RMS: « The father of free software philosophy spoke to RT on evil developers, spying social networks, the almost-legitimacy of Anonymous hacks and the condition under which he would take a proprietary program and a million dollars. Stallman is the man behind the concept that every computer program must be free for users to study and modify as they want.Read more »
This month's headlines:
- Inside stories by a critical thinker: interview with FSFE co-founder Bernhard Reiter
- Get Rid of "Intellectual Property"
- Support FSFE in critical thinking
- Get active: Read and distribute "crime story" on "When patents attack"
- a decade of Freedom: FSFE turned 10
- Worldwide celebration of Open Standards
- news from FSFE's country teams
and much more: pdf readers, gamingfreedom, legal news, red hat & nokia
Headlines this month:
- Revolution failed: Facebook not available in Egypt;
- Lawyered! - FSFE's legal workshop;
- Leaked documents highlight Germany's Foreign Office move back to non-free software;
- Valentine's Day campaign and PDFReaders news;
- Document Freedom Day: get involved!
Valentine's Day is a celebration of love, and it's a great day to declare your love and gratitude to the people behind every Free Software initiative and organisation. Why not make this February 14th a very special day and show them that you appreciate their work?Read more »
Public institutions - hares or snails?
Already, 203 public institutions have removed advertisements for proprietary PDF readers from their websites. Particularly outstanding were the responses from Croatia, Russia and Slovenia. In Croatia all except one reported institution deleted the advertisement…
Get active: Help with Euro 2012 championshipRead more »
Associate members of the Free Software Foundation form a dedicated part of the community: a free software society that supports the ethical cause of computer users' freedom.. If you support the goal of a free software society, please join with your peers around the world in taking this important step.Read more »
In this edition we discuss the misleading term "fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms" (FRAND), we explain what we are doing about centralised computer systems and the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and update you on our current campaign to end non-free software commercials by public institutions.Read more »
In our newsletter, everyone, Free Software enthusiast or not, can learn more about the recent activities of the FSFE. Please take a look and make any comment you like: it will be very appreciated!
Nicolas, Intern at the Free Software Foundation Europe
«'Public Software'? The so-called Public Software is a political project which aims to remove the Free Software main feature: the Freedom. It tries to put the people in the role of mere 'viewing public'.Read more »
"Based on the Manifesto Reclaim the Commons crafted in Belem during the WSF 2009, we suggest to organize a World Commons Day on October 15, 2010 [...] The World Commons Day will be a day of public real or virtual actions, presentations, debates, workshops, shows and meetings taking place around the world to share the visions and the practices of the Commons [...] It is an auto-managed and decentraRead more »
"...We can only promote the commons as a new narrative for the 21st century if they are identified as a common denominator by different social movements and schools of thought. In my point of view, enforcing the commons would be not only possible, but strategically intelligent.Read more »
« It took me almost five and a half years, from the first class to my final defense, but here it is: my dissertation. Maybe one day I’ll write about the emotional and personal cost of a PhD but for now, I’ll try to revel in the relief of completion. Comments, as always, welcome! And of course, it is copyleft. So share and share alike (but give credit where credit’s due!)...Read more »
«...For free software has two roles.1) and it is doing this already, is to make available the tools to spread out and share information as widely and as easily as possible, thereby making society more informed and achieving rapid (and needed) culture change and 2) to help the transformation from the current fragmentary representative and badly functioning democracy to one of participatory democraRead more »