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by Matt Lee Contributions Published on Sep 07, 2004 04:53 PM
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 Kat Walsh joins FSF board of directors by Free Software Foundation — last modified Mar 25, 2015 02:11 PM
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, USA — Saturday, March 20, 2015 — The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced the addition of Kat Walsh to its board of directors. She becomes the ninth director on the FSF's board.
News Item Sébastien Jodogne, Reglue are Free Software Award winners by Free Software Foundation — last modified Apr 08, 2015 02:37 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Saturday, March 21, 2015 -- Free Software Foundation executive director John Sullivan announced the winners of the FSF's annual Free Software Awards at a ceremony on Saturday, March 21st, held during the LibrePlanet 2015 conference at MIT, 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 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 D source code Committee begins review of High Priority Projects list -- your input is needed by Free Software Foundation — last modified Dec 08, 2014 06:08 PM
Send your suggestions for projects of strategic importance to the goal of freedom for all computer users.
News Item GNU system, free software celebrate 30 years by wtheaker — 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.
News Item Free Software Foundation encourages shoppers to 'Give Freely' with new Giving Guide by Free Software Foundation — last modified Nov 27, 2013 03:26 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Wednesday, November 27, 2013 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced its 2013 Giving Guide, a resource for conscientious shoppers looking for geeky gifts that respect users' freedom. Many holiday shoppers will be turning to gadgets and online services as gifts for friends and family, but these gifts are often rife with proprietary software, anti-features, or Digital Restrictions Management (DRM), all of which restrict how the gift can be used.
News Item chemical/x-pdb FSF responds to Microsoft's privacy and encryption announcement by John Sullivan — last modified Dec 05, 2013 03:36 PM
Yesterday, Microsoft announced a new effort to "[protect] customer data from government snooping." FSF executive director John Sullivan issued the following statement on Thursday, December 5th:
News Item LulzBot TAZ 3 3D printer now FSF-certified to respect your freedom by Free Software Foundation — last modified Feb 10, 2014 11:03 AM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Friday, February 7, 2014 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today awarded Respects Your Freedom (RYF) certification to the TAZ 3, the fifth model in the LulzBot line of 3D printers by Aleph Objects, 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 Free Software Foundation warns about the danger of computers becoming Windows-only, calls for signatures to defend the freedom to install free software by Joshua Gay — last modified Oct 17, 2011 03:24 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA — Monday, October 17, 2011 — The Free Software Foundation (FSF) released a statement open for public signing, titled "Stand up for your freedom to install free software."
News Item Octet Stream FSF says: Take a stand with us for freedom, against ACTA by John Sullivan — last modified Jun 16, 2010 04:49 PM
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