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.
Boston, MA, USA - Thursday, June 9, 2005 - The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced that the FSF's Free Software Directory registered its 4,000th software package.
US citizens: please write a letter to the US Department of State saying you want the proposed Hague Convention (about international recognition of choice-of-court clauses) not to apply to non-negotiated contracts (such as clickwrap contracts).
The FSF is looking for volunteers to build, test and package fully free versions of OpenOffice.org 2.0 that use GCJ as a replacement for the non-free Java platform.
The University of the Western Cape commits R10 million for Free Software student enrollment management system
"The collaborative Free Software approach is the one that is most sustainable in the long-term."
There is a new addition to the global network of Free Software Foundation organizations. These organizations are run independently, but work cooperatively to protect and advance free software worldwide.
There is a vital need to draw the Free Software community's attention to the ongoing development work on Free Flash and Free Java platforms.
We've opened an area for associate members to meet and share ideas.
The Free Software Foundation today will file an amicus brief in support of its colleagues at the Electronic Frontier Foundation who are representing Grokster, Ltd. and others before the US Supreme Court in MGM v. Grokster, which will be heard at the end of this month.
FOSDEM - Brussels, Belgium - Saturday February 26, 2005. Speech by FSF President Richard Stallman
FOSDEM - Brussels, Belgium - Saturday February 26, 2005. At the award ceremony for the 2004 Advancement of Free Software.
The free and open source software community has long demanded that industry standards be freely available to all to implement without patent or other licensing encumbrances. Open standards are essential for free software and open source to thrive.
In our backyard.
Boston, MA, USA - Monday, February 14, 2005 - The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced the appointment of Peter T. Brown as its new Executive Director.
The FSF will be relocating within Boston on May 1, 2005.