BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 -- Today a wide variety of community groups, activist organizations and businesses are taking part in the 8th International Day Against DRM (DayAgainstDRM.org). The groups are united in envisioning a world without Digital Restrictions Management, technology that places arbitrary restrictions on what people can do with digital media, often by spying on them. As the largest anti-DRM event in the world, the International Day Against DRM is an important counterpoint to the pro-DRM message broadcast by powerful media and software companies.
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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, seeks a full-time senior systems administrator.
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
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA — Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 — Free
Software Foundation president Richard M. Stallman announced the
winners of the FSF's annual Free Software Awards at a ceremony on
Saturday, March 22nd, held during the LibrePlanet 2014 conference
at MIT, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Two awards were given: the
Award for the Advancement of Free Software, and the Award for
Projects of Social Benefit.
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Friday, February 28, 2014 -- The Free
Software Foundation (FSF) joined the Software Freedom Law Center
(SFLC) and the Open Source Initiative (OSI) in filing a brief
amici curiae in software patent case Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank
before the United States Supreme Court yesterday.
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Friday, February 14th, 2014 -- The Free
Software Foundation (FSF) today announced open registration
for a seminar on GPL Enforcement and Legal Ethics, to be held Monday, March
24th, 2014, at Suffolk University Law School. The half-day seminar
will provide an introduction to the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL), a detailed look at
how it can and has been enforced, and a session on professional ethics considerations
for lawyers working with clients involved in free software.
The Free Software Foundation, a Boston-based 501(c)(3) charity with a worldwide mission to protect freedoms critical to the computer-using public, seeks a Boston-based individual to be its full-time Web Developer.
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Friday, February 7, 2014 -- The Free
Software Foundation (FSF) today awarded Respects Your Freedom (RYF)
certification to the TAZ 3, the fifth model in the LulzBot line of 3D
printers by Aleph Objects, 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 -- Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 --
Yesterday, a diverse network of organizations opposing Fast Track
legislation, including the Free Software Foundation, announced
they are extending their ten days of activism following massive
and widespread public action. Since its inception on January
22nd, more than a hundred new groups have joined the effort at
StopFastTrack.com, including Coalition for a Prosperous
America, Ben & Jerry's, SumOfUs, Democracy for America, Friends
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Friday, December 20th, 2013 --
Yesterday, Free Software Foundation activists visited the Boston
Apple store to raise awareness of more ethical alternatives for
technology gifts. The activists were accompanied by a gnu (the free
software movement's buffalo-like mascot) and sported Santa hats in the
spirit of the season. Shoppers were surprised to see such an
unusual Santa, and many took stickers and copies of the
FSF's "Giving Guide," which contains tips for purchasing tech