BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 -- Today a wide variety of community groups, activist organizations and businesses are taking part in the 8th International Day Against DRM (DayAgainstDRM.org). The groups are united in envisioning a world without Digital Restrictions Management, technology that places arbitrary restrictions on what people can do with digital media, often by spying on them. As the largest anti-DRM event in the world, the International Day Against DRM is an important counterpoint to the pro-DRM message broadcast by powerful media and software companies. The Day is coordinated by Defective by Design (DefectiveByDesign.org), the anti-DRM campaign of the Free Software Foundation.
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Tuesday, February 3, 2015 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced the addition of the Guix System Distribution to its list of recommended GNU/Linux distributions.
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA—Thursday, March 9th, 2017—The Free
Software Foundation (FSF) is now accepting donations to support the
GNU Toolchain, a collection of foundational freely licensed software
development tools. Many pieces of software depend upon the GNU
Toolchain, including the GNU/Linux family of operating systems which
runs the majority of Web servers, millions of personal devices and the
most advanced supercomputers.
With over 30,000 signatures to our statement and over a dozen high-quality submissions to our contest, I'm confident our message that Restricted Boot is a mistake has the attention of Microsoft and computer-makers alike. Now we need take the next step of turning this support into tangible results.
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Wednesday, June 26, 2013 -- Free Software Foundation founder Richard Stallman today joins the ranks of notable individuals who have been inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame for their significant contributions to the advancement of the global Internet.
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, May 3, 2012 -- Defective by Design will hold its annual International Day Against DRM on Friday, May 4th, targeting the use of Digital Restrictions Management on ebooks. Several other organizations have joined to express their concern for the freedoms of authors and readers, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Creative Commons, O'Reilly Media, No Starch Press, the Accessible Computing Foundation, Libre Graphics Magazine, Fight for the Future, Angry Robot Books, APRIL, the Free Software Foundation and its sister organizations, FSF France, FSF India and FSF Europe.
New documentary film "Patent Absurdity" is set to expose how the judicial activism that led to the patenting of software has broken the US patent system's promise of promoting the progress of science and useful arts
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, June 19, 2014 -- Today the
United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled a prominent software
patent invalid in the case of Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, saying that
implementing an abstract idea on a computer does not make that idea
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, USA — Monday, February 6, 2017 — The Free
Software Foundation (FSF) announced today that
Kade Crockford of the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts
will be a keynote speaker at LibrePlanet, the annual free software
conference, on Saturday, March 25th, 2017.
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Friday, July 24, 2015 -- Today the Free Software Foundation (FSF) announced an open invitation to its thirtieth birthday party, to be held in Boston on the evening of Saturday, October 3rd. The party will feature an address by FSF founder and president Richard Stallman. It represents the culmination of an outstanding thirtieth anniversary year, including the biggest LibrePlanet conference ever and an article about GNU in the New Yorker.
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Friday, December 11, 2015 -- The Free
Software Foundation (FSF) today awarded Respects Your Freedom (RYF)
certification to the Libreboot T400 laptop as sold by Minifree. 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 -- Tuesday, October 11, 2016 -- The Free
Software Foundation (FSF) and the GNU Project today call upon the free
software community to submit nominations for the 19th annual Free
Software Awards. The Free Software Awards include the Award for the
Advancement of Free Software and the Award for Projects of Social
Benefit. The awards are presented each year at the LibrePlanet free
On July 15th, 2015, the Free Software Foundation's Licensing and
Compliance Lab, along with the Software Freedom Conservancy, announces that, after two years of negotiations, Canonical, Ltd. has published an update to the licensing terms of Ubuntu GNU/Linux.
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, July 30, 2015 -- The Free Software Foundation urges everyone to reject Windows 10 and join us in the world of free software. Like all proprietary software, Windows 10 puts those that use it under the thumb of its owner. Free software like the GNU/Linux operating system treats users as equals and gives them control over their digital lives.