BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, September 29, 2011 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced the re-launch of its Free Software Directory at directory.fsf.org. The Directory lists over 6,500 programs that are free for any computer user to download, run, and share. It was first launched nearly a decade ago, but the new version brings a host of new features designed to make it a more useful and current resource for users, developers, advocates, and researchers.
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced that CiviCRM has earned its recommendation as a fully featured donor and contact management system for nonprofits.
Boston, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, December 20th, 2012 -- Today, FSF activists visited a local Microsoft store during its "Tech for Tots" session to wish passersby happy holidays with copies of the Trisquel GNU/Linux operating system, a free software replacement for Windows 8. The activists were accompanied by a gnu (free software's buffalo-like mascot) and sported Santa hats in the spirit of the season. Their action drew smiles from mall-goers who had expected to see costumed people giving gifts, but not quite like this.
Distributors lose their rights when they violate GPLv2, but the Free
Software Foundation is more forgiving in its license enforcement to
encourage continued participation in the free software community.
GPLv3 has improved termination provisions to codify this approach,
giving developers one more reason to upgrade.
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Friday, October 8th, 2010 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today issued a warning to consumers over Microsoft's upcoming Windows 7 Phone Series. The software release is backed by a reported 400 to 500 million dollar marketing campaign that aims to distract consumers from its history of abusive behavior, and recent actions as a patent troll: attacking free software based phones like Android.
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Friday, September 6, 2013 -- The Free
Software Foundation (FSF) today announced plans to celebrate the 30th
anniversary of the GNU operating system. The celebratory activities
will include a 30th anniversary hackathon at MIT in Cambridge, MA,
satellite events around the world, and ways for people to celebrate
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Friday, October 18, 2013 -- The Free
Software Foundation (FSF) today announced the call for sessions for
LibrePlanet 2014. The FSF also announced the formation of a
volunteer organizing committee and a call for exhibitors.
With over 30,000 signatures to our statement and over a dozen high-quality submissions to our contest, I'm confident our message that Restricted Boot is a mistake has the attention of Microsoft and computer-makers alike. Now we need take the next step of turning this support into tangible results.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.