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Unknown Movement Set To Free The Network

In just over 62 hours, an entity called the Network Liberation Movement that aims at fostering the belief that freedom is the best new practice in networking will be officially launched.

The site, which can be found at, is the second such initiative that aims at breaking up proprietary, walled environments on the internet.

Back in September 2009, Google launched a similar project called the Data Liberation front or DLF which aims at evangelising the notion of data portability, a particularly acute problem online.

There are three main tenets in the NLM credo. They believe in freedom from high networking costs, vendor lock-in and network complexity. They argue that proprietary systems only "help those who sell them" and have already managed to get some traction on various social networking websites (Twitter and Facebook mainly).

The team without the website promises a "vital announcement" that will "provide with a complete picture of how to liberate your network through lower costs, open network standards and integrated capabilities. Stay tuned as we bring you more about the Network Liberation Movement.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.