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 »
Benjamin Mako Hill blogs about a sewable microcontroller called LilyPad Arduino by Leah Beuchley; how it's geared towards women; and reports on the extent of its adoption by women.Read more »
The chairman of the Free Software Foundation, Richard Stallman, has called for internet file-sharing to be legalised in order that people could benefit from sharing material that they should rightly be able to.Read more »
Europe has proposed an Internet Treaty to protect the net from political interference which threatens to break it upRead more »
Over the last decade, free software developers have been repeatedly tempted by development tools that offer the ability to build free software more efficiently or powerfully.Read more »
Software Freedom Day (SFD) is a worldwide celebration of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Our goal in this celebration is to educate the worldwide public about of the benefits of using high quality FOSS in education, in government, at home, and in business -- in short, everywhere!Read more »
Amid the embrace of Fog Computing, Red Hat shares its source code, whereas Novell keeps all cards to itself; Microsoft/Novell spread "security" FUD to stifle migration to Fog Computing in Los AngelesRead more »
The Free/Open Source software community responds to more of the same deception from MicrosoftRead more »
The Free Technology Academy (FTA) is a joint initiative from several educational institutes in various countries.
The FTA Consortium partners aim to accelerate the adoption of Free Software and Free Knowledge.
Many have already opined about the Oracle v. Google lawsuit filed last week. As you might expect, I'm not that worried about what company sues what company for some heap of cash; those sort of for-profit wranglings just aren't what concerns me. Rather, I'm focused on what this event means for the future of software freedom.Read more »
"Richard M. Stallman (Founder of GNU Project and Free Software Foundation) is coming down to SJCET Palai for a seminar in connection with Swathanthra 1.0 a one day free Software fest on Thursday, September 9, 2010..."Read more »
Two reasons not to buy products from Western Digital, as means of making a statement to the companyRead more »
"Richard Stallman will speak about the Free Software Movement, which campaigns for freedom so that computer users can cooperate to control their own computing activities. The Free Software Movement developed the GNU operating system, often erroneously referred to as Linux, specifically to establish these freedoms..."Read more »
The freedom haters are back and are behind a proxy organization which follows the same goals. The Limo foundation announced a few days ago it’s new collaborative efforts with the Gnome Foundation. I however know it’s just a big old scam.Read more »