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Interested in free video formats? We need your help!

http://www.fsf.org

We're looking for a few volunteers willing to commit an average of a few hours per week as reliable technical consultants helping people transcode their videos to free formats like WebM and Ogg Theora. In particular, we want to provide this assistance for people who record videos of Richard Stallman's speeches around the world, and other FSF events.

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Encourage the USPTO to stop issuing software patents

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Following the Supreme Court's decision in Bilski v. Kappos, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) plans to release new guidance as to which patent applications will be accepted, and which will not. As part of this process, they are seeking input from the public about how that guidance should be structured.

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Apple is Still Attacking GNU Linux and the GPL

http://techrights.org

Apple is said to be "blocking contributions to GCC" (which is GPL-licensed unlike LLVM and Clang); antitrust pressure on Apple causes change

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Celebrate Software Freedom Day with the LibrePlanet community

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Please join us in bringing some of the Software Freedom Day celebration and advocacy to the LibrePlanet wiki, to build a resource and meeting place that will last throughout the year. Saturday, September 18th is Software Freedom Day, a worldwide celebration of user freedom.

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Meet the free software community

http://www.fsf.org

The free software community is a worldwide movement dedicated to the goal of freedom in the use of technology. This diverse community is made up of programmers, designers, writers and everyday advocates who contribute to make and promote software that respects our freedoms.

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Who is using free software?

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Free software is software you can study, modify and share without restriction. But unlike proprietary software, there is no big budget marketing campaign behind it. Rather, people discover it and come to value the freedom it provides. What are these people's motivations for working on free software? Why is community and sharing so important? Why should everyone be using free software?

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FSF responds to Oracle v. Google and the threat of software patents

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As you likely heard on any number of news sites, Oracle has filed suit against Google, claiming that Android infringes some of its Java-related copyrights and patents. Too little information is available about the copyright infringement claim to say much about it yet; we expect we'll learn more as the case proceeds.

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Software Freedom Day 2010

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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!

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Audio and Video from LibrePlanet 2010

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Thanks to the efforts of summer campaigns intern, Steve DuBois, we have all the video and audio from the conference ready for your viewing pleasure.

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Delivering the ACTA petition: Sign before Thursday to have your voice heard!

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"A month ago, we published a statement against ACTA and asked for your signatures in support. Over 3,000 of you joined us in calling on ACTA negotiators to either dramatically change the agreement or drop it all together..."

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We should all be using free software

http://www.guardian.co.uk

"Making source codes available would safeguard users from infringements on their freedoms and prevent monopolies..."

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Interview of the Free Software Foundation

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Open source has been in the media for quite some time whether directly or indirectly. With ACTA leak and the ASCAP letter two big news items that affects open source, we decided to sit down with the Free Software Foundation and talk about these.

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Eben Moglen on the Current State of Free Software

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At this year's LibrePlanet conference hosted by the Free Software Foundation, Eben Moglen of the Software Freedom Law Center gave a keynote speech on the current state of free software and the free software movement.

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Gnash development is stopped: funding plea

http://www.gnashdev.org

So the Gnash team is broke, and has been for most of a year. This has forced many, but not all of the Gnash developers to find paying work, and mostly stop working on Gnash. The few of them left focused on Gnash like to eat and pay bills.

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FSF developing social networking software

http://www.itwire.com

Social networks are all the rage today and with that in mind, the FSF is driving the creation of social networking software which should provide similar functionality to Facebook with two important differences - privacy and freedom are in the user's hands.

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