Sepp Hasslberger: Rebuilding the Internet as a Commons — Local Mesh First

Sepp Hasslberger

Sepp Hasslberger

The internet needs to be re-built from the bottom up. Network locally first and only then connect to the world “out there”.  A local wireless network might be coming to your neighbourhood soon. 

The Rise of the Network Commons, Chapter 1 (draft)

Armin Medosch

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Nov 1

Open Source CRM Pulls in Open Source Search

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Stephen E. Arnold

Stephen E. Arnold

Open Source CRM Pulls in Open Source Search

I read “12 Open Source CRM Options.” I think of CRM as a synonym for customer experience or CRM as an easy way to suck down a top salesperson’s contact list when he or she heads to greener pastures. I know. I am shortsighted.

The write up surprised me because I did not know there were a dozen open source CRM solutions, components, or widgets. I assumed there were the big buck systems from Oracle and I was uninformed.

I had heard of SugarCRM because one of the proprietary search vendors supports the system. I had not heard of:

Vtiger (a variant of SugarCRM), SuiteCRM, Fat Free CRM, Odoo, Zurmo, EspoCRM, SplendidCRM, OpenCRX, X2Engfine, Concourse Suite, or CentraView.

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Oct 8

Yoda: Neelie Kroes – Outgoing EU Champion of Open Source

Got Crowd? BE the Force!

Got Crowd? BE the Force!

Open Spirit, we feel.

Neelie Kroes To Give A Final Interview At Disrupt Europe In London

Neelie Kroes will give one of her last ever on-stage interviews at TechCrunch Disrupt Europe in London before leaving her role as Vice-President of the European Commission.

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On the Commission’s ‘Digital Agenda’ she has been at least as forthright. Early on she advocated free and Open Source Software, previously unheard of at high levels of European governance.

Kroes pushed hard for more competition and the levelling of the broadband playing field; went to war with mobile operators over roaming charges and has since gone on to fiercely defend and promote technology entrepreneurship, particularly amongst Europe’s young people, many of whom face economies where traditional industries have fewer and fewer jobs.

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See Also:

Open Source Everything Manifesto Home Page

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Oct 3

Richard Stallman: Free Software Supporter Issue 78, September 2014

Richard Stallman

Richard Stallman

Free Software Supporter

Issue 78, September 2014


  • Free Software Foundation statement on the GNU Bash “shellshock” vulnerability
  • Install libreCMC, an FSF-endorsed GNU/Linux distribution, on your wireless router today!
  • FSF and Debian join forces to help free software users find the hardware they need
  • Free Software Foundation statement on the new iPhone, Apple Pay, and Apple Watch
  • ThinkPenguin wireless router now FSF-certified to respect your freedom
  • LibrePlanet is coming March 21-22, 2015: Propose a session!
  • IPA Font license added to license list
  • Bring the FSF to your campus!
  • Tor Challenge hits it out of the park
  • Interview with GNU remotecontrol
  • Interview with Bitcoin Armory
  • Happy Software Freedom Day!
  • Italy: High Court shoots down Windows tax
  • GNU MediaGoblin 0.7.1 released
  • Recaps of September’s Free Software Directory meetings
  • Join the FSF and friends in updating the Free Software Directory
  • LibrePlanet featured resource: GNU Guix wishlist
  • GNU Spotlight with Karl Berry: 14 new GNU releases!
  • GNU Toolchain update
  • Richard Stallman’s speaking schedule
  • Thank GNUs!
  • GNU copyright contributions
  • Take action with the FSF

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Oct 3