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by Matt Lee Contributions Published on Sep 07, 2004 04:53 PM
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 — 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 — 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 — 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.
News Item Android GPLv2 termination worries: one more reason to upgrade to GPLv3 by brett — 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 LulzBot TAZ 6 3D printer now FSF-certified to respect your freedom by Joshua Gay — last modified Jun 13, 2016 10:55 AM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Friday, June 10, 2016 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today awarded Respects Your Freedom (RYF) certification to the TAZ 6, the sixth model in the LulzBot TAZ line of 3D printers by Aleph Objects, Inc., and their 10th product to be awarded RYF certification. The RYF certification mark means that the product meets the FSF's standards in regard to users' freedom, control over the product, and privacy.
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