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Simon Phipps
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Grizzled and eclectic geek, campaigning for digital rights.
Grizzled and eclectic geek, campaigning for digital rights.

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The Legislative Disconnect Of The Meshed Society - an essay

What is the “meshed society”? It is people, joined together by the Internet, able to interact — to collaborate, to create, to transact and to relate directly with each other — without the need for another person to mediate or authorise. As we discover…
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It's here! LibreOffice 6.0 is now available – and it's a major step forward for productivity software. Learn about the great new features and download it for free:

https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2018/01/31/libreoffice-6/
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Randal is still on a cruise ship (parked in Cartagena during the show), but the show goes on! +Simon Phipps and +Jonathan Bennett will be chatting with Garrett D'Amore - Nanomsg (http://nanomsg.org). Watch/chat live at live.twit.tv starting at 9:30am pacific time.
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Learn how The Document Foundation uses its tendering process to improve LibreOffice and share knowledge with the community:

https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2018/01/29/tdf-uses-tendering-process-improve-libreoffice-share-knowledge-community/
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DLP is the lesser known project at TDF but extremely important as it unlocks broad interoperability and protects legacy archives for a whole range of other projects.
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Tickets for OggCamp have been going well. Don't miss out!
Fancy a geeky weekend in August? The UK's premier grass-roots free culture festival OggCamp has just confirmed for the weekend of August 18-19 in Sheffield. I will be there as Public Software CIC just became the fiduciary sponsor for the event.
OggCamp 2018
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What has the LibreOffice QA (quality assurance) community been working on, in preparation for LibreOffice 6.0? And what new features are they looking forward to? Find out here:

https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2018/01/17/libreoffice-community-focus-qa-quality-assurance/
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Fancy a geeky weekend in August? The UK's premier grass-roots free culture festival OggCamp has just confirmed for the weekend of August 18-19 in Sheffield. I will be there as Public Software CIC just became the fiduciary sponsor for the event.
OggCamp 2018
OggCamp 2018
eventbrite.co.uk
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Excellent work bringing the full richness of Libreoffice to the browser.
We are excited to announce the release of CODE 3.0 which, for the very first time brings full-feature editing dialogs, familiar from the PC LibreOffice version to the browser. Try it out! ;)

https://www.collaboraoffice.com/release-news/collabora-online-development-edition-3-0-released/

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An industry has sprung up around GPL compliance, but the terms of non-reciprocal licenses like BSD and MIT are far harder for engineering teams to satisfy. Is the lack of anxiety simply down to the lack of enforcement?
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