November 27, 2006 | By Danny O'Brien

The Gifts that Keep on Giving (and Sharing, and Reusing - and Campaigning)

Make magazine's href="">Open
Source Gift Guide is an eye-opening collection of the products and services
that aid your freedom to tinker, share, improve and learn seriously. Some of
the goods offered are more aspirational than practical holiday gifts: you'll be hard
put to track down the OpenMako unrestricted
GSM phone
, or Chumby, Bunnie
Huang and co's prototype hackable alarm clock, in time for Christmas. But popular open
products from href="">Neuros, href= "">Magnatune's DRM-free FLAC audio, the open
source MediaPortal Windows media
, and Rockbox, the free
firmware replacement for most MP3 players, show just how vibrant a market can
be when it casts off DRM shackles and sets about re-asserting user control.
And then there's Make's highly sensible suggestion of href="">a $100 donation to the EFF - the perfect gift for
those few friends of yours who aren't already members.

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