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 Boston-based individual to be
its full-time web developer.
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.
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Monday, April 25th, 2016 -- Today the
Free Software Foundation (FSF) and the GNU Project announced
evaluations of several major repository-hosting services according to
the standards of the GNU Ethical Criteria for Code Repositories.
Released in 2015, these criteria grade code-hosting services for their
commitment to user privacy and freedom. At the time of publication,
Savannah and GitLab have met or surpassed the baseline standards of
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, March 10, 2016 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announces that it has awarded Respects Your Freedom (RYF) certification to the Free Software Wireless-N Mini Router (TPE-R1100) as sold by ThinkPenguin, 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.
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, USA -- Friday, March 11th, 2016 -- In just
one week, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) and MIT's Student
Information Processing Board (SIPB) are once again teaming up to bring
the LibrePlanet free software conference to Cambridge, March
19-20, 2016, at the Stata Center at MIT. LibrePlanet is an annual
conference for people who care about their digital freedoms, bringing
together software developers, policy experts, activists, and computer
users to learn skills, share accomplishments, and tackle challenges
facing the free software movement.
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 -- 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.
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.