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by Free Software Foundation Contributions Published on Mar 09, 2010 04:11 PM
Writing by representatives of the Free Software Foundation.

Take action for free JavaScript

Choosing to run free software on your computer is a powerful statement. Unfortunately, regardless of what you have installed on your desktop or laptop, you are almost certainly running hundreds of nonfree programs as you surf the Web. Web sites often use programs written in JavaScript to expand the capabilities of HTML, adding menus, buttons, text editors, music players, and many other features. Browsers come configured to download and run the JavaScript without ever making the user aware of it. Contrary to popular perception, almost no JavaScript runs "on the Web site" -- it runs locally on users' computers when they visit a site.

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Single-board computers and software freedom

Single-board computers (SBCs) are computers delivered as one circuit board that are powerful enough to run a real operating system. SBCs are typically inexpensive and versatile, making them an exciting tool for a wide range of applications, from education to scientific research. But there's a problem; all of the SBCs currently available have major flaws -- hardware that doesn't work without running a nonfree program.

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GNU/Linux chosen as operating system of the International Space Station

This is a wise choice for the space station, and a high-profile victory for software freedom. It brings good publicity for free software, demonstrating its respected position in the world of science and technology.

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GNU Hackers Meeting 2013: August 22-25 in Paris, France

We are happy to announce the seventh GNU Hackers Meeting, which will take place from August 22 to August 25 2013 in Paris, France.

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Is It Ever a Good Thing to Use a Nonfree Program?

It can be a good thing, "when the use of the nonfree software aims directly at putting an end to the use of that very same nonfree software."

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Free software advocacy internships: Apply by May 15th

Do you believe that control over our computers is important to a free society? Do you want to help people learn why proprietary software and Digital Restrictions Management are harmful? Do you want to fight for software freedom?

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GNU Spotlight with Karl Berry

35 new GNU releases this month (as of April 30, 2013)

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The W3C's Soul at Stake

The World Wide Web consortium is considering a proposal to specify standards for HTML extensions to implement Digital Restrictions Management (DRM). The proposal is supported by Netflix, Microsoft, Google and the BBC.

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Introducing Saurabh, FSF campaigns intern

Hi, I'm Saurabh. I'm working as an intern with the campaigns team during the spring semester.

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