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by Matt Lee Contributions Published on Sep 07, 2004 04:53 PM
News Item 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
News Item FSF rallies support for GNU MediaGoblin to make media publishing free "as in freedom" by Zak Rogoff — last modified Oct 11, 2012 03:15 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, October 11th, 2012 -- Today the Free Software Foundation (FSF) announced its support for the GNU MediaGoblin project's fundraiser at http://mediagoblin.org/pages/campaign.html. MediaGoblin is community-developed free "as in freedom" software that enables users to share their experiences through photos, videos, and audio, in a decentralized way that sidesteps current media-publishing gatekeepers.
News Item The Free Software Foundation opens nominations for the 15th Annual Free Software Awards by Libby Reinish — last modified Jan 23, 2014 06:26 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Monday, October 15, 2012 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) and the GNU Project today announced the opening of nominations for the 15th annual Free Software Awards. The Free Software Awards include the Award for the Advancement of Free Software and the Award for Projects of Social Benefit.
News Item OSI and FSF Send Joint Position to Department of Justice by Brett Smith — last modified Jan 20, 2011 01:08 PM
The Open Source Initiative (OSI) and Free Software Foundation (FSF) have sent a joint position statement to the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), urging it to scrutinize Novell's proposal to sell patents to the newly-formed CPTN Holdings. Both organizations believe that CPTN Holdings may use these patents to attack free, libre, and open source (FLOSS) software. The full text of the statement follows.
News Item 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!
News Item 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.
News Item Free Software Foundation opens nominations for the 16th annual Free Software Awards by Free Software Foundation — last modified Nov 06, 2013 11:34 AM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, October 3, 2013 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) and the GNU Project today announced the opening of nominations for the 16th annual Free Software Awards. The Free Software Awards include the Award for the Advancement of Free Software and the Award for Projects of Social Benefit.
News Item D source code 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.
News Item vCalendar interchange file Free Software Foundation opens registration for March 24th legal seminar on GPL Enforcement and Legal Ethics by Joshua Gay — last modified Feb 14, 2014 08:08 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Friday, February 14th, 2014 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced open registration for a seminar on GPL Enforcement and Legal Ethics, to be held Monday, March 24th, 2014, at Suffolk University Law School. The half-day seminar will provide an introduction to the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL), a detailed look at how it can and has been enforced, and a session on professional ethics considerations for lawyers working with clients involved in free software.
News Item Free Software Foundation statement on Heartbleed vulnerability by Free Software Foundation — last modified Apr 08, 2014 06:16 PM
Today, news broke of a major security vulnerability in OpenSSL. The bug, which is being referred to as "heartbleed", allows unauthorized access to information protected, under normal conditions, by the SSL/TLS encryption used to secure much of the Internet. In response to the news, Free Software Foundation executive director John Sullivan made the following statement:
News Item FSF seeks full-time senior GNU/Linux systems administrator by Free Software Foundation — last modified May 29, 2014 02:37 PM
The Free Software Foundation (FSF), a Boston-based 501(c)(3) charity with a worldwide mission to protect freedoms critical to the computer-using public, seeks a full-time senior systems administrator.
News Item chemical/x-pdb FSF condemns partnership between Mozilla and Adobe to support Digital Restrictions Management by Free Software Foundation — last modified Jul 02, 2014 11:21 AM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA — Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 — In response to Mozilla's announcement that it is reluctantly adopting DRM in its Firefox Web browser, Free Software Foundation executive director John Sullivan made the following statement:
News Item Pascal source code LibrePlanet software freedom conference announces line-up by Zak Rogoff — last modified Mar 08, 2013 02:24 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Friday, March 8, 2013 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced the line-up for its upcoming LibrePlanet 2013 conference, to be held in Cambridge, MA at the Harvard Science Center on March 23-24.
News Item Pascal source code Winners announced for free software gaming's highest honor, the Liberated Pixel Cup by Libby Reinish — last modified Jul 29, 2013 02:56 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Friday, February 22, 2013 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today is proud to announce the winner of the first Liberated Pixel Cup, a design competition of free software video games using only freely licensed art and media.
News Item 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.
News Item No double standards: supporting Google's push for WebM by Brett Smith — last modified Apr 02, 2012 12:17 PM
We've signed up as a supporter of the WebM Project, and we encourage other foundations and organizations to join us—write to webmaster@webmproject.org to learn how. Today, we're also urging Web site operators to distribute videos in the WebM format, and abandon H.264
News Item 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.
News Item Gift giving gnu advises shoppers to "give freely" by Free Software Foundation — last modified Dec 20, 2013 04:48 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Friday, December 20th, 2013 -- Yesterday, Free Software Foundation activists visited the Boston Apple store to raise awareness of more ethical alternatives for technology gifts. The activists were accompanied by a gnu (the free software movement's buffalo-like mascot) and sported Santa hats in the spirit of the season. Shoppers were surprised to see such an unusual Santa, and many took stickers and copies of the FSF's "Giving Guide," which contains tips for purchasing tech gifts that respect computer users' freedom, privacy and security.
News Item World Wide Web Consortium takes next step with controversial DRM proposal, Defective by Design condemns decision by Libby Reinish — last modified May 09, 2013 03:04 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, May 9, 2013 -- The HTML Working Group of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) today released a First Public Working Draft of the controversial Encrypted Media Extension (EME) specification, despite massive opposition from public interest organizations and members of the public.
News Item FSF launches fundraising program for Replicant, the fully free Android-based mobile OS by Zak Rogoff — last modified Jul 25, 2013 01:18 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, July 25, 2013 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today launched a fundraising initiative for Replicant (http://replicant.us), a fully free Android distribution and the first mobile operating system (OS) to run without relying on proprietary system code. Replicant's small volunteer developer team is focused on improving their OS, while also expanding it to work on more devices. Donations will primarily be used to buy new devices for development and testing -- a critical need -- but will also help fund infrastructure and promotion for the project.
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