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3D graphics are 100% free software
by Brett Smith published Jan 13, 2009 last modified May 17, 2010 04:43 PM
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3D graphics are 100% free software
by Brett Smith published Jan 13, 2009 last modified Mar 12, 2010 10:06 AM
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A Quick Guide to GPLv3
by Brett Smith published Nov 08, 2007 last modified Nov 08, 2007 04:13 PM
The FSF Compliance Lab has published a new article to help developers understand the benefits of GPLv3.
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Blog Entry Amazon's Kindle source code: Much ado about nothing
by Brett Smith published Nov 30, 2011 last modified Dec 02, 2011 04:58 PM
This week there's been a lot of fuss about Amazon releasing source code for software on its Kindle devices, including the Kindle Fire. A lot of the hype we've seen is simply unwarranted; while you can download the source code that Amazon was legally required to publish, most of the software on the device remains proprietary, and every Kindle is still Defective by Design.
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News Item Android GPLv2 termination worries: one more reason to upgrade to GPLv3
by Brett Smith published Aug 18, 2011 last modified Aug 18, 2011 06:48 PM
Distributors lose their rights when they violate GPLv2, but the Free Software Foundation is more forgiving in its license enforcement to encourage continued participation in the free software community. GPLv3 has improved termination provisions to codify this approach, giving developers one more reason to upgrade.
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News Item Announcing JavaScript License Web Labels
by Brett Smith published Feb 09, 2012 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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Blog Entry Announcing our license recommendations guide
by Brett Smith published May 25, 2011 last modified May 25, 2011 03:17 PM
We've compiled a single resource that guides you through the process of choosing a license for new software, documentation, and other functional data.
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Blog Entry Another High Priority Project done: The Unarchiver provides free RARv3 extraction tools
by Brett Smith published May 10, 2011 last modified Sep 06, 2011 02:58 PM — filed under:
This collection of software fills an important gap in free software support for different archives.
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Blog Entry Apple's ebook sales restrictions: the newest reason to use free software
by Brett Smith published Jan 25, 2012 last modified Aug 15, 2017 12:03 PM
Last week, Apple announced ebook authoring software called iBooks Author. As you would expect from Apple, the software is completely proprietary—but the license includes some terms that are so restrictive, they shock even Apple's fans.
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Blog Entry Troff document Blood in the water: Reports from the latest Trans-Pacific Partnership Stakeholder Forum
by Brett Smith published Mar 05, 2012
I'm in Melbourne to advocate for free software users and developers at the latest round of negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP), and I'm chomping at the bit to share a little good news with you all. The tone of the discussion here has turned much more friendly to us—and it's thanks to your activism.
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