Joel Kahn | 25 Jun 18:00 2015

US Navy on Windows XP

As a veteran of the United States Navy, I must confess
that I'm not especially proud of this report:

If you live anywhere near a US Navy base, take your Trisquel DVDs down and storm the gates. If you're a US
citizen, write your congressperson and senators!


Algot Runeman | 24 Jun 22:37 2015

Microsoft and a version of R

I stumbled across this post:
and felt compelled to write a comment.

"It sounds as if Microsoft should just buy TIBCO. The result won't be R, 
perhaps. R is important because it is not buried cryptically in 
commercial products, R is important because it is Free Software, out in 
the open where scientists can evaluate the analysis of data from top 
right down to the bottom, not being forced to "believe" that a company 
has done a creditable implementation in its black box software.

The GPL is designed specifically to ensure the visibility of software 
upon which our analysis relies."


k054 | 22 Jun 13:54 2015


Hi there,

I just added a WikiEditingGuide to the LibrePlanet wiki. It's in Spanish
but I hope it's enough visually self explanatory.

I'll try to translate if and any help will me wellcome.



John Sullivan | 19 Jun 18:45 2015

LibrePlanet wiki updated!

Many of you have been waiting patiently for this for a very long time. is now finally on a current version of MediaWiki, thanks
to some hard work by our sysadmin team, especially Stephen Mahood, and
kosa, who volunteered his help and did much of the work!



John Sullivan | Executive Director, Free Software Foundation
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Mike Gerwitz | 12 Jun 16:51 2015

Mozilla and Pocket

Has anyone seen any useful campaigns against Mozilla's integration of
Pocket?  It's distributed with Firefox and is a third-party service that
is not only proprietary (in the sense that I cannot host my own instance
of it), but also serves proprietary JavaScript.

Recent response from them here:

Perhaps the FSF would be interested in calling them out, along the same
lines as they did with Adobe and EME (although those are more
fundamental issues).  I'd be willing to write something up.

Mike Gerwitz
Free Software Hacker | GNU Maintainer
FSF Member #5804 | GPG Key ID: 0x8EE30EAB
Jim Campbell | 5 Jun 00:07 2015

MediaGoblin instance available

Hi All,

I've mostly been a lurker on this list, but with MediaGoblin's 0.8
release, I wanted to let folks know of a semi-public instance of
MediaGoblin that I have set up. It is available at,
and (though public registration is disabled) you can just send me a note
if you'd like an account there.

It supports all media types except PDFs and Audio (video + audio support
is available, though . . . you just can't use upload audio-only files).
It is running on a Debian Jessie server hosted via Rackspace. The media
storage is handled by Rackspace cloud files. 

As an informal introduction, I contribute documentation to GNOME (you
can see my handiwork in gedit, California and Seahorse / Passwords and
Keys docs), MediaGoblin, as well as a few other projects.



Andrew A. Adams | 3 Jun 03:37 2015

Re: freedom #0

> Can you give an example of software that doesn't respect freedom 0?
> ("The freedom to run the program, for any purpose")

Yet another example. Mots computer science departments at Universities have 
proprietary development systems such as MS Visual Studio. The academic 
license is much cheaper (and sometimes even free - like drugs, the first hit 
is free) and often includes authority to allow students to download a copy 
onto their own PCs. However, the license for these systems allow their use 
for educational purposes only and so any software that the students produce 
using them is not allowed to then be used for production purposes - you're 
supposed to buy the commercial version of the development suite. The binaries 
these academic versions produce include symbols indicating that they were 
produced using that version and if a BSA audit finds a company running such 
software they'll be investigating the source of it.


Professor Andrew A Adams                      aaa@...
Professor at Graduate School of Business Administration,  and
Deputy Director of the Centre for Business Information Ethics
Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan

mtsio | 1 Jun 17:34 2015

freedom #0


Can you give an example of software that doesn't respect freedom 0?
("The freedom to run the program, for any purpose")

A. Mani | 31 May 19:45 2015

Interpretation of US copyright

Is this interpretation correct?


A. Mani

Prof(Miss) A. Mani

Logan Streondj | 28 May 14:43 2015

Ethics was: The FSF Allows No Derivatives]]

On Wed, May 27, 2015 at 07:26:21AM -0400, Yoni Rabkin wrote:
> Drawing an equivalent of any sort between machines, which are lifeless
> manufactured objects, and human beings, and attempting to say that those
> objects are as unique as humans is ethically wrong. 

It's ethically fine for any Animist, Pantheist and Panpsychist.
I don't know what view you ascribe to, that would see otherwise.

> This is called
> dehumanizing, and is the source of much trouble. Please don't do that. I
> truly hope (no cynicism in my words here) that nobody will ever treat
> you or anyone you love the same way as a lifeless object, or even try to
> claim that you are like one in order to justify less than humane
> behavior. Each person is a world onto themselves; this is why life is
> precious.

That sounds like you treat animals, things and thoughts with
less respect and tenderness than you do humans. :-O

arthur_torrey | 28 May 04:03 2015

Re: libreplanet-discuss Digest, Vol 63, Issue 23

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