The ideal candidate will be a well-rounded GNU/Linux systems
administrator who enjoys learning and problem-solving. (S)he will be
familiar with the free software community and how it works, and will
be more interested in making a substantial contribution to software
freedom and having employment consistent with ethical ideals than
obtaining the highest salary.
An iPhone port of GNU Go is currently being distributed through Apple's App Store. However, this distribution is not in compliance with the GNU GPL. The primary problem is that Apple imposes numerous legal restrictions on use and distribution of GNU Go through the iTunes Store Terms of Service, which is forbidden by section 6 of GPLv2. So today we have written to Apple and asked them to come into compliance. We would be happy to see Apple distribute these programs under the GPL's terms, but unfortunately, it seems much more likely that they'll simply make the problem go away by removing GNU Go from the App Store.
As you likely heard on any number of news sites, Oracle has filed suit
against Google, claiming that Android infringes some of its Java-related copyrights and patents.
Too little information is available
about the copyright infringement claim to say much about it yet; we
expect we'll learn more as the case proceeds. But nobody deserves to
be the victim of software patent aggression, and Oracle is wrong to
use its patents to attack Android.
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA — Monday, January 30, 2012 — The GNU Project today announced the relaunch of its worldwide volunteer-led effort to bring free software to educational institutions of all
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, December 19, 2013 -- The Free
Software Foundation (FSF) today awarded Respects Your Freedom (RYF)
certification to Gluglug X60 laptops. The RYF certification mark means
that the product meets the FSF's standards in regard to users'
freedom, control over the product, and privacy. This is the first
laptop to receive RYF certification from the FSF.
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA — Saturday, March 23rd, 2013 — Free
Software Foundation president Richard M. Stallman announced the
winners of the FSF's annual Free Software Awards at a ceremony on
Saturday, March 23rd, held during the LibrePlanet 2013 conference at
Harvard University, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Two awards were
given: the Award for the Advancement of Free Software, and the Award
for Projects of Social Benefit.
A month ago, we published a statement against
ACTA and asked
for your signatures in support. Over 3,000 of you joined us in calling
on ACTA negotiators to either dramatically change the agreement or
drop it all together.
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA — Monday, June 24th, 2013 — The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today awarded Respects Your Freedom (RYF) certification to the TPE-N150USBL long-range 802.11n USB adapter, sold by ThinkPenguin. This wireless adapter is based on the Atheros AR9271, using the same chip and firmware as the TPE-N150USB, which was awarded RYF certification in April. The RYF certification mark means that the product meets the FSF's standards in regard to users' freedom, control over the product, and privacy. The TPE-N150USBL can be purchased from http://www.thinkpenguin.com/TPE-N150USBL.
In the paper, the FSF outlines the difficulties Secure Boot poses for the free software movement and free software adoption, warns against the threat of Restricted Boot, and gives recommendations for how free software developers and users can best address the issues.
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA — Friday, May 6th, 2011 — The Free Software Foundation (FSF) has just released in tandem the second edition of its president and founder Richard Stallman's selected essays, Free Software, Free Society, and his semi-autobiography, Free as in Freedom: Richard Stallman and the Free Software Revolution.