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Free software and cellphones
by Bradley M. Kuhn published Jun 29, 2010
The mobile telephone market has never functioned like the traditional computer market. Historically, the mobile user made arrangements with some network carrier through a long-term contract. That carrier "gave" the user a phone or discounted it as a loss-leader. Under that system, few people take their phone hardware choice all that seriously. Perhaps users pay a bit more for a slightly better phone, but generally they nearly always pick among the limited choices provided by the given carrier.
Located in Working together for free software / Next steps
Free Software Foundation
by Matt Lee last modified Nov 15, 2011 06:25 PM
Free Software Foundation — what we do
News Item Free Software Foundation encourages shoppers to 'Give Freely' with new Giving Guide
by libby published Nov 28, 2012 last modified Nov 28, 2012 06:02 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Wednesday, November 28, 2012 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced its 2012 Giving Guide, a resource for people looking for ethical electronics gifts this holiday season.
Located in FSF News
News Item PostScript document Free Software Foundation lending aid to support local free software groups
by Free Software Foundation published Mar 22, 2021 last modified May 06, 2021 03:06 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Sunday, March 21, 2021 -- As part of its annual LibrePlanet conference, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) announced its plan to provide small grants to local free software groups around the world.
Located in FSF News
News Item Free Software Foundation statement on PRISM revelations
by John Sullivan published Jun 07, 2013 last modified May 29, 2019 10:51 AM
To protect their freedom and privacy, the FSF urges everyone to contact their representatives, avoid Software as a Service, and donate to support projects working for a better, safer world.
Located in FSF News
News Item Free Software Foundation statement on new iPhone models from Apple
by wtheaker published Sep 10, 2013
The Free Software Foundation encourages users to avoid all Apple products, in the interest of their own freedom and the freedom of those around them.
Located in FSF News
News Item Free Software Foundation statement on the GNU Bash "shellshock" vulnerability
by Free Software Foundation published Sep 25, 2014 last modified Sep 30, 2014 12:05 PM
A major security vulnerability has been discovered in the free software shell GNU Bash. The most serious issues have already been fixed, and GNU/Linux distributions are working quickly to release updated packages for their users. All Bash users should upgrade immediately, and audit the list of remote network services running on their systems.
Located in FSF News
News Item Free Software Foundation statement on Heartbleed vulnerability
by Free Software Foundation published Apr 08, 2014
Today, news broke of a major security vulnerability in OpenSSL. The bug, which is being referred to as "heartbleed", allows unauthorized access to information protected, under normal conditions, by the SSL/TLS encryption used to secure much of the Internet. In response to the news, Free Software Foundation executive director John Sullivan made the following statement:
Located in FSF News
News Item C source code header Free Software Foundation statement on the new iPhone, Apple Pay, and Apple Watch
by Free Software Foundation published Sep 09, 2014 last modified Sep 09, 2014 03:24 PM
The Free Software Foundation encourages users to avoid all Apple products, in the interest of their own freedom and the freedom of those around them.
Located in FSF News
Free Software is Useful
by John Sullivan published Apr 28, 2005 last modified Oct 26, 2009 12:06 PM
Free software is both versatile and effective in a wide variety of applications. Because the source code is given, it can be tailored specifically to an individual's needs---something not easily accomplished with proprietary software.
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