As our mission here at the Free Software Foundation is to promote computer user freedom and to defend the rights of all free software users, we also have to defend against ill-conceived and misguided laws. Many of you may already be aware of an international trade agreement being negotiated by the G8 nations called ACTA, but another law known as the Digital Economy Act is of concern, specifically to citizens of the UK.
By working together for free software in a focused movement, we can do much more than the sum of our individual or project efforts.
This month we welcome Delyan Raychev as the new maintainer of GNU Oleo, and Luis Strano Moraes as the new maintainer of GNU Shogi.
This summer, Danny Piccirillo and Steven DuBois are the campaigns interns at the FSF. In this, their second video in an ongoing collection, they talk about the newly launched working together for free software campaign.
Bilski gave us a wonderful opportunity to increase awareness to the harm caused by software patents. More scholars, more developers, more journalists, more politicians, and more patent attorneys than ever before have heard from our community on this issue. What's next?
FSF welcomes Supreme Court watchers to a post Bilski party
This summer, we have Steven DuBois and Danny 彭裕洪 Piccirillo as our campaigns interns. In this, the first in a series of video blogs, they introduce themselves and some of the things they'll be working on over the summer.
Yesterday evening, a group of core GNU social developers had the opportunity to meet with Blaine Cook, of OAuth fame. In the midst of figuring out the plan for moving ahead with GNU social, Blaine was able to provide the group with a tremendous amount of insight into useful approaches for controlling privacy in distributed social networks.
Tomorrow at its Boston offices the Free Software Foundation will host the first in a series of GNU social architecture meetings. Confirmed attendees include several GNU social developers, OAuth developer Blaine Cook and Evan Prodromou from StatusNet.
Google just updated the license for their WebM Project to make it GPL-compatible.