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The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) has established the Chris Nicol FLOSS Prize, which recognizes initiatives that are making it easy for people to start using free software. The prize will be awarded to a person or group doing extraordinary work to make free software accessible to ordinary computer users.
Microsoft is running "Windows 8 Campus Tour" events at many US universities. We're inviting free software supporters, associated with the universities in question, to mount simple nondisruptive protests at these events.
24 new GNU releases in the last month (as of March 25, 2014):
What does it mean when, over a single year, the number of people who come to LibrePlanet more than doubles?
The first day of LibrePlanet 2014 was a huge success, thanks to the work of our tireless volunteers, staff, and speakers.
At last year's LibrePlanet (2013), I had the opportunity to watch much of the footage used in this video being shot. This was my first LibrePlanet and I found that congenial conversations and insightful talks were both available in abundance. A few friendly conversations later, I volunteered to edit the LibrePlanet video using all free software -- something I had been looking for the opportunity to try. I have been producing, shooting and editing videos for the past ten years or so, but using the editing software available at the local community access TV station in Newton, MA (just a short subway ride from the FSF offices in Boston).
The FSF office is abuzz with activity as the free software community gathers in the Boston area for LibrePlanet.
Five more reasons to come to LibrePlanet.
In this post, LibrePlanet volunteer and free software activist Brendan Kidwell shares why he's excited for LibrePlanet 2014.
While working on Replicant, a fully free/libre version of Android, we discovered that the proprietary program running on the applications processor in charge of handling the communication protocol with the modem actually implements a backdoor that lets the modem perform remote file I/O operations on the file system.