Skip to content, sitemap or skip to search.

Free Software Foundation

Personal tools
Join now
 
You are here: Home FSF News

FSF News

by Free Software Foundation Contributions Published on Mar 08, 2010 04:08 PM
Are you a member of the press? Visit our Press Information page.

LibrePlanet 2015 brings free software luminaries to MIT

by Free Software Foundation last modified Mar 24, 2015 05:37 PM

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Monday, March 23, 2015 -- The 2015 LibrePlanet free software conference drew nearly 350 activists from around the world to discuss issues of freedom, privacy, and security in computing. Free Software Foundation founder and president Richard Stallman delivered the opening keynote, "Free software, free hardware, and other things" before a packed room at MIT's Stata Center, with hundreds of remote participants tuning in online.

LibrePlanet 2015 brings free software luminaries to MIT - Read More…

Sébastien Jodogne, ReGlue are Free Software Award winners

by Free Software Foundation last modified Mar 21, 2015 07:06 PM

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Saturday, March 21, 2015 -- Free Software Foundation executive director John Sullivan announced the winners of the FSF's annual Free Software Awards at a ceremony on Saturday, March 21st, held during the LibrePlanet 2015 conference at MIT, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Two awards were given: the Award for the Advancement of Free Software and the Award for Projects of Social Benefit.

Sébastien Jodogne, ReGlue are Free Software Award winners - Read More…

Kat Walsh joins FSF board of directors

by Free Software Foundation last modified Mar 25, 2015 02:11 PM

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, USA — Saturday, March 20, 2015 — The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced the addition of Kat Walsh to its board of directors. She becomes the ninth director on the FSF's board.

Kat Walsh joins FSF board of directors - Read More…

LibrePlanet free software conference coming to MIT March 21-22

by Free Software Foundation last modified Mar 10, 2015 05:22 PM

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, USA -- Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) and MIT's Student Information Processing Board (SIPB) are once again teaming up to bring the LibrePlanet free software conference to Cambridge, March 21-22, 2015 at the Stata Center at MIT. LibrePlanet is an annual conference for people who care about their digital freedoms, bringing together software developers, policy experts, activists, and computer users to learn skills, share accomplishments, and face challenges facing the free software movement. LibrePlanet 2015 will feature programming for all ages and experience levels.

LibrePlanet free software conference coming to MIT March 21-22 - Read More…

FSF adds Guix System Distribution to list of endorsed distributions

by Free Software Foundation last modified Feb 03, 2015 12:33 PM

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Tuesday, February 3, 2015 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced the addition of the Guix System Distribution to its list of recommended GNU/Linux distributions.

FSF adds Guix System Distribution to list of endorsed distributions - Read More…

Libreboot X200 laptop now FSF-certified to respect your freedom

by Free Software Foundation last modified Jan 29, 2015 04:25 PM

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, January 29, 2015 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today awarded Respects Your Freedom (RYF) certification to the Libreboot X200 laptop. The RYF certification mark means that the product meets the FSF's standards in regard to users' freedom, control over the product, and privacy.

Libreboot X200 laptop now FSF-certified to respect your freedom - Read More…

Committee begins review of High Priority Projects list -- your input is needed

by Free Software Foundation last modified Dec 08, 2014 06:08 PM

Send your suggestions for projects of strategic importance to the goal of freedom for all computer users.

Committee begins review of High Priority Projects list -- your input is needed - Read More…

Software Freedom Conservancy and Free Software Foundation announce copyleft.org

by Free Software Foundation last modified Nov 08, 2014 01:47 AM

This new site will not only provide a venue for those who constantly update and improve the Comprehensive Tutorial, but is also now home to a collaborative community to share and improve information about copyleft licenses, especially the GNU General Public License (GPL), and best compliance practices.

Software Freedom Conservancy and Free Software Foundation announce copyleft.org - Read More…

The Free Software Foundation opens nominations for the 17th annual Free Software Awards

by Free Software Foundation last modified Oct 17, 2014 01:05 PM

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Friday, October 17, 2014 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) and the GNU Project today announced the opening of nominations for the 17th annual Free Software Awards. The Free Software Awards include the Award for the Advancement of Free Software and the Award for Projects of Social Benefit.

The Free Software Foundation opens nominations for the 17th annual Free Software Awards - Read More…

Matthew Garrett joins Free Software Foundation board of directors

by Free Software Foundation last modified Oct 16, 2014 05:39 PM

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, October 16, 2014 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced the addition of Matthew Garrett to its board of directors.

Matthew Garrett joins Free Software Foundation board of directors - Read More…

Free Software Foundation statement on the GNU Bash "shellshock" vulnerability

by Free Software Foundation last modified Sep 30, 2014 12:05 PM

A major security vulnerability has been discovered in the free software shell GNU Bash. The most serious issues have already been fixed, and GNU/Linux distributions are working quickly to release updated packages for their users. All Bash users should upgrade immediately, and audit the list of remote network services running on their systems.

Free Software Foundation statement on the GNU Bash "shellshock" vulnerability - Read More…

LibrePlanet is coming March 21-22, 2015, call for proposals now open for annual free software conference

by Libby Reinish last modified Sep 16, 2014 03:56 PM

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Tuesday, September 16, 2015 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) and Student Information Processing Board (SIPB) at MIT today announced the dates for the LibrePlanet free software conference, which will be held March 21-22, 2015, in Cambridge, MA. The call for sessions is now open, as is the call for exhibitors and volunteers.

LibrePlanet is coming March 21-22, 2015, call for proposals now open for annual free software conference - Read More…

ThinkPenguin wireless router now FSF-certified to respect your freedom

by Free Software Foundation last modified Nov 21, 2014 04:51 PM

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Friday, September 12, 2014 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today awarded Respects Your Freedom (RYF) certification to the ThinkPenguin Wireless N-Broadband Router (TPE-NWIFIROUTER). The RYF certification mark means that the product meets the FSF's standards in regard to users' freedom, control over the product, and privacy. This is the first router to receive RYF certification from the FSF.

ThinkPenguin wireless router now FSF-certified to respect your freedom - Read More…

Free Software Foundation statement on the new iPhone, Apple Pay, and Apple Watch

by Free Software Foundation last modified Sep 09, 2014 03:24 PM

The Free Software Foundation encourages users to avoid all Apple products, in the interest of their own freedom and the freedom of those around them.

Free Software Foundation statement on the new iPhone, Apple Pay, and Apple Watch - Read More…

FSF and Debian join forces to help free software users find the hardware they need

by Free Software Foundation last modified Oct 02, 2014 04:14 PM

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Monday, September 8, 2014 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) and the Debian Project today announced cooperation to expand and enhance h-node, a database to help users learn and share information about computers that work with free software operating systems.

FSF and Debian join forces to help free software users find the hardware they need - Read More…

Free Software Foundation adds libreCMC to its list of endorsed distributions

by Free Software Foundation last modified Sep 04, 2014 04:53 PM

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, September 4, 2014 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced the addition of libreCMC, an embedded GNU/Linux project, to its list of recommended distributions.

Free Software Foundation adds libreCMC to its list of endorsed distributions - Read More…

GNU hackers unmask massive HACIENDA surveillance program and design a countermeasure

by Free Software Foundation last modified Aug 22, 2014 04:59 PM

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Friday, August 22, 2014 -- GNU community members and collaborators have discovered threatening details about a five-country government surveillance program codenamed HACIENDA. The program employs a technology known as port-scanning to map every server in twenty-seven countries and detect vulnerabilities to be exploited.

GNU hackers unmask massive HACIENDA surveillance program and design a countermeasure - Read More…

US Supreme Court makes the right decision to nix Alice Corp. patent, but more work needed to end software patents for good

by Free Software Foundation last modified Jun 19, 2014 05:58 PM

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, June 19, 2014 -- Today the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled a prominent software patent invalid in the case of Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, saying that implementing an abstract idea on a computer does not make that idea patent-eligible.

US Supreme Court makes the right decision to nix Alice Corp. patent, but more work needed to end software patents for good - Read More…

To help Reset the Net, FSF launches guide to email protection

by Free Software Foundation last modified Jul 07, 2014 11:23 AM

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, June 5th, 2014 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today released Email Self-Defense, a how-to guide for setting up and using email encryption.

To help Reset the Net, FSF launches guide to email protection - Read More…

Document Actions

The FSF is a charity with a worldwide mission to advance software freedom — learn about our history and work.

fsf.org is powered by:

 

Send your feedback on our translations and new translations of pages to campaigns@fsf.org.