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by Matt Lee Contributions Published on Sep 07, 2004 04:53 PM
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.
News Item D source code Matthew Garrett, GNOME Foundation's Outreach Program for Women are Free Software Award winners by Free Software Foundation — last modified Mar 25, 2014 04:09 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA — Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 — Free Software Foundation president Richard M. Stallman announced the winners of the FSF's annual Free Software Awards at a ceremony on Saturday, March 22nd, held during the LibrePlanet 2014 conference at MIT, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Two awards were given: the Award for the Advancement of Free Software, and the Award for Projects of Social Benefit.
News Item RealAudio broadcast Global community rallies for International Day Against DRM by Zak Rogoff — last modified May 05, 2014 11:57 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 -- Today a wide variety of community groups, activist organizations and businesses are taking part in the 8th International Day Against DRM (DayAgainstDRM.org). The groups are united in envisioning a world without Digital Restrictions Management, technology that places arbitrary restrictions on what people can do with digital media, often by spying on them. As the largest anti-DRM event in the world, the International Day Against DRM is an important counterpoint to the pro-DRM message broadcast by powerful media and software companies. The Day is coordinated by Defective by Design (DefectiveByDesign.org), the anti-DRM campaign of the Free Software Foundation.
News Item Tehnoetic wireless USB adapter now FSF-certified to respect your freedom by Free Software Foundation — last modified Jun 09, 2014 11:49 AM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Wednesday, May 21, 2014 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today awarded Respects Your Freedom (RYF) certification to the Tehnoetic TET-N150 wireless USB adapter.
News Item Troff document To help Reset the Net, FSF launches guide to email protection by Free Software Foundation — last modified Jul 07, 2014 11:23 AM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, June 5th, 2014 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today released Email Self-Defense, a how-to guide for setting up and using email encryption.
News Item Women in free software: Recommendations from the Women's Caucus by deborah — last modified Jul 16, 2010 11:06 AM
Nearly a year ago the FSF held a mini-summit for women in free software to investigate practical ways to increase the number of women involved in the free software community.
News Item Troff document FSF announces winner of Restricted Boot webcomic contest by Joshua Gay — last modified Jul 31, 2012 02:29 PM
With over 30,000 signatures to our statement and over a dozen high-quality submissions to our contest, I'm confident our message that Restricted Boot is a mistake has the attention of Microsoft and computer-makers alike. Now we need take the next step of turning this support into tangible results.
News Item application/x-troff-me Richard Stallman inducted into the 2013 Internet Hall of Fame by Libby Reinish — last modified Jul 08, 2013 11:45 AM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Wednesday, June 26, 2013 -- Free Software Foundation founder Richard Stallman today joins the ranks of notable individuals who have been inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame for their significant contributions to the advancement of the global Internet.
News Item RealAudio broadcast Coalition against Digital Restrictions Management ready to go for May 4th Day Against DRM by Matt Lee — last modified May 04, 2012 06:08 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, May 3, 2012 -- Defective by Design will hold its annual International Day Against DRM on Friday, May 4th, targeting the use of Digital Restrictions Management on ebooks. Several other organizations have joined to express their concern for the freedoms of authors and readers, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Creative Commons, O'Reilly Media, No Starch Press, the Accessible Computing Foundation, Libre Graphics Magazine, Fight for the Future, Angry Robot Books, APRIL, the Free Software Foundation and its sister organizations, FSF France, FSF India and FSF Europe.
News Item New Documentary Film "Patent Absurdity: how software patents broke the system" by Peter Brown — last modified Apr 19, 2010 04:06 AM
New documentary film "Patent Absurdity" is set to expose how the judicial activism that led to the patenting of software has broken the US patent system's promise of promoting the progress of science and useful arts
News Item US Supreme Court makes the right decision to nix Alice Corp. patent, but more work needed to end software patents for good by Free Software Foundation — last modified Jun 19, 2014 05:58 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, June 19, 2014 -- Today the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled a prominent software patent invalid in the case of Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, saying that implementing an abstract idea on a computer does not make that idea patent-eligible.
News Item Free Form: Free Software News for September 29th 2010 by mollydb — last modified Nov 05, 2010 09:42 AM
Recently, in free software news, Richard Stallman protested representatives of the European Patent Office giving a presentation in Australia concerning software patents. Trisquel released their newest LTS version, codename: Taranis. The chief architect of Apple's compiler group answered a question about the upstream potential of their work on the GNU Compiler Collection.
News Item D source code FSF and Debian join forces to help free software users find the hardware they need by Free Software Foundation — last modified Oct 02, 2014 04:14 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Monday, September 8, 2014 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) and the Debian Project today announced cooperation to expand and enhance h-node, a database to help users learn and share information about computers that work with free software operating systems.
News Item HTML International coalition of Internet freedom organizations urges W3C to reject Encrypted Media Extensions, a proposal to build Digital Restrictions Management into the Web by Zak Rogoff — last modified Jun 25, 2013 05:25 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 -- Today a coalition of twenty-seven organizations released a joint letter to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Web's standards-setting body, condemning Encrypted Media Extensions (EME). EME is a proposal to incorporate support for Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) -- the systems used by media and technology companies to restrict watching, sharing, recording, and transforming digital works -- into HTML, the core language of the Web.
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