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Bitcoins: A new way to donate to the FSF

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The FSF is now accepting Bitcoin donations. FSF joined the list of organizations accepting donations of Bitcoins. Bitcoin is a virtual peer-to-peer currency, powered by free software, and we've received several requests over the last year to participate.

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High Priority Project done: The Unarchiver provides free RARv3 extraction

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Free software to support the RARv3 archive format has been listed on our High Priority Projects list for some time now. We've always had ways to create and extract free archive formats, using tools like GNU tar and Info-ZIP. The RARv3 format is proprietary, so we don't want it to replace these tools, but it's not uncommon to see it used for distributing multimedia files over the Internet.

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Avoid the pitfalls of the JavaScript Trap on Gmail

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Today we're launching the first in a series of features on how to use common websites without using proprietary JavaScript. You may not be aware of the dangers of JavaScript -- a problem we've deemed The JavaScript Trap -- proprietary software running on your computer, inside your web browser. The focus of our first feature is Google's Gmail service.

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2010 Free Software Awards announced

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BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 -- Free Software Foundation president Richard M. Stallman announced the winners of the FSF's annual free software awards at a ceremony on Saturday, March 19th, held during the LibrePlanet 2011 conference at Bunker Hill Community College.

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FSF announces new executive director

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The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced the appointment of John Sullivan as its new executive director.

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Exciting developments in GNU Radio

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GNU Radio had a pretty good year in 2010, and we are already on track for an even more productive year in 2011. While we only produced one release in 2010, a large amount of work went into our source repository to improve the quality and stability of the project, and we are on track for a new release soon that incorporates many of these fixes into a new stable release.

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Tell the USTR to reject ACTA

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The ACTA drafting process is finished, and countries are beginning to turn an eye toward signing it. Help us stand against it!

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Job Opening at the FSF: Campaigns Manager

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Must be a US citizen. The FSF is hiring a second Campaigns Manager to be part of a team that directs and coordinates our campaigns for software freedom. This is an opportunity to take a senior role in the organization that sponsors the GNU project, publishes the GNU GPL and works to promote the message that software freedom is a civil liberty.

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Call for nominations for the 13th annual free software awards

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The Free Software Foundation Award for the Advancement of Free Software is presented annually by FSF president Richard Stallman to an individual who has made a great contribution to the progress and development of free software, through activities that accord with the spirit of free software.

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New High Priority Project: PowerVR drivers

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FSF added a new project to High Priority Projects list: Writing free software drivers capable of 3D acceleration for the PowerVR engine. This is a critical project, because PowerVR is being used in many new and popular platforms, such as Android/Linux tablets and phones, and netbooks. Currently it requires proprietary drivers in order to access many video features.

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OSI and FSF link up against CPTN patent threat

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The Open Source Initiative and the Free Software Foundations - two organisations fighting for the same cause, but traditionally in very different ways - have joined forces in an attempt to prevent Novell patents falling into Microsoft's hands.

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OSI and FSF in unprecedented collaboration to protect software freedom

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Faced with a potentially large threat to free/libre and open source software from patent consortium CPTN, the two organisations have collaborated publicly for the first time. Before Christmas Open Source Initiative (OSI) wrote to the German Federal Cartel Office asking them to investigate the acquisition of Novell assets by the CPTN Group as a possibly anti-competitive move by CPTN's four members.

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Call for IceCat developers

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The GNU Icecat project is a web browser built to deal with the influx of threats to freedom and privacy on the web from traps such as nonfree plugins and nonfree JavaScript.

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No double standards: supporting Google's push for WebM

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Last week, Google announced that it plans to remove support for the H.264 video codec from its browsers, in favor of the WebM codec that they recently made free. Since then, there's been a lot of discussion about how this change will affect the Web going forward, as HTML5 standards like the tag mature.

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FSFE Newsletter - January 2011

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Robots, Football, and Education — Public institutions - hares or snails? — Something completely different — Get active: Help with Euro 2012 championship

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