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The Free Software Foundation has doubled down on its support for its founder, Richard Stallman, issuing a statement on Monday backing his reinstatement to the board.

Published in Open Source
Wednesday, 18 September 2019 07:51

Stallman quits FSF, MIT over comments on sexual assault

The founder of the free software movement, Richard Stallman, has resigned both from his position at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and as president of the Free Software Foundation after his remarks about the late Jeffrey Epstein's victims evoked outrage.

Published in Open Source
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 12:00

SFLC's Moglen acted against interests of FSF: claim

The former general counsel of the Free Software Foundation, Eben Moglen, has been accused of acting against the interests of the organisation which he once served.

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German Linux company SUSE Linux is well known for its Linux and other open source solutions. It is also known for producing videos for geeks and debuting them at its annual SUSECon conference.

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The founder of the Free Software Foundation, Richard Stallman, will undertake a tour of Brazil and Argentina beginning later this month.

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The Free Software Foundation has given an annual award this year for work that enslaves people to the demands of Microsoft – something that flies in the face of all that the organisation has stood for since its founding.

Published in Open Sauce
Saturday, 12 May 2012 08:38

Stallman taken ill during speech

Richard Stallman, the head of the Free Software Foundation, was taken to hospital in Barcelona yesterday when he felt ill midway through a speech.

Published in People Moves
Saturday, 07 April 2012 13:39

Why we need the GPL more than ever

It's been a while since someone came along, arguing that the GNU General Public Licence isn't needed any more and clearly stating their motivation for doing so.

Published in Open Sauce
Friday, 16 March 2012 11:58

How the FSF approaches licence compliance

The Free Software Foundation wants people to distribute its software. It wants people to install it on their devices and sell those devices and make money. And it wants to encourage them to do this.

Published in Open Sauce
Friday, 17 February 2012 11:59

GPL use in Debian on the rise: study

A recent study by a free software advocate has found that the use of the GNU General Public Licence family in the Debian GNU/Linux Project has been growing over the last seven years.

Published in Open Source
Saturday, 14 January 2012 23:03

Perens: the FOSS fire still burns

Bruce Perens looks a bit disoriented as he comes into the hotel lobby, looking for me. "Anyone here called Sam?" he calls out. The tiredness is evident on his face after the long haul from the US to Australia.

Published in Open Sauce
Friday, 15 July 2011 11:41

Stallman to give talks in Israel

Free Software Foundation chairman Richard Stallman will give two talks in Israel next week, according to information supplied by him.

Published in Open Sauce
Tuesday, 21 June 2011 09:25

GPL to be tested in Berlin case

A manufacturer of DSL routers is taking a maker of web-filtering software to court in Berlin today, in what is a case that revolves around the GNU General Public Licence.

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Bradley Kuhn is well-known in the world of Free Software. That he works for the Software Freedom Conservancy - and what that august organisation does - is less well publicised.

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Free Software Foundation founder Richard Stallman says that he does not blame Palestinians for their non-violent boycott of Israel which resulted in him having to cancel some talks scheduled in Israel.

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Free Software Foundation founder Richard Stallman has got caught up in the politics of the Middle East, being forced to cancel some talks scheduled in Israel.

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Friday, 13 May 2011 10:24

FSF launches campaign against Gmail

The Free Software Foundation has launched a campaign to educate users of Gmail how to do so without using the JavaScript that serves to provide a great deal of the functionality.

Published in Open Sauce
Wednesday, 09 March 2011 18:26

'Open core' works for us: Jaspersoft chief

Jaspersoft, maker of the world's most widely used business intelligence software, is moving to expand its business relationships in Australia as it tries to consolidate its position ahead of the competition.

Published in Open Source
Thursday, 03 March 2011 11:39

Many firms 'still wary of GPL'

Despite being around for more than 20 years and being the licence most commonly used by free and open source software projects, the GNU General Public Licence is still viewed suspiciously by big and medium-sized businesses, a senior IT executive says.

Published in Open Sauce
Thursday, 11 November 2010 09:28

Is Linux really free software?

Is the Linux kernel really free, as in freedom? Or is it following the "open core" model defined by Andrew Lampitt in 2008, as claimed by Alexandre Oliva of the Free Software Foundation Latin America?

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