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by Matt Lee Contributions Published on Sep 07, 2004 04:53 PM
News Item Free Software Foundation warns about the danger of computers becoming Windows-only, calls for signatures to defend the freedom to install free software by Joshua Gay — last modified Oct 17, 2011 03:24 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA — Monday, October 17, 2011 — The Free Software Foundation (FSF) released a statement open for public signing, titled "Stand up for your freedom to install free software."
News Item Octet Stream FSF says: Take a stand with us for freedom, against ACTA by John Sullivan — last modified Jun 16, 2010 04:49 PM
News Item Troff document FSF joins forces with Software Freedom Law Center and Open Source Initiative to fight software patents in U.S. Supreme Court by Free Software Foundation — last modified Feb 28, 2014 05:39 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Friday, February 28, 2014 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) joined the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) and the Open Source Initiative (OSI) in filing a brief amici curiae in software patent case Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank before the United States Supreme Court yesterday.
News Item D source code Matthew Garrett, GNOME Foundation's Outreach Program for Women are Free Software Award winners by Free Software Foundation — last modified Mar 25, 2014 04:09 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA — Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 — Free Software Foundation president Richard M. Stallman announced the winners of the FSF's annual Free Software Awards at a ceremony on Saturday, March 22nd, held during the LibrePlanet 2014 conference at MIT, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Two awards were given: the Award for the Advancement of Free Software, and the Award for Projects of Social Benefit.
News Item RealAudio broadcast Global community rallies for International Day Against DRM by Zak Rogoff — last modified May 05, 2014 11:57 PM
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.
News Item Tehnoetic wireless USB adapter now FSF-certified to respect your freedom by Free Software Foundation — last modified Jun 09, 2014 11:49 AM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Wednesday, May 21, 2014 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today awarded Respects Your Freedom (RYF) certification to the Tehnoetic TET-N150 wireless USB adapter.
News Item Troff document To help Reset the Net, FSF launches guide to email protection by Free Software Foundation — last modified Jul 07, 2014 11:23 AM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, June 5th, 2014 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today released Email Self-Defense, a how-to guide for setting up and using email encryption.
News Item FSF adds Guix System Distribution to list of endorsed distributions by Free Software Foundation — last modified Feb 03, 2015 12:33 PM
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.
News Item Women in free software: Recommendations from the Women's Caucus by deborah — last modified Jul 16, 2010 11:06 AM
Nearly a year ago the FSF held a mini-summit for women in free software to investigate practical ways to increase the number of women involved in the free software community.
News Item Troff document FSF announces winner of Restricted Boot webcomic contest by Joshua Gay — last modified Jul 31, 2012 02:29 PM
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.
News Item application/x-troff-me Richard Stallman inducted into the 2013 Internet Hall of Fame by Libby Reinish — last modified Jul 08, 2013 11:45 AM
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.
News Item RealAudio broadcast Coalition against Digital Restrictions Management ready to go for May 4th Day Against DRM by Matt Lee — last modified May 04, 2012 06:08 PM
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.
News Item New Documentary Film "Patent Absurdity: how software patents broke the system" by peterb — last modified Apr 19, 2010 04:06 AM
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
News Item US Supreme Court makes the right decision to nix Alice Corp. patent, but more work needed to end software patents for good by Free Software Foundation — last modified Jun 19, 2014 05:58 PM
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 patent-eligible.
News Item FSF invites the free software community to its 30th birthday party on October 3rd, 2015 by Free Software Foundation — last modified Jul 30, 2015 05:28 PM
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.
News Item Libreboot T400 laptop now FSF-certified to respect your freedom by Joshua Gay — last modified Dec 11, 2015 04:05 PM
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 privacy.
News Item FSF endorses embedded GNU/Linux distro ProteanOS as fully free by Free Software Foundation — last modified Jul 08, 2015 03:24 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Wednesday, July 8, 2015 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced the addition of ProteanOS to its list of recommended GNU/Linux distributions.
News Item application/x-troff-ms Statement on Canonical's updated licensing terms for Ubuntu GNU/Linux by Free Software Foundation — last modified Jul 15, 2015 10:54 AM
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.
News Item The FSF's statement on Windows 10 by Free Software Foundation — last modified Sep 09, 2015 10:36 AM
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.
News Item Free Software Foundation seeks nominations for 18th annual Free Software Awards by Free Software Foundation — last modified Sep 10, 2015 02:47 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, September 10, 2015 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) and the GNU Project today call upon the free software community to submit nominations for the 18th 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 software conference, and at the same time nominations for the next year's awards open.
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