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by Matt Lee Contributions Published on Aug 11, 2010 11:59 AM
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Blog Entry chemical/x-pdb VLC developer takes a stand against DRM enforcement in Apple's App Store by brett — last modified Nov 05, 2010 09:45 AM
RĂ©mi Denis-Courmont is one of the primary developers of the VLC media player, which is free software and distributed under the GPL. Earlier this week, he wrote to Apple to complain that his work was being distributed through their App Store, under terms that contradict the GPL's conditions and prohibit users from sharing the program.
News Item Fostering free software education: Free Technology Academy and Free Software Foundation partner to expand access to master's program in free software and free standards by peterb — last modified Nov 05, 2010 09:42 AM
AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands -- Tuesday, October 26, 2010 -- The Free Technology Academy (FTA) and the Free Software Foundation (FSF) announced today their partnership in the FTA's Associate Partner Network. The Network aims to expand the availability of professional educational courses and materials covering the concepts and applications of free software and free standards.
Blog Entry chemical/x-isostar Stop the Internet blacklist by John Sullivan — last modified Dec 02, 2010 01:41 PM
The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act would create a blacklist of domain names that the government thinks are involved in copyright infringement. Internet service providers and others would be required to block any domains on the list.
News Item Octet Stream Hardware we all want: FSF announces criteria for hardware endorsement program by brett — last modified Nov 09, 2010 09:50 AM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, October 14, 2010 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) announced today that it has published an initial set of criteria for endorsing computers and other devices. The FSF seeks both to obtain feedback on the criteria, and raise interest in the program among hardware manufacturers. Ultimately, the FSF plans to promote an endorsement mark to be carried on products that the FSF endorses.
News Item Windows Phone 7: the best choice for Patent Trolls. by Free Software Foundation — last modified Nov 05, 2010 09:42 AM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Friday, October 8th, 2010 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today issued a warning to consumers over Microsoft's upcoming Windows 7 Phone Series. The software release is backed by a reported 400 to 500 million dollar marketing campaign that aims to distract consumers from its history of abusive behavior, and recent actions as a patent troll: attacking free software based phones like Android.
Blog Entry Windows Phone 7: the best choice for Patent Trolls. by Matt Lee — last modified Nov 05, 2010 09:46 AM
On Monday October 11, 2010 Microsoft will release Windows Phone 7 software, backed by the largest phone marketing campaign in history: reports estimate costs at between 400 and 500 million dollars.
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