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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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).
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Wednesday, July 8, 2015 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced the addition of ProteanOS to its list of recommended GNU/Linux distributions.
Our current outreach and communication coordinator has moved
into a new position at the FSF, so we are looking for another
person to fill the role.
The Free Software Foundation (FSF), a Boston-based 501(c)(3) charity with a worldwide mission to protect freedoms critical to the computer-using public, would love to find an experienced, Boston-based deputy director to expand our leadership team.