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Presenting this season's online FSF bulletin

by Devin Ulibarri Contributions Published on Dec 07, 2023 08:27 AM
Presenting this season's online FSF bulletin

Screenshot of online Bulletin

As I write this, we have received our first snowfall in Boston, MA, the city where the Free Software Foundation (FSF) has its cozy office. The seasons are changing, for sure, but the bi-annual routine of providing the public with articles about free software via the FSF Bulletin has not. The printed pamphlets have been mailed out a few weeks ago to free software supporters around the globe, and issue forty-three of the Free Software Foundation Bulletin is now also available online!

screenshot of online bulletin

In this issue of the Bulletin, you'll read and learn about:

  • The reasons why we stand firm in our resolve for freedom. FSF executive director Zoë Kooyman reflects upon some recent advances in digital sovereignty, in particular in our right to repair, and shares why we must still insist on uncompromising freedom in our software, while steadily advancing.

  • How to properly license your program under a free software license. According to copyright & licensing associate Craig Topham, it's a piece of cake!

  • An examination of trends toward investing in machine potential in lieu of human potential. Outreach & communications coordinator Devin Ulibarri examines the fervor around artificial intelligence in this light, and makes the case that free software has always been a sound investment in human potential.

  • What JShelter is, how it protects your online privacy, and how you can help improve it. FSF system administrator Michael McMahon shares details about the browser extension, including how users can become helpful contributors.

  • The challenges to buying a house in freedom. Free software supporter Christopher Howard shares his recent experience house hunting, including tips and workarounds.

Personally, I love the printed version, because I can read it and then leave it out on a table for others to read. But, of course, I also love the online version, because I can share it with friends and family online. However, if you received the printed Bulletin and no longer want to receive it for any reason, you may now fill out the following form to let us know:

If you received the Bulletin in the mail and you want to help others learn about it, please consider sharing a picture of your copy with the hashtag #fsfbulletin! We love seeing how far these little pamphlets travel -- and free software is necessary in every nook and cranny of the globe.

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