Video: Your Desktop is Free but Where's Your Data?

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  • user warning: Table 'cache' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache SET data = '<p>This is from LinuxCon 2010 from August 10-12, in Boston. Stormy Peters from the GNOME Foundation talks about the various non-free web services so many of us use and how that might be a bad thing. This seems to be a reoccurring theme lately eh? That\'s because there is something to it.</p>\n<p><video src=\"http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/linuxfoundation/linuxcon2010/d3/ogg/p1_peters.ogg\" controls width=\"524\" height=\"394\"><br />\nYour browser does not support the <code>video</code> element.<br />\n</video></p>\n<p>If your browser can\'t play Ogg Theora video, here\'s a download link:<br />\n<a href=\"http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/linuxfoundation/linuxcon2010/d3/ogg/p1_peters.ogg\">http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/linuxfoundation/linuxcon2010/d3/ogg/p1_peters.ogg</a></p>\n<p>For some reason the extension given is .ogg when .ogv would be better. Need a player? Try <a href=\"http://www.videolan.org/\" target=\"_vlc\">VLC</a>.</p>\n', created = 1411062757, expire = 1411149157, headers = '' WHERE cid = 'filter:3:f3399949f652f106fa069d6a9ea5dda6' in /home/dowdle/public_html/montanalinux/includes/database.mysql.inc on line 121.
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  • user warning: Table 'cache' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache SET data = '<p>San Mateo Community College District (located in the San Francisco Bay Area, California) requires students to use Gmail to conduct school business. In order to set up their Gmail accounts, students are required to enter into a contract with Google that includes the following:</p>\n<blockquote><p>\nBy submitting, posting or displaying Content on or through Google services which are intended to be available to the members of the public, you grant Google a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to reproduce, adapt, modify, publish and distribute such Content on Google services for the purpose of displaying, distributing and promoting Google services. Google reserves the right to syndicate Content submitted, posted or displayed by you on or through Google services and use that Content in connection with any service offered by Google.\n</p></blockquote>\n<p>San Francisco State University also recently adopted Gmail for student email accounts.</p>\n<p>I\'m not a lawyer, but it seems to me that this contractual language is at least a contract of adhesion, and also seems to raise student privacy rights issues.</p>\n<br class=\"clear\" />', created = 1411062757, expire = 1411149157, headers = '' WHERE cid = 'filter:1:2bb8e179f34d6bc4acf7118b5e5f3042' in /home/dowdle/public_html/montanalinux/includes/database.mysql.inc on line 121.
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This is from LinuxCon 2010 from August 10-12, in Boston. Stormy Peters from the GNOME Foundation talks about the various non-free web services so many of us use and how that might be a bad thing. This seems to be a reoccurring theme lately eh? That's because there is something to it.

If your browser can't play Ogg Theora video, here's a download link:
http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/linuxfoundation/linuxcon2010/d3/ogg/p1_peters.ogg

For some reason the extension given is .ogg when .ogv would be better. Need a player? Try VLC.

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Contracts of adhesion and student privacy rights

San Mateo Community College District (located in the San Francisco Bay Area, California) requires students to use Gmail to conduct school business. In order to set up their Gmail accounts, students are required to enter into a contract with Google that includes the following:

By submitting, posting or displaying Content on or through Google services which are intended to be available to the members of the public, you grant Google a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to reproduce, adapt, modify, publish and distribute such Content on Google services for the purpose of displaying, distributing and promoting Google services. Google reserves the right to syndicate Content submitted, posted or displayed by you on or through Google services and use that Content in connection with any service offered by Google.

San Francisco State University also recently adopted Gmail for student email accounts.

I'm not a lawyer, but it seems to me that this contractual language is at least a contract of adhesion, and also seems to raise student privacy rights issues.


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