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Why I'm rejecting your email attachment
by John Sullivan published Mar 31, 2010 last modified May 11, 2010 07:38 AM
Why I'm rejecting your email attachment: for freedom and the good of the web!
Located in FSF News
Why should I care about that?
by John Sullivan published Oct 17, 2011 last modified May 14, 2012 03:27 PM
At the FSF, we have a goal of increasing the size and strength of the free software movement. To expand the movement, we need to get the attention of people who have never heard of free software before, and explain why it's important. We have to make the case for the four freedoms that characterize free software, and to succeed fully, we must be able to do this for people who don't care to know more than they have to about computers.
Located in Bulletins / 2011 / Spring 2011 Bulletin
Why the FSF must oppose bulk surveillance
by John Sullivan last modified Feb 10, 2014 06:25 PM
Located in Bulletins / 2013 / fall
Why we still need GnuPG
by Andrew Engelbrecht published Nov 12, 2018
The use of GNU Privacy Guard (GPG) encrypted emails is important for political dissidents, journalists, whistleblowers, and those who need to protect the privacy of their messages. GPG is an essential tool for securely encrypting and signing communications, to mitigate surveillance and impersonation. For some people, their very life, and the lives of those they love, are at stake, so ensuring that their communications are secure is critical.
Located in Bulletins / 2018 / Fall
Will your computer's "Secure Boot" turn out to be "Restricted Boot"?
by Joshua Gay published Oct 13, 2011 last modified Jul 11, 2019 03:02 PM
Located in Campaigns
Blog Entry Windows 8: PRISM Edition
by libbyr published Jul 25, 2013 last modified Jul 29, 2013 11:24 AM
Microsoft is intercepting your stuff and sending it to the NSA (and the CIA and the FBI).
Located in Blogs / Community
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.
Located in Blogs / Licensing
Blog Entry Windows Phone 7: the best choice for Patent Trolls.
by Matt Lee published Oct 08, 2010 last modified Nov 05, 2010 09:46 AM
On Monday October 11, 2010 Microsoft will release Windows Phone 7 software, backed by the largest phone marketing campaign in history: reports estimate costs at between 400 and 500 million dollars.
Located in Blogs / Community
News Item application/x-internet-signup Windows7sins: FSF launches campaign against Windows 7 and proprietary software
by peterb published Aug 26, 2009 last modified Aug 26, 2009 08:10 PM Free Software Foundation launches public awareness campaign against Microsoft and proprietary software
Located in FSF News
Working together for free software
by Free Software Foundation published Jun 29, 2010 last modified Jul 26, 2022 11:27 AM
Free software is simply software that respects our freedom — our freedom to learn and understand the software we are using. Free software is designed to free the user from restrictions put in place by proprietary software, and so using free software lets you join a global community of people who are making the political and ethical assertion of our rights to learn and to share what we learn with others.

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