International anti-TPP efforts
2013-12-01 02:30:19 GMT
I'm scheduled to give a presentation at the upcoming STEAM3 Conference: http://steam3.com/speaker-bios/ Scroll down through the list of speakers until you get to me. Look for my date and time on the schedule page: http://steam3.com/schedule/ It appears that I won't have a lot of time for my formal presentation, so I'm hoping to benefit from the informal time as much as I can. Since my artwork is generated with a GPL programming language, and I'm expecting to bring with me a laptop running Trisquel GNU/Linux, I should have a fairly solid foundation for talking about Libre Software. If any of you can make it to Austin Texas at the beginning of March, I'd be glad to work on cooperative strategies for pushing Software Freedom. I'll keep you posted on developments as they occur. Joel
Hello, The French Finance Bill could have been a milestone in the recognition that consumer rights are indeed restricted by the digital handcuffs referred to as DRM or, deceptively, “technical protection features”. Unfortunately, the Government decided otherwise, with some help from the socialist deputies. Deputies of the Green party (Europe Écologie-Les Verts) had introduced an amendment to the Finance Bill, imposing a full VAT rate on all digitally-restricted books. In France at present, all books, whatever their medium, are subject to a reduced VAT rate. The deputies had proposed to draw a distinction between two types of books: those over which the buyer has full ownership, and those which only allow consumers limited rights. In this context, a consumer has "full ownership" over books which are released in an open format, without DRM, and which provide the user with the same rights as paper books (such as the possibility to lend, to read wherever and as many times as desired, etc.) Only this first, “full ownership” type of book would be treated as a true book, and would in turn be eligible for the reduced VAT rate. Read more on http://www.april.org/en/electronic-books-france-no-differential-vat-based-presence-or-absence-drm Fred. -- -- April - Promouvoir et défendre le logiciel libre http://www.april.org
Hi I am testing ChatSecure on Android: https://chatsecure.org/ I can't seem to be able to login with any XMPP accounts, including the one provided as a member by the FSF. Has anyone succeeded connecting to XMPP with ChatSecure on the FSF server? I am about to file a bug but just wanted some feedback here first. Cheers, - Fabian -- -- Fabián Rodríguez - XMPP/Jabber+OTR: magicfab@... http://fsf.magicfab.ca
Hi LibrePlanetters, This is Zak from the FSF. We're working on choosing a theme for the 2014 conference. We have a list of ideas we brainstormed, but we'd love to hear your suggestions and feedback. Go to http://libreplanet.org/wiki/LibrePlanet:Conference/2014/Conference_brainstorm_page to get started. Please add your new ideas, add variations on existing idea you like more, and express your like or dislike of existing ideas by adding a "+" or "-" next to them. More instructions on the page (http://libreplanet.org/wiki/LibrePlanet:Conference/2014/Conference_brainstorm_page). I'm looking forward to hearing your feedback! -- -- Zak Rogoff Campaigns Manager Free Software Foundation GPG ID: B5090AC8
As I said many months ago which prompted me to start a blog about libre software, I'm tired of proprietary companies taking advantage of libre software efforts without contributing back.
So I'm wondering which companies are out there that do free/libre consulting or development.
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