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.
Our tech team keeps the FSF and the GNU Project running -- and in order to fulfill their goals for 2016, they need your support.
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.
This is a key moment to stand up for yourselves, to give back for work that's already been done, and to ensure the continued growth of free software as a means to ensure our freedom, and the freedom of future generations. Fortunately, since we have the strength of numbers to draw on, you can do your part for both organizations for less than the monthly cost of a couple Netflix subscriptions or a single dinner out.
Here at the Free Software Foundation, we're selecting the program for LibrePlanet 2016: Fork the System right now. It's shaping up to be another standard-setting free software conference -- but we need your help.
Join the FSF and friends Friday, December 18th, from 12pm to 3pm EST (16:00 to 19:00 UTC) to help improve the Free Software Directory.