webcast showing how Free Software ≠ Open Source

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I followed
the link to a webcast
at the end of
this blog post
by someone from Ubuntu.
It showed a meeting at the U.N. where representatives from various (mostly African?) countries met with software representatives to discuss “Alternative Technologies for Development: A Look at Free Open Source Software“.
It is a very good place to listen to Richard Stallman explain the difference between “Free Software” and “Open Source”, as well as talking about a number of other topics.

The whole thing is (a) Real Player, and (b) very long (2 hours?).

politics, software, the Net.

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I'm a long-time Mac and iOS developer. I'm also a big fan of Ruby on Rails and relational databases. I tend to work remotely, in my basement with occasional trips to the office. I'm also a big videophile, both TV and film, and can't wait for a good, inexpensive home 4k solution.

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