Our press release covers the basics about why we have re-launched the Free Software Directory, and why people might want to both use it and help build it. I hope you'll help us get the word out about the new version. But I'd like to add a little (okay, a lot) more detail here about why we view the Directory as an important component of our strategy to promote free software awareness and use, and how the new version came to be.
Join me and already over 12,000 others in petitioning the Obama administration to "Direct the Patent Office to Cease Issuing Software Patents".
We just delivered our petition to the show, asking them to be part of the software patent solution by using a free format.
FSF members in the US are now eligible to join a credit union for their banking.
Occasionally, we post tasks that we'd like to draw specific attention to. Today we're posting one such task: help fix the wireless firmware problem on the Openmoko GTA04 and move us closer to a phone we can recommend.
Take part in a competitive programming contest in Washington D.C between the United States and Russia, September 24/25 2011!
Mark your calendars! On September 24th and 25th an unprecedented event is taking place: a codeathon bringing together programmers and software engineers from both the U.S. and Russia to address challenges of transparency and accountability in both countries.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) is a free trade agreement currently under negotiation that could require member countries to enact strict copyright and patent legislation that hurts free software users and developers. Our license compliance engineer Brett Smith talked about the FSF's opposition to these terms with negotiators last weekend; in this blog post, he shares his perspective on the event.
Dyne:bolic is one of the ever increasing list of GNU/Linux distributions we recommend because of their strong commitment to user freedom. After five years of development, a new release is available.
Are you looking for some work experience this fall semester? The FSF still has several open internship positions for this fall!
Join us to celebrate Software Freedom Day 2011!