I’d like to send my warmest holiday wishes to all my readers around the globe.
Also, I’d like to thank you for your support and wish to every one a wonderful new year full of great things, success and more freedom using Linux and open source technologies.
Mr. Stephen Fry introduces you to free software, and reminds you of a very special birthday. Happy birthday GNU!
Your iPhone 3G comes with a complicated list of rules about what you can and can’t do with it. Free software foundation has published the list of 5 reasons to avoid Apple iPhone 3G.
Gates may be gone, but the walls and bars of proprietary software he helped create remain, for now — Richard Stallman.
nixCraft wishes our readers and families a very happy holiday season!
I’d like to thank you for your support and wish you a happy year ahead in 2008!
( Merry Christmas, from the nixCraft! [Image credit – copied from personal email])
Also, I’d like wish to every one a wonderful new year full of great things, success and more freedom using Linux and open source technologies.
— Vivek Gite, Linux Evangelist.
I missed FOSS conference in New Delhi ~ over 700 people, two days of sheer fun, excitement and lots of FOSS 🙁 I was in Chennai.. anyway freed.in is the leading community event in the Indian sub-continent and the developing world, promoting freedom in technology, software and other related fields, and personal privacy. The annual event makes free and open source software more visible to the world, and shares its excitement with everybody. freed.in helps nurture the community and enables networking within and outside the community in a fun environment. The event strives towards seeding of new projects.
Mayank Sharma has posted news and videos here.
OpenSSH is most prominent implementation of the SSH protocol. I canâ€™t imagine my life without OpenSSH. Almost all of my devices / server / network equipment such as routers and tiny embedded device has OpenSSH these days.
From OpenBSD journal:
Eight years ago today, Sept 26 1999, Theo de Raadt committed the initial source code for OpenSSH to the OpenBSD repository. The code was a fork of BjÃ¶rn GrÃ¶nvall’s OSSH, which was derived from an early version of the increasingly “less free” ssh from Tatu YlÃ¶nen.
The founder of the Free Software Foundation asks readers whether they will fight for freedom or be too lazy to resist. In an interview he talks about GPL v3 and many other things:
The fact that Torvalds says “open source” instead of “free software” shows where he is coming from. I wrote the GNU GPL to defend freedom for all users of all versions of a program. I developed version 3 to do that job better and protect against new threats.
Torvalds says he rejects this goal; that’s probably why he doesn’t appreciate GPL version 3. I respect his right to express his views, even though I think they are foolish. However, if you don’t want to lose your freedom, you had better not follow him.
=> Read rest of the interview … (via OSNews)
Let the flame war began 😉
Happy 60th birthday, India! Don’t forget to taste the freedom with Open source software. If you value independence go with Linux, Firefox and other open source software 🙂
Today we gain independence from the United Kingdom and becomes an independent nation. Jawaharlal Nehru addresses the nation with the Indian Declaration of Independence and takes office as the first Prime Minister of India. Live it up India!