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by Free Software Foundation Contributions Published on Mar 08, 2010 04:08 PM
Latest news from the Free Software Foundation

FSF statement on jury's partial verdict in Oracle v Google

by Joshua Gay last modified May 09, 2012 04:40 PM

Were it grounded in reality, Oracle's claim that copyright law gives them proprietary control over any software that uses a particular functional API would be terrible for free software and programmers everywhere.

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Coalition against Digital Restrictions Management ready to go for May 4th Day Against DRM

by Matt Lee last modified May 04, 2012 06:08 PM

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, May 3, 2012 -- Defective by Design will hold its annual International Day Against DRM on Friday, May 4th, targeting the use of Digital Restrictions Management on ebooks. Several other organizations have joined to express their concern for the freedoms of authors and readers, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Creative Commons, O'Reilly Media, No Starch Press, the Accessible Computing Foundation, Libre Graphics Magazine, Fight for the Future, Angry Robot Books, APRIL, the Free Software Foundation and its sister organizations, FSF France, FSF India and FSF Europe.

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FSF Job Opportunity: Operations Assistant

by Matt Lee last modified May 14, 2012 03:26 PM

This position is now closed for applications. Thank you to everyone who applied.

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2011 Free Software Awards announced

by Matt Lee last modified Apr 02, 2012 12:39 PM

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA — Monday, March 26th, 2012 — Free Software Foundation president Richard M. Stallman announced the winners of the FSF's annual free software awards at a ceremony on Sunday, March 25th, held during the LibrePlanet 2012 conference at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

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Announcing JavaScript License Web Labels

by Brett Smith last modified Feb 09, 2012 05:01 PM

If you browse the Web today, your browser will probably download and run nonfree JavaScript software on your behalf. You should be able to say no to that software—but to date, that hasn't been practical. JavaScript License Web Labels are our newest effort to make this easier.

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You did your part, now it's our turn to do more for you!

by John Sullivan last modified Feb 01, 2012 11:03 PM

Well, you did it! We raised $300,000 for free software during our winter fundraising drive, thanks to your contributions.

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GNU Project renews focus on free software in education

by Matt Lee last modified Jan 30, 2012 11:48 AM

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA — Monday, January 30, 2012 — The GNU Project today announced the relaunch of its worldwide volunteer-led effort to bring free software to educational institutions of all levels.

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LibrePlanet 2012 conference announced: March 24th-25th

by Matt Lee last modified Dec 14, 2011 12:14 PM

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Monday, December 12, 2011 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced the dates for its upcoming LibrePlanet 2012 conference as March 24th and 25th, 2012, at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. A call for papers has also been announced. The conference will include talks from the FSF staff and board, GNU project contributors, and other members of the global free software community.

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Free Software Foundation warns about the danger of computers becoming Windows-only, calls for signatures to defend the freedom to install free software

by Joshua Gay last modified Oct 17, 2011 03:24 PM

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA — Monday, October 17, 2011 — The Free Software Foundation (FSF) released a statement open for public signing, titled "Stand up for your freedom to install free software."

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Nominations are open for the 14th annual Free Software Awards

by Matt Lee last modified Feb 07, 2012 04:09 PM

BOSTON, October 4, 2011 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) and the GNU Project today announced the opening of nominations for the 14th annual Free Software Awards.

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Free Software Foundation re-launches its Free Software Directory, with over 6500 programs listed

by Joshua Gay last modified Sep 29, 2011 05:22 PM

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, September 29, 2011 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced the re-launch of its Free Software Directory at directory.fsf.org. The Directory lists over 6,500 programs that are free for any computer user to download, run, and share. It was first launched nearly a decade ago, but the new version brings a host of new features designed to make it a more useful and current resource for users, developers, advocates, and researchers.

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Android GPLv2 termination worries: one more reason to upgrade to GPLv3

by Brett Smith last modified Aug 18, 2011 06:48 PM

Distributors lose their rights when they violate GPLv2, but the Free Software Foundation is more forgiving in its license enforcement to encourage continued participation in the free software community. GPLv3 has improved termination provisions to codify this approach, giving developers one more reason to upgrade.

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FSF seeks full-time senior GNU/Linux systems administrator

by Joshua Gay last modified Aug 01, 2011 04:23 PM

The ideal candidate will be a well-rounded GNU/Linux systems administrator who enjoys learning and problem-solving. (S)he will be familiar with the free software community and how it works, and will be more interested in making a substantial contribution to software freedom and having employment consistent with ethical ideals than obtaining the highest salary.

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Statement on OpenOffice.org's move to Apache

by Brett Smith last modified Jun 10, 2011 10:56 AM

When OpenOffice.org moves to a non-copyleft license, there's a ready replacement for people who want a productivity suite that does more to protect their freedom: LibreOffice.

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FSF announces publication of two new books by Richard Stallman

by Matt Lee last modified May 06, 2011 05:03 PM

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA — Friday, May 6th, 2011 — The Free Software Foundation (FSF) has just released in tandem the second edition of its president and founder Richard Stallman's selected essays, Free Software, Free Society, and his semi-autobiography, Free as in Freedom: Richard Stallman and the Free Software Revolution.

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2010 Free Software Awards announced

by John Sullivan last modified May 19, 2011 12:47 PM

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 -- Free Software Foundation president Richard M. Stallman announced the winners of the FSF's annual free software awards at a ceremony on Saturday, March 19th, held during the LibrePlanet 2011 conference at Bunker Hill Community College.

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FSF announces new executive director

by Matt Lee last modified Mar 07, 2011 02:54 PM

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Monday, March 7th, 2011 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced the appointment of John Sullivan as its new executive director.

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Tell the USTR to reject ACTA

by Brett Smith last modified Feb 11, 2011 10:29 AM

The ACTA drafting process is finished, and countries are beginning to turn an eye toward signing it. Help us stand against it!

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Call for nominations for the 13th annual Free Software Awards

by Peter Brown last modified Feb 02, 2011 02:01 PM

BOSTON, February 2, 2011--The Free Software Foundation (FSF) and the GNU Project today announced the opening of nominations for the 13th annual Free Software Awards.

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