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The Rise of Open Source Software Foundations

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What do the Linux Foundation, Free Software Foundation, and Apache Project all have in common? They provide a cover for businesses and projects that want to use open source software and contribute to the FOSS community without the risk of stepping on legal landmines or giving up a competitive advantage.

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FSF Appeals 2010 - Free Software, Free Society

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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.

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Geek Time with Peter Brown of FSF

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When the Free Software Foundation’s executive director, Peter Brown, visited the Google offices last week, he graciously offered his time for an interview with Samba co-founder and Open Source Programs Office team member Jeremy Allison. Peter and Jeremy spoke for quite a while about several of the hot topics facing free software today.

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FSFE Newsletter - December 2010

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This edition covers the current developments in Open Standards policy, some basic information about software patents, an update from FSCONS about distributed computing, and how you can support us in the end of the year.

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Free Software Foundation's software repository hacked

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The Web front end for a Free Software Foundation software repository remains down after the server it was hosted on was attacked last week.

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GNU Spotlight with Karl Berry (October 2010)

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A monthly look at updates and new releases in the GNU operating system.

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Eben Moglen on software liability

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Eben talks about "When Software is in Everything: Future Liability Nightmares Free Software Helps Avoid" to the Scottish Society for Computers and Law (SSCL) in Edinburgh, Scotland on June 30. Karen and Bradley introduce the talk to listeners.

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How to upload a video to YouTube and ensure it is viewable in WebM

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YouTube will make anything uploaded in WebM available for viewing in WebM, for users who have opted in to the HTML5 version of the site, so if you follow this recipe, any videos of yours that get shared there will be viewable by users using all free software!

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VLC developer takes a stand against DRM enforcement in Apple's App Store

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Rémi Denis-Courmont is one of the primary developers of the VLC media player, which is free software and distributed under the GPL. Earlier this week, he wrote to Apple to complain that his work was being distributed through their App Store, under terms that contradict the GPL's conditions and prohibit users from sharing the program.

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Fostering free software education: FTA and FSF partner

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The Free Technology Academy and the Free Software Foundation announced today their partnership in the FTA's Associate Partner Network. The Network aims to expand the availability of professional educational courses and materials covering the concepts and applications of free software and free standards.

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Stop the Internet blacklist

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The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act would create a blacklist of domain names that the government thinks are involved in copyright infringement. Internet service providers and others would be required to block any domains on the list.

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Criteria for Freedom Respecting Hardware Being Drafted

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The Free Software Foundation (FSF) announced today that it has published an initial set of criteria for endorsing computers and other devices. The FSF seeks both to obtain feedback on the criteria, and raise interest in the program among hardware manufacturers. Ultimately, the FSF plans to promote an endorsement mark to be carried on products that meet the criteria: respects your freedom.

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Windows Phone 7: the best choice for patent trolls

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The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today issued a warning to consumers over Microsoft's upcoming Windows 7 Phone Series. The software release is backed by a reported 400 to 500 million dollar marketing campaign that aims to distract consumers from its history of abusive behavior, and recent actions as a patent troll: attacking free software based phones like Android.

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Free Software Foundation turns 25

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On this day, 25 years ago, Richard Stallman created the Free Software Foundation. He had been the director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Artificial Intelligence Lab.

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The FSF and project harmony

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We just published an article about contribution agreements for free software projects from our president Richard Stallman.

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