"...Even though MakerBot is both a hardware and software solution, the ideals and infrastructure that the free software movement has pushed forward has given us the scaffolding to build the 3D printing hardware we share with our community and the world using the GPL license..."Read more »
"...The free software movement’s biggest failure is an ironic one: our free software became so appealing to geeks that usage and development of free programs spread much more than the appreciation of the freedom that the movement is based on. As a result, our views came to be seen as eccentric in the community that we built..." (RMS)Read more »
"The gNewSense project is pleased to announce version 2.3 of its 100% FSF Free GNU/Linux distribution, in the form of a point update to the release codenamed ‘deltah’..."Read more »
Most of Moscow's ISPs blocked PirateBay's BitTorrent tracker. That forced me to thought about privacy, anonymity and freedom-related questions in Internet. And possible solutions to stay free and protected from moneyloving ISPs and their "rulers".Read more »
Anonymity and deniability in distributing information are two of the goals of the GNUnet project. At its heart, GNUnet is a mechanism to share content with others without revealing who generated the content or who accessed it. It also provides intermediate nodes in the network with the ability to deny knowledge of the contents of any traffic they forward because they are unable to decrypt it.Read more »
"Please join the Free Software Foundation as part of an international day celebrating software freedom. We'll be one of the many groups around the world hosting an event that day (see http://softwarefreedomday.org). Keep an eye on the wiki page below for more information including a schedule of activities! ..."Read more »
The Australian Federal Government is planning to force all Australian servers to filter internet traffic and block any material the Government deems ‘inappropriate’. Under the plan, the Government can add any ‘unwanted’ site to a secret blacklist. Please sign the petition below...Read more »
"...HAR (Hacking At Random) is an international technology and security conference, with a strong free software, freedom of information political leaning [...] The issues addressed by these talks are not just technical, they have political implications for how we live [...] But HAR2009 was not just about talks. It was also about meeting people, talking, exchanging ideas.Read more »
"...Free Software is really something to get excited about. Through the community created by GNU Generation, hopefully that excitement will persevere through the years to come. Unfortunately, it will take more than just a small little campaign to make this happen. It will take the cooperation of all Free Software users, developers, and advocates to really get the message across.Read more »
"The Free Software Foundation's Defective By Design campaign just added the Amazon Kindle to its list of DRM-related offenders. The organization started a petition against Amazon for restricting readers' access to their own books and effectively discouraging reading options..."Read more »
"...it was a great honor for Colosa, the company which develops ProcessMaker, to be an official sponsor of Richard Stallman’s visit to Bolivia. Despite his busy schedule and his many commitments, RMS makes a point to visit even tiny countries like Bolivia to promote his message of freedom..."Read more »
The Free Software Foundation's Holmes Wilson is just back from Berlin, where he participated in the Ogg Theora book sprint put on by FLOSS Manuals. Here is a broad look at Ogg Theora and how it fits into the push for free formats: where we're winning, what works, and what could be improved.Read more »
For the last couple of days, there has been a heated discussion going on over how a free kernel should behave in certain situations. It’s a tricky subject, if you’re not familiar with it.Read more »
Toward a new challenge for Freedom.
We should define what is Net Neutrality, not so much to play the teacher, but to put things down on the paper, and eventually get some feedback on this definition attempt.