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by Matt Lee Contributions Published on Sep 07, 2004 04:53 PM
News Item What's your vision for the FSF? Fill out our survey by Zak Rogoff — last modified Jan 13, 2016 09:33 AM
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.
News Item Update on work to improve governance at the FSF by Free Software Foundation — last modified Mar 26, 2021 12:35 AM
News Item Free Software Awards winners announced: SecuRepairs, Paul Eggert, Protesilaos Stavrou by Zoë Kooyman — last modified Mar 19, 2022 03:55 PM
News Item Troff document Free Software Awards winners announced: SecuRepairs, Protesilaos Stavrou, Paul Eggert by Greg Farough — last modified Apr 11, 2022 05:26 PM
News Item FSF announces change in general counsel by John Sullivan — last modified Oct 27, 2016 04:05 PM
News Item RMS addresses the free software community by Richard Stallman — last modified Apr 14, 2021 11:21 AM
News Item LibrePlanet 2017 keynote announcement: Author and tech activist Cory Doctorow by Georgia Young — last modified Dec 22, 2016 11:32 AM
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.
News Item No double standards: supporting Google's push for WebM by Brett Smith — last modified Apr 02, 2012 12:17 PM
We've signed up as a supporter of the WebM Project, and we encourage other foundations and organizations to join us—write to webmaster@webmproject.org to learn how. Today, we're also urging Web site operators to distribute videos in the WebM format, and abandon H.264
News Item LibrePlanet 2012 conference announced: March 24th-25th by Matt Lee — last modified Dec 14, 2011 12:14 PM
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.
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 — 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 Free Software Foundation awarded perfect score from Charity Navigator, plus eighth consecutive four-star rating by Free Software Foundation — last modified Feb 09, 2021 02:21 PM
Boston, Massachusetts, USA -- February 9th, 2021 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) has been awarded a four-star and 100% rating, the highest possible, from Charity Navigator, the largest independent evaluator of US-based nonprofit charities. The FSF was also selected for Charity Navigator's "Top Ten List" as one of "10 Charities Worth Watching." These designations exemplify the FSF's strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.
News Item Javascript program Contract opportunity: JavaScript Developer for GNU LibreJS by Free Software Foundation — last modified Nov 27, 2018 05:08 PM
This position has been filled.
News Item International Day Against DRM (IDAD): Defending the right to read on Oct. 12 by Greg Farough — last modified Sep 12, 2019 01:23 PM
News Item Vikings D8 Mainboard and D8 Workstation now FSF-certified to Respect Your Freedom by Donald Robertson — last modified Feb 25, 2019 01:22 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, February 7th, 2019 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today awarded Respects Your Freedom (RYF) certification to two devices from Vikings GmbH, the Vikings D8 Mainboard and the Vikings D8 Workstation. The RYF certification mark means that these products meet the FSF's standards in regard to users' freedom, control over the product, and privacy.
News Item FSF job opportunity: Operations assistant by Free Software Foundation — last modified Jul 29, 2021 08:36 AM
The Free Software Foundation (FSF), a Massachusetts 501(c)(3) charity with a worldwide mission to protect and promote computer-user freedom, seeks a motivated and organized Boston-based individual to be our full-time operations assistant.
News Item chemical/x-isostar PRESS: FSF calls for community participation to help update High Priority Free Software Projects list by Zoë Kooyman — last modified Nov 13, 2020 01:55 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Wednesday, October 28, 2020 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced a call for feedback from the community to help assemble an update to the Foundation's High Priority Free Software Projects list (HPP).
News Item Three devices from Vikings GmbH now FSF-certified to respect your freedom by Donald Robertson — last modified Mar 06, 2017 08:17 AM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA—Monday, March 6th, 2017—The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today awarded Respects Your Freedom (RYF) certification to three devices from Vikings GmbH: the Vikings D16 Mainboard, the Vikings X200 libre-friendly laptop, and the Vikings USB Stereo Sound Adapter. The RYF certification mark means that the product meets the FSF's standards in regard to users' freedom, control over the product, and privacy.
News Item Life's better together when you avoid Windows 11 by Greg Farough — last modified Jul 25, 2022 01:46 PM
News Item Zerocat Chipflasher "board-edition-1" now FSF-certified to Respect Your Freedom by Donald Robertson — last modified May 15, 2018 11:55 AM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today awarded Respects Your Freedom (RYF) certification to the Zerocat Chipflasher board-edition-1. The RYF certification mark means that the product meets the FSF's standards in regard to users' freedom, control over the product, and privacy.
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