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Gift giving gnu advises shoppers to "give freely"

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Friday, December 20th, 2013 --
Yesterday, Free Software Foundation activists visited the Boston
Apple store to raise awareness of more ethical alternatives for
technology gifts. The activists were accompanied by a gnu (the free
software movement's buffalo-like mascot) and sported Santa hats in the
spirit of the season. Shoppers were surprised to see such an
unusual Santa, and many took stickers and copies of the
FSF's "Giving Guide," which contains tips for purchasing tech

Gluglug X60 Laptop now certified to Respect Your Freedom

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, December 19, 2013 -- The Free
Software Foundation (FSF) today awarded Respects Your Freedom (RYF)
certification to Gluglug X60 laptops. The RYF certification mark means
that the product meets the FSF's standards in regard to users'
freedom, control over the product, and privacy. This is the first
laptop to receive RYF certification from the FSF.

Free Software Foundation encourages shoppers to 'Give Freely' with new Giving Guide

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Wednesday, November 27, 2013 -- The
Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced its 2013 Giving
Guide, a resource for conscientious shoppers looking for geeky
gifts that respect users' freedom. Many holiday shoppers will be
turning to gadgets and online services as gifts for friends and
family, but these gifts are often rife with proprietary software,
anti-features, or Digital Restrictions Management (DRM), all of
which restrict how the gift can be used.

LibrePlanet 2014 seeks session proposals, volunteers for annual free software conference

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Friday, October 18, 2013 -- The Free
Software Foundation (FSF) today announced the call for sessions for
LibrePlanet 2014. The FSF also announced the formation of a
volunteer organizing committee and a call for exhibitors.

Free Software Foundation opens nominations for the 16th annual Free Software Awards

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, October 3, 2013 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) and the GNU Project today announced the opening of nominations for the 16th annual Free Software Awards. The Free Software Awards include the Award for the Advancement of Free Software and the Award for Projects of Social Benefit.