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FSF works with PayPal to the benefit of the free software community

http://www.fsf.org

The Free Software Foundation thanks PayPal for responding to its concerns and making its terms more free software friendly.

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FSF Hostility/Disagreement from a Libertarian, TechDirt, and Microsoft General Counsel

http://boycottnovell.com

This post addresses common new criticisms of the FSF and/or its philosophy

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Free Software Foundation Daemonised for Resisting Non-Free(dom) Software

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Open Core proponent compares the FSF to religion as means of daemonisation and Jason Perlow does this by showing a humourous photo from Linus Torvalds, then throwing in another insult at Richard Stallman

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FSF wants a video of you

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The FSF is launching a new advocacy campaign, and we'd love to have you involved. One of the most important tasks for us at FSF is to help foster the understanding that free software is crucial to a free society, and that citizens should switch to free software at home and in their own work, for freedom's sake.

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What if buying a new car were like using nonfree software?

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What if buying a new car were like using nonfree software? While the following example may seem a little far-fetched, it is a pretty good analogy to understand the importance of user freedoms in software.

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FSF Mails NGOs Regarding Microsoft Traps While Microsoft Continues Abuse of Power in Kenya

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The "Windows 7 Sins" campaign reaches charities and NGOs across the world

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FSF urges non-profits to reject Windows 7

http://www.theinquirer.net

THE FREE SOFTWARE FOUNDATION (FSF) is to write to the leaders of 500 of the most influential non-governmental organizations (NGOs) worldwide to urge them to refuse Windows 7. The move is a stepping up of the FSF's campaign timed to coincide with the launch of Windows 7 and follows an earlier letter sent to 499 chief executives of Fortune 500 companies.

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Breaking the dependency on proprietary software: A call to nonprofits to refuse Microsoft Windows 7

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The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today launched the next stage of its "Windows 7 Sins" campaign at http://windows7sins.org, making the case against Microsoft and proprietary software by writing to 500 leaders of the most influential nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) worldwide, asking them to make the switch to freedom-respecting free software, and to help foster awareness of the ethical impor

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US software patent repartee

http://www.h-online.com

The pending US Supreme Court decision regarding In re Bernard L. Bilski and Rand A. Warsaw v. Kappos, in principle about patents on business methods and software, has lead to briefs being filed by numerous companies and associations.

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Stallman Challenges Microsoft's CodePlex Foundation

http://www.linuxpromagazine.com

Free Software Foundation's Richard Stallman recently brought Microsoft's newly instituted CodePlex Foundation to task in his blog. The CodePlex Foundation's Miguel de Icaza, also mentioned in the blog, has since mounted a defense.

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FSF Files Amicus Brief in Bilski - The Country Needs and Relies on FOSS

http://www.groklaw.net

FSF has now filed an amicus brief in Bilski, and they too ask the Supreme Court "to affirm that software ideas are not patentable":End Software Patents (ESP) executive director Ciaran O'Riordan explained, "Every software patent is a restriction on software developers and users of computers, and there are currently 200,000 software patents in the USA.

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Amicus Avalanche Opposing Software Patents in the United States (Novell Still Missing)

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Red Hat, the FSF, and the SFLC submit amicus briefs for the Bilski case

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Trisquel on Sugar

http://trisquel.info

"...The project was presented during the Software Freedom Day 09 event organized by the Free Software Foundation. Briefly introduced by Walter Bender, founder of SugarLabs, our Sugar+Trisquel solution provides a way to run this excelent educational software in a fully free system. Trisquel 3.0 was also featured in the FSF event, running on the computers available for the public on site..."

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End Software Patents: FSF Amicus Curiae Brief

http://endsoftpatents.org

"The Free Software Foundation (“Foundation”), founded in October 1985, pioneered a movement of information exchange that initially had significant impact on software development practices, but later also inspired changes in broader fields of great public benefit [...] As an important part of this worldwide free software movement, the Foundation has been both an inspiration for, and a close obs

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