BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Friday, February 14th, 2014 -- The Free
Software Foundation (FSF) today announced open registration
for a seminar on GPL Enforcement and Legal Ethics, to be held Monday, March
24th, 2014, at Suffolk University Law School. The half-day seminar
will provide an introduction to the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL), a detailed look at
how it can and has been enforced, and a session on professional ethics considerations
for lawyers working with clients involved in free software.
Today, news broke of a major security vulnerability in
OpenSSL. The bug, which is being referred to as "heartbleed",
allows unauthorized access to information protected, under
normal conditions, by the SSL/TLS encryption used to secure much
of the Internet. In response to the news, Free Software
Foundation executive director John Sullivan made the following
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA — Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 — In response to Mozilla's announcement that it is reluctantly adopting DRM in its Firefox Web browser, Free Software Foundation executive director John Sullivan made the
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Friday, September 12, 2014 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today awarded Respects Your Freedom (RYF) certification to the ThinkPenguin Wireless N-Broadband Router (TPE-NWIFIROUTER). The RYF certification mark means that the product meets the FSF's standards in regard to users' freedom, control over the product, and privacy. This is the first router to receive RYF certification from the FSF.
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Friday, March 8, 2013 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced the line-up for its upcoming LibrePlanet 2013 conference, to be held in Cambridge, MA at the Harvard Science Center on March 23-24.
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).
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.
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.
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, USA — Wednesday, January 25, 2017 — The
Free Software Foundation (FSF) announced today that Sumana
Harihareswara will be a keynote speaker at LibrePlanet, the
annual free software conference, on Sunday, March 26th, 2017.
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.
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.
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.