Recent blog posts
At the CiviCRM User Summit on the weekend of September 24th, I got to meet the faces behind the software that powers the Free Software Foundation's communication. CiviCRM is the leading free software CRM (constituent relationship management) software, and it's central to our work at the FSF: it sends every email we write and receives every petition signature and every donation you send us.
Today is the seventh annual Ada Lovelace Day, a time to celebrate women's achievements in science, technology, engineering, and math.
16 new GNU releases in the last month (as of September 24, 2015):
Last Saturday, we celebrated the Free Software Foundation's thirtieth birthday with a party to remember.
LibrePlanet 2016 is coming! Next year's conference will be held March 19-20, 2016 in the Boston area. The call for proposals has been extended to November 23rd. General registration and exhibitor registration will open later in October.
This community interview highlights the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Privacy Badger browser add-on.
This Saturday, September 19th, is the twelfth annual Software Freedom Day, an international celebration of our favorite thing: free software!
In July, Kilton Library in Lebanon, New Hampshire set up a relay server in the Tor network, which lets Internet users surf the Web anonymously. Tor is relied on every day by whistleblowers, journalists, and dissidents in oppressive regimes, and each relay makes the network stronger. This was the first time a library had set up a relay, and the FSF was excited to see the public institution participating.
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Free software projects often fly under the radar: they rarely have a marketing budget, so word of a great project often relies on word-of-mouth within the free software community, especially in a project's early years. Yet we all know there are some truly amazing free software projects out there. That's why the Free Software Foundation and the GNU Project have presented the Free Software Awards for nearly two decades, honoring people and projects who have advanced the movement or created free software programs that serve crucial societal needs.