their cause by explaining where
| recycled goods are taken for reclamation, or explaining the process by which
| glass is melted down for reuse; instead, they talk about the benefits that
| recycling has on the average person's life.
|
| In the same way, instead of talking about software or its licenses, the FOSS
| community needs to talk more about issues such as consumers' rights and
| privacy and free speech -- matters that extend far beyond the keyboard and
| terminal.
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http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/osr...e+Software.htm


Recent:

Greenpeace Slams Microsoft, Nintendo

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| Greenpeace gave Microsoft and Nintendo abysmal rankings Tuesday on their
| efforts to phase out toxic chemicals from their game consoles.
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http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5i...BJEPQD8T671N80


Related:

Greenpeace: Vista could trigger a deluge of electronic waste

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| Beau Baconguis of the Southeast Asia section of the environmental
| protection organization Greenpeace has warned that the introduction
| by Microsoft of its new operating system Windows Vista might as a
| side effect trigger a deluge of electronic waste (E-waste). "With
| Vista, Microsoft could effectively hasten the obsolesence of half
| the world's PCs, especially in the absence of fully-functioning
| global take back systems for PCs," Ms. Baconguis declared.
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http://www.heise.de/english/newstick...816/from/rss09


Greenpeace: Vista could trigger a deluge of electronic waste

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| Beau Baconguis of the Southeast Asia section of the environmental
| protection organization Greenpeace has warned that the introduction
| by Microsoft of its new operating system Windows Vista might as a
| side effect trigger a deluge of electronic waste (E-waste). "With
| Vista, Microsoft could effectively hasten the obsolesence of half
| the world's PCs, especially in the absence of fully-functioning
| global take back systems for PCs," Ms. Baconguis declared.
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http://www.heise.de/english/newstick...816/from/rss09


Vista poses environmental dangers

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| Microsoft Vista could have serious environmental implications,
| experts have warned.
|
| The latest version of Windows uses encryption methods that are
| incompatible with some older PCs. It also features high-end
| graphics capabilities that can only run on newer hardware.
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http://www.computing.co.uk/computing...-environmental


Vista gets slated - by the Greens

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| The Green Party has slammed Microsoft and it's forthcoming operating
| system, Windows Vista, in a withering attack on the company's "monopoly".
|
| Microsoft not only takes criticism for allegedly environmentally
| unfriendly policies, but for attacking civil liberties.
|
| The party claims that "Vista gives Microsoft the ability to lock
| you out of your computer," and that "Microsoft are determined not
| to play fair" in the video content market.
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http://www.webuser.co.uk/news/news.php?id=107813
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