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Windows Phone 7: the best choice for Patent Trolls.

by Free Software Foundation last modified Nov 05, 2010 09:42 AM

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Friday, October 8th, 2010 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today issued a warning to consumers over Microsoft's upcoming Windows 7 Phone Series. The software release is backed by a reported 400 to 500 million dollar marketing campaign that aims to distract consumers from its history of abusive behavior, and recent actions as a patent troll: attacking free software based phones like Android.

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Free Form: Free Software News for September 29th 2010

by mollydb last modified Nov 05, 2010 09:42 AM

Recently, in free software news, Richard Stallman protested representatives of the European Patent Office giving a presentation in Australia concerning software patents. Trisquel released their newest LTS version, codename: Taranis. The chief architect of Apple's compiler group answered a question about the upstream potential of their work on the GNU Compiler Collection.

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Over 450 letters sent to the USPTO proposing guidelines to end software patents

by Brett Smith last modified Nov 05, 2010 09:42 AM

Last week, we put out an action item asking people to write to the USPTO, and explain to them why software should not be eligible for patents under their forthcoming post-Bilski guidance. To answer the call, you all sent in more than 450 letters, offering the USPTO all kinds of legal and practical reasons why they should stop issuing software patents. This is a tremendous response, and we're very grateful to you all for participating. Thank you very much!

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Encourage the USPTO to stop issuing software patents; deadline September 27

by Brett Smith last modified Sep 24, 2010 12:32 PM

Following the Supreme Court's decision in Bilski v. Kappos, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) plans to release new guidance as to which patent applications will be accepted, and which will not. As part of this process, they are seeking input from the public about how that guidance should be structured.

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Celebrate Software Freedom Day with the LibrePlanet community

by John Sullivan last modified Nov 05, 2010 09:42 AM

Please join us in bringing some of the Software Freedom Day celebration and advocacy to the LibrePlanet wiki, to build a resource and meeting place that will last throughout the year.

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FSF responds to Oracle v. Google and the threat of software patents

by Brett Smith last modified Sep 08, 2010 12:15 PM

As you likely heard on any number of news sites, Oracle has filed suit against Google, claiming that Android infringes some of its Java-related copyrights and patents. Too little information is available about the copyright infringement claim to say much about it yet; we expect we'll learn more as the case proceeds. But nobody deserves to be the victim of software patent aggression, and Oracle is wrong to use its patents to attack Android.

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Delivering the ACTA petition: Sign before Thursday to have your voice heard!

by John Sullivan last modified Aug 17, 2010 02:00 PM

A month ago, we published a statement against ACTA and asked for your signatures in support. Over 3,000 of you joined us in calling on ACTA negotiators to either dramatically change the agreement or drop it all together.

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Women's Caucus internship opportunity

by deborah last modified Aug 02, 2010 03:28 PM

The Women's Caucus is seeking an intern to assist with its work to increase the number of women involved in free software.

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Women in free software: Recommendations from the Women's Caucus

by deborah last modified Jul 16, 2010 11:06 AM

Nearly a year ago the FSF held a mini-summit for women in free software to investigate practical ways to increase the number of women involved in the free software community.

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GPL Enforcement in Apple's App Store

by Brett Smith last modified May 27, 2010 07:12 AM

An iPhone port of GNU Go is currently being distributed through Apple's App Store. However, this distribution is not in compliance with the GNU GPL. The primary problem is that Apple imposes numerous legal restrictions on use and distribution of GNU Go through the iTunes Store Terms of Service, which is forbidden by section 6 of GPLv2. So today we have written to Apple and asked them to come into compliance. We would be happy to see Apple distribute these programs under the GPL's terms, but unfortunately, it seems much more likely that they'll simply make the problem go away by removing GNU Go from the App Store.

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Bilski and Patent Absurdity

by Peter Brown last modified Jul 29, 2013 02:52 PM

Who should see the documentary film Patent Absurdity?

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Chris Hofstader appointed as GNU access technology director

by Peter Brown last modified May 17, 2010 12:55 PM

GNU Project appoints director of access technology software and publishes GNU Accessibility Statement

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Breakthrough for Free Software Gaming

by Peter Brown last modified May 06, 2010 09:31 AM

Breakthrough for Free Software Gaming--Ryzom Announces Full Release of Source Code and Artwork, and a Partnership with the Free Software Foundation to Host a Repository of the Game's Artistic Assets

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FSF responds to Jobs's "Thoughts on Flash"

by John Sullivan last modified Apr 30, 2010 03:03 PM

Apple's use of proprietary software and recommendation of an explicitly patent-afflicted standard (H.264) are inconsistent with the free web.

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New Documentary Film "Patent Absurdity: how software patents broke the system"

by Peter Brown last modified Apr 19, 2010 04:06 AM

New documentary film "Patent Absurdity" is set to expose how the judicial activism that led to the patenting of software has broken the US patent system's promise of promoting the progress of science and useful arts

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Time for nonprofits to leave proprietary fundraising software systems behind

by Matt Lee last modified Oct 06, 2011 05:46 PM

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced that CiviCRM has earned its recommendation as a fully featured donor and contact management system for nonprofits.

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Why I'm rejecting your email attachment

by John Sullivan last modified May 11, 2010 07:38 AM

Why I'm rejecting your email attachment: for freedom and the good of the web!

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