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LulzBot TAZ 6 3D printer now FSF-certified to respect your freedom

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Friday, June 10, 2016 -- The Free
Software Foundation (FSF) today awarded Respects Your Freedom (RYF)
certification to the TAZ 6, the sixth model in the LulzBot TAZ line of
3D printers by Aleph Objects, Inc., and their 10th product to be
awarded RYF certification. The RYF certification mark means that the
product meets the FSF's standards in regard to users' freedom, control
over the product, and privacy.

Hundreds explore ways to Fork the System with free software at LibrePlanet 2016

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, USA -- Wednesday, March 23, 2016 -- The 2016 LibrePlanet free software conference drew nearly 350 activists from around the world to discuss issues of freedom, privacy, and security in computing. NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and ACLU technologist Daniel Kahn Gillmor discussed "The last lighthouse: free software in dark times" in an opening keynote before a brimming audience at MIT's Stata Center, with hundreds of remote participants tuning in online.

GNU releases ethical evaluations of code-hosting services

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Monday, April 25th, 2016 -- Today the
Free Software Foundation (FSF) and the GNU Project announced
evaluations of several major repository-hosting services according to
the standards of the GNU Ethical Criteria for Code Repositories.
Released in 2015, these criteria grade code-hosting services for their
commitment to user privacy and freedom. At the time of publication,
Savannah and GitLab have met or surpassed the baseline standards of
the criteria.

Interpreting, enforcing and changing the GNU GPL, as applied to combining Linux and ZFS

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Monday, April 11, 2016 -- The Free
Software Foundation (FSF) today announced the publication of
"Interpreting, enforcing and changing the GNU GPL, as applied to
combining Linux and ZFS," by its founder and president, Richard M.

Anti-DRM activists go to W3C meeting to protest Digital Restrictions Management in Web standards

Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA -- Tuesday, March 22, 2016 -- On Sunday
the Free Software Foundation (FSF) led a protest at the World Wide Web
Consortium (W3C) against an attempt by Netflix, Hollywood and other
technology and media companies to weave Digital Restrictions
Management (DRM) into the HTML standard that undergirds the Web. With
about 75 protesting outside an ongoing W3C event, it was the largest
protest ever at the standards body.

Library Freedom Project and Werner Koch are 2015 Free Software Awards winners

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Saturday, March 19, 2016 -- The Free
Software Foundation (FSF) today announced the winners of the 2015 Free
Software Awards at a ceremony held during the LibrePlanet 2016
conference at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). FSF
president Richard M. Stallman presented the two awards: the Award for
the Advancement of Free Software and the Award for Projects of Social

LibrePlanet free software conference coming to MIT in one week, March 19-20

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, USA -- Friday, March 11th, 2016 -- In just
one week, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) and MIT's Student
Information Processing Board (SIPB) are once again teaming up to bring
the LibrePlanet free software conference to Cambridge, March
19-20, 2016, at the Stata Center at MIT. LibrePlanet is an annual
conference for people who care about their digital freedoms, bringing
together software developers, policy experts, activists, and computer
users to learn skills, share accomplishments, and face challenges