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3D graphics are 100% free software
by Brett Smith published Jan 13, 2009 last modified Mar 12, 2010 10:06 AM
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Compliance Is The Goal
by Brett Smith published May 20, 2009 last modified Mar 12, 2010 10:06 AM
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FSF submits comment in USTR Special 301 Review
by Brett Smith published Feb 17, 2010 last modified Mar 12, 2010 10:06 AM
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Blog Entry PostScript document Fall internship positions are still open—apply today!
by Brett Smith published Sep 07, 2011
Are you looking for some work experience this fall semester? The FSF still has several open internship positions for this fall!
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Recommending licenses for new free software projects
by Brett Smith published Oct 17, 2011 last modified Oct 18, 2011 03:31 PM
We recently published a new page on our site, entitled "How to choose a license for your own work." It's a comprehensive set of license recommendations for new projects. It explains what factors are important to consider when making licensing decisions, and suggests specific licenses for different scenarios.
Located in Bulletins / 2011 / Spring 2011 Bulletin
Blog Entry FSF Compliance Lab helps CiviCRM establish licensing best practices
by Brett Smith published Apr 14, 2010
Today the FSF announced that one of our high-priority projects has been fulfilled: CiviCRM provides an excellent donor and contact management system for nonprofit organizations. As part of the preparation for this announcement, the Compliance Lab helped the project handle its licensing issues more consistently.
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Blog Entry Fixing rogue printers: don't trade one security threat for another
by Brett Smith published Dec 09, 2011
Printers that can be reprogrammed by malicious print jobs are a security risk. So are printers that only run code signed by the manufacturer. For real security, printers should be running free software controlled by its owners.
Located in Blogs / Licensing
Blog Entry The Mozilla Public License version 2.0 is out—and GPL-compatible!
by Brett Smith published Jan 05, 2012
Earlier this week, the Mozilla Foundation published the Mozilla Public License (MPL) version 2.0. This is a major update to their flagship license, which covers most of the Foundation's own free software projects, as well as others'.
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Blog Entry Windows Phone 7 and Xbox ban GPL software
by Brett Smith published Feb 28, 2011
Recently word started getting around that the terms for getting apps on Windows Phone 7, and indie games on the Xbox, have changed. Now, programs submitted to Microsoft cannot have any code licensed under a copyleft license. Even if a single file is licensed under a weaker copyleft license like the LGPL, Microsoft will apparently reject it.
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Event Churchill Club Panel Discussion on Software Patents
by Brett Smith published Jan 31, 2011 last modified Jan 31, 2011 02:50 PM — filed under:
FSF operations mananger John Sullivan and license compliance engineer Brett Smith will be on a Churchill Club panel discussion to argue against software patents.
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