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by Matt Lee Contributions Published on Sep 07, 2004 04:53 PM
Breakthrough for Free Software Gaming by peterb — last modified May 06, 2010 09:31 AM
Breakthrough for Free Software Gaming--Ryzom Announces Full Release of Source Code and Artwork, and a Partnership with the Free Software Foundation to Host a Repository of the Game's Artistic Assets
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 Octet Stream GNU ethical criteria for code repositories emphasize privacy, freedom, and copyleft by Zak Rogoff — last modified Oct 16, 2015 01:58 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Friday, October 16th, 2015 -- Today the Free Software Foundation and the GNU Project announced the first version of criteria for evaluating services that host free software source code repositories for distribution and collaborative development. Developed with the leadership of Richard Stallman and GNU volunteers, the criteria provide a framework for code repositories to ensure that they respect their users in a manner consonant with the values of the free software movement, and for users to hold these crucial institutions accountable.
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 peterb — 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 peterb — 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 LibrePlanet free software conference coming to MIT March 21-22 by Free Software Foundation — last modified Mar 10, 2015 05:22 PM
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, USA -- Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 -- 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 21-22, 2015 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 face challenges facing the free software movement. LibrePlanet 2015 will feature programming for all ages and experience levels.
News Item FSF Compliance Lab announces new web site by Brett Smith — last modified Nov 10, 2006 03:39 PM
News Item Troff document LibrePlanet 2015 brings free software luminaries to MIT by Free Software Foundation — last modified Mar 24, 2015 05:37 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Monday, March 23, 2015 -- The 2015 LibrePlanet free software conference drew nearly 350 activists from around the world to discuss issues of freedom, privacy, and security in computing. Free Software Foundation founder and president Richard Stallman delivered the opening keynote, "Free software, free hardware, and other things" before a packed room at MIT's Stata Center, with hundreds of remote participants tuning in online.
News Item Free Software Foundation submits comment to Copyright Office with over 1200 co-signers calling for end to DMCA anti-circumvention provisions by Joshua Gay — last modified Mar 08, 2016 10:17 AM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Tuesday, March 8th, 2016 -- On March 3rd, 2016, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) submitted a comment along with over 1200 co-signers to the U.S. Copyright Office in response to its *Section 1201 Study: Notice and Request for Public Comment* in regards to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act's (DMCA) anti-circumvention provisions. These comments were submitted in person by FSF campaigns manager Zak Rogoff, as the Copyright Office refused to offer a means of electronic submission that did not require the use of proprietary JavaScript.
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 What's your vision for the FSF? Fill out our survey by Zak Rogoff — last modified Jan 08, 2016 12:31 PM
2015 was the Free Software Foundation's (FSF) thirtieth year defending and advancing computer users' rights. The free software community has sustained the Foundation throughout these decades and been deeply involved in our work. We continue to rely on the expertise of the free software movement to inform our initiatives and strategies. Taking the first step into our next thirty years, we want to hear your feedback, your suggestions, and your vision for the future of the FSF.
News Item The Free Software Foundation opens nominations for the 17th annual Free Software Awards by Free Software Foundation — last modified Oct 17, 2014 01:05 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Friday, October 17, 2014 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) and the GNU Project today announced the opening of nominations for the 17th 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.
News Item Software Freedom Conservancy and Free Software Foundation announce copyleft.org by Free Software Foundation — last modified Nov 08, 2014 01:47 AM
This new site will not only provide a venue for those who constantly update and improve the Comprehensive Tutorial, but is also now home to a collaborative community to share and improve information about copyleft licenses, especially the GNU General Public License (GPL), and best compliance practices.
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.
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