Science and Technology : Links of Interest

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  1. anAfrican

    anAfrican Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Just some random links. I'll add to it as I run across them.

    http://www.lincproject.org/
    The Low Income Networking and Communications (LINC) Project is a project of the Welfare Law Center. Since 1998, the LINC Project has worked to build the technology capacity of low-income grassroots groups across the country, enabling community-based organizers and low-income individuals to gain a presence in public debates on economic justice issues, be informed, reach new allies, educate communities, share strategies, and participate in the democratic process. (Read more about LINC).

    Here's something from LINC about Linux: http://www.lincproject.org/toolkit/cos_guide/operating_systems/linux
     
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  3. anAfrican

    anAfrican Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    And they call US the land of the free?

    WARNING: FOR INFORMATION ONLY. ACCESS RESTRICTIONS BY US CITIZENS ENFORCED BEYOND FRONT PAGE! FOR INFORMATION ONLY. WARNING!

    http://www.thefreeworld.net/

    A well regulated free and independent Internet-militia, being necessary to the security of a free and independent Internet-community, the right of the people to keep, and develop and use Free Software Systems, and exchange any information thereof, shall not be infringed.

    The Free World's Information and Software repository
    http://www.thefreeworld.net/freeworld.png
    The color-scheme represents the total population of a country.

    New laws in the USA not only make it illegal for US citizens to use or produce many kinds of useful software or inform/publishing research about such software (that's ok, after all it's their law), but also seek to prevent citizens of other countries from making such software or information available to the US.

    Unless special measures are taken, this will make it hard for people in other parts of the world to exercise the rights defended and protected by their respective laws. One obvious special measure would be setting up a hosting service for these kinds of resources with the added extra of access control to make sure US residents and citizens won't be able to download the software or information. This way these resources will stay available for the rest of the world and only those countries who chose to be excluded (by Law) will be deprived of the software or information in question.
     
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    Most excellent!! Thanks much for adding these quite important links! I hope others will do the same, and share stuff that they have found.

    Thanks!
     
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    I love firefox -- does anyone else here use it? I love all of the mouse gestures -- dont need to click on the back button you just have to do a gesture with the mouse and you are set :)
     
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