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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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2009 Free Software Awards Announced

by Peter Brown last modified May 19, 2011 12:53 PM

Free Software Award Winners: John Gilmore and the Internet Archive

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Day Against DRM: Tuesday, May 4th 2010

by Peter Brown last modified Mar 17, 2010 04:33 PM

"When companies organize to design products to restrict us, we have to organize to defeat them" -- FSF president Richard Stallman

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LibrePlanet Free Software Conference: Free as in Freedom!

by Matt Lee last modified Mar 29, 2010 10:18 AM

The annual free software conference LibrePlanet is the place for the free software community -- from old school hackers to brand new users -- to come together and further the collective goals of the free software movement. At LibrePlanet 2010 you can help your neighbor get a head-start in free software or explore the very latest philosophical ideas that will shape computing and user freedom for the next generation.

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