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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,...

News Releases

EFF Fights for Common Sense, Again, in DMCA Rulemaking
2014-11-04
Electronic Frontier Foundation
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed six exemption requests with the U.S. Copyright Office today, part of the elaborate, every-three-year process to right the wrongs put in place by the Sect...
EFF Wins Petition to Inspect and Modify Car Software
2015-10-27
Electronic Frontier Foundation
The Librarian of Congress has granted security researchers and others the right to inspect and modify the software in their cars and other vehicles, despite protests from vehicle manufacturers.

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Defend Your Right to Repair!
Article
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Software is subject to copyright, and than means that, as a rule, you might own your device but you only license the software in it. And that license (often called an “End User License Agreement”) is ...
EFF Fights for Common Sense, Again, in DMCA Rulemaking
Sources News Release
Article
2014
Electronic Frontier Foundation
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed six exemption requests with the U.S. Copyright Office today, part of the elaborate, every-three-year process to right the wrongs put in place by the Sect...
EFF Wins Petition to Inspect and Modify Car Software
Sources News Release
Article
2015
Electronic Frontier Foundation
The Librarian of Congress has granted security researchers and others the right to inspect and modify the software in their cars and other vehicles, despite protests from vehicle manufacturers.
Free Software Foundation
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Article
A non-profit corporation founded to support the free software movement.
Open-source Software
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Article
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...
Permissive Free Software Licence
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Article
Philosophy of the GNU Project
Article
Free Software Foundation
A collection of essays dealing with the ideas behind the GNU Project.
The Software Freedom Movement
Nicolson-Owens, Jeff
Article
2013
Counter Punch
Nicolson-Owens thinks that Alfredo Lopez’s article, "Stallman, FOSS and the Adobe Nightmare," gets some of Richard Stallman’s message wrong and ends up giving the open source movement credit for a fre...
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...
Ten Steps You Can Take Right Now Against Internet Surveillance
O'Brien, Danny
Article
2013
Electronic Frontier Foundation
One of the trends we've seen is how, as the word of the NSA's spying has spread, more and more ordinary people want to know how (or if) they can defend themselves from surveillance online. With a few ...
TPP Undermines User Control and That's Disastrous for Accessibility
Sutton, Maira
Article
2015
Electronic Frontier Foundation
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) threatens all users' ability to access information and participate in culture and innovation online, but it's especially severe for those with disabilities or who o...
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...
Why Open Source misses the point of Free Software
Stallman, Richard
Article
2009
Free Software Foundation
An article decoding the important differences in terminology, underlying philosophy, and value systems between two similar categories of software.
Why We Need "Free Software" Voting Machines
Nicolson-Owens, Jeff
Article
2004
Counter Punch
Argues that voting machines can’t be made more trustworthy by making source code to them available. The benefits for sharing and modifying voting machine source code lie elsewhere. Voting machine soft...
Words to Avoid (or Use with Care) Because They Are Loaded or Confusing
Stallman, Richard
Article
2002
Free Software Foundation
There are a number of words and phrases that GNU recommends avoiding, or avoiding in certain contexts and usages. Some are ambiguous or misleading; others presuppose a viewpoint that GNU disagrees wit...

Media

CGA Magazine
Informative feature articles and regular columns about professional development for CGA's. Topics include business, taxation, management, investing, information technology and personal financial plann...
ComputerWorld Canada
News and analysis of computer and networking technology trends.
Kidscreen
Children's entertainment.


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