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by Matt Lee Contributions Published on Sep 07, 2004 04:53 PM
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.
News Item The FSF is hiring: Seeking a full-time outreach and communication coordinator by John Sullivan — last modified May 21, 2013 10:56 AM
The Free Software Foundation (FSF), a Boston-based 501(c)(3) charity with a worldwide mission to protect freedoms critical to the computer-using public, seeks a motivated and organized tech-friendly Boston-based individual to be its full-time outreach and communication coordinator.
News Item Pascal source code FSF-certified to Respect Your Freedom: ThinkPenguin USB Wifi adapter with Atheros chip by Joshua Gay — last modified May 01, 2013 09:29 AM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA — Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 — The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today awarded Respects Your Freedom (RYF) certification to the TPE-N150USB Wireless N USB Adapter, sold by ThinkPenguin. 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-N150USB can be purchased from http://www.thinkpenguin.com/TPE-N150USB. Software certification focused primarily on the firmware for the Atheros AR9271 chip used on the adapter.
Tell the USTR to reject ACTA by Brett Smith — last modified Feb 11, 2011 10:29 AM
The ACTA drafting process is finished, and countries are beginning to turn an eye toward signing it. Help us stand against it!
News Item Activists trick-or-treat for free software at Windows 8 launch event by Zak Rogoff — last modified Oct 30, 2012 04:17 PM
New York, New York, USA -- Thursday, October 25th, 2012 -- Today visitors to the primary Windows 8 launch event were greeted by an unexpected and uninvited visitor -- a gnu. Activists, one dressed as the free software movement's buffalo-like mascot, converged on Microsoft's event to distribute pamphlets about the hidden dangers of Microsoft's latest proprietary creation. The Halloween-themed action included plastic pumpkin buckets full of DVDs loaded with Trisquel, a free software distribution of the GNU/Linux operating system.
News Item LulzBot AO-100 3D printer now FSF-certified to respect your freedom by Joshua Gay — last modified Jun 14, 2013 12:23 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA — Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 — The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today awarded its first Respects Your Freedom (RYF) certification to the LulzBot AO-100 3D Printer sold 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. The LulzBot model AO-100 3D printer can be purchased from www.lulzbot.com.
News Item text/x-sh FSF responds to Jobs's "Thoughts on Flash" by John Sullivan — last modified Apr 30, 2010 03:03 PM
Apple's use of proprietary software and recommendation of an explicitly patent-afflicted standard (H.264) are inconsistent with the free web.
News Item Chris Hofstader appointed as GNU access technology director by Peter Brown — last modified May 17, 2010 12:55 PM
GNU Project appoints director of access technology software and publishes GNU Accessibility Statement
News Item Troff document Wikipedia received the FSF award for projects of social benefit by Matt Lee — last modified Feb 07, 2012 04:08 PM
The award was given at the FSF's annual members meeting in Boston, MA
News Item FSF seeks full-time senior GNU/Linux systems administrator by Joshua Gay — last modified Aug 01, 2011 04:23 PM
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.
News Item Bilski and Patent Absurdity by Peter Brown — last modified Jul 29, 2013 02:52 PM
Who should see the documentary film Patent Absurdity?
GPL Enforcement in Apple's App Store by Brett Smith — last modified May 27, 2010 07:12 AM
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.
News Item FSF responds to Oracle v. Google and the threat of software patents by Brett Smith — last modified Sep 08, 2010 12:15 PM
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.
News Item Call for nominations for the 13th annual Free Software Awards by Peter Brown — last modified Feb 02, 2011 02:01 PM
BOSTON, February 2, 2011--The Free Software Foundation (FSF) and the GNU Project today announced the opening of nominations for the 13th annual Free Software Awards.
News Item FSF launches free software extension listing for OpenOffice.org by John Sullivan — last modified May 07, 2010 04:50 PM
News Item LibrePlanet is coming March 21-22, 2015, call for proposals now open for annual free software conference by Libby Reinish — last modified Sep 16, 2014 03:56 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Tuesday, September 16, 2015 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) and Student Information Processing Board (SIPB) at MIT today announced the dates for the LibrePlanet free software conference, which will be held March 21-22, 2015, in Cambridge, MA. The call for sessions is now open, as is the call for exhibitors and volunteers.
News Item GNU Project renews focus on free software in education by Matt Lee — last modified Jan 30, 2012 11:48 AM
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 levels.
News Item Announcing JavaScript License Web Labels by Brett Smith — last modified Feb 09, 2012 05:01 PM
If you browse the Web today, your browser will probably download and run nonfree JavaScript software on your behalf. You should be able to say no to that software—but to date, that hasn't been practical. JavaScript License Web Labels are our newest effort to make this easier.
News Item Free Software Foundation statement on WebM and VP8 by Matt Lee — last modified May 19, 2010 03:19 PM
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