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Blog Entry text/texmacs Two new projects can help free software replace Skype
by Brett Smith published Jun 08, 2011
GNU Free Call and WebRTC are both building frameworks that stand to make Skype obsolete.
Located in Blogs / Community
The Free Software Compliance Lab Needs Your Help
by Brett Smith published Jan 27, 2011 last modified Jan 28, 2011 02:52 PM
Brett Smith is the lead compliance engineer in the Free Software Foundation's GPL compliance lab. He helped coordinated the GPLv3 drafting process and has handled enforcement cases against Apple's App Store.
Located in FSF Appeals / 2010
Blog Entry chemical/x-pdb VLC developer takes a stand against DRM enforcement in Apple's App Store
by Brett Smith published Oct 29, 2010 last modified Nov 05, 2010 09:45 AM
Rémi Denis-Courmont is one of the primary developers of the VLC media player, which is free software and distributed under the GPL. Earlier this week, he wrote to Apple to complain that his work was being distributed through their App Store, under terms that contradict the GPL's conditions and prohibit users from sharing the program.
Located in Blogs / Licensing
Blog Entry object code Steer clear of Android Market and its DRM
by Brett Smith published Mar 09, 2011 last modified Mar 09, 2011 06:08 PM
Google recently made headlines after they identified some malware being distributed through the Android Market. Not only did they stop distributing those apps, but they used their "remote kill switch" to remove the apps from phones where they were already downloaded. This is a kind of Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) that all computer users should avoid.
Located in Blogs / Licensing
News Item Free Software Foundation files objection to Google Book Search settlement
by Brett Smith published Sep 08, 2009 last modified Sep 08, 2009 03:26 PM
Located in FSF News
Microsoft's Empty Promise
by Brett Smith published Jul 16, 2009 last modified Jul 16, 2009 06:21 PM
Last week, Microsoft extended the terms of their Community Promise to implementations of the ECMA 334 and 335 standards. You might think this means it's safe to write your software in C#. However, this promise is full of loopholes, and it's nowhere near enough to make C# safe.
Located in FSF News
FSF Settles Suit Against Cisco
by Brett Smith published May 20, 2009 last modified May 20, 2009 01:06 PM
The Free Software Foundation (FSF) and Cisco Systems, Inc. are pleased to announce that they have reached a joint agreement.
Located in FSF News
News Item FSF announces new bounty program, offering "GNU Bucks" for finding nonfree works in free distributions
by Brett Smith published Oct 01, 2009 last modified Jul 29, 2013 02:57 PM
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News Item Free Software Foundation files new objection to amended Google Book Search settlement
by Brett Smith published Feb 01, 2010 last modified Apr 01, 2010 04:19 PM
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Blog Entry The FSF and Project Harmony
by Brett Smith published Sep 29, 2010 last modified Nov 05, 2010 09:46 AM
Explaining the FSF's position on Project Harmony
Located in Blogs / Licensing

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