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by Matt Lee Contributions Published on Sep 07, 2004 04:53 PM
News Item ФСПО о процессе “Оракл против Гугл” и угрозе патентов на программы by ineiev — last modified Sep 11, 2010 11:29 AM
Как вы, скорее всего, слышали на некоторых сайтах новостей, компания “Оракл” подала в суд на “Гугл”, утверждая, что Android нарушает некоторые из ее авторских прав и патентов, связанных с Java. Пока о нарушении авторских прав известно слишком мало, обсуждать это; мы надеемся узнать больше по ходу процесса. Однако никто не заслуживает того, чтобы стать жертвой агрессии со стороны патентов на программы, и “Оракл” поступает нечестно, пользуясь своими патентами для нападения на Android.
Breakthrough for Free Software Gaming by peterb — 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
News Item Nominations are open for the 14th annual Free Software Awards by Matt Lee — last modified Feb 07, 2012 04:09 PM
BOSTON, October 4, 2011 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) and the GNU Project today announced the opening of nominations for the 14th annual Free Software Awards.
News Item HTML Opinions Published: GPLv3 and LGPLv3 Drafts Open for Comments by John Sullivan — last modified Aug 03, 2006 04:39 PM
News Item Sahana wins the 2006 social benefit award by peterb — last modified May 19, 2011 12:46 PM
Sahana, an entirely volunteer effort to create technology for managing large-scale relief efforts, is the recipient of the 2006 Free Software Foundation Award for Projects of Social Benefit.
News Item Ted Ts'o wins the 2006 Award for the Advancement of Free Software by peterb — last modified May 19, 2011 12:45 PM
Theodore Ts'o was recognized for his many and varied contributions to free software and his work for the kernel developer community.
News Item iPhone restricts users, GPLv3 frees them by josh — last modified Jul 29, 2013 02:53 PM
A Quick Guide to GPLv3 by brett — last modified Nov 08, 2007 04:13 PM
The FSF Compliance Lab has published a new article to help developers understand the benefits of GPLv3.
News Item Free Software Foundation Releases GNU Affero General Public License Version 3 by brett — last modified Nov 20, 2007 11:56 AM
News Item C source code header Free Software Foundation re-launches its Free Software Directory, with over 6500 programs listed by Joshua Gay — last modified Sep 29, 2011 05:22 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, September 29, 2011 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced the re-launch of its Free Software Directory at directory.fsf.org. The Directory lists over 6,500 programs that are free for any computer user to download, run, and share. It was first launched nearly a decade ago, but the new version brings a host of new features designed to make it a more useful and current resource for users, developers, advocates, and researchers.
News Item FSF Compliance Lab announces new web site by brett — last modified Nov 10, 2006 03:39 PM
News Item RealAudio broadcast 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.
News Item The Free Software Foundation opens nominations for the 17th annual Free Software Awards by Free Software Foundation — last modified Oct 17, 2014 01:05 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Friday, October 17, 2014 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) and the GNU Project today announced the opening of nominations for the 17th 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 Software Freedom Conservancy and Free Software Foundation announce copyleft.org by Free Software Foundation — last modified Nov 08, 2014 01:47 AM
This new site will not only provide a venue for those who constantly update and improve the Comprehensive Tutorial, but is also now home to a collaborative community to share and improve information about copyleft licenses, especially the GNU General Public License (GPL), and best compliance practices.
News Item Gnu comes bearing gifts, draws shoppers from Microsoft store by Zak Rogoff — last modified Dec 21, 2012 10:35 AM
Boston, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, December 20th, 2012 -- Today, FSF activists visited a local Microsoft store during its "Tech for Tots" session to wish passersby happy holidays with copies of the Trisquel GNU/Linux operating system, a free software replacement for Windows 8. The activists were accompanied by a gnu (free software's buffalo-like mascot) and sported Santa hats in the spirit of the season. Their action drew smiles from mall-goers who had expected to see costumed people giving gifts, but not quite like this.
FSF announces new executive director by Matt Lee — last modified Mar 07, 2011 02:54 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Monday, March 7th, 2011 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced the appointment of John Sullivan as its new executive director.
News Item Android GPLv2 termination worries: one more reason to upgrade to GPLv3 by brett — last modified Aug 18, 2011 06:48 PM
Distributors lose their rights when they violate GPLv2, but the Free Software Foundation is more forgiving in its license enforcement to encourage continued participation in the free software community. GPLv3 has improved termination provisions to codify this approach, giving developers one more reason to upgrade.
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!
News Item GNU hackers unmask massive HACIENDA surveillance program and design a countermeasure by Free Software Foundation — last modified Aug 22, 2014 04:59 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Friday, August 22, 2014 -- GNU community members and collaborators have discovered threatening details about a five-country government surveillance program codenamed HACIENDA. The program employs a technology known as port-scanning to map every server in twenty-seven countries and detect vulnerabilities to be exploited.
News Item chemical/x-isostar Free Software Foundation adds libreCMC to its list of endorsed distributions by Free Software Foundation — last modified Sep 04, 2014 04:53 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, September 4, 2014 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced the addition of libreCMC, an embedded GNU/Linux project, to its list of recommended distributions.
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