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by Free Software Foundation Contributions Published on Mar 09, 2010 04:11 PM
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GNU Spotlight with Karl Berry (April 2010)

This month we welcome Matt Lee as the maintainer of the new (and ongoing) packages goodbye, GNU FM, network, and social. We also welcome Jason Self as the new maintainer of gnutrition.

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FSFE founder Georg Greve honored

Congratulations to the founding president of the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE), Georg Greve, who has been honored with the Cross of Merit on ribbon of the Federal Republic of Germany.

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FSF Compliance Lab helps CiviCRM establish licensing best practices

Today the FSF announced that one of our high-priority projects has been fulfilled: CiviCRM provides an excellent donor and contact management system for nonprofit organizations. As part of the preparation for this announcement, the Compliance Lab helped the project handle its licensing issues more consistently.

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Digital economy bill: One clown giveth and the other clown taketh away

MPs are pushing for faster broadband in the digital economy bill – but also planning to restrict what the public can do with it

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Using the GPL for Eclipse Plug-Ins

Recently we've seen some questions about whether Eclipse plug-ins can be released under the GPL. Answered briefly, this is possible if you can provide an additional permission with the license to allow combining your plug-in with the necessary EPL-covered libraries. The rest of this post examines why an additional permission is necessary, and has specific recommendations for interested developers.

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GNU Spotlight with Karl Berry (March 2010)

This month we welcome Thomas Schmitt as the maintainer of the new package xorriso, and Peter Simons as the maintainer of the new package autoconf-archive (another notable new entry!). We also welcome Aleksander Morgado and Reinhard Mueller as a new co-maintainers of GNU PDF, Albert Chu as co-maintainer of freeipmi, Vladimir Serbinenko as co-maintainer of grub, Thien-Thi Nguyen as co-maintainer of RCS, and previous maintainer Giuseppe Scrivano for also taking on gcal.

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GNU Generation 2.0

After many successful months of GNU Generation, GNU Generation 2.0 was officially announced at LibrePlanet 2010. This builds upon the original GNU Generation by lowering the entry barrier to free software contribution, and making the program more extensible. So what is new? In a nutshell:

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Bradley Kuhn Joins the FSF Board

When I started working at the Free Software Foundation in September 2001, it was to join a team that then-executive director Bradley Kuhn was putting together. It was a period of transition for the FSF.

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FSF Opposes More Copyright Enforcement in Joint Strategic Plan

The United States' newly-created "Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator" asked for public comments on a Joint Strategic Plan to make copyright enforcement more effective. The FSF submitted an argument that the government should adopt free software and encourage its use elsewhere to provide more freedom to computer users and reduce the need for such enforcement. The full text of the comment appears below.

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Finding Oodles of Adas

My thoughts on the Women's Caucus we held on Sunday and a few of the inspiring women who participated.

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