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by Matt Lee Contributions Published on Sep 07, 2004 04:53 PM
News Item Nominations are open for the 14th annual Free Software Awards by Matt Lee — last modified Feb 07, 2012 04:09 PM
BOSTON, October 4, 2011 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) and the GNU Project today announced the opening of nominations for the 14th annual Free Software Awards.
News Item HTML Opinions Published: GPLv3 and LGPLv3 Drafts Open for Comments by John Sullivan — last modified Aug 03, 2006 04:39 PM
News Item Sahana wins the 2006 social benefit award by Peter Brown — last modified May 19, 2011 12:46 PM
Sahana, an entirely volunteer effort to create technology for managing large-scale relief efforts, is the recipient of the 2006 Free Software Foundation Award for Projects of Social Benefit.
News Item Ted Ts'o wins the 2006 Award for the Advancement of Free Software by Peter Brown — last modified May 19, 2011 12:45 PM
Theodore Ts'o was recognized for his many and varied contributions to free software and his work for the kernel developer community.
News Item iPhone restricts users, GPLv3 frees them by josh — last modified Jul 29, 2013 02:53 PM
A Quick Guide to GPLv3 by Brett Smith — last modified Nov 08, 2007 04:13 PM
The FSF Compliance Lab has published a new article to help developers understand the benefits of GPLv3.
News Item Free Software Foundation Releases GNU Affero General Public License Version 3 by Brett Smith — last modified Nov 20, 2007 11:56 AM
News Item C source code header Free Software Foundation re-launches its Free Software Directory, with over 6500 programs listed by Joshua Gay — last modified Sep 29, 2011 05:22 PM
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.
News Item FSF Compliance Lab announces new web site by Brett Smith — last modified Nov 10, 2006 03:39 PM
News Item RealAudio broadcast Time for nonprofits to leave proprietary fundraising software systems behind by Matt Lee — last modified Oct 06, 2011 05:46 PM
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.
News Item Gnu comes bearing gifts, draws shoppers from Microsoft store by Zak Rogoff — last modified Dec 21, 2012 10:35 AM
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.
FSF announces new executive director by Matt Lee — last modified Mar 07, 2011 02:54 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Monday, March 7th, 2011 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced the appointment of John Sullivan as its new executive director.
News Item Android GPLv2 termination worries: one more reason to upgrade to GPLv3 by Brett Smith — last modified Aug 18, 2011 06:48 PM
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.
Why I'm rejecting your email attachment by John Sullivan — last modified May 11, 2010 07:38 AM
Why I'm rejecting your email attachment: for freedom and the good of the web!
News Item GNU hackers unmask massive HACIENDA surveillance program and design a countermeasure by Free Software Foundation — last modified Aug 22, 2014 04:59 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Friday, August 22, 2014 -- GNU community members and collaborators have discovered threatening details about a five-country government surveillance program codenamed HACIENDA. The program employs a technology known as port-scanning to map every server in twenty-seven countries and detect vulnerabilities to be exploited.
News Item chemical/x-isostar Free Software Foundation adds libreCMC to its list of endorsed distributions by Free Software Foundation — last modified Sep 04, 2014 04:53 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, September 4, 2014 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced the addition of libreCMC, an embedded GNU/Linux project, to its list of recommended distributions.
News Item C source code header Free Software Foundation statement on the new iPhone, Apple Pay, and Apple Watch by Free Software Foundation — last modified Sep 09, 2014 03:24 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 Windows Phone 7: the best choice for Patent Trolls. by Free Software Foundation — last modified Nov 05, 2010 09:42 AM
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.
News Item GNU system, free software celebrate 30 years by William Theaker — last modified Sep 06, 2013 02:56 PM
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 online.
News Item LibrePlanet 2014 seeks session proposals, volunteers for annual free software conference by Free Software Foundation — last modified Oct 19, 2013 12:53 AM
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.
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