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The FSF's Hardware Endorsement Program
by Brett Smith published Oct 07, 2011 last modified Oct 07, 2011 03:55 PM
Buying hardware that plays well with free software has long been tricky business, even for us here at the FSF -- for a while now, we've done our best to collect information about devices that require only free software drivers in our Hardware Directory. Unfortunately, these recommendations are often hard to follow and go out of date quickly.
Located in Bulletins / 2010 / Fall 2010 Bulletin
Tell the USTR to reject ACTA
by Brett Smith published Feb 11, 2011
The ACTA drafting process is finished, and countries are beginning to turn an eye toward signing it. Help us stand against it!
Located in FSF News
Blog Entry Farewell, Groklaw, and thanks!
by Brett Smith published Apr 13, 2011
Pamela Jones recently announced that Groklaw will stop publishing new articles on May 16. It's sad news.
Located in Blogs / Licensing
Blog Entry Thank 'This American Life' and ask them to set an example
by Brett Smith published Jul 29, 2011 last modified Aug 24, 2011 10:22 AM
'This American Life' did some great reporting about software patents. Ask them to help solve these problems and offer the show in patent-free formats.
Located in Blogs / Community
GPL Enforcement in Apple's App Store
by Brett Smith published May 25, 2010 last modified May 27, 2010 07:12 AM
An iPhone port of GNU Go is currently being distributed through Apple's App Store. However, this distribution is not in compliance with the GNU GPL. The primary problem is that Apple imposes numerous legal restrictions on use and distribution of GNU Go through the iTunes Store Terms of Service, which is forbidden by section 6 of GPLv2. So today we have written to Apple and asked them to come into compliance. We would be happy to see Apple distribute these programs under the GPL's terms, but unfortunately, it seems much more likely that they'll simply make the problem go away by removing GNU Go from the App Store.
Located in FSF News
Blog Entry chemical/x-pdb More about the App Store GPL Enforcement
by Brett Smith published May 26, 2010 last modified May 26, 2010 10:24 PM
Since our announcement yesterday that we were pursuing a compliance case involving GNU Go in Apple's App Store, we've received a lot of questions about the details of the conflict between the GPL and Apple's terms of service. For those of you who are interested, we're providing those details here.
Located in Blogs / Licensing
News Item FSF responds to Oracle v. Google and the threat of software patents
by Brett Smith published Sep 08, 2010
As you likely heard on any number of news sites, Oracle has filed suit against Google, claiming that Android infringes some of its Java-related copyrights and patents. Too little information is available about the copyright infringement claim to say much about it yet; we expect we'll learn more as the case proceeds. But nobody deserves to be the victim of software patent aggression, and Oracle is wrong to use its patents to attack Android.
Located in FSF News
Hardware Endorsements
by Brett Smith published Apr 29, 2013
Information about the FSF's Hardware Endorsement Program.
Located in Resources / Hardware Database
News Item Announcing JavaScript License Web Labels
by Brett Smith published Feb 09, 2012 last modified Feb 09, 2012 05:01 PM
If you browse the Web today, your browser will probably download and run nonfree JavaScript software on your behalf. You should be able to say no to that software—but to date, that hasn't been practical. JavaScript License Web Labels are our newest effort to make this easier.
Located in FSF News
Blog Entry FSF Supports Proposed Exemptions to DMCA Anti-Circumvention Rules
by Brett Smith published Feb 10, 2012 last modified Feb 10, 2012 05:49 PM
The Free Software Foundation submitted comments to support exemptions to allow users to install free software on all kinds of devices, and view and play media encumbered with Digital Restrictions Management (DRM).
Located in Blogs / Licensing

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