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by Matt Lee Contributions Published on Sep 07, 2004 04:53 PM
News Item chemical/x-pdb FSF, Conservancy publish principles for community-oriented GPL enforcement by Joshua Gay — last modified Oct 01, 2015 12:43 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, October 1st, 2015 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced publication of "The Principles of Community-Oriented GPL Enforcement," co-authored with the Software Freedom Conservancy. The document lays out the principles that both organizations follow when they receive reports that a company is violating copyleft terms like the GNU General Public License (GNU GPL).
News Item Pascal source code Winners announced for free software gaming's highest honor, the Liberated Pixel Cup by libby — last modified Jul 29, 2013 02:56 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Friday, February 22, 2013 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today is proud to announce the winner of the first Liberated Pixel Cup, a design competition of free software video games using only freely licensed art and media.
News Item Library of Congress issues limited exemptions to DMCA anti-circumvention provisions but leaves users without full control over their own computing by Free Software Foundation — last modified Nov 02, 2015 08:38 AM
On October 27th, 2015, the Library of Congress published its list of exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), denying many of the proposed exemptions and modifying or limiting others. Because of this, users of a wide variety of software and devices, such as ebook readers and video game consoles, still do not have the right to control their own computing. Even for the areas where the exemptions permit users some additional control, they do not permit sharing of methods for obtaining it, and last only three years.
News Item You did your part, now it's our turn to do more for you! by John Sullivan — last modified Feb 01, 2012 11:03 PM
Well, you did it! We raised $300,000 for free software during our winter fundraising drive, thanks to your contributions.
News Item What's your vision for the FSF? Fill out our survey by Zak Rogoff — last modified Jan 13, 2016 09:33 AM
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.
News Item FSF announces change in general counsel by John Sullivan — last modified Oct 27, 2016 04:05 PM
News Item 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.
News Item No double standards: supporting Google's push for WebM by brett — last modified Apr 02, 2012 12:17 PM
We've signed up as a supporter of the WebM Project, and we encourage other foundations and organizations to join us—write to to learn how. Today, we're also urging Web site operators to distribute videos in the WebM format, and abandon H.264
News Item LibrePlanet 2012 conference announced: March 24th-25th by Matt Lee — last modified Dec 14, 2011 12:14 PM
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.
News Item Gift giving gnu advises shoppers to "give freely" by Free Software Foundation — last modified Dec 20, 2013 04:48 PM
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.
News Item World Wide Web Consortium takes next step with controversial DRM proposal, Defective by Design condemns decision by libby — last modified May 09, 2013 03:04 PM
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.
News Item FSF launches fundraising program for Replicant, the fully free Android-based mobile OS by Zak Rogoff — last modified Mar 27, 2015 05:45 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, July 25, 2013 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today launched a fundraising initiative for Replicant (, 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.
News Item chemical/x-molconn-Z "Oscar" awarded to W3C for Best Supporting Role in "The Hollyweb" by libby — last modified Jun 25, 2013 05:39 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Friday, May 3, 2013 -- Today, the Free Software Foundation's Defective by Design ( 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.
News Item 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.
News Item Free Software Foundation submits comments to U.S. Department of Education encouraging free licensing for all grant-funded materials by John Sullivan — last modified Dec 18, 2015 05:35 PM
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 NPRMs without downloading and running proprietary JavaScript.
News Item D source code 2010 Free Software Awards announced by John Sullivan — last modified May 19, 2011 12:47 PM
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.
News Item chemical/x-pdb Free Software Foundation statement on 2016-09-16 by John Sullivan — last modified Sep 16, 2016 11:08 PM
News Item Two job openings on the FSF campaigns team by John Sullivan — last modified Jun 30, 2012 12:08 AM
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 managers.
News Item Anti-Fast Track mobilization to be extended after more than half a million people take action by Free Software Foundation — last modified Feb 05, 2014 06:48 PM
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, 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.
News Item FSF Advocates Free Software for U.S. IPEC Joint Strategic Plan by brett — last modified Apr 12, 2010 03:26 PM
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