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Free Software Foundation encourages shoppers to 'Give Freely' with new Giving Guide

creato da Libby Reinish ultima modifica 28/11/2012 18:02

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Wednesday, November 28, 2012 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced its 2012 Giving Guide, a resource for people looking for ethical electronics gifts this holiday season.

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Activists trick-or-treat for free software at Windows 8 launch event

creato da Zak Rogoff ultima modifica 30/10/2012 16:17

New York, New York, USA -- Thursday, October 25th, 2012 -- Today visitors to the primary Windows 8 launch event were greeted by an unexpected and uninvited visitor -- a gnu. Activists, one dressed as the free software movement's buffalo-like mascot, converged on Microsoft's event to distribute pamphlets about the hidden dangers of Microsoft's latest proprietary creation. The Halloween-themed action included plastic pumpkin buckets full of DVDs loaded with Trisquel, a free software distribution of the GNU/Linux operating system.

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The Free Software Foundation opens nominations for the 15th Annual Free Software Awards

creato da Libby Reinish ultima modifica 23/01/2014 18:26

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Monday, October 15, 2012 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) and the GNU Project today announced the opening of nominations for the 15th 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.

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FSF rallies support for GNU MediaGoblin to make media publishing free "as in freedom"

creato da Zak Rogoff ultima modifica 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

creato da Joshua Gay ultima modifica 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

creato da Joshua Gay ultima modifica 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

creato da John Sullivan ultima modifica 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

creato da John Sullivan ultima modifica 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

creato da Joshua Gay ultima modifica 30/10/2014 13:40

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

creato da Matt Lee ultima modifica 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

creato da Matt Lee ultima modifica 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

creato da Matt Lee ultima modifica 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

creato da brett ultima modifica 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!

creato da John Sullivan ultima modifica 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

creato da Matt Lee ultima modifica 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

creato da Matt Lee ultima modifica 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

creato da peterb ultima modifica 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

creato da brett ultima modifica 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.

creato da Free Software Foundation ultima modifica 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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