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by Matt Lee Contributions Published on Sep 07, 2004 04:53 PM
News Item application/x-troff-me Richard Stallman inducted into the 2013 Internet Hall of Fame by libby — 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 peterb — 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 FSF invites the free software community to its 30th birthday party on October 3rd, 2015 by Free Software Foundation — last modified Jul 30, 2015 05:28 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Friday, July 24, 2015 -- Today the Free Software Foundation (FSF) announced an open invitation to its thirtieth birthday party, to be held in Boston on the evening of Saturday, October 3rd. The party will feature an address by FSF founder and president Richard Stallman. It represents the culmination of an outstanding thirtieth anniversary year, including the biggest LibrePlanet conference ever and an article about GNU in the New Yorker.
News Item Libreboot T400 laptop now FSF-certified to respect your freedom by Joshua Gay — last modified May 13, 2016 05:26 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Friday, December 11, 2015 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today awarded Respects Your Freedom (RYF) certification to the Libreboot T400 laptop as sold by Minifree. 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 The Free Software Foundation seeks nominations for the 19th annual Free Software Awards by Free Software Foundation — last modified Oct 13, 2016 02:34 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Tuesday, October 11, 2016 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) and the GNU Project today call upon the free software community to submit nominations for the 19th annual Free Software Awards. The Free Software Awards include the Award for the Advancement of Free Software and the Award for Projects of Social Benefit. The awards are presented each year at the LibrePlanet free software conference.
News Item FSF endorses embedded GNU/Linux distro ProteanOS as fully free by Free Software Foundation — last modified Jul 08, 2015 03:24 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Wednesday, July 8, 2015 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced the addition of ProteanOS to its list of recommended GNU/Linux distributions.
News Item application/x-troff-ms Statement on Canonical's updated licensing terms for Ubuntu GNU/Linux by Free Software Foundation — last modified Jul 15, 2015 10:54 AM
On July 15th, 2015, the Free Software Foundation's Licensing and Compliance Lab, along with the Software Freedom Conservancy, announces that, after two years of negotiations, Canonical, Ltd. has published an update to the licensing terms of Ubuntu GNU/Linux.
News Item The FSF's statement on Windows 10 by Free Software Foundation — last modified Sep 09, 2015 10:36 AM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, July 30, 2015 -- The Free Software Foundation urges everyone to reject Windows 10 and join us in the world of free software. Like all proprietary software, Windows 10 puts those that use it under the thumb of its owner. Free software like the GNU/Linux operating system treats users as equals and gives them control over their digital lives.
News Item Free Software Foundation seeks nominations for 18th annual Free Software Awards by Free Software Foundation — last modified Sep 10, 2015 02:47 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, September 10, 2015 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) and the GNU Project today call upon the free software community to submit nominations for the 18th annual Free Software Awards. The Free Software Awards include the Award for the Advancement of Free Software and the Award for Projects of Social Benefit. The awards are presented each year at the LibrePlanet free software conference, and at the same time nominations for the next year's awards open.
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 Hundreds explore ways to Fork the System with free software at LibrePlanet 2016 by Free Software Foundation — last modified Apr 29, 2016 11:20 AM
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, USA -- Wednesday, March 23, 2016 -- The 2016 LibrePlanet free software conference drew nearly 350 activists from around the world to discuss issues of freedom, privacy, and security in computing. NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and ACLU technologist Daniel Kahn Gillmor discussed "The last lighthouse: free software in dark times" in an opening keynote before a brimming audience at MIT's Stata Center, with hundreds of remote participants tuning in online.
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.
News Item LibrePlanet returns March 25-26, 2017, call for proposals for annual free software conference now open by Free Software Foundation — last modified Nov 28, 2016 03:42 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Tuesday, September 27, 2016 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced the dates for the LibrePlanet free software conference, which will be held March 25-26, 2017, in the Boston area. The call for sessions is now open, and registration, volunteer applications, and exhibitor applications will open in October.
Tell the USTR to reject ACTA by brett — 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.
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