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Antifeatures by Benjamin Mako Hill
by Matt Lee published Dec 07, 2007 last modified Aug 20, 2008 12:53 PM
In 1996, a furor erupted over Microsoft Windows NT. At the time, Microsoft was selling two versions of its popular operating system: NT Workstation (NTW) and NT Server (NTS). NTS cost roughly $800 more than the NTW.
Located in Bulletins / Bulletins from 2008 / Spring 2008 Bulletin
Blog Entry Antitrust Day: Tech monopolies shouldn't be allowed to control app stores
by Greg Farough published Apr 04, 2022 last modified Apr 05, 2022 02:09 PM
Located in Blogs / Community
Blog Entry Apple App Store anniversary marks ten years of proprietary appsploitation
by Molly de Blanc published Jul 31, 2018 last modified Jul 31, 2018 11:55 AM
Located in Blogs / Community
Blog Entry Apple v. Samsung: A patent battle with freedom as the collateral damage
by Donald Robertson published Sep 21, 2012
Apple's patent aggression harms us all.
Located in Blogs / Licensing
Blog Entry Apple's ebook sales restrictions: the newest reason to use free software
by Brett Smith published Jan 25, 2012 last modified Aug 15, 2017 12:03 PM
Last week, Apple announced ebook authoring software called iBooks Author. As you would expect from Apple, the software is completely proprietary—but the license includes some terms that are so restrictive, they shock even Apple's fans.
Located in Blogs / Licensing
Apple's iOS takes a bite out of your freedom
by Zak Rogoff published Dec 14, 2019 last modified Jun 01, 2022 01:28 PM
Thinking about buying an Apple product? Think again. Here are five good reasons to boycott Apple's iOS. Read on, and learn how you can take action.
Located in Campaigns
Apple's iOS: smaller package, bigger restrictions
by Matt Lee published Dec 06, 2011 last modified Jan 18, 2019 11:06 AM
All Apple hardware runs tightly controlled proprietary operating systems. Apple has used its mobile devices to distribute iOS, a version of OS X with pared down functionality, but just as many restrictions.
Located in Campaigns
Blog Entry chemical/x-pdb April fools! Apple sues Free Software Foundation for trademark infringement
by Free Software Foundation published Apr 01, 2016 last modified Apr 01, 2016 05:22 PM
Post-publication note: this is an April fools post. None of it is true. Well, except the part about Apple actually mistreating users, attacking competing firms and barring GPL-protected software from their app store.
Located in Blogs / Community
Blog Entry C source code header Asking Obama to protect encryption, and why that's not enough
by Zak Rogoff published May 22, 2015 last modified May 26, 2015 03:07 PM
This week the FSF added our signature to a coalition letter addressed to Barack Obama, calling on him to reject any proposal to systematically undermine the encryption used to secure digital devices and software made in the US.
Located in Blogs / Community
Born to run
by John Sullivan published Dec 13, 2011 last modified Oct 11, 2012 04:45 PM
A primary goal of the Free Software Foundation is a world where everyone can do what they need to do with their computers using only free software. Great progress has been made toward this goal. Free software has reached a point where it is now easily possible to buy an affordable computer with hardware -- including Wi-Fi and accelerated graphics -- that is fully supported by free software (an excellent resource for choosing appropriate hardware is h-node.com.
Located in Bulletins / 2011 / Fall 2011 Bulletin

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