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"[The free software award] has put us in company with many great organizations bringing about social change through free software" said Alison Macrina from the Library Freedom Project, recipient of the award in 2016. That's why the Free Software Foundation and the GNU Project have presented the Free Software Awards for nearly two decades, honoring people and projects who have advanced the movement or created free software programs that serve crucial societal needs.
Clear your calendars for the last weekend of March 2017!
Since last month (as of September 26, 2016):
Libre Learn Lab is a two-day summit for people who create, use and implement freely licensed resources for K-12 education, bringing together educators, policy experts, software developers, hardware hackers, and activists to share best practices and address the challenges of widespread adoption of these resources in education. The 2nd biennial conference is Saturday, October 8th, and Sunday, October 9th, at the MIT Tang Center.
Today is the 33rd anniversary of the announcement of the GNU Project, so we've got freedom on our minds. LibrePlanet 2017 is coming! The next installment of this annual celebration of user freedom is happening March 25-26, 2017 in the Boston area.
Saturday, September 17th, 2016 is the thirteenth annual Software Freedom Day (SFD).
(as of August 24, 2016):
The Free Software Foundation has been fighting for user freedom for more than thirty years with your support.
A little over eight years ago we launched the Free Software Supporter, helping keep users up to date on our work and the current state of the world of free software. A lot has happened over those eight years, chronicled in ninety-nine editions of our newsletter.