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News from the Last Month

by Matt Lee Contributions Published on Sep 07, 2004 04:53 PM
News Item Ted Ts'o wins the 2006 Award for the Advancement of Free Software by Peter Brown — 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 Smith — 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 Smith — 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 Smith — 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 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 Smith — 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 Windows Phone 7: the best choice for Patent Trolls. by Free Software Foundation — last modified Nov 05, 2010 09:42 AM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Friday, October 8th, 2010 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today issued a warning to consumers over Microsoft's upcoming Windows 7 Phone Series. The software release is backed by a reported 400 to 500 million dollar marketing campaign that aims to distract consumers from its history of abusive behavior, and recent actions as a patent troll: attacking free software based phones like Android.
News Item GNU system, free software celebrate 30 years by William Theaker — last modified Sep 06, 2013 02:56 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Friday, September 6, 2013 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced plans to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the GNU operating system. The celebratory activities will include a 30th anniversary hackathon at MIT in Cambridge, MA, satellite events around the world, and ways for people to celebrate online.
News Item LibrePlanet 2014 seeks session proposals, volunteers for annual free software conference by Free Software Foundation — last modified Oct 19, 2013 12:53 AM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Friday, October 18, 2013 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced the call for sessions for LibrePlanet 2014. The FSF also announced the formation of a volunteer organizing committee and a call for exhibitors.
News Item Free Software Foundation encourages shoppers to 'Give Freely' with new Giving Guide by Free Software Foundation — last modified Nov 27, 2013 03:26 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Wednesday, November 27, 2013 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced its 2013 Giving Guide, a resource for conscientious shoppers looking for geeky gifts that respect users' freedom. Many holiday shoppers will be turning to gadgets and online services as gifts for friends and family, but these gifts are often rife with proprietary software, anti-features, or Digital Restrictions Management (DRM), all of which restrict how the gift can be used.
News Item chemical/x-pdb FSF responds to Microsoft's privacy and encryption announcement by John Sullivan — last modified Dec 05, 2013 03:36 PM
Yesterday, Microsoft announced a new effort to "[protect] customer data from government snooping." FSF executive director John Sullivan issued the following statement on Thursday, December 5th:
News Item LulzBot TAZ 3 3D printer now FSF-certified to respect your freedom by Free Software Foundation — last modified Feb 10, 2014 11:03 AM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Friday, February 7, 2014 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today awarded Respects Your Freedom (RYF) certification to the TAZ 3, the fifth model in the LulzBot line of 3D printers by Aleph Objects, Inc. The RYF certification mark means that the product meets the FSF's standards in regard to users' freedom, control over the product, and privacy.
News Item Free Software Foundation warns about the danger of computers becoming Windows-only, calls for signatures to defend the freedom to install free software by Joshua Gay — last modified Oct 17, 2011 03:24 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA — Monday, October 17, 2011 — The Free Software Foundation (FSF) released a statement open for public signing, titled "Stand up for your freedom to install free software."
News Item Octet Stream FSF says: Take a stand with us for freedom, against ACTA by John Sullivan — last modified Jun 16, 2010 04:49 PM
News Item Troff document FSF joins forces with Software Freedom Law Center and Open Source Initiative to fight software patents in U.S. Supreme Court by Free Software Foundation — last modified Feb 28, 2014 05:39 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Friday, February 28, 2014 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) joined the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) and the Open Source Initiative (OSI) in filing a brief amici curiae in software patent case Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank before the United States Supreme Court yesterday.
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