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by Matt Lee Contributions Published on Sep 07, 2004 04:53 PM
News Item Free Form: Free Software News for September 29th 2010 by Molly de Blanc — last modified Nov 05, 2010 09:42 AM
Recently, in free software news, Richard Stallman protested representatives of the European Patent Office giving a presentation in Australia concerning software patents. Trisquel released their newest LTS version, codename: Taranis. The chief architect of Apple's compiler group answered a question about the upstream potential of their work on the GNU Compiler Collection.
News Item chemical/x-isostar FSF announces a major overhaul of free software High Priority Projects List by Georgia Young — last modified Jan 17, 2017 10:18 AM
Boston, Massachusetts, USA – Tuesday, January 17, 2017 – The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced a major update to its High Priority Free Software Projects (HPP) list.
News Item Keynotes announced for LibrePlanet 2019 free software conference by Molly de Blanc — last modified Oct 18, 2018 01:53 PM
News Item FSF Job Opportunity: Copyright and Licensing Associate by Free Software Foundation — last modified Nov 27, 2018 05:08 PM
This position has been filled.
News Item 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.
News Item D source code 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.
News Item Announcing LibrePlanet 2018 keynote speakers by Free Software Foundation — last modified Jan 17, 2018 11:08 AM
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, USA -- Tuesday, January 16, 2018 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced the keynote speakers for LibrePlanet, the annual free software conference, taking place at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25, 2018.
News Item FSF Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Report now available by Molly de Blanc — last modified Feb 11, 2019 02:24 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Monday, February 11, 2019 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today published its Fiscal Year 2017 (FY2017) Annual Report.
News Item HTML International coalition of Internet freedom organizations urges W3C to reject Encrypted Media Extensions, a proposal to build Digital Restrictions Management into the Web by Zak Rogoff — last modified Jun 25, 2013 05:25 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 -- Today a coalition of twenty-seven organizations released a joint letter to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Web's standards-setting body, condemning Encrypted Media Extensions (EME). EME is a proposal to incorporate support for Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) -- the systems used by media and technology companies to restrict watching, sharing, recording, and transforming digital works -- into HTML, the core language of the Web.
News Item The FSF is hiring: Seeking a full-time outreach and communication coordinator by John Sullivan — last modified May 21, 2013 10:56 AM
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 motivated and organized tech-friendly Boston-based individual to be its full-time outreach and communication coordinator.
News Item Pascal source code FSF-certified to Respect Your Freedom: ThinkPenguin USB Wifi adapter with Atheros chip by Joshua Gay — last modified May 01, 2013 09:29 AM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA — Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 — The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today awarded Respects Your Freedom (RYF) certification to the TPE-N150USB Wireless N USB Adapter, sold by ThinkPenguin. 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 TPE-N150USB can be purchased from http://www.thinkpenguin.com/TPE-N150USB. Software certification focused primarily on the firmware for the Atheros AR9271 chip used on the adapter.
News Item 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.
Tell the USTR to reject ACTA by Brett Smith — last modified Feb 11, 2011 10:29 AM
The ACTA drafting process is finished, and countries are beginning to turn an eye toward signing it. Help us stand against it!
News Item Activists trick-or-treat for free software at Windows 8 launch event by Zak Rogoff — last modified Oct 30, 2012 04:17 PM
New York, New York, USA -- Thursday, October 25th, 2012 -- Today visitors to the primary Windows 8 launch event were greeted by an unexpected and uninvited visitor -- a gnu. Activists, one dressed as the free software movement's buffalo-like mascot, converged on Microsoft's event to distribute pamphlets about the hidden dangers of Microsoft's latest proprietary creation. The Halloween-themed action included plastic pumpkin buckets full of DVDs loaded with Trisquel, a free software distribution of the GNU/Linux operating system.
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.
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