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Women in free software: recommendations from the Women's Caucus

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Nearly a year ago the FSF held a mini-summit for women in free software to investigate practical ways to increase the number of women involved in the free software community. Those that attended the summit formed the Women's Caucus, and have been working to develop practical policy to recommend to the FSF and the wider free software community.

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Defending against laws which threaten user freedom

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As the mission of the Free Software Foundation is to promote computer user freedom and to defend the rights of all free software users, they also have to defend against ill-conceived and misguided laws.

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[FSF] Free Software Supporter -- Issue 27, June 2010

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Free Software Foundation Announcements and Information: keep up to date with the latest developments in the Free Software community with the Free Software Supporter.

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We demand software freedom now

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When computing began, software was freely shared amongst users. People were glad to create programs that others found useful and encouraged others to modify that software and share it freely. Now, most people consider software to be something that must not be shared and can only be modified by the original developer.

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Free software for free systems

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The wide variety of useful, free software programs that are now available is made possible by the contributions of thousands of volunteers from around the world. While many of these free programs are created to replace proprietary programs or to solve a developer's particular needs, each and every free program can be part of a greater goal -- the creation of a fully free software environment.

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Working together for free software

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Free software is simply software that respects our freedom -- our freedom to learn and understand the software we are using.

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Meet the free software gang

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Meet the pieces of free software working together to build a complete free software system. It is new FSF's informational page, collecting most widely known free software projects together.

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Software patents after Bilski

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Bilski gave us a wonderful opportunity to increase awareness to the harm caused by software patents. More scholars, more developers, more journalists, more politicians, and more patent attorneys than ever before have heard from our community on this issue. What's next?

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The FSF is needed now - more than ever

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When would one expect an organisation like the Free Software Foundation to be really relevant to the world of computing at large - when there is a limited threat to freedom in computing or when the threat is increasing exponentially?

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"Gno" and "Gyes" campaigns - about positive Free Software campaigning

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Joe Brockmeier argues in his article that positive campaigning is much more successful in reaching more people, than negative campaigning. He especially criticise the FSF for its "Defective by Design" and "Windows 7 sins" campaigns. I fully agree with Joe's point that it is important to do positive campaigning. This is especially true in Europe.

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FSF calls for ACTA fight

http://www.theinquirer.net

A SECRET TREATY that will see the governments of the world hand over control to the music and film industries is being challenged by open sourcerors.

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Support a firm, simple declaration against ACTA

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"...Cancel ACTA entirely. Although parts of it are not objectionable, they are secondary to ACTA's threat to our freedom. Unless we are sure that the repressive aspects of ACTA are blocked, the main significance of ACTA is as a threat to society. Killing ACTA would be a fine way to get rid of this threat..."

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Why The Firm, Simple Declaration Against ACTA - by Richard Stallman

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"ACTA, a treaty designed to attack the rights of computer users in some 40-odd countries -- and others later -- is encountering increasing opposition. ACTA threatens, in a disguised way, to punish Internet users with disconnection if they are accused of sharing, and requires countries to prohibit software that can break Digital Restrictions Management (DRM), also known as digital handcuffs.."

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FSF says: Take a stand with us for freedom, against ACTA

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"BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Wednesday, June 16, 2010 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today published a new declaration calling for rejection of ACTA unless key changes to protect the public's freedom are made, and is asking people around the world to add their names in support before the next round of negotiations on the treaty happen in Switzerland at the end of this month..."

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My take on the FSF action against Apple over GNU Go

http://laforge.gnumonks.org

About two weeks ago, the FSF announced that it has taken action against the Apple App Store over their distribution of GNU Go. This has apparently set off some people like lefty and triggered a length and wide debate.

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