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News Item What's your vision for the FSF? Fill out our survey
by Zak Rogoff last modified Jan 08, 2016 12:31 PM
2015 was the Free Software Foundation's (FSF) thirtieth year defending and advancing computer users' rights. The free software community has sustained the Foundation throughout these decades and been deeply involved in our work. We continue to rely on the expertise of the free software movement to inform our initiatives and strategies. Taking the first step into our next thirty years, we want to hear your feedback, your suggestions, and your vision for the future of the FSF.
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Blog Entry Be a guide for tech giving
by Zak Rogoff published Dec 11, 2015 last modified Dec 11, 2015 06:35 PM
In the flurry of holiday advertising that happens at the end of the year, many people are swept into buying electronics gifts that trample their recipients' freedom and that take more than they give.
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Blog Entry Unwrap our 2015 Ethical Tech Giving Guide
by Zak Rogoff published Nov 27, 2015
Electronics are popular gifts for the holidays, but people often overlook the restrictions that manufacturers slip under the wrapping paper. From remote deletion of files to harsh rules about copying and sharing, some gifts take more than they give.
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Privacy -- who needs it?
by Zak Rogoff last modified Nov 24, 2015 11:42 AM
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Blog Entry FSF members now get 5% off ThinkPenguin free software-friendly devices
by Zak Rogoff last modified Nov 05, 2015 02:44 PM
We're excited to add discounted ThinkPenguin products to the list of benefits that FSF associate members enjoy. ThinkPenguin sells free software-friendly hardware, including laptops, desktops, WiFi adapters (useful if your laptop's WiFi can't work with a free driver), printers and more.
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News Item Octet Stream GNU ethical criteria for code repositories emphasize privacy, freedom, and copyleft
by Zak Rogoff published Oct 16, 2015
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Friday, October 16th, 2015 -- Today the Free Software Foundation and the GNU Project announced the first version of criteria for evaluating services that host free software source code repositories for distribution and collaborative development. Developed with the leadership of Richard Stallman and GNU volunteers, the criteria provide a framework for code repositories to ensure that they respect their users in a manner consonant with the values of the free software movement, and for users to hold these crucial institutions accountable.
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Blog Entry chemical/x-pdb CiviCRM: a key part of the free software movement
by Zak Rogoff published Oct 14, 2015
At the CiviCRM User Summit on the weekend of September 24th, I got to meet the faces behind the software that powers the Free Software Foundation's communication. CiviCRM is the leading free software CRM (constituent relationship management) software, and it's central to our work at the FSF: it sends every email we write and receives every petition signature and every donation you send us.
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Blog Entry What do you have to say? Share it at LibrePlanet 2016
by Zak Rogoff published Oct 02, 2015 last modified Nov 16, 2015 11:06 AM
LibrePlanet 2016 is coming! Next year's conference will be held March 19-20, 2016 in the Boston area. The call for proposals has been extended to November 23rd. General registration and exhibitor registration will open later in October.
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Blog Entry Tor relay reinstated in the Kilton Library: a win for free software-based anonymity
by Zak Rogoff published Sep 16, 2015
In July, Kilton Library in Lebanon, New Hampshire set up a relay server in the Tor network, which lets Internet users surf the Web anonymously. Tor is relied on every day by whistleblowers, journalists, and dissidents in oppressive regimes, and each relay makes the network stronger. This was the first time a library had set up a relay, and the FSF was excited to see the public institution participating.
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Blog Entry Help a friend skip Windows 10 and try GNU/Linux
by Zak Rogoff published Sep 10, 2015
We can't stop all the millions of people who are installing Windows 10 right now, but we can influence our friends and family to skip Windows and join us in the free world. As you know, Windows 10 puts those that use it under the thumb of Microsoft, while free software treats users as equals and gives them control over their digital lives.
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