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by Matt Lee Contributions Published on Sep 07, 2004 04:53 PM
News Item LulzBot AO-100 3D printer now FSF-certified to respect your freedom by Joshua Gay — last modified Jun 14, 2013 12:23 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA — Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 — The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today awarded its first Respects Your Freedom (RYF) certification to the LulzBot AO-100 3D Printer sold by Aleph Objects, Inc. The RYF certification mark means that the product meets the FSF's standards in regard to users' freedom, control over the product, and privacy. The LulzBot model AO-100 3D printer can be purchased from www.lulzbot.com.
News Item Troff document Statement in support of Software Freedom Conservancy and Christoph Hellwig, GPL enforcement lawsuit by Joshua Gay — last modified Mar 05, 2015 01:57 PM
While the Free Software Foundation is not directly involved in the suit, we support the effort.
News Item text/x-sh FSF responds to Jobs's "Thoughts on Flash" by John Sullivan — last modified Apr 30, 2010 03:03 PM
Apple's use of proprietary software and recommendation of an explicitly patent-afflicted standard (H.264) are inconsistent with the free web.
News Item Chris Hofstader appointed as GNU access technology director by peterb — last modified May 17, 2010 12:55 PM
GNU Project appoints director of access technology software and publishes GNU Accessibility Statement
News Item Troff document Wikipedia received the FSF award for projects of social benefit by Matt Lee — last modified Feb 07, 2012 04:08 PM
The award was given at the FSF's annual members meeting in Boston, MA
News Item The FSF is hiring: Seeking a Boston-area full-time web developer by Free Software Foundation — last modified Jun 08, 2015 02:50 PM
The Free Software Foundation (FSF), a Boston-based 501(c)(3) charity with a worldwide mission to protect freedoms critical to the computer-using public, seeks a Boston-based individual to be its full-time web developer.
News Item FSF seeks full-time senior GNU/Linux systems administrator by Joshua Gay — last modified Aug 01, 2011 04:23 PM
The ideal candidate will be a well-rounded GNU/Linux systems administrator who enjoys learning and problem-solving. (S)he will be familiar with the free software community and how it works, and will be more interested in making a substantial contribution to software freedom and having employment consistent with ethical ideals than obtaining the highest salary.
News Item Bilski and Patent Absurdity by peterb — last modified Jul 29, 2013 02:52 PM
Who should see the documentary film Patent Absurdity?
GPL Enforcement in Apple's App Store by brett — last modified May 27, 2010 07:12 AM
An iPhone port of GNU Go is currently being distributed through Apple's App Store. However, this distribution is not in compliance with the GNU GPL. The primary problem is that Apple imposes numerous legal restrictions on use and distribution of GNU Go through the iTunes Store Terms of Service, which is forbidden by section 6 of GPLv2. So today we have written to Apple and asked them to come into compliance. We would be happy to see Apple distribute these programs under the GPL's terms, but unfortunately, it seems much more likely that they'll simply make the problem go away by removing GNU Go from the App Store.
News Item 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.
News Item ThinkPenguin VPN mini-router now FSF-certified to respect your freedom by Joshua Gay — last modified Mar 10, 2016 06:06 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, March 10, 2016 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announces that it has awarded Respects Your Freedom (RYF) certification to the Free Software Wireless-N Mini Router (TPE-R1100) as sold by ThinkPenguin, Inc. The RYF certification mark means that the product meets the FSF's standards in regard to users' freedom, control over the product, and privacy.
News Item LibrePlanet free software conference coming to MIT in one week, March 19-20 by Free Software Foundation — last modified Mar 11, 2016 05:02 PM
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, USA -- Friday, March 11th, 2016 -- In just one week, 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 19-20, 2016, 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 tackle challenges facing the free software movement.
News Item FSF responds to Oracle v. Google and the threat of software patents by brett — last modified Sep 08, 2010 12:15 PM
As you likely heard on any number of news sites, Oracle has filed suit against Google, claiming that Android infringes some of its Java-related copyrights and patents. Too little information is available about the copyright infringement claim to say much about it yet; we expect we'll learn more as the case proceeds. But nobody deserves to be the victim of software patent aggression, and Oracle is wrong to use its patents to attack Android.
News Item Call for nominations for the 13th annual Free Software Awards by peterb — last modified Feb 02, 2011 02:01 PM
BOSTON, February 2, 2011--The Free Software Foundation (FSF) and the GNU Project today announced the opening of nominations for the 13th annual Free Software Awards.
News Item FSF launches free software extension listing for OpenOffice.org by John Sullivan — last modified May 07, 2010 04:50 PM
News Item LibrePlanet is coming March 21-22, 2015, call for proposals now open for annual free software conference by libby — 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.
News Item GNU Project renews focus on free software in education by Matt Lee — last modified Jan 30, 2012 11:48 AM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA — Monday, January 30, 2012 — The GNU Project today announced the relaunch of its worldwide volunteer-led effort to bring free software to educational institutions of all levels.
News Item Announcing JavaScript License Web Labels by brett — last modified Feb 09, 2012 05:01 PM
If you browse the Web today, your browser will probably download and run nonfree JavaScript software on your behalf. You should be able to say no to that software—but to date, that hasn't been practical. JavaScript License Web Labels are our newest effort to make this easier.
News Item Free Software Foundation statement on WebM and VP8 by Matt Lee — last modified May 19, 2010 03:19 PM
News Item Free Software Foundation statement on new iPhone models from Apple by wtheaker — last modified Sep 10, 2013 06:13 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.
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