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ibiblio.org
The public's library and digital archive. Home to one of the largest "collections of collections" on the Internet, ibiblio.org is a conservancy of freely available information, including software, music, literature, art, history,...
Open Music Archive
The Open Music Archive is situated within the current discourse surrounding notions of authorship, ownership and distribution, reanimated by a porting of Free/Libre and Open Source software models to wider creative contexts. The O...

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Chaos Computer Club: Europe's biggest hackers' congress underway in Hamburg
Janjevic, Darko
Article
2015
DW
Some 12,000 hackers are challenging the power of Google, Facebook and Youtube to filter information and shape users' view of the world. One of them demonstrated how to hack into VW's cheating software...
Copyleft
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A play on the word copyright to describe the practice of using copyright law to remove restrictions on distributing copies and modified versions of a work for others and requiring that the same freedo...
EFF to Librarian of Congress: Let Car Owners Look Under the Hood
Walsh, Kit
Article
2014
Electronic Frontier Foundation
The reach of copyright law has expanded so far that it now threatens people's ability to repair their own cars and protect them against malware. Yesterday, EFF launched a legal campaign to fend off th...
GNU General Public License
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A widely used free software license.
GNU Project
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A free software, mass collaboration project.
Open Content
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Open Source
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Open Source Software: a necessary tool to build our movements | What's Left
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2016
Citizens' Press
Software companies are exploitative and other companies should invest in unionized products, condem work to lower wages and act in solidarity with other workers in the software industry.
Open-source Software
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Computer software that is available in source code form for which the source code and certain other rights normally reserved for copyright holders are provided under a software license that permits us...
OpenStreetMap
Database
OpenStreetMap is a map of the world, created by people like you and free to use under an open license. OpenStreetMap is built by a community of mappers that contribute and maintain data about roads, ...
OpenStreetMap (Wikipedia article)
Wikipedia article
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OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a collaborative project to create a free editable map of the world. Two major driving forces behind the establishment and growth of OSM have been restrictions on use or availabi...
Protect your freedom and privacy; join us in creating an Internet that's safer from surveillance
Rogoff, Zak
Article
2013
Free Software Foundation
In order to defang surveillance programs like PRISM, we need to stop using centralized systems and come together to build an Internet that's decentralized, trustworthy, and free "as in freedom."
Share-alike
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A descriptive term used in the Creative Commons project for copyright licenses which include certain copyleft provisions.
Stallman, FOSS and the Adobe Nightmare
Don't Say Stallman Didn't Warn You!
Lopez, Alfredo
Article
2013
CounterPunch
If the users don't control the program, the program controls the users. Free Open Source Software gives control to users, whereas proprietary software gives control to the corporations that own the so...
Volkswagen and the Quandary of Hidden Code
Blunden, Bill
Article
2015
CounterPunch
After Volkswagen's emissions-rigging scandal, Blunden states that this company is not the only one engaging in the practice of secretly modifying technology. Rather, systematic hidden codes are embedd...
Who's downloading pirated papers? Everyone
In rich and poor countries, researchers turn to the Sci-Hub website
Bohannon, John
Article
2016
Science
Researchers are increasingly turning to Sci-Hub, the world's largest largest 'pirate' website for scholarly literature. Sci-Hub is becoming the world's de facto open-access research library.

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You Are Not a Gadget
A Manifesto
Lanier, Jaron
Book
2010
The internet has spawned a hive mentality, where the crowd takes precedence over the individual.


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