Since some months we have Lemote Yeeloong, the first fully free software laptop but what about gNewSense, our fully free software favourite distribution?Read more »
* LibrePlanet Conference 2009!
* FSF files suit against Cisco for GPL violations
* BadVista: We hardly knew ye
* GCC libraries get updated license exception
* An open response to Chris Frey regarding GFDL 1.3
* Updating the Free Software Definition
* More background about the Cisco case
* The bootable membership cards are (finally) here!
* 3D graphics are 100% free software
«...That statement packages several questionable assumptions:
1. That the only motive for developing free software is ideological.
2. That innovation in software requires a lot of funding.
3. That the only way to fund software research is through proprietary software.
4. That innovation is more important than freedom.Read more »
"There are three simple things you can ask Dell using their LIVE CHAT on the website but most of all by phone. Our ideal computer (desktop, laptop, subnotebook) has: ..." - Personally, I would like to hear from Mark Shuttleworth ;)Read more »
A long thread at LXer about whether or not Debian should include unsourced binary blobs in its kernel had some commenters if not exactly singing the praises of totally free GNU/Linux distro gNewSense, then at least humming those praises.Read more »
RMS: « ... The free software movement is a political cause, not a technical one. "Choose based on technical criteria first of all" is the opposite of what we say... »Read more »
"Hi all, A new list has opened. It is for dev work not user land issues or bugs. You can contribute, those who do so in real ways get to influence things..."Read more »
"Happy GNU year to all free software supporters! If you haven't already joined the Free Software Foundation as a card-carrying member, now is a great time. Take a look at the new ultra-slim credit card-sized FSF membership cards -- the first batch is shipping out today. Of course, member number zero had to be for our founder and president Richard Stallman..."Read more »
"The bootable membership cards are (finally) here! Take a look! The new ultra slim credit card-sized FSF membership USB cards have arrived. Of course member number 0 had to be for our founder and president Richard Stallman..."Read more »
The project will realize the intention of The Free Software Foundation to port the gNewSense distribution (http://www.gnewsense.org/static/homepage/ ) on the Yeelong laptop (http://www.lemote.com/english/yeeloong.html ) manufactured by Lemote Tech (http://www.lemote.com/ ).Read more »
Knowing when a GNU/Linux distribution is free used to be simple. If all its software had licenses approved by the Free Software Foundation (FSF) or the Open Source Initiative, then a distribution was free. Otherwise, it wasn't.Read more »
"The Free Software Foundation is searching for people to port gNewSense to MIPS architecture for the purpose of make it function on the Lemote laptop..."Read more »
"I recently wrote about the Aspire 6930G and how it runs very well under the latest Ubuntu release. In an effort to find out whether I could run this laptop with 100% Free Software I decided to give gNewSense a test run on it..."Read more »
FUSBi, the Free USB Installer, is a nifty, little application that creates bootable images of free GNU/Linux distributions on USB drives (or hdd if you want).
FUSBi supports all of the GNU/Linux distros recognized as free by the Free Software Foundation. These include gNewSense, UTUTO, Dynebolic, Musix GNU+Linux, BLAG and GNUstep.
## In this issue
* Support freedom: How YOU can make a difference for free software
* New USB membership cards and FSF Bulletin
* New t-shirts in our store
* OpenDocument campaign page gets a revamp
* Bilski ruling: a victory on the path to ending software patents
* Show your support with the FSF campaigns widget
* DefectiveByDesign.org: MP3-compatible, a new DRM-free music promotion