A free software supporter alerted us to a crippled version of GNU/Linux shipping on some of Acer's netbooks.
The Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in a case that could give the free software community (and software developers everywhere) a huge win in the fight against software patents. Free Software Foundation executive director Peter Brown was on the scene, and reflects on the Bilski case, the oral arguments, and the desperate need for change.
What if buying a new car were like using nonfree software?
Dara Adib (daradib) has been selected as October's GNU Generation Member of the Month!
We're happy to announce a new way credit card users can give financial support to the Free Software Foundation and GNU project: by using a credit card with a GNU image and FSF logo .
We're happy to welcome Tal, joining our campaigns team as part of our internship program. More information about the program is at http://fsf.org/volunteer/internships.
AcaWiki is a promising new project to build a body of scientific knowledge that is free to use, study, improve, and redistribute. Instead of waiting for journals to make papers more available, they're building a free equivalent that will be just as useful.
Many in our community are suspicious of the CodePlex Foundation. With its board of directors dominated by Microsoft employees and ex-employees, plus apologist Miguel de Icaza, there is plenty of reason to be wary of the organization. But that doesn't prove its actions will be bad.