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by Free Software Foundation Contributions Published on Mar 09, 2010 04:11 PM
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Happy Document Freedom Day!

Celebrate the 4th annual Document Freedom Day by promoting OpenDocument and helping others to begin using free software and free document formats.

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Avoid the pitfalls of the JavaScript Trap on Gmail

Today we're launching the first in a series of features on how to use common websites without using proprietary JavaScript.

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Volunteer to help the new Savannah maintainer

Sylvain Beucler, who was instrumental in modernizing and maintaining Savannah for the last seven years, has decided to step down and look for new challenges. Many, many, thanks to Sylvain and best wishes.

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Steer clear of Android Market and its DRM

Google recently made headlines after they identified some malware being distributed through the Android Market. Not only did they stop distributing those apps, but they used their "remote kill switch" to remove the apps from phones where they were already downloaded. This is a kind of Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) that all computer users should avoid.

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Free software is what we humans are talking more about

After six years as the executive director, today is my last day at the Free Software Foundation. And what a great time it has been.

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Windows Phone 7 and Xbox ban GPL software

Recently word started getting around that the terms for getting apps on Windows Phone 7, and indie games on the Xbox, have changed. Now, programs submitted to Microsoft cannot have any code licensed under a copyleft license. Even if a single file is licensed under a weaker copyleft license like the LGPL, Microsoft will apparently reject it.

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Boycott warning to companies considering joining MPEG LA's patent pool

MPEG LA is asking companies to prepare to attack the freely licensed WebM format and its underlying VP8 video codec from Google.

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US Department of Justice Investigating Novell/CPTN Deal Further

A couple of weeks ago, we posted the OSI and FSF's joint position statement to the US Department of Justice about Novell's proposal to sell its patents to the newly-formed CPTN Holdings. Yesterday we learned that the DOJ has sent a "Second Letter" to both companies, asking them to provide more information about the deal.

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