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September 11th, 2008, 12:33 PM
Laura Cowen, Ciemon Dunville, Alan Pope and Tony Whitmore present the fourteenth episode of the Ubuntu Podcast from the UK Local Community Support Team.


In this episode:-

* We mull over the Happy Birthday GNU video from the FSF, presented by Stephen Fry.
* We discuss the Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase
* Bulkier Sarcastic News
Mozilla releases Ubiquity
Dell shipping Vostros running Ubuntu
Debian offering a beta live version based on Lenny
Mitac and Commodore show off new UMPCs
Google releases a browser
Launchpad integrates google maps.
* Due to our previous episode coming out late we're extending the Bitfolk VPS competition from last time.
* Finally we discuss the merits of running the development version of Ubuntu.

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September 13th, 2008, 03:23 PM
Of course gNewSense doesn't install non-free software.

That's the reason gNewSense exists, it's the reason we developed GNU in the first place (http://www.gnu.org/gnu/the-gnu-project.html) -- to escape from proprietary software and to help others to escape as well. Recommending a distribution that steers users towards non-free software would defeat the purpose.

Of course, most GNU users are unaware of this, because they think the system is called Linux (http://www.gnu.org/gnu/gnu-linux-faq.html), and because they've heard it associated with "open source", a different philosophy from the free software movement.

And yet, despite those impediments, our campaign for user freedom continues to advance.