RMS Calls to Liberate Cyberspace

“Proprietary software is an antisocial practice”.

RMS Calls to Liberate Cyberspace

Henri Poole writes “In an interview with Groklaw’s Sean Daly at GPLv3 Conference in Barcelona, RMS talks with passion about the dangers of DRM. From the article: ‘the point is, we shouldn’t be passive victims! We should decide that it will not happen! And the way we decide that is by activism. We have to do everything possible to make sure that those products are rejected, that they fail, that they give bad reputations to whoever makes them.’ He closed the interview with a far reaching goal for the Free Software Movement: ‘the goal is to liberate everyone in cyberspace.'”

Order your copies of Edubuntu today, its free

I wrote a post in my EdNA group about shipit and how to get free copies of Edubuntu for yourself and your students. I orderred 60 copies of Edubuntu so if your near Brisbane and looking for a copy then send me a message. I read Klepas blog and his copies already arrived so you can see what I’m talking about below.

The bird has arrived

Hey, awesome! The Dapper Drake CDs I ordered for free from shipit.ubuntu.com have arrived. I received the trio of Ubuntu flavours: Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Edubuntu.
I’ll be giving almost all away, so if you live near me, give me a buzz. I’ll also bring them to CLUG next month and Dad has already nicked a copy of each flavour for the next PCUG meetup. I’ve got:

  • Kubuntu (x86 and 64-bit)
  • Ubuntu (x86, PowerPC and 64-bit)
  • Edubuntu (x86)

And of course this entry would not be complete without some photos:


kubuntu closeup



edubuntu closeup

I love the Edubuntu cover. ;)

Fresh install with Libre Software on windows

Libre Software for a fresh install of windows.

http://optusnet.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/sevenzip/7z442.exe http://optusnet.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/urlget/urlgfe-1.0rc2.exe http://mirror.pacific.net.au/openoffice/stable/2.0.2/OOo_2.0.2_Win32Intel_install.exe http://optusnet.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/clamwin/clamwin- http://ftp-mozilla.netscape.com/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/ http://mozilla-atl.osuosl.org/pub/mozilla.org/thunderbird/releases/ http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/pub/videolan/vlc/0.8.5/win32/vlc-0.8.5-win32.exe http://optusnet.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/audacity/audacity-win-1.2.4b.exe http://www.webhostxpress.net/%7Emitiok/lame-3.96.1.zip http://optusnet.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/gaim/gaim-1.5.0.exe http://optusnet.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/inkscape/Inkscape-0.44-1.win32.exe http://wengofiles.wengo.fr/wengophone/WengoSetup_0.99.exe

Its probably easiest to use a download manager and copy the list of urls above into a text file and then open the text file with the download manager. Then you’ll be setup for the Games that empower project as well. We have more software lists planned for future projects.

Intelligence Amplification Panel – Building the Metaverse

Download the MP3 from ITConversations given at the Accelerating Change 2005 conference.

Intelligence Amplification Panel – Building the Metaverse

Posted: June 17th, 2006, 3:00pm EST
The Metaverse: the social, media-rich, 3-dimensional Web. In this panel at Accelerating Change 2005, entitled “Building the Metaverse”, two examples of the emerging Metaverse are demonstrated. Philip Rosedale, CEO of Linden Lab, shows off Second Life and David Alan Smith, creator of “The Colony”, demonstrates the Croquet project. What emerges are two similarly powerful interactive systems that are allowing people to interact and be creative together in ways never before possible. As computation spreads ever deeper into our lives, we will all increasingly live in the Metaverse. When you can build the ideal world, what do you build?

Nicholas Negroponte – Participation Revolution

Download the MP3 of this talk.

Nicholas Negroponte – Participation Revolution

Posted: June 10th, 2006, 3:00pm EST
Nicholas Negroponte wants to give every school child in the developing world a laptop computer. He has established a non-profit organization to design and produce $100 laptops for sale to governments in quantities of no less than 1 million machines on the condition that they are given to school children. In this talk, he describes his and his colleague Seymour Papert’s experience with educational computing in developing nations as well as the machine design.