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by Matt Lee Contributions Published on Sep 07, 2004 04:53 PM
News Item Fifteen new devices from Technoethical now RYF-certified to respect your freedom by Donald Robertson III — last modified Jun 28, 2017 01:26 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts USA — Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 — The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today awarded Respects Your Freedom (RYF) certification to fifteen devices from Technoethical (formerly Tehnoetic): the TET-N150HGA, the TET-N300, the TET-N300HGA, the TET-N300DB, the TET-N450DB, the TET-BT4, the TET-X200, the TET-X200T, the TET-X200S, the TET-T400, the TET-400S, the TET-T500, the TET-X200DOCK, the TET-T400DOCK, and the TET-D16. The RYF certification mark means that the products meet the FSF's standards in regard to users' freedom, control over the product, and privacy.
News Item FSF job opportunity: Licensing and compliance manager by Free Software Foundation — last modified Aug 28, 2022 06:01 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 individual to be our full-time licensing and compliance manager.
News Item D source code 2011 Free Software Awards announced by Matt Lee — last modified Apr 02, 2012 12:39 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA — Monday, March 26th, 2012 — Free Software Foundation president Richard M. Stallman announced the winners of the FSF's annual free software awards at a ceremony on Sunday, March 25th, held during the LibrePlanet 2012 conference at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
News Item Apply to be the FSF's next executive director by Free Software Foundation — last modified Jul 02, 2021 10:34 AM
The Free Software Foundation (FSF), a Massachusetts 501(c)(3) charity with a worldwide mission to protect computer user freedom, seeks a principled, compassionate, and capable leader to be its new executive director. This position can be remote or based in our Boston office.
News Item vCalendar interchange file Free Software Foundation opens registration for March 24th legal seminar on GPL Enforcement and Legal Ethics by Joshua Gay — last modified Feb 14, 2014 08:08 PM
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.
News Item Free Software Foundation statement on Heartbleed vulnerability by Free Software Foundation — last modified Apr 08, 2014 06:16 PM
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 statement:
News Item FSF seeks full-time senior GNU/Linux systems administrator by Free Software Foundation — last modified Jul 29, 2014 06:48 PM
The Free Software Foundation (FSF), a Boston-based 501(c)(3) charity with a worldwide mission to protect freedoms critical to the computer-using public, seeks a full-time senior systems administrator.
News Item chemical/x-pdb FSF condemns partnership between Mozilla and Adobe to support Digital Restrictions Management by Free Software Foundation — last modified Jul 02, 2014 11:21 AM
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 following statement:
News Item Preliminary board statement on FSF governance by Free Software Foundation — last modified Mar 25, 2021 12:04 AM
News Item ThinkPenguin wireless router now FSF-certified to respect your freedom by Free Software Foundation — last modified Nov 21, 2014 04:51 PM
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.
News Item Pascal source code LibrePlanet software freedom conference announces line-up by Zak Rogoff — last modified Mar 08, 2013 02:24 PM
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.
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 Free Software Awards winners announced: CiviCRM, Bradley Kuhn, and Alyssa Rosenzweig by Free Software Foundation — last modified Apr 07, 2021 04:19 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Saturday, March 20, 2021 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced the recipients of the 2020 Free Software Awards, which are given annually at the FSF's LibrePlanet conference to groups and individuals in the free software community who have made significant contributions to the cause for software freedom. This year's recipients of the awards are CiviCRM, Alyssa Rosenzweig, and Bradley Kuhn. As the ceremony was conducted virtually this year, each winner selected the person they wished to present them the award.
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 PostScript document Free Software Foundation lending aid to support local free software groups by Free Software Foundation — last modified May 06, 2021 03:06 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Sunday, March 21, 2021 -- As part of its annual LibrePlanet conference, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) announced its plan to provide small grants to local free software groups around the world.
News Item chemical/x-mdl-rdfile Geoffrey Knauth elected Free Software Foundation president; Odile Bénassy joins the board by Free Software Foundation — last modified Aug 07, 2020 12:15 PM
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 Sumana Harihareswara's keynote will close LibrePlanet 2017 by Georgia Young — last modified Oct 05, 2018 10:43 AM
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.
News Item Troff document (with manpage macros) Free Software Foundation announces new executive director, Zoë Kooyman by Free Software Foundation — last modified Mar 20, 2022 11:02 PM
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