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Copyleft: Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
A play on the word copyright to describe the practice of using copyright law to remove restrictions on distributing copies and modified versions of a work for others and requiring that the same freedo...
The Everyday Activist: 365 Ways to Change the World
Horton, Michael
Book
2006
A positive, practical guide to healing the world - one day at a time. Packed with ideas and facts from leading campaign organizations, this handbook shows how the smallest actions can make a differenc...
GNU Project: Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
A free software, mass collaboration project.
Open Source Software: a necessary tool to build our movements | What's Left
Article
2016
Software companies are exploitative and other companies should invest in unionized products, condem work to lower wages and act in solidarity with other workers in the software industry.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 26, 2015: Sustainability, ecology, and agriculture
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
This issue features a number of items related to sustainability, ecology, and agriculture, including Vandana Shiva's article "Small is the New Big," the Council of Canadians' new report on water issue...
Protect your freedom and privacy; join us in creating an Internet that's safer from surveillance
Rogoff, Zak
Article
2013
In order to defang surveillance programs like PRISM, we need to stop using centralized systems and come together to build an Internet that's decentralized, trustworthy, and free "as in freedom."
Stallman, FOSS and the Adobe Nightmare: Don't Say Stallman Didn't Warn You!
Lopez, Alfredo
Article
2013
If the users don't control the program, the program controls the users. Free Open Source Software gives control to users, whereas proprietary software gives control to the corporations that own the so...
12 Reasons You'll Be Hearing More About The Commons In 2012
Walljasper, Jay
Article
2012
"We Power" stands at the convergence of economic and cultural trends.
Volkswagen and the Quandary of Hidden Code
Blunden, Bill
Article
2015
After Volkswagen's emissions-rigging scandal, Blunden states that this company is not the only one engaging in the practice of secretly modifying technology. Rather, systematic hidden codes are embedd...
Who's downloading pirated papers? Everyone: In rich and poor countries, researchers turn to the Sci-Hub website
Bohannon, John
Article
2016
Researchers are increasingly turning to Sci-Hub, the world's largest largest 'pirate' website for scholarly literature. Sci-Hub is becoming the world's de facto open-access research library.

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ibiblio.org
The public's library and digital archive. Home to one of the largest "collections of collections" on the Internet, ibiblio.org is a conservancy of freely available information, including software, music, literature, art, history,...
Open Music Archive
The Open Music Archive is situated within the current discourse surrounding notions of authorship, ownership and distribution, reanimated by a porting of Free/Libre and Open Source software models to wider creative contexts. The O...

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Chaos Computer Club: Europe's biggest hackers' congress underway in Hamburg
Janjevic, Darko
2015
Some 12,000 hackers are challenging the power of Google, Facebook and Youtube to filter information and shape users' view of the world. One of them demonstrated how to hack into VW's cheating software...
EFF to Librarian of Congress: Let Car Owners Look Under the Hood
Walsh, Kit
2014
The reach of copyright law has expanded so far that it now threatens people's ability to repair their own cars and protect them against malware. Yesterday, EFF launched a legal campaign to fend off th...
GNU General Public License
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
A widely used free software license.
Open Content
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Open Source
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Open-source Software
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Computer software that is available in source code form for which the source code and certain other rights normally reserved for copyright holders are provided under a software license that permits us...
OpenStreetMap
OpenStreetMap is a map of the world, created by people like you and free to use under an open license. OpenStreetMap is built by a community of mappers that contribute and maintain data about roads, ...
OpenStreetMap (Wikipedia article)
Wikipedia article
OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a collaborative project to create a free editable map of the world. Two major driving forces behind the establishment and growth of OSM have been restrictions on use or availabi...
Share-alike
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A descriptive term used in the Creative Commons project for copyright licenses which include certain copyleft provisions.
You Are Not a Gadget
A Manifesto
Lanier, Jaron
2010
The internet has spawned a hive mentality, where the crowd takes precedence over the individual.

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IntelligentSearch.ca
Website
2017
A web portal featuring topics related to research and the Internet. The home page features a selection of recent and important articles. A search feature, subject index, and other research tools make ...