Articles from Free Software Foundation News
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, USA -- Wednesday, March 23, 2016 -- The 2016 LibrePlanet free software conference drew nearly 350 activists from around the world to discuss issues of freedom, privacy, and security in computing. NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and ACLU technologist Daniel Kahn Gillmor discussed "The last lighthouse: free software in dark times" in an opening keynote before a brimming audience at MIT's Stata Center, with hundreds of remote participants tuning in online.
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Monday, April 25th, 2016 -- Today the
Free Software Foundation (FSF) and the GNU Project announced
evaluations of several major repository-hosting services according to
the standards of the GNU Ethical Criteria for Code Repositories.
Released in 2015, these criteria grade code-hosting services for their
commitment to user privacy and freedom. At the time of publication,
Savannah and GitLab have met or surpassed the baseline standards of
The Free Software Foundation (FSF), a Massachusetts 501(c)(3) charity
with a worldwide mission to protect freedoms critical to the
computer-using public, seeks a motivated and organized Boston-based
individual to be its full-time Operations Assistant.
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Monday, April 11, 2016 -- The Free
Software Foundation (FSF) today announced the publication of
"Interpreting, enforcing and changing the GNU GPL, as applied to
combining Linux and ZFS," by its founder and president, Richard M.
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA -- Tuesday, March 22, 2016 -- On Sunday
the Free Software Foundation (FSF) led a protest at the World Wide Web
Consortium (W3C) against an attempt by Netflix, Hollywood and other
technology and media companies to weave Digital Restrictions
Management (DRM) into the HTML standard that undergirds the Web. With
about 75 protesting outside an ongoing W3C event, it was the largest
protest ever at the standards body.
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Saturday, March 19, 2016 -- The Free
Software Foundation (FSF) today announced the winners of the 2015 Free
Software Awards at a ceremony held during the LibrePlanet 2016
conference at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). FSF
president Richard M. Stallman presented the two awards: the Award for
the Advancement of Free Software and the Award for Projects of Social
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, USA -- Friday, March 11th, 2016 -- In just
one week, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) and MIT's Student
Information Processing Board (SIPB) are once again teaming up to bring
the LibrePlanet free software conference to Cambridge, March
19-20, 2016, at the Stata Center at MIT. LibrePlanet is an annual
conference for people who care about their digital freedoms, bringing
together software developers, policy experts, activists, and computer
users to learn skills, share accomplishments, and face challenges
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, March 10, 2016 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announces that it has awarded Respects Your Freedom (RYF) certification to the Free Software Wireless-N Mini Router (TPE-R1100) as sold by ThinkPenguin, Inc. The RYF certification mark means that the product meets the FSF's standards in regard to users' freedom, control over the product, and privacy.
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Tuesday, March 8th, 2016 -- On March 3rd, 2016,
the Free Software Foundation (FSF) submitted a comment along with over
1200 co-signers to the U.S. Copyright Office in response to its
*Section 1201 Study: Notice and Request for Public Comment* in regards
to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act's (DMCA) anti-circumvention
provisions. These comments were submitted in person by FSF campaigns
manager Zak Rogoff, as the Copyright Office refused to offer a means