The government of France is considering amending a proposed law so that it would prohibit much, or potentially all, free software. Updated February 2, 2006.
"I therefore urge the Boston Public Library to terminate its association with OverDrive Audio Books, and adopt a policy of refusing to be agents for the propagation of Digital Restrictions Management."
A new version of the Broadcast Flag bill seems to give the FCC and broadcasters the authority to regulate the transfer of legally obtained digital audio from the receiving device to any other device, including your computer.
Boston Massachusetts, USA - Wednesday January 25, 2006. At the ceremony for the 2005 Free Software Awards, Richard Stallman presented Andrew Tridgell with the award for the advancement of free software.
2,349 people have signed at the time of this writing.
nipl.net is "free community", a server running only free software, providing extensive services to the world.
First Public Discussion Scheduled for January
Yesterday's hearing (Monday, October 31, 2005) at the Massachusetts State House was clearly an attempt to delay adoption of OpenDocument Format (ODF) --- delivering a swipe at Peter Quinn, CIO and Director of the state's Information and Technology Division.
EFF urges a fresh inquiry into the ramifications of DRM.
Please send your nominations by 30 November 2005.
"There are some who say that a collaborative development model, taking advantage of these freedoms, tends to make software that is technically better. They may be right, and it would be nice if freedom brings such a practical bonus. However, the freedom itself is more important than the bonus, so the Free Software Movement focuses on the freedom."
Trentino-Alto Adige, a region in Italy, is switching to GNU/Linux in its Italian-language schools.
Microsoft is trying some strange skullduggery with its partners in Treacherous Computing.
Support the move by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts toward free software. Comments are due by Friday.