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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.