Today is Ada Lovelace Day, a day for highlighting women making great contributions to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. This is a holiday of particular importance to the free software movement, to remind us that there are powerful social biases which permeate our movement, sexism and transmisogyny being just two of these.
"The current level of general surveillance in society is incompatible with human rights. To recover our freedom and restore democracy, we must reduce surveillance to the point where it is possible for whistleblowers of all kinds to talk with journalists without being spotted."
In this post, Deb recaps Software Freedom Day 2013, held in Cambridge MA on Saturday, September 21, 2013.
Ben recently started working at the FSF as this fall's licensing intern. In this post, he writes about what brought him to free software and his interest in copyleft.
Is there someone who you think has advanced the progress of free software, someone you think of as a free software hero? How about a great project that uses free software principles, like copyleft or free culture, to benefit society? Now is your chance to nominate them for a Free Software Award.
The intention to create the GNU System, and the concept of free software, was first announced in September 1983. Since then, it has grown into a global movement of people that work together for software freedom, and have a great time doing it.