Software Freedom

A Good way to publish Photos copyleft

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I am looking for a good way to publish images as copyleft. The current state of the art in licensing non-software seems to be creative commons, but its copyleft is so weak, that I don’t see how it protects the end users’ freedom. To be more precise, here is how I perceive the legal effects (please correct me if I am wrong): · I publish a digital picture in high resolution, with intermediate files under CC-by-sa · Magazine XY takes the picture, touches it up and prints it as part of some article in a small size · user Z sees the picture in the article and doesn’t even know the associated rights, unless she looks in the table of figures; and even if she does she can only demand the ready-to-print down-scaled version of the photo, possibly with text covering it, in a non editable format

PDFReaders 2.0 - Your help is needed!

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Hi everyone, we are currently preparing a major update to PDFReaders.org, adding: a more appealing and cleaner “home”-page, with one recommendation for the auto-detected platform Free pdf reader recommendations for mobile platforms Free pdf browser plugin recommmendations BUT, we need some help with gathering/verifying information, deciding what to recommend… Please have a look at the current Reader-Overview and the TODOs there. Please tell us… if you know any other Free pdf readers that we haven’t listed, yet (for any plaform, but especially OSX and iOS)

FSFE Affiliate Userscript v0.3 released.

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Thanks to Hugo, for finding a bug in the version 0.2 with non-[.de|com] domains. Should be fixed now. Get the new version on my blog, as usual.

FSFE Affiliate Userscript v0.2 released.

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I decided to rewrite the script. What’s new: only one 5-line function from another script is used, the rest is original code under CC0 / Public Domain Amazon code is cleaner, should produce less false-positive replacements (in theory ;) ) Support for Libri.de / Bookzilla.de is added. Any and all links to Libri are replaced with links to Bookzilla. Actions on Libri.de itself are also “transferred”.

FSFE-Affiliate Userscript now available

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I have uploaded a userscript that you can use to support FSFE when buying at Amazon. Automatic support for redirecting from libri.de to bookzilla.de is planned, aswell as any other affiliate programs FSFE might take part in. In contrast to the AffiliateFox-Plugin, the userscript is compatible with non-Mozilla browsers. But it works on those, too, in case you prefer to install something where you can see the source, before installing it ;)

Should we call Free Software releases "products"?

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I have posted a lengthy answer on Bernhard’s blog[1], why I don’t think “product” is a suitable term. What are your thoughts on this? Reply here or on Bernhards’ blog! [1] http://blogs.fsfe.org/bernhard/2012/03/lets-end-all-free-software-projects-quickly/