Skip to content, sitemap or skip to search.

Free Software Foundation

Personal tools
Join now
 
You are here: Home Blogs

FSF's blog

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

Ryzom is free software! What can we do from here?

Ryzom is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), where players work together to explore a fantasy world and set out on various quests. Today, the Ryzom team has released the game as free software: both the client and server programs have been released under the GNU Affero General Public License version 3, while its models, textures, and other art are covered by CC-BY-SA 3.0.

Ryzom is free software! What can we do from here? - Read More…

Pot, meet kettle: a response to Steve Jobs' letter on Flash

Watching two proprietary software companies deeply opposed to computer user freedom lob accusations back and forth about who is more opposed to freedom has been surreal, to say the least. But what's been crystal clear is that the freedom these companies are arguing about is their own, not that of their users. And what they are calling freedom isn't freedom at all -- it is the ability to control those users. Adobe is mad at Apple for not letting Adobe control iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch users via Flash, and Apple is mad at Adobe for suggesting that Apple is arbitrarily abusing its control over Application Store users.

Pot, meet kettle: a response to Steve Jobs' letter on Flash - Read More…

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.

GNU Spotlight with Karl Berry (April 2010) - Read More…

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.

FSFE founder Georg Greve honored - Read More…

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.

FSF Compliance Lab helps CiviCRM establish licensing best practices - Read More…

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

Digital economy bill: One clown giveth and the other clown taketh away - Read More…

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.

Using the GPL for Eclipse Plug-Ins - Read More…

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.

GNU Spotlight with Karl Berry (March 2010) - Read More…

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:

GNU Generation 2.0 - Read More…

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.

Bradley Kuhn Joins the FSF Board - Read More…

Document Actions

The FSF is a charity with a worldwide mission to advance software freedom — learn about our history and work.

fsf.org is powered by:

 

Send your feedback on our translations and new translations of pages to campaigns@fsf.org.