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FSF, Conservancy publish principles for community-oriented GPL enforcement

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, October 1st, 2015 -- The Free
Software Foundation (FSF) today announced publication of "The
Principles of Community-Oriented GPL Enforcement," co-authored with
the Software Freedom Conservancy. The document lays out the principles
that both organizations follow when they receive reports that a
company is violating copyleft terms like the GNU General Public
License (GNU GPL).

Taurinus X200 laptop now FSF-certified to respect your freedom

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Monday, September 28, 2015 -- The Free
Software Foundation (FSF) today awarded Respects Your Freedom (RYF)
certification to the Taurinus X200 laptop sold by Libiquity LLC. The
RYF certification mark means that the product meets the FSF's
standards in regard to users' freedom, control over the product, and

Free Software Foundation seeks nominations for 18th annual Free Software Awards

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Wednesday, September 9, 2015 -- The Free
Software Foundation (FSF) and the GNU Project today call upon the free
software community to submit nominations for the 18th annual Free
Software Awards. The Free Software Awards include the Award for the
Advancement of Free Software and the Award for Projects of Social
Benefit. The awards are presented each year at the LibrePlanet free
software conference, and at the same time nominations for the next
year's awards open.

The FSF's statement on Windows 10

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, July 30, 2015 -- The Free
Software Foundation urges everyone to reject Windows 10 and join us in
the world of free software. Like all proprietary software, Windows 10
puts those that use it under the thumb of its owner. Free software
like the GNU/Linux operating system treats users as equals and gives
them control over their digital lives.

FSF invites the free software community to its 30th birthday party on October 3rd, 2015

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Friday, July 24, 2015 -- Today the Free Software Foundation (FSF) announced an open invitation to its thirtieth birthday party, to be held in Boston on the evening of Saturday, October 3rd. The party will feature an address by FSF founder and president Richard Stallman. It represents the culmination of an outstanding thirtieth anniversary year, including the biggest LibrePlanet conference ever and an article about GNU in the New Yorker.

Statement on Canonical's updated licensing terms for Ubuntu GNU/Linux

On July 15th, 2015, the Free Software Foundation's Licensing and
Compliance Lab, along with the Software Freedom Conservancy, announces that, after two years of negotiations, Canonical, Ltd. has published an update to the licensing terms of Ubuntu GNU/Linux.