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ESP launches en.swpat.org: A Wiki for Anti-Software Patent Campaigns

by Matt Lee last modified 04/05/2009 14h59

End Software Patents today launched en.swpat.org, a wiki to document the case against software patents. Over 100 articles have already been started to give an idea of the scope and structure of the wiki.

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FSF releases audio recording of LibrePlanet conference

by Matt Lee last modified 30/03/2009 14h56

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Monday, March 30, 2009 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today released the complete audio recordings from the first day of the LibrePlanet GNU/Linux conference, held on March 21, 2009, in Cambridge, MA.

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EndSoftwarePatents.org Phase II: developing a global resource and campaign

by Matt Lee last modified 23/02/2009 17h45

By organizing this information and delivering it into the hands of activists and law makers, we can form an immense tool to help existing and future campaigns around the world -- Ciaran O'Riordan, Director End Software Patents.

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GCC Libraries Get Updated License Exception

by Matt Lee last modified 27/01/2009 13h54

A new license exception will allow the entire GCC codebase to be upgraded to GPLv3, and enable the development of a plugin framework for GCC.

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BadVista: We hardly knew ye

by Matt Lee last modified 09/01/2009 12h48

"The fact that Microsoft has repeatedly extended XP cutoff deadlines and is releasing a public beta of Windows 7 today is proof of Vista's failure"

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Support freedom by joining the FSF during our year-end fundraiser

by Matt Lee last modified 14/12/2008 22h35

Our target is 750 new FSF members and donors by January 31, to help us fund our campaign goals in 2009.

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Bilski ruling: a victory on the path to ending software patents

by Matt Lee last modified 29/06/2010 12h53

As opinions form about the extent to which the Court ruling impacts the patenting of software, one thing is clear. The State Street ruling that in 1998 opened the flood gates to the patenting of business methods and software has been gutted, if not technically overturned.

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FSF Releases New Version of GNU Free Documentation License

by Matt Lee last modified 03/11/2008 11h12

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Monday, November 3, 2008 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced the release of version 1.3 of the GNU Free Documentation License (FDL). This version of the license allows public wikis to relicense their FDL-covered materials under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC-BY-SA) 3.0 license.

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FSF reboots its High Priority list with a grant and call for input

by Matt Lee last modified 01/10/2008 16h19

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Wednesday, October 1, 2008 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced a "reboot" of its High Priority Projects list with an accompanying $10,000 grant from Worldlabel.com Inc. The grant will seed a new fund to promote projects on the list, and the FSF is calling for a community conversation about the biggest challenges computer users face using free "as in freedom" software.

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"Avoiding Ruinous Compromises" by Richard Stallman

by Matt Lee last modified 26/09/2008 11h30

Twenty-five years ago on September 27, 1983, I announced a plan to create a completely free operating system called GNU -- for 'GNU is not Unix'.

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Thank you SGI, for freeing the GNU/Linux 3D desktop!

by Matt Lee last modified 19/09/2008 11h56

In January of 2008, software code at the heart of GNU/Linux 3D applications was discovered to be non-free—a potential disaster for free software advocates hoping to see advanced graphical acceleration now common on modern operating systems.

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Software Freedom Day in Boston is a Wealth for the Commons: Saturday, September 20, 2008

by Matt Lee last modified 11/09/2008 12h47

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, September 11th, 2008 -- It's Saturday and a roomful of people are advising each other on modifying their mobile devices, optimizing their GNU/Linux systems and organizing for software freedom. But it's not a room full of experts -- at least not mostly. Artists, activists, students and others want the freedom to do anything they want with their computers and they're here to learn new tricks and garner shortcuts from each other.

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FSF and Stephen Fry celebrate the GNU Project 25th anniversary

by Matt Lee last modified 01/09/2008 23h07

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Tuesday, September 2, 2008 -- The GNU operating system is turning 25 this year, and the Free Software Foundation (FSF) has kicked off its month-long celebration of the anniversary by releasing "Happy Birthday to GNU," a short film featuring the English humorist, actor, novelist and filmmaker Stephen Fry.

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Spring 2008 Bulletin available online

by Matt Lee last modified 20/08/2008 14h51

Our Bulletin from Spring 2008 is now available online.

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