2015 was the Free Software Foundation's (FSF) thirtieth year defending
and advancing computer users' rights. The free software community has
sustained the Foundation throughout these decades and been deeply
involved in our work.
We've signed up as a supporter of the WebM Project, and we encourage other foundations and organizations to join us—write to email@example.com to learn how. Today, we're also urging Web site operators to distribute videos in the WebM format, and abandon H.264
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Monday, December 12, 2011 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced the dates for its upcoming LibrePlanet 2012 conference as March 24th and 25th, 2012, at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. A call for papers has also been announced. The conference will include talks from the FSF staff and board, GNU project contributors, and other members of the global free software community.
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Friday, December 20th, 2013 --
Yesterday, Free Software Foundation activists visited the Boston
Apple store to raise awareness of more ethical alternatives for
technology gifts. The activists were accompanied by a gnu (the free
software movement's buffalo-like mascot) and sported Santa hats in the
spirit of the season. Shoppers were surprised to see such an
unusual Santa, and many took stickers and copies of the
FSF's "Giving Guide," which contains tips for purchasing tech
gifts that respect computer users' freedom, privacy and security.
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, May 9, 2013 -- The HTML Working Group of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) today released a First Public Working Draft of the controversial Encrypted Media Extension (EME) specification, despite massive opposition from public interest organizations and members of the public.
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, July 25, 2013 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today launched a fundraising initiative for Replicant (http://replicant.us), a fully free Android distribution and the first mobile operating system (OS) to run without relying on proprietary system code. Replicant's small volunteer developer team is focused on improving their OS, while also expanding it to work on more devices. Donations will primarily be used to buy new devices for development and testing -- a critical need -- but will also help fund infrastructure and promotion for the project.
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Friday, May 3, 2013 -- Today, the Free Software Foundation's Defective by Design (www.defectivebydesign.org) campaign rolled out the red carpet and staged an impromptu awards ceremony during a petition delivery action outside of the W3C's offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Friday, December, 18, 2015 -- The Free
Software Foundation (FSF) today submitted a comment to the U.S.
Department of Education in response to the Notice of Proposed Rule
Making (NPRM), Open Licensing Requirement for Direct Grant Programs.
In addition, the FSF collected and sent comments from the free
software community. These comments were filed via postal mail, as
currently it is impossible to submit comments in digital form for
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 -- Free
Software Foundation president Richard M. Stallman announced the
winners of the FSF's annual free software awards at a ceremony on
Saturday, March 19th, held during the LibrePlanet 2011 conference at
Bunker Hill Community College.
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 *two* motivated and organized
tech-friendly Boston-based individuals to be its full-time campaigns
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 --
Yesterday, a diverse network of organizations opposing Fast Track
legislation, including the Free Software Foundation, announced
they are extending their ten days of activism following massive
and widespread public action. Since its inception on January
22nd, more than a hundred new groups have joined the effort at
StopFastTrack.com, including Coalition for a Prosperous
America, Ben & Jerry's, SumOfUs, Democracy for America, Friends
of the Earth, Namecheap, and CREDO -- adding to an already
impressive, and unlikely, list of groups like reddit, Sierra
Club, AFL-CIO, MoveOn, LabelGMOs, and Fight for the Future.
AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands -- Tuesday, October 26, 2010 -- The Free
Technology Academy (FTA) and the Free Software Foundation (FSF)
announced today their partnership in the FTA's Associate Partner
Network. The Network aims to expand the availability of professional
educational courses and materials covering the concepts and applications of free software and free standards.
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Monday, September 28, 2015 -- The Free
Software Foundation (FSF) today awarded Respects Your Freedom (RYF)
certification to the Taurinus X200 laptop sold by Libiquity LLC. The
RYF certification mark means that the product meets the FSF's
standards in regard to users' freedom, control over the product, and
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, October 14, 2010 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) announced today that it has published an initial set of criteria for endorsing computers and other devices. The FSF seeks both to obtain feedback on the criteria, and raise interest in the program among hardware manufacturers. Ultimately, the FSF plans to promote an endorsement mark to be carried on products that the FSF endorses.