Yesterday's hearing (Monday, October 31, 2005) at the Massachusetts State House was clearly an attempt to delay adoption of OpenDocument Format (ODF) --- delivering a swipe at Peter Quinn, CIO and Director of the state's Information and Technology Division.
EFF urges a fresh inquiry into the ramifications of DRM.
Please send your nominations by 30 November 2005.
"There are some who say that a collaborative development model, taking advantage of these freedoms, tends to make software that is technically better. They may be right, and it would be nice if freedom brings such a practical bonus. However, the freedom itself is more important than the bonus, so the Free Software Movement focuses on the freedom."
Trentino-Alto Adige, a region in Italy, is switching to GNU/Linux in its Italian-language schools.
Microsoft is trying some strange skullduggery with its partners in Treacherous Computing.
Support the move by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts toward free software. Comments are due by Friday.
Announcing the GPL Version 3 Development and Publicity Project (GPLv3)
This show presents an opportunity to learn a little bit about the heritage of GNU/Linux and some background about "free as in speech" software.
You can read a selection of the comments we received and delivered to the U.S. Copyright Office on Monday, August 22, 2005.
E-mail us your comment by August 18.
Send in your nominations by 31 October 2005.
The Free Software Foundation has been honored with an Award of Distinction in the category of "Digital Communities".
A new article by Richard Stallman addresses the relationship between patents, Microsoft file formats, and the upcoming vote in Europe.
Richard Stallman's article on the difference between patents and copyright for software users and developers appears in the Guardian.
French and Spanish translations of the recent article by Richard Stallman and Eben Moglen are now available.
Boston, MA, USA - Thursday, June 9, 2005 - The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today released the following article by Richard M. Stallman and Eben Moglen discussing the forthcoming GPL Version 3.