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The FSF's Hardware Endorsement Program
by Brett Smith published Oct 07, 2011 last modified Oct 07, 2011 03:55 PM
Buying hardware that plays well with free software has long been tricky business, even for us here at the FSF -- for a while now, we've done our best to collect information about devices that require only free software drivers in our Hardware Directory. Unfortunately, these recommendations are often hard to follow and go out of date quickly.
Located in Bulletins / 2010 / Fall 2010 Bulletin
Blog Entry D source code Over 1,000 sign the petition asking This American Life to use Ogg Vorbis
by Brett Smith published Sep 27, 2011 last modified Sep 27, 2011 05:56 PM
We just delivered our petition to the show, asking them to be part of the software patent solution by using a free format.
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Blog Entry Pascal source code FSF speaks against patent and DRM provisions at Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiators' meeting
by Brett Smith published Sep 16, 2011
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) is a free trade agreement currently under negotiation that could require member countries to enact strict copyright and patent legislation that hurts free software users and developers. Our license compliance engineer Brett Smith talked about the FSF's opposition to these terms with negotiators last weekend; in this blog post, he shares his perspective on the event.
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Blog Entry PostScript document Fall internship positions are still open—apply today!
by Brett Smith published Sep 07, 2011
Are you looking for some work experience this fall semester? The FSF still has several open internship positions for this fall!
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People who have signed our petition to This American Life
by Brett Smith published Aug 30, 2011 last modified Sep 02, 2011 06:16 PM
Located in Campaigns / TAL-Patents
Blog Entry Join the petition asking for This American Life in Ogg Vorbis and help us reach 1,000 signatures!
by Brett Smith published Aug 23, 2011 last modified Sep 07, 2011 12:24 PM
This American Life still hasn't responded to your many messages asking them to use Ogg Vorbis for their downloads and streams. Sign the petition and make your voice heard!
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TAL-Patents
by Brett Smith last modified Aug 19, 2011 05:46 PM
Petition This American Life to publish their show in Ogg Vorbis format.
Located in Campaigns
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.
Located in FSF News
Blog Entry Helping out This American Life—with an Ogg copy of the show
by Brett Smith published Aug 01, 2011 last modified Aug 24, 2011 10:23 AM
Last week, we asked you all to write to This American Life to thank them for their episode about software patents, "When Patents Attack!", and ask them to make it available in Ogg Vorbis format. We thought it would also be helpful to offer them a copy of the show that's already been converted to Ogg Vorbis; with this, the only work they have to do is copy that file and post it on their own servers. Here's the text of the letter we sent them.
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Blog Entry Thank 'This American Life' and ask them to set an example
by Brett Smith published Jul 29, 2011 last modified Aug 24, 2011 10:22 AM
'This American Life' did some great reporting about software patents. Ask them to help solve these problems and offer the show in patent-free formats.
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