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by Matt Lee Contributions Published on Sep 07, 2004 04:53 PM
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 Reinish — 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 Reinish — 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 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 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
News Item coalitia-internationala-a-organizatiilor-ce-lupta-pentru-libertatea-internetului-en by Zak Rogoff — last modified May 07, 2013 03:37 PM
News Item Fostering free software education: Free Technology Academy and Free Software Foundation partner to expand access to master's program in free software and free standards by peterb — last modified Nov 05, 2010 09:42 AM
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.
News Item Free Software Foundation statement on PRISM revelations by John Sullivan — last modified Jun 11, 2013 12:28 PM
To protect their freedom and privacy, the FSF urges everyone to contact their representatives, avoid Software as a Service, and donate to support projects working for a better, safer world.
News Item Octet Stream Hardware we all want: FSF announces criteria for hardware endorsement program by brett — last modified Nov 09, 2010 09:50 AM
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.
News Item Celebrate Software Freedom Day with the LibrePlanet community by John Sullivan — last modified Nov 05, 2010 09:42 AM
Please join us in bringing some of the Software Freedom Day celebration and advocacy to the LibrePlanet wiki, to build a resource and meeting place that will last throughout the year.
News Item x-conference/x-cooltalk Statement on's move to Apache by brett — last modified Jun 10, 2011 10:56 AM
When moves to a non-copyleft license, there's a ready replacement for people who want a productivity suite that does more to protect their freedom: LibreOffice.
News Item ФСПО о процессе “Оракл против Гугл” и угрозе патентов на программы by ineiev — last modified Sep 11, 2010 12:11 PM
Как вы, скорее всего, слышали на некоторых сайтах новостей, компания “Оракл” подала в суд на “Гугл”, утверждая, что Android нарушает некоторые из ее авторских прав и патентов, связанных с Java. Пока о нарушении авторских прав известно слишком мало, обсуждать это; мы надеемся узнать больше по ходу процесса. Однако никто не заслуживает того, чтобы стать жертвой агрессии со стороны патентов на программы, и “Оракл” поступает нечестно, пользуясь своими патентами для нападения на Android.
News Item Заявление Фонда свободного программного обеспечения о ВебМ и VP8 by ineiev — last modified Jun 25, 2010 02:35 AM
News Item ФСПО открывает список свободных расширений пакета by ineiev — last modified Jun 25, 2010 02:28 AM
News Item Octet Stream Поддержите твердую и ясную декларацию против ACTA by ineiev — last modified Feb 02, 2012 11:03 PM
News Item object code Соблюдение GPL в “Эпп Стор” компании “Эпл” by ineiev — last modified Jun 04, 2010 05:00 AM
Версия GNU Go для Ай-Фон в настоящее время распространяется в системе “Эпп Стор” компании “Эпл”. Однако, распространяется она не в соответствии с GNU GPL. Основное нарушение состоит в том, что “Эпл” налагает многочисленные юридические ограничения на пользование и распространение GNU Go в “Условиях пользования Ай-Тьюнс”, а это запрещено в разделе 6 GPL (второй версии). Итак, сегодня мы написали в “Эпл” и попросили устранить нарушения. Мы были бы счастливы, если бы “Эпл” распространяла эти программы на условиях GPL, но нам кажется, что они, к сожалению, скорее устранят затруднение, просто удалив GNU Go из “Эпп Стор”.
News Item Соблюдение GPL в “Эпп Стор”: продолжение by ineiev — last modified Jun 04, 2010 05:08 AM
Со времени нашего вчерашнего объявления о том, что мы приступили к работе над нарушением, касающимся GNU Go в “Эпп Стор” компании “Эпл”, мы получили множество вопросов о подробностях конфликта между GPL и условиями пользования услугами “Эпл”. Здесь мы даем эти подробности для тех из вас, кому они интересны.
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