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FSF Job Opportunity: Senior GNU/Linux Systems Administrator

by Free Software Foundation last modified Jan 13, 2017 06:01 PM

The Free Software Foundation (FSF), a Massachusetts 501(c)(3) charity with a worldwide mission to protect computer user freedom, seeks a motivated and talented Boston-based individual to be a full-time Senior GNU/Linux Systems Administrator.

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LibrePlanet 2017 keynote announcement: Author and tech activist Cory Doctorow

by Georgia Young last modified Dec 22, 2016 11:32 AM

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA — Thursday, December 22, 2016 — The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced that Cory Doctorow will be a keynote speaker at LibrePlanet, the annual free software conference, on Sunday, March 26th, 2017.

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LibrePlanet 2017 will return to MIT thanks to SIPB, March 25-26, 2017

by Georgia Young last modified Dec 21, 2016 04:31 PM

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA – Wednesday, December 21, 2016 – The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced that the annual free software conference LibrePlanet will return to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Saturday, March 25th and Sunday, March 26th, 2017.

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The Free Software Foundation seeks nominations for the 19th annual Free Software Awards

by Free Software Foundation last modified Oct 13, 2016 02:34 PM

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Tuesday, October 11, 2016 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) and the GNU Project today call upon the free software community to submit nominations for the 19th 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 awards are presented each year at the LibrePlanet free software conference.

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LibrePlanet returns March 25-26, 2017, call for proposals for annual free software conference now open

by Free Software Foundation last modified Nov 28, 2016 03:42 PM

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Tuesday, September 27, 2016 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced the dates for the LibrePlanet free software conference, which will be held March 25-26, 2017, in the Boston area. The call for sessions is now open, and registration, volunteer applications, and exhibitor applications will open in October.

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Free Software Foundation stresses necessity of full user control over Internet-connected devices

by Matthew Garrett last modified Sep 09, 2016 03:09 PM

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the integration of Internet technology into a wider range of home devices than previously envisaged by most users. Early adopters of IoT may now have homes with Internet-connected lightbulbs, alarm systems, baby monitors and even coffee machines. Internet integration allows owners to have greater flexibility over their devices, making it possible to turn on their air conditioning as they leave work to cool the house before they return, to have curtains that automatically close based on sunset time, or lights that automatically turn off after the owner has left the house. Each individual benefit may seem marginal, but overall they add significant benefit to the owners.

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FSF Job Opportunity: Copyright and Licensing Associate

by Free Software Foundation last modified Sep 22, 2016 04:20 PM

The Free Software Foundation (FSF), a Massachusetts 501(c)(3) charity with a worldwide mission to protect computer user freedom, seeks a motivated and talented Boston-based individual to be our full-time Copyright and Licensing Associate.

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FSF Job Opportunity: Web Developer

by John Sullivan last modified Sep 01, 2016 10:15 AM

Free Software Foundation is hiring a Web Developer

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Free Software Foundation releases FY2015 Annual Report

by Free Software Foundation last modified Aug 11, 2016 06:28 PM

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, August 11th, 2016 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today published its FY2015 Annual Report.

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Web DRM standard moves to next phase of development, FSF's Defective by Design campaign to continue opposition

by Zak Rogoff last modified Jul 06, 2016 04:38 PM

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA — Wednesday, July 6, 2016 — Despite dedicated resistance by tens of thousands of Web users and civil society groups, Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee allowed Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) to move to the next phase of development within the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) yesterday.

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LulzBot TAZ 6 3D printer now FSF-certified to respect your freedom

by Joshua Gay last modified Jun 13, 2016 10:55 AM

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Friday, June 10, 2016 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today awarded Respects Your Freedom (RYF) certification to the TAZ 6, the sixth model in the LulzBot TAZ line of 3D printers by Aleph Objects, Inc., and their 10th product to be awarded RYF certification. The RYF certification mark means that the product meets the FSF's standards in regard to users' freedom, control over the product, and privacy.

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LibrePlanet conference videos and slides online: Edward Snowden, Richard Stallman, Karen Sandler, and more

by Free Software Foundation last modified Jun 01, 2016 05:14 PM

Boston, Massachusetts, USA – Tuesday, May 31, 2016 – The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announces that recordings and slides from its LibrePlanet 2016 free software conference are now available online.

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Hundreds explore ways to Fork the System with free software at LibrePlanet 2016

by Free Software Foundation last modified Apr 29, 2016 11:20 AM

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, USA -- Wednesday, March 23, 2016 -- The 2016 LibrePlanet free software conference drew nearly 350 activists from around the world to discuss issues of freedom, privacy, and security in computing. NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and ACLU technologist Daniel Kahn Gillmor discussed "The last lighthouse: free software in dark times" in an opening keynote before a brimming audience at MIT's Stata Center, with hundreds of remote participants tuning in online.

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GNU releases ethical evaluations of code-hosting services

by Free Software Foundation last modified Apr 25, 2016 03:55 PM

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Monday, April 25th, 2016 -- Today the Free Software Foundation (FSF) and the GNU Project announced evaluations of several major repository-hosting services according to the standards of the GNU Ethical Criteria for Code Repositories. Released in 2015, these criteria grade code-hosting services for their commitment to user privacy and freedom. At the time of publication, Savannah and GitLab have met or surpassed the baseline standards of the criteria.

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FSF Job Opportunity: Operations Assistant

by John Sullivan last modified May 25, 2016 09:19 AM

DEADLINE PASSED. No longer accepting applications. The Free Software Foundation (FSF), a Massachusetts 501(c)(3) charity with a worldwide mission to protect freedoms critical to the computer-using public, seeks a motivated and organized Boston-based individual to be its full-time Operations Assistant.

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Interpreting, enforcing and changing the GNU GPL, as applied to combining Linux and ZFS

by Joshua Gay last modified Apr 11, 2016 03:03 PM

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Monday, April 11, 2016 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced the publication of "Interpreting, enforcing and changing the GNU GPL, as applied to combining Linux and ZFS," by its founder and president, Richard M. Stallman.

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Anti-DRM activists go to W3C meeting to protest Digital Restrictions Management in Web standards

by Free Software Foundation last modified Mar 22, 2016 12:44 PM

Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA -- Tuesday, March 22, 2016 -- On Sunday the Free Software Foundation (FSF) led a protest at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) against an attempt by Netflix, Hollywood and other technology and media companies to weave Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) into the HTML standard that undergirds the Web. With about 75 protesting outside an ongoing W3C event, it was the largest protest ever at the standards body.

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