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por Free Software Foundation Published on 08/03/2010 16:08
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FSF rallies support for GNU MediaGoblin to make media publishing free "as in freedom"

por Zak Rogoff Última modificación 11/10/2012 15:15

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, October 11th, 2012 -- Today the Free Software Foundation (FSF) announced its support for the GNU MediaGoblin project's fundraiser at http://mediagoblin.org/pages/campaign.html. MediaGoblin is community-developed free "as in freedom" software that enables users to share their experiences through photos, videos, and audio, in a decentralized way that sidesteps current media-publishing gatekeepers.

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LulzBot AO-100 3D printer now FSF-certified to respect your freedom

por Joshua Gay Última modificación 14/06/2013 12:23

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA — Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 — The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today awarded its first Respects Your Freedom (RYF) certification to the LulzBot AO-100 3D Printer sold 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. The LulzBot model AO-100 3D printer can be purchased from www.lulzbot.com.

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FSF announces winner of Restricted Boot webcomic contest

por Joshua Gay Última modificación 31/07/2012 14:29

With over 30,000 signatures to our statement and over a dozen high-quality submissions to our contest, I'm confident our message that Restricted Boot is a mistake has the attention of Microsoft and computer-makers alike. Now we need take the next step of turning this support into tangible results.

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FSF publishes whitepaper with recommendations for free operating system distributions considering Secure Boot

por John Sullivan Última modificación 30/06/2012 19:09

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.

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Two job openings on the FSF campaigns team

por John Sullivan Última modificación 30/06/2012 00:08

The Free Software Foundation (FSF), a Massachusetts 501(c)(3) charity with a worldwide mission to protect freedoms critical to the computer-using public, seeks *two* motivated and organized tech-friendly Boston-based individuals to be its full-time campaigns managers.

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FSF statement on jury's partial verdict in Oracle v Google

por Joshua Gay Última modificación 09/05/2012 16:40

Were it grounded in reality, Oracle's claim that copyright law gives them proprietary control over any software that uses a particular functional API would be terrible for free software and programmers everywhere.

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Coalition against Digital Restrictions Management ready to go for May 4th Day Against DRM

por Matt Lee Última modificación 04/05/2012 18:08

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, May 3, 2012 -- Defective by Design will hold its annual International Day Against DRM on Friday, May 4th, targeting the use of Digital Restrictions Management on ebooks. Several other organizations have joined to express their concern for the freedoms of authors and readers, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Creative Commons, O'Reilly Media, No Starch Press, the Accessible Computing Foundation, Libre Graphics Magazine, Fight for the Future, Angry Robot Books, APRIL, the Free Software Foundation and its sister organizations, FSF France, FSF India and FSF Europe.

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FSF Job Opportunity: Operations Assistant

por Matt Lee Última modificación 14/05/2012 15:26

This position is now closed for applications. Thank you to everyone who applied.

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2011 Free Software Awards announced

por Matt Lee Última modificación 02/04/2012 12:39

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA — Monday, March 26th, 2012 — Free Software Foundation president Richard M. Stallman announced the winners of the FSF's annual free software awards at a ceremony on Sunday, March 25th, held during the LibrePlanet 2012 conference at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

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Announcing JavaScript License Web Labels

por Brett Smith Última modificación 09/02/2012 17:01

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.

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You did your part, now it's our turn to do more for you!

por John Sullivan Última modificación 01/02/2012 23:03

Well, you did it! We raised $300,000 for free software during our winter fundraising drive, thanks to your contributions.

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GNU Project renews focus on free software in education

por Matt Lee Última modificación 30/01/2012 11:48

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.

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LibrePlanet 2012 conference announced: March 24th-25th

por Matt Lee Última modificación 14/12/2011 12:14

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Monday, December 12, 2011 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced the dates for its upcoming LibrePlanet 2012 conference as March 24th and 25th, 2012, at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. A call for papers has also been announced. The conference will include talks from the FSF staff and board, GNU project contributors, and other members of the global free software community.

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Fostering free software education: Free Technology Academy and Free Software Foundation partner to expand access to master's program in free software and free standards

por Peter Brown Última modificación 05/11/2010 09:42

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands -- Tuesday, October 26, 2010 -- The Free Technology Academy (FTA) and the Free Software Foundation (FSF) announced today their partnership in the FTA's Associate Partner Network. The Network aims to expand the availability of professional educational courses and materials covering the concepts and applications of free software and free standards.

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Hardware we all want: FSF announces criteria for hardware endorsement program

por Brett Smith Última modificación 09/11/2010 09:50

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, October 14, 2010 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) announced today that it has published an initial set of criteria for endorsing computers and other devices. The FSF seeks both to obtain feedback on the criteria, and raise interest in the program among hardware manufacturers. Ultimately, the FSF plans to promote an endorsement mark to be carried on products that the FSF endorses.

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Windows Phone 7: the best choice for Patent Trolls.

por Free Software Foundation Última modificación 05/11/2010 09:42

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.

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Free Form: Free Software News for September 29th 2010

por mollydb Última modificación 05/11/2010 09:42

Recently, in free software news, Richard Stallman protested representatives of the European Patent Office giving a presentation in Australia concerning software patents. Trisquel released their newest LTS version, codename: Taranis. The chief architect of Apple's compiler group answered a question about the upstream potential of their work on the GNU Compiler Collection.

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Over 450 letters sent to the USPTO proposing guidelines to end software patents

por Brett Smith Última modificación 05/11/2010 09:42

Last week, we put out an action item asking people to write to the USPTO, and explain to them why software should not be eligible for patents under their forthcoming post-Bilski guidance. To answer the call, you all sent in more than 450 letters, offering the USPTO all kinds of legal and practical reasons why they should stop issuing software patents. This is a tremendous response, and we're very grateful to you all for participating. Thank you very much!

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Celebrate Software Freedom Day with the LibrePlanet community

por John Sullivan Última modificación 05/11/2010 09:42

Please join us in bringing some of the Software Freedom Day celebration and advocacy to the LibrePlanet wiki, to build a resource and meeting place that will last throughout the year.

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