The FSF turns 30
A free software supporter at the FSFE party for FSF30.
The FSF celebrated its thirtieth anniversary on October 3rd, 2015 with several events in Boston and Cambridge, MA (here's the recap):
The free software community celebrated around the world, coordinating and promoting their events in the FSF30 Party Network.
- FSF general counsel and Software Freedom Law Center President and Executive Director Eben Moglen's talk, "FSF from 30 to 45," given at the User Freedom Summit held at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. Moglen looks ahead to the crucial issues facing the free software movement in its next fifteen years.
- A performance of the Free Software Song (written by Richard Stallman) and the Bulgarian folk song that inspired it, Sadi Moma Bela Loza, by members of the Bulgarian singing groups Divi Zheni and Zornitsa
- Free software stories shared by community members at the thirtieth anniversary party
- Cory Doctorow's FSF30 message
- Vernor Vinge's FSF30 message
- User Liberation a short animated video about free software and the FSF, created for our thirtieth
Read about our 30 years of work fighting for free software
- FSFE Vice President Matthias Kirschner's post about the anniversary
In Cyprus, free software was on display.
- "The GNU Manifesto Turns 30" (The New Yorker): an article profiling Richard Stallman, the FSF's founder, and the movement he launched 30 years ago
- "The Free Software Foundation: 30 years in" (opensource.com): an interview by Jono Bacon with FSF executive director John Sullivan about the ways the FSF is meeting the challenges that face computer user freedom
- "Where do we stand 30 years after the founding of the Free Software Foundation?" (opensource.com): another, more concise but still excellent interview with John Sullivan, by Don Watkins
- The FSF's 2014-2015 appeal for support, celebrated the free software community and the FSF's role in it
- We celebrated the free software community's first thirty years on social media with the hashtag #FSF30