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  • Hundreds explore ways to Fork the System with free software at LibrePlanet 2016
    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.

  • GNU releases ethical evaluations of code-hosting services
    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 criteria.

  • FSF Job Opportunity: Operations Assistant
    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.

  • Interpreting, enforcing and changing the GNU GPL, as applied to combining Linux and ZFS
    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. Stallman.

  • Anti-DRM activists go to W3C meeting to protest Digital Restrictions Management in Web standards
    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.


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