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by John Sullivan Contributions Published on Mar 09, 2010 04:11 PM
Writing by representatives of the Free Software Foundation.

Hardware we certified in 2015 to Respect Your Freedom

The world of computer hardware products is in many respects a dark and dismal place when it comes to computer user freedom: graphics processors, network controllers, and even the low-level boot systems of most computers use proprietary software. However, we know that this situation is not due to a lack of demand from users for hardware that respects them. People want this, but in the absence of options, have just resigned themselves to accepting mistreatment.

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Shining a spotlight on free software: the FSF's Licensing & Compliance Lab's interview series

In August of 2012, the Licensing & Compliance Lab kicked off a series of interviews with developers of free software. With 2015 in the rear-view mirror, we take a moment to look back on the series and highlight these great projects once again.

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Free software activists come together to improve proposed U.S. Department of Education regulations

The Free Software Foundation submitted comments from free software activists in response to the U.S. Department of Education's proposed new regulations on the licensing of grant-funded works.

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By 12/15: Send us comments to rally the Dept. of Ed. toward free licensing

The U.S. Department of Education has issued a notice of proposed rule making (NPRM) with a request for comments from the public regarding new regulations relating to the licensing of grant-funded works -- both software and courseware.

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FSF to begin accepting GPG signatures for copyright assignments from Italy

The FSF is pleased to announce that we can begin accepting GPG signatures for assignments from contributors residing in Italy.

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The Licensing and Compliance Lab interviews Michael Lissner and Brian Carver of RECAP The Law

This is the latest instalment of our Licensing and Compliance Lab's series on free software developers who choose GNU licenses for their works. In this edition, we conducted an email-based interview with Michael Lissner and Brian Carver of RECAP The Law.

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Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 declared one-way compatible with GNU GPL version 3

Compatibility means that a person can now take a work they received under the terms of CC BY-SA 4.0 and then distribute adaptations of that work under the terms of GPLv3.

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EPA opposed DMCA exemptions that could have revealed Volkswagen fraud

The EPA wrote to the Copyright Office opposing exemptions to the DMCA's anti-circumvention provisions that could have helped expose automaker’s fraud.

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