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Defective by Design is a grassroots campaign to eliminate Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) in media and devices.
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The GNU operating system is a continuously evolving, complete operating system made entirely of free software.
LibrePlanet is our network of free software activism around the world, including in-person events like our annual conference, and online collaboration spaces.
The Licensing and Compliance Lab is the preeminent resource for public education on licensing best practices and enforcing the GPL.
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"This community that we have, that we're building, that does so much, has to grow. We can't compete with Apple, we can't compete with Google, directly, in the field of resources. What we can eventually do is head count and heart count. We can compete on the ground of ideology because ours is better."
-- Edward Snowden, NSA whisteblower, speaking at LibrePlanet 2016.
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The FSF's limited edition 35th birthday art was designed by illustrator and artist David Revoy.