LibrePlanet 2015: Free Software Everywhere has come to a close. The FSF staff are back at the office, unpacking, sifting through photos and videos, and gathering our thoughts on another awesome gathering of free software enthusiasts.
16 new GNU releases in the last month (as of March 23, 2015):
With over 300 people in attendance, the first day of LibrePlanet 2015 was a blast!
The first day of LibrePlanet 2015 is well underway.
Fast tracking the TPP negotiations is back on the table. We have to fight back.
"We must design free hardware. But the question remains: how?"
At Apple's "Spring Forward" press event on Monday, March 9, the electronics company expounded upon its plans to release a smartwatch and revealed updates to its MacBook computer line, among other announcements. Underneath their focus on "innovation" and "design," however, Apple CEO Tim Cook and other participating speakers neglected to address growing concerns about the proprietary software and Digital Restrictions Management technologies distributed with its products and services, which only serve to extend the company's oppression of computer users and their freedoms.
The free software movement is a global phenomenon, and we want the LibrePlanet conference to reflect that. That's why, wherever you are, you are invited to participate remotely by watching the livestream and participating in the discussion via chat.
"To what extent do the ideas of free software extend to hardware? Is it a moral obligation to make our hardware designs free, just as it is to make our software free? Does maintaining our freedom require rejecting hardware made from nonfree designs?"
As the very first full-time web developer for the FSF, I was happy to see my first major project launch: the new and improved https://my.fsf.org.