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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

ThinkPenguin VPN mini-router now FSF-certified to respect your freedom

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, March 10, 2016 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announces that it has awarded Respects Your Freedom (RYF) certification to the Free Software Wireless-N Mini Router (TPE-R1100) as sold by ThinkPenguin, Inc. The RYF certification mark means that the product meets the FSF's standards in regard to users' freedom, control over the product, and privacy.

Free Software Foundation submits comment to Copyright Office with over 1200 co-signers calling for end to DMCA anti-circumvention provisions

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Tuesday, March 8th, 2016 -- On March 3rd, 2016,
the Free Software Foundation (FSF) submitted a comment along with over
1200 co-signers to the U.S. Copyright Office in response to its
*Section 1201 Study: Notice and Request for Public Comment* in regards
to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act's (DMCA) anti-circumvention
provisions. These comments were submitted in person by FSF campaigns
manager Zak Rogoff, as the Copyright Office refused to offer a means

Edward Snowden will kick off LibrePlanet 2016 in Cambridge, Massachusetts

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, USA -- Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 -- The
Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced that the opening
keynote for LibrePlanet 2016: Fork the System, will be a conversation
with National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden and
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Technologist Daniel Kahn