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First POST: Hoodwinking

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, March 18 2015

Marco Rubio on net neutrality; advocating for an easier path for third-party presidential candidates; the state of the free software movement; the sentencing of a blogger in Tunisia; and much, much more. Read More

First POST: The Clash

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, September 30 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: As Congress goes over the cliff, is it time for a clean slate?; Is the NSA mapping your social network?; a new sharing company built that connects cooks to hungry city dwellers is taking off in Athens; and much, much more. Read More

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How Open Is China's Homegrown "Open-Source" Initiative?

BY David Eaves | Friday, March 29 2013

China is not the first emerging power to see open source as a way to enhance its autonomy and diminish the leverage of foreign stakeholders. Brazil has which began to aggressively invest in and implement open source solutions around 2003, also saw it as a strategic choice. Yes, reducing software costs of government played a role, but it too wanted to boost the develop its IT sector - which it sees as being strategically important - as well as reduce its dependency on American software companies. The question of course, is how effective will these strategies be? Read More

The Europe Roundup: A Minister of Economy In Praise of Free and Open Source Software

BY Antonella Napolitano | Wednesday, October 12 2011

Poland | Minister of Economy in praise of free and open source software Waldemar Pawlak, Poland’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy, recently praised Free and Open Source Software (FLOSS) defining it ... Read More

Eben Moglen Says a Decentralized Internet is Key for a Democratic Future

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, May 5 2011

In the Guardian, Eben Moglen writes that the press-as-institution is doomed, and seems to argue that the continuation of democracy depends on a decentralized Internet built on free software: Now, the vast interconnection ... Read More