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Two job openings on the FSF campaigns team

by John Sullivan last modified Jun 30, 2012 12:08 AM

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

by Joshua Gay last modified Oct 30, 2014 01:40 PM

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

by Matt Lee last modified May 04, 2012 06:08 PM

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

by Matt Lee last modified May 14, 2012 03:26 PM

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

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2011 Free Software Awards announced

by Matt Lee last modified Apr 02, 2012 12:39 PM

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

by brett 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.

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

by John Sullivan last modified Feb 01, 2012 11:03 PM

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

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.

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LibrePlanet 2012 conference announced: March 24th-25th

by Matt Lee last modified Dec 14, 2011 12:14 PM

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

by peterb last modified Nov 05, 2010 09:42 AM

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

by brett last modified Nov 09, 2010 09:50 AM

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.

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.

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Free Form: Free Software News for September 29th 2010

by mollydb last modified Nov 05, 2010 09:42 AM

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

by brett last modified Nov 05, 2010 09:42 AM

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

by John Sullivan last modified Nov 05, 2010 09:42 AM

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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FSF responds to Oracle v. Google and the threat of software patents

by brett 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.

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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.

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Women's Caucus internship opportunity

by deborah last modified Aug 02, 2010 03:28 PM

The Women's Caucus is seeking an intern to assist with its work to increase the number of women involved in free software.

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Women in free software: Recommendations from the Women's Caucus

by deborah last modified Jul 16, 2010 11:06 AM

Nearly a year ago the FSF held a mini-summit for women in free software to investigate practical ways to increase the number of women involved in the free software community.

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