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by Matt Lee Contributions Published on Sep 07, 2004 04:53 PM
News Item ThinkPenguin VPN mini-router now FSF-certified to respect your freedom by Joshua Gay — last modified Mar 10, 2016 06:06 PM
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.
News Item LibrePlanet free software conference coming to MIT in one week, March 19-20 by Free Software Foundation — last modified Mar 11, 2016 05:02 PM
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.
News Item FSF responds to Oracle v. Google and the threat of software patents by brett — 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 peterb — 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 — 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
News Item Free Software Foundation statement on new iPhone models from Apple by wtheaker — last modified Sep 10, 2013 06:13 PM
The Free Software Foundation encourages users to avoid all Apple products, in the interest of their own freedom and the freedom of those around them.
News Item FSF seeks full-time senior GNU/Linux systems administrator by Free Software Foundation — last modified Oct 10, 2013 04:35 PM
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 full-time senior systems administrator.
News Item Reform corporate surveillance by Free Software Foundation — last modified Dec 11, 2013 05:24 PM
The FSF issued the following statement in response to the recent open letter on government surveillance published by AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo.
News Item Gluglug X60 Laptop now certified to Respect Your Freedom by Free Software Foundation — last modified May 13, 2016 04:38 PM
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.
News Item D source code 2012 Free Software Award winners announced by Libby Reinish — last modified Oct 20, 2014 03:07 PM
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.
News Item RealAudio broadcast Community is the focus of 2015's International Day Against DRM by Zak Rogoff — last modified May 05, 2015 05:38 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 -- Today, a wide variety of community groups, activist organizations, and businesses are taking part in the ninth International Day Against DRM (dayagainstdrm.org).
News Item Libreboot X200 laptop now FSF-certified to respect your freedom by Free Software Foundation — last modified May 13, 2016 04:30 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, January 29, 2015 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today awarded Respects Your Freedom (RYF) certification to the Libreboot X200 laptop. 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 chemical/x-mdl-rdfile Delivering the ACTA petition: Sign before Thursday to have your voice heard! by John Sullivan — last modified Aug 17, 2010 02:00 PM
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.
News Item Pascal source code A second FSF-certified device from ThinkPenguin: long-range USB Wifi adapter with Atheros chip by Joshua Gay — last modified Jun 24, 2013 02:56 PM
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.
News Item Troff document FSF publishes whitepaper with recommendations for free operating system distributions considering Secure Boot by John Sullivan — last modified Jun 30, 2012 07:09 PM
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.
News Item FSF announces publication of two new books by Richard Stallman by Matt Lee — last modified May 06, 2011 05:03 PM
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.
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