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News from the Last Month

by Matt Lee Contributions Published on Sep 07, 2004 04:53 PM
News Item Chris Hofstader appointed as GNU access technology director by Peter Brown — last modified May 17, 2010 12:55 PM
GNU Project appoints director of access technology software and publishes GNU Accessibility Statement
News Item Troff document Wikipedia received the FSF award for projects of social benefit by Matt Lee — last modified Feb 07, 2012 04:08 PM
The award was given at the FSF's annual members meeting in Boston, MA
News Item FSF seeks full-time senior GNU/Linux systems administrator by Joshua Gay — last modified Aug 01, 2011 04:23 PM
The ideal candidate will be a well-rounded GNU/Linux systems administrator who enjoys learning and problem-solving. (S)he will be familiar with the free software community and how it works, and will be more interested in making a substantial contribution to software freedom and having employment consistent with ethical ideals than obtaining the highest salary.
News Item Bilski and Patent Absurdity by Peter Brown — last modified Jul 29, 2013 02:52 PM
Who should see the documentary film Patent Absurdity?
GPL Enforcement in Apple's App Store by Brett Smith — last modified May 27, 2010 07:12 AM
An iPhone port of GNU Go is currently being distributed through Apple's App Store. However, this distribution is not in compliance with the GNU GPL. The primary problem is that Apple imposes numerous legal restrictions on use and distribution of GNU Go through the iTunes Store Terms of Service, which is forbidden by section 6 of GPLv2. So today we have written to Apple and asked them to come into compliance. We would be happy to see Apple distribute these programs under the GPL's terms, but unfortunately, it seems much more likely that they'll simply make the problem go away by removing GNU Go from the App Store.
News Item FSF responds to Oracle v. Google and the threat of software patents by Brett Smith — last modified Sep 08, 2010 12:15 PM
As you likely heard on any number of news sites, Oracle has filed suit against Google, claiming that Android infringes some of its Java-related copyrights and patents. Too little information is available about the copyright infringement claim to say much about it yet; we expect we'll learn more as the case proceeds. But nobody deserves to be the victim of software patent aggression, and Oracle is wrong to use its patents to attack Android.
News Item Call for nominations for the 13th annual Free Software Awards by Peter Brown — last modified Feb 02, 2011 02:01 PM
BOSTON, February 2, 2011--The Free Software Foundation (FSF) and the GNU Project today announced the opening of nominations for the 13th annual Free Software Awards.
News Item FSF launches free software extension listing for OpenOffice.org by John Sullivan — last modified May 07, 2010 04:50 PM
News Item GNU Project renews focus on free software in education by Matt Lee — last modified Jan 30, 2012 11:48 AM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA — Monday, January 30, 2012 — The GNU Project today announced the relaunch of its worldwide volunteer-led effort to bring free software to educational institutions of all levels.
News Item Announcing JavaScript License Web Labels by Brett Smith — last modified Feb 09, 2012 05:01 PM
If you browse the Web today, your browser will probably download and run nonfree JavaScript software on your behalf. You should be able to say no to that software—but to date, that hasn't been practical. JavaScript License Web Labels are our newest effort to make this easier.
News Item Free Software Foundation statement on WebM and VP8 by Matt Lee — last modified May 19, 2010 03:19 PM
News Item Free Software Foundation statement on new iPhone models from Apple by William Theaker — last modified Sep 10, 2013 06:13 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 FSF seeks full-time senior GNU/Linux systems administrator by Free Software Foundation — last modified Oct 10, 2013 04:35 PM
The Free Software Foundation (FSF), a Boston-based 501(c)(3) charity with a worldwide mission to protect freedoms critical to the computer-using public, seeks a full-time senior systems administrator.
News Item Reform corporate surveillance by Free Software Foundation — last modified Dec 11, 2013 05:24 PM
The FSF issued the following statement in response to the recent open letter on government surveillance published by AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo.
News Item Gluglug X60 Laptop now certified to Respect Your Freedom by Free Software Foundation — last modified Dec 20, 2013 11:04 AM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, December 19, 2013 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today awarded Respects Your Freedom (RYF) certification to Gluglug X60 laptops. The RYF certification mark means that the product meets the FSF's standards in regard to users' freedom, control over the product, and privacy. This is the first laptop to receive RYF certification from the FSF.
News Item D source code 2012 Free Software Award winners announced by Libby Reinish — last modified Jan 23, 2014 06:24 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA — Saturday, March 23rd, 2013 — Free Software Foundation president Richard M. Stallman announced the winners of the FSF's annual Free Software Awards at a ceremony on Saturday, March 23rd, held during the LibrePlanet 2013 conference at Harvard University, 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 chemical/x-mdl-rdfile Delivering the ACTA petition: Sign before Thursday to have your voice heard! by John Sullivan — last modified Aug 17, 2010 02:00 PM
A month ago, we published a statement against ACTA and asked for your signatures in support. Over 3,000 of you joined us in calling on ACTA negotiators to either dramatically change the agreement or drop it all together.
News Item Pascal source code A second FSF-certified device from ThinkPenguin: long-range USB Wifi adapter with Atheros chip by Joshua Gay — last modified Jun 24, 2013 02:56 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA — Monday, June 24th, 2013 — The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today awarded Respects Your Freedom (RYF) certification to the TPE-N150USBL long-range 802.11n USB adapter, sold by ThinkPenguin. This wireless adapter is based on the Atheros AR9271, using the same chip and firmware as the TPE-N150USB, which was awarded RYF certification in April. The RYF certification mark means that the product meets the FSF's standards in regard to users' freedom, control over the product, and privacy. The TPE-N150USBL can be purchased from http://www.thinkpenguin.com/TPE-N150USBL.
News Item Troff document FSF publishes whitepaper with recommendations for free operating system distributions considering Secure Boot by John Sullivan — last modified Jun 30, 2012 07:09 PM
In the paper, the FSF outlines the difficulties Secure Boot poses for the free software movement and free software adoption, warns against the threat of Restricted Boot, and gives recommendations for how free software developers and users can best address the issues.
News Item FSF announces publication of two new books by Richard Stallman by Matt Lee — last modified May 06, 2011 05:03 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA — Friday, May 6th, 2011 — The Free Software Foundation (FSF) has just released in tandem the second edition of its president and founder Richard Stallman's selected essays, Free Software, Free Society, and his semi-autobiography, Free as in Freedom: Richard Stallman and the Free Software Revolution.
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