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Blog Entry chemical/x-isostar Computing is changing -- so is the FSF's High Priority Projects List
by Georgia Young published Jan 17, 2017
In response to the changing computing landscape, and with extensive input from the free software community, the Free Software Foundation updated its High Priority Free Software Projects (HPP) list with six new project areas that need your support.
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News Item chemical/x-isostar FSF announces a major overhaul of free software High Priority Projects List
by Georgia Young published Jan 17, 2017
Boston, Massachusetts, USA – Tuesday, January 17, 2017 – The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced a major update to its High Priority Free Software Projects (HPP) list.
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Intelligent personal assistant
by Georgia Young published Jan 18, 2017
Apple's Siri, Google Now, Cortana, Amazon Echo's Alexa, and other intelligent personal assistants (IPAs) are becoming more pervasive. Whatever convenience they provide comes with unacceptable tradeoffs: The breadth of access to users' data they take in order to operate is enormous, and the user does not have access to the code for either the client (because it's proprietary) or the server (because its code is not distributed).
Located in Campaigns / High Priority Projects
Help GNU/Linux distributions be committed to freedom
by Georgia Young last modified Jan 13, 2017 05:31 PM
Projects like those on the FSF Licensing and Compliance Lab's list of free distros are dedicated to distributing a complete GNU/Linux operating system that contains only free software.
Located in Campaigns / High Priority Projects
Free software adoption by governments
by Georgia Young published Jan 18, 2017
Government adoption of free software has the potential for a huge effect on the proliferation of free software, given that government employs many people, funds millions in software contracts each year, and most people interact with their government in various ways. We must demand that government not be held hostage to proprietary software.
Located in Campaigns / High Priority Projects
Security by and for free software
by Georgia Young published Jan 18, 2017
Security is a concern for all computing and all computer users.
Located in Campaigns / High Priority Projects
Free phone operating system
by Georgia Young published Jan 18, 2017 last modified Sep 25, 2017 10:55 AM
Smartphones are the most widely used form of personal computer today. Thus, the need for a fully free phone operating system is crucial to the proliferation of software freedom.
Located in Campaigns / High Priority Projects
Decentralization, federation, and self-hosting
by Georgia Young published Jan 18, 2017 last modified Jan 20, 2017 11:17 AM
This large and fragmented space deals with increased centralization of Web activities. The free software community provided extensive feedback regarding many projects that fall under this initiative.
Located in Campaigns / High Priority Projects
Free drivers, firmware, and hardware designs
by Georgia Young published Jan 18, 2017 last modified Nov 03, 2017 01:01 PM
Drivers, firmware, and hardware are integral parts of the computers we use and the devices that interact with them -- and when these things are proprietary, they are incompatible with free software.
Located in Campaigns / High Priority Projects
Real-time voice and video chat
by Georgia Young published Jan 18, 2017
Many widely used voice-over-IP programs, like Skype and FaceTime, use proprietary protocols and nonfree implementations.
Located in Campaigns / High Priority Projects

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