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The Free Software Foundation has described Windows 11, the new avatar of Microsoft's desktop operating system that was launched on 6 October, as taking "important steps in the wrong direction when it comes to user freedom".

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The Debian GNU/Linux project has voted to stay out of the controversy over Free Software Foundation founder Richard Stallman rejoining the board in March, by backing the option of not releasing a statement on the issue as an organisation.

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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.

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The outcome of a general resolution proposed by the Debian GNU/Linux project, to decide how to react to the return of Free Software Foundation founder Richard Stallman to the board, will be known on 17 April, with voting now underway.

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The management team of the Free Software Foundation has resigned, following the stepping down of executive director, John Sullivan, on 29 March.

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The executive director of the Free Software Foundation, John Sullivan, has quit after 18 years in the job, even as the organisation is mired in controversy over allowing its founder, Richard Stallman, back on to the board.

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A long-time developer of GCC, the compiler created by the GNU Project and used in Linux distributions, has issued a call for the removal of Free Software Founder Richard Stallman from the GCC steering committee.

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The world's biggest open source company, Red Hat, has pulled funding from the Free Software Foundation and any events hosted by the foundation due to its allowing its founder, Richard Stallman, to rejoin the board.

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A group of supporters of Free Software Foundation founder Richard Stallman has hit back at those calling for his ouster from the FSF, by putting up their own open letter calling for him to stay on in his current position.

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German open source vendor SUSE has become the most prominent FOSS organisation to add its voice to the push for Free Software Foundation founder Richard Stallman and the entire FSF board to resign.

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The Debian GNU/Linux Project, a prominent community Linux distribution that has more than a thousand developers spread over the globe, is set to vote on a general resolution to sign, as a project, a letter calling for Free Software Foundation founder Richard Stallman to leave the board and for all FSF board members to also quit en masse.

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If Richard Stallman placed the interests of free software foremost, and his own personal issues second, then he would step down from the board position that he assumed last week, during the annual LibrePlanet conference organised by the Free Software Foundation.

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A number of people associated with free and open source software have written an open letter calling for Richard Stallman, the founder of the Free Software Foundation, to be removed from his position on the board, along with the entire FSF board.

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Well-known infosec practitioner Katie Moussouris, the chief executive and founder of Luta Security, has called on patrons of the Free Software Foundation to pull out after the organisation allowed its founder, Richard Stallman, to take up a position on the board again, more than two years after he quit over remarks about the victims of the late Jeffrey Epstein, an American financier and convicted sex offender.

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Alyssa Rosenzweig, leader of the Panfrost project that aims to reverse engineer and create a free driver for the Mali series of graphics processing units, has received the Free Software Foundation's 2021 Award for Outstanding New Free Software Contributor.

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The head of security firm Open Source Security, Brad Spengler, says he had little option but to file a lawsuit against open source advocate Bruce Perens, who alleged back in 2017 that security patches issued for the Linux kernel by OSS violated the licence under which the kernel is distributed.

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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.

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Debian GNU/Linux developer Chris Lamb is taking the fight to those pushing the Commons Clause, a non-free licence, by setting up a two-man team to fork modules that add functionality to the in-memory database Redis, after the company that makes Redis put the modules under this licence and started to charge for them. Lamb is the current leader of the project but said he was doing this in a private capacity.

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Thursday, 04 October 2018 08:14

Stallman says Commons Clause is a non-free licence

Free Software Foundation chairman Richard Stallman has described the Commons Clause licence as "ill-named" because it is a non-free licence that does not provide the four freedoms mandated by the FSF.

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Thursday, 27 September 2018 09:41

Linux code contributions cannot be rescinded: Stallman

Linux developers who contribute code to the kernel cannot rescind those contributions, according to the software programmer who devised the GNU General Public Licence version 2.0, the licence under which the kernel is released.

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