The free and open source software community has long demanded that industry standards be freely available to all to implement without patent or other licensing encumbrances. Open standards are essential for free software and open source to thrive.
In our backyard.
Boston, MA, USA - Monday, February 14, 2005 - The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced the appointment of Peter T. Brown as its new Executive Director.
The FSF will be relocating within Boston on May 1, 2005.
If you are an FSF associate member, a way to contribute further is by recruiting others to join and support our work. Spreading the word about our work, and how FSF members enable us to do our work, is help that we appreciate.
We are continuing to mail complimentary copies of Free Culture to our members.
The first draft was released this morning at an internationally attended conference in Cambridge at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
FOSDEM - Brussels, Belgium - Saturday February 26, 2005. At the award ceremony for the 2004 Advancement of Free Software.
Janet Casey, curator of the FSF/UNESCO Free Software Directory, was interviewed in Linux Weekly News.
Professor Eben Moglen has just confirmed that he will be speaking at both of the upcoming FSF licensing seminars, on August 24th and 25th at Stanford University. His topics will include patents and GPL 3.
Some people have been receiving mail that appears to come from us that carries attachments which are probably dangerous. It's not really from us.
FSF is offering two days of seminars at Stanford University in northern California on the GPL and Free Software Licensing. The dates are August 24 and 25.
One of our most important projects is the Free Software Directory. Janet Casey, the Directory's Maintainer, describes its scope and background.
Database Designer/System Analyst
The rest of the membership packets were mailed on Wednesday, June 23.
Membership packets for U.S. members were mailed on Friday, June 18, 2004.