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Protecting and promoting free software often requires making your voice heard by those with the power to legislate freedom away. In 2015, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) organized with activists and organizations from around the world to petition governments on a wide variety of issues affecting computer users.
This is the latest installment 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 Guillaume Roguez, the Project Director of Ring
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.
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.
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.
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.
The FSF is pleased to announce that we can begin accepting GPG signatures for assignments from contributors residing in Italy.
With accord reached on TPP, there is only a limited window left to stop it.
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.
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.