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Libre Learn Lab is a two-day summit for people who create, use and implement freely licensed resources for K-12 education, bringing together educators, policy experts, software developers, hardware hackers, and activists to share best practices and address the challenges of widespread adoption of these resources in education. The 2nd biennial conference is Saturday, October 8th, and Sunday, October 9th, at the MIT Tang Center.
Today is the 33rd anniversary of the announcement of the GNU Project, so we've got freedom on our minds. LibrePlanet 2017 is coming! The next installment of this annual celebration of user freedom is happening March 25-26, 2017 in the Boston area.
Saturday, September 17th, 2016 is the thirteenth annual Software Freedom Day (SFD).
(as of August 24, 2016):
The Free Software Foundation has been fighting for user freedom for more than thirty years with your support.
A little over eight years ago we launched the Free Software Supporter, helping keep users up to date on our work and the current state of the world of free software. A lot has happened over those eight years, chronicled in ninety-nine editions of our newsletter.
In April 2016, the US Supreme Court approved amendments to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure (FRCrmP) that will threaten the privacy of Internet users worldwide.
Net neutrality exists when Internet service providers (ISPs) must allow equal access to everything on the Web, rather than favoring some sites over others. It's a bedrock condition for Internet freedom, but ISPs generally oppose it because it prevents them from charging companies extra for privileged access to the network -- making a video from one Web site load faster than video on other sites, for example.