ACTA, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, is a proposed enforcement treaty between United States, the European Community, Switzerland, Japan, Australia, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand and Mexico, with Canada set to join any day now.
End Software Patents today launched en.swpat.org, a wiki to document the case against software patents. Over 100 articles have already been started to give an idea of the scope and structure of the wiki.
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Monday, November 3, 2008 -- The Free
Software Foundation (FSF) today announced the release of version 1.3
of the GNU Free Documentation License (FDL). This version of the
license allows public wikis to relicense their FDL-covered materials
under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC-BY-SA) 3.0
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Wednesday, October 1, 2008 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced a "reboot" of its High Priority Projects list with an accompanying $10,000 grant from Worldlabel.com Inc. The grant will seed a new fund to promote projects on the list, and the FSF is calling for a community conversation about the biggest challenges computer users face using free "as in freedom"
As opinions form about the extent to which the Court ruling impacts the patenting of software, one thing is clear. The State Street ruling that in 1998 opened the flood gates to the patenting of business methods and software has been gutted, if not technically overturned.
By organizing this information and delivering it into the hands of activists and law makers, we can form an immense tool to help existing and future campaigns around the world -- Ciaran O'Riordan, Director End Software Patents.
The FSF is hiring a campaigns manager to be part of the team that runs DefectiveByDesign and PlayOgg, helps coordinate the GNU Project, and generates new campaign ideas. This is an opportunity to take a leadership role in the organization that sponsors the GNU project, publishes the GPL, and fights for software freedom.
The Free Software Foundation will host a mini-summit on Women in Free Software to discuss how the free software community can cultivate and increase participation by women in free software's development and activism communities.