[Fsf-friends] FreeSoftwaremagazine.com

Frederick Noronha (FN) fred@bytesforall.org
Mon Jan 17 00:11:54 IST 2005

Issue 1 Volume 1 of this new magazine has just hit the (cyber)stands. And, 
don't be too surprised, you're free to download a copy too of this 78-page 
publication. Some of the articles in the first issue:

 	o File formats; format wars (Marco Fioretti)
 	  File formats: the past, the present, a possible future

 	o XML: The answer to everything? (Kay Ethier, Scott Abel)
 	  This article weighs the pros and cons of XML for some
 	  applciations (publishing) and explores why it is the
  	  best possible solution for many programming and
 	  publishing needs.

 	o Free file formats and the future of intellectual
   	  freedom (Terry Hancock)
 	  Information as property may be served by closed
 	  file formats, but the freedom of information
 	  requires free formats.

 	o Creating the Free Software Magazine (Tony Mobily)
 	  A long path that takes us to the very beginning
 	  of this project.

 	o Mac OS X: Welcome to the jungle -- a look inside the
 	  Mac OS X software ecology (Chris J Karr)

 	o The magic of live CDs (Harish Pillay)
 	  What are live CDs, and how do they work?

 	o Every engineer's checklist for justifying
 	  Free Software. It's not just about 'no licence fees'
 	  (Malcolm D Spence)

 	o Smarter password management (John Locke)
 	  How to handle your passwords without getting lost

 	o The content tail wags the IT dog (Daniel James)
  	  Without hardware and software, there would be
 	  nothing for digital media to be created on, or used
 	  with. And yet the content industry attempts to tell
 	  the far larger IT industry what it can and cannot do.

 	o Motivation and value of free resources. Wikipedia
 	  and Planetmath show the way (Aaron E Klemm)

 	o It's all about freedom (Christian Einfeldt)
 	  Freedom is free software's competitive advantage.

 	o The Commons (Dave M Berry)
 	  The Commons as an Idea -- Ideas as a Commons

 	o Let's not forget our roots (Free Software is not
 	  just about cost or stability; it's a movement that
 	  mustn't forget the principles which made it possible)
 	  Tom Chance.

A PLANT NEEDS WATER TO GROW! Free Software Magazine -- by subscribing you 
will be supporting a magazine which believes in Free Software. All our 
articles are released under the GNU free documentation license, enhancing 
existing information on Free Software.

Download your copy today from http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com
Subscriptions open! 
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