Saturday, September 28, 2013

GNU turn thirty!

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Can you believe it? The GNU system is thirty years old today!
In 1983, Richard Stallman launched the free software movement with the words, "Free Unix!" We've freed a lot more than that in the last thirty years. The GNU system is now a vast universe of fully free operating systems, window managers, and software that serves almost every imaginable purpose. More than 95 percent of the world's supercomputers run free software. A majority of web servers run free software. Even more impressive, there are estimated to be tens of millions of free software users worldwide.
That's a lot to celebrate. This weekend, the Free Software Foundation will be honoring thirty years of GNU with a celebration and hackathon in Cambridge, MA. Around the world, there are over eighteen celebrations planned on almost every inhabited continent. And online, people are showing their love for GNU by embedding the special 30th anniversary badge on their websites and donating to support GNU's future work.
Please join us in the celebration:
Happy Hacking,
The entire Free Software Foundation team

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

MIT Announces Two MOOC Sequences as edX Strategy Begins to Take Shape

Inside Higher Ed (09/18/13) Carl Straumsheim 

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is planning to package some of its online courses into more cohesive sequences, known as the "XSeries," while edX is preparing to launch a certificates of completion program using identify verification. The two initiatives may provide a look at what the future holds for the massive open online course (MOOC) provider. The XSeries adds a new layer of structure to MITx, the university's section of the edX platform. Each XSeries sequence will feature topics found in two to four face-to-face courses, and the first of seven courses in the Foundations of Computer Science XSeries will be offered this fall. edX's verified certificates are intended for students who enroll in online courses to further their careers. "Students have been asking for certificates that have more verification, more meaning behind them that they can add to their resumes," says edX's Dan O'Connell. A spokesperson for MIT says the new XSeries is part of an experiment to find new ways to offer programs. "Personally, I think it's pretty obvious we're headed into a new era of education," says MIT senior lecturer Christopher J. Terman. "I would be surprised if in 10 years the lay of the land wasn't really a lot different."

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Monday, September 23, 2013

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Only two weeks until GNU turns thirty!

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GNU turns thirty in less than two weeks! Wherever you live, we hope you'll join us for our big anniversary celebration and hackathon on September 28 - 29.
GNU lovers from all over the world will converge on MIT in Cambridge, MA for cake, coding, and a special address from Richard Stallman. If you want to attend the event in person, there is still time to register! If you'll be watching online, be sure to tune in to the event page on Saturday the 28th at 17:00 EDT.
Ten projects will be hosting hackathons during the celebration: Commotion, coreboot, Gnash, GNOME, GNU FM, GNU MediaGoblin, GNU Octave, GNU social, Tahoe-LAFS, and Tor. Most of these hackathons will have an online presence as well, so visit the event page on September 28th to participate virtually.
And for those of you who'd like to make sure GNU begins its next decade in its strongest financial position ever, we encourage you to consider donating or attending our special fundraising dinner on September 27th at Rendezvous in Cambridge.
Of course, if you're in it for the cake, you'll have to be at the celebration in person. And you won't want to miss the opportunity to meet many early contributors to GNU, project maintainers, privacy and security experts, and more. So, register today, book that last minute plane ticket, mark your calendars, and tell your friends. We'll see you in Boston!
Happy hacking,
Libby Reinish
Campaigns Manager
P.S. We are collecting well wishes for GNU from around the world. Send us a picture of yourself with an anniversary greeting (we recommend a sign that says, "I <3 GNU!").

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

A cloud exit strategy, behind-the-scenes of Red Hat internships, and more



"What I did on my summer vacation" would be a fun question for Red Hat interns to answer because it sounds like they had a blast. Go behind-the-scenes of a summer internship at Red Hat.

Each year Raleigh, NC, hosts a large creativity, art, and design festival, and it's all organized the open source way. Find out what goes into organizing a big open source festival.

Momentum seems to be building in Congress to tackle patent reform. But will reform truly address patents on software?

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

New iPhones put more polish on Apple's restrictions

Dear Pascal,
The announcement of Apple's new iPhone releases marks yet another highly anticipated product launch from the technology giant. As expected, the new iPhones will be faster, more powerful, and continue to hide the various anti-user restrictions behind a sleek and seductive user interface. Each release of a product or operating system from Apple means the latest and greatest they have to offer, including the strongest Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) technologies yet.
The beauty of Apple products is how cleverly they use smooth curves and a shiny design to lock users into an experience controlled by a single corporation. The inner workings (or non-workings as the case may be) of its operating system, the availability of applications, and the low-level control over hardware are all hidden away from the public and tightly secured by Apple.
As with previous iPhones, apps and devices come with a kill switch, third party peripherals are arbitrarily restricted, books and other media purchased from iTunes come with DRM, and all software must be cryptographically signed and approved by Apple. The iPhone 5s and 5c succeed in leaving their users at the mercy of Apple.
The most anticipated new feature of the iPhone 5s is the inclusion of a new fingerprint scanner, which is advertised as an enhanced security feature tacked onto a software platform that lacks transparency, accountability, and is inherently untrustworthy.
Rather than improving privacy and security, by encouraging users of the latest incarnations of the iPhone to use their fingerprints to unlock their device, Apple invites the possibility of verifying biometrically exactly who used an iPhone and at what time.
We have seen Apple grow to more and more effectively lock down their hardware and software platforms, and in turn, lock in their users. Would-be Apple customers should be warned about the dangers Apple products create, and informed about the alternatives, workarounds, and ways to resist Apple's control. We invite anti-DRM activists to visit the Free Software Foundation's iPhone action page and send an email to Apple CEO Tim Cook letting him know that you won't buy an iOS device because of its proprietary software and DRM. Once you've done that, look into ways to use mobile devices without surrendering your freedom, such as Replicant and F-Droid.
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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Free Software Foundation statement on new iPhone models from Apple

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The Free Software Foundation encourages users to avoid all Apple products, in the interest of their own freedom and the freedom of those around them.
Today, Apple announced two new iPhone models: the 5s, which comes with a fingerprint scanner, and the 5c, which will be available at a lower price point. In response, FSF executive director John Sullivan made the following statement:
Mobile phones are the most widely-used and deeply intimate personal-computing devices. With all of the emails, text messages, photos, and videos mediated by these devices, it is essential that the software they run be fully under the control of their users. Instead, Apple has given us new hardware with the same old restrictions, allowing only Apple-approved software, putting users -- along with their data, their privacy, and their freedom of expression -- at the mercy of programs whose operations are secret and demonstrably untrustworthy. We can't imagine a more hostile reaction to the wave of privacy concerns sweeping the world right now than debuting a proprietary, network-accessible fingerprint scanner as your new 'feature'.
Because so many people carry computers in their pocket which can track and transmit where they have been, who they have communicated with, what they are interested in, and what sights and sounds are around them at any given moment, any liveable future absolutely depends on free 'as in freedom' software. Free software empowers users to replace any software hostile to their interests. The first step is rejecting Apple's restrictions.
We urge users to investigate ways to support the use of mobile devices which do not restrict users' essential freedoms. Such projects include Replicant, a free software fork of Android, and F-Droid, an app repository of exclusively free software for Android. People should also let Tim Cook at Apple know how they feel.

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Saturday, September 7, 2013

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Friday, September 6, 2013

GNU system, free software celebrate 30 years

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BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Friday, September 6, 2013 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced plans to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the GNU operating system. The celebratory activities will include a 30th anniversary hackathon at MIT in Cambridge, MA, satellite events around the world, and ways for people to celebrate online. A Web site has been launched to coordinate the festivities:

Thirty years ago this month, the founding of the GNU system sparked a conversation that has grown into the global free software movement. On September 27, 1983, a computer scientist named Richard Stallman announced the plan to develop a free software Unix-like operating system called GNU, for "GNU is not Unix." GNU is the only operating system developed specifically for the sake of users' freedom. Today, the GNU system includes not only a fully free operating system, but a universe of software that serves a vast array of functions, from word processing to advanced scientific data manipulation, and everything in between.

"The GNU system is more than a collection of software components; it's a philosophy, a social movement," said Libby Reinish, a campaigns manager at the FSF, which sponsors GNU development. "The ideas Richard Stallman articulated in the GNU Manifesto spawned some of the most important ideas of our time: copyleft and free culture."

As Professor Lawrence Lessig noted in his introduction to Free Software, Free Society: The Selected Essays of Richard M. Stallman, "Stallman's work is a simple translation of the freedoms that our tradition crafted in the world before code. 'Free software' would assure that the world governed by code is as 'free' as our tradition that built the world before code."

"As the GNU system turns thirty, free software and its philosophy are more relevant than ever, and there is still work to be done," said FSF executive director John Sullivan. "We invite the world to join us in celebrating the contributions made by thousands of GNU hackers while working towards a future where all software is free."

30th anniversary celebration and hackathon

GNU system founder Richard Stallman will speak at the GNU 30th anniversary celebration and hackathon, which will be held Saturday and Sunday, September 28 - 29 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA. The hackathon will focus on important needs for free software in today's Internet-based world. Hackathon participants will include: coreboot, Gnash, GNOME, GNU FM, GNU Media Goblin, GNU social, Tahoe-LAFS, Tor, and others.

About the Free Software Foundation

The Free Software Foundation, founded in 1985, is dedicated to promoting computer users' right to use, study, copy, modify, and redistribute computer programs. The FSF promotes the development and use of free (as in freedom) software -- particularly the GNU operating system and its GNU/Linux variants -- and free documentation for free software. The FSF also helps to spread awareness of the ethical and political issues of freedom in the use of software, and its Web sites, located at and, are an important source of information about GNU/Linux. Donations to support the FSF's work can be made at Its headquarters are in Boston, MA, USA.

About the GNU Operating System and Linux

Richard Stallman announced in September 1983 the plan to develop a free software Unix-like operating system called GNU. GNU is the only operating system developed specifically for the sake of users' freedom. See

In 1992, the essential components of GNU were complete, except for one, the kernel. When in 1992 the kernel Linux was re-released under the GNU GPL, making it free software, the combination of GNU and Linux formed a complete free operating system, which made it possible for the first time to run a PC without non-free software. This combination is the GNU/Linux system. For more explanation, see

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Quantum Cryptography Is Safe Again

Science (08/29/13) Jon Cartwright 

Two separate groups of physicists have proven the real-world efficacy of a protocol introduced last year by University of Toronto physicists that theoretically closed a loophole in quantum cryptography. In 2010, researchers proved that hackers could breach a quantum cryptography system by exploiting a weakness in the avalanche photodiodes (APDs) that detect individual photons. Because APDs react differently to intense pulses of light than to single photons, the energy of the pulse must exceed a threshold to register a hit. As a result, a hacker could intercept single photons, estimate measurements of their polarizations, and send answers to the intended recipient as new, brighter pulses. Last year, University of Toronto physicist Hoi-Kwong and colleagues said the problem could be resolved if two parties engaging in quantum cryptography began the quantum key process by sending randomly polarized signals to a third party. The third party would measure the signals to determine whether the polarizations were at right angles, but not the actual polarization. With a third party comparing photon polarizations without determining what they are, no photon splitting or half-strength signals could occur and no tampering could go unnoticed. Scientists at the University of Calgary and the University of Science and Technology of China have carried out independent experiments that prove Lo's theory.
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U.S. Spy Agencies Mounted 231 Offensive Cyber-Operations in 2011, Documents Show

The Washington Post (08/30/13) Barton Gellman; Ellen Nakashima 

U.S. intelligence services completed 231 offensive cyber operations in 2011, according to top-secret documents obtained by The Washington Post. That revelation provides new evidence that the Obama administration is increasingly trying to infiltrate and disrupt foreign computer networks. In addition, as part of a project code-named GENIE, U.S. cyberwarriors break into foreign networks so that they can be put under surreptitious U.S. control. GENIE, a $652-million project, has placed sophisticated malware in computers, routers, and firewalls on tens of thousands of foreign machines, according to budget documents. "The policy debate has moved so that offensive options are more prominent now," says former deputy defense secretary William J. Lynn III. "I think there's more of a case made now that offensive cyberoptions can be an important element in deterring certain adversaries." Of the 231 offensive operations conducted in 2011, about 75 percent were against top-priority targets, such as Iran, Russia, China, and North Korea. The U.S. government's cyberoperations include a National Security Agency group called Tailored Access Operations (TAO), which builds custom-fitted attack tools. TAO has developed software templates designed to break into common brands and models of "routers, switches, and firewalls," according to one document.

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September Events Include:

  • The Global Conference for Open Source Geospatial Software, FOSS4G is Sept. 17-21 in Nottingham, UK.

  • An international conference promoting use and adoption of open source software in business and mission critical environments, OSS4B 2013 is Sept. 19-20 in Tuscany, Italy.

  • Check out the events calendar to see other upcoming open source events and submit your own!

Game designer Daniel Solis regularly posts his ideas and concepts online, often prompting the question: "Aren't you afraid someone will steal your ideas?" Daniel shares why you shouldn't be worried about someone stealing your ideas saying that paranoia "is just an excuse not to do the work."

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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Free Software Supporter - Issue 65, August 2013

Free Software Supporter
Issue 65, August 2013
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You're Invited: GNU 30th anniversary celebration and hackathonUnited for a Web without proprietary JavaScriptReplace your LibrePlanet2012 shirt for only $10!GNU MediaGoblin shirts now availableFirst batch of videos from LibrePlanet 2013 published!gNewSense 3.0 releasedFSF to begin accepting GPG signed assignments from the U.S.Interview with Bernd Kreuss of TorChatNew fsfstatus notification accountSell your Netflix stock to send a message: No DRM in HTMLRMS in Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul, BrazilRMS in Berlin, Germany, for induction into the Internet Hall of FameReplicant project opens forumsConservancy helps Samsung resolve GPL compliance matter amicablyConservancy seeks Systems Analyst / Software Architect for six-month consulting positionUse and GNU FM and help defeat surveillanceParanoia optimization for our modern announces a spy-proof storage serviceJoin the FSF and friends in updating the Free Software DirectoryLibrePlanet featured resource: GNU 30th anniversary satellite eventsGNU Spotlight with Karl Berry: 15 new GNU releases!GNU Toolchain UpdateRichard Stallman's speaking schedule and other FSF eventsThank GNUs!Take action with the FSF!
You're Invited: GNU 30th anniversary celebration and hackathon
From August 26th
The GNU system will be celebrating its 30th anniversary on September 28 and 29 in Boston, and in cities around the world. RSVP today.
United for a Web without proprietary JavaScript
From August 30th
The FSF has launched a campaign to persuade organizations to make their Web sites work without requiring that users run any nonfree JavaScript. Users are uniting to focus on one site at a time -- currently,
Replace your LibrePlanet2012 shirt for only $10!
From August 1st
Relive the fond memories of LibrePlanet with logo shirts commemorating the events in 2012 and 2013.
GNU MediaGoblin shirts now available
From August 30th
GNU MediaGoblin shirts are now available in the GNU Press store for $25 and are printed on American Apparel t-shirts.
First batch of videos from LibrePlanet 2013 published!
From August 7th
The first batch of videos from LibrePlanet 2013 are now available for streaming and downloading in VP8/Vorbis, both free media formats, and are hosted on an instance of GNU MediaGoblin.
gNewSense 3.0 released
The latest release of gNewSense is out, bringing with it a spate of new features and bug fixes. Most notably, gNewSense 3.0, codenamed "Parkes," is now based on Debian rather than Ubuntu.
FSF to begin accepting GPG signed assignments from the U.S.
The FSF is pleased to announce that we can begin accepting GPG-signed assignments from contributors residing in the United States.
Interview with Bernd Kreuss of TorChat
From August 27th
This is the latest installment of our Licensing and Compliance Lab's series on free software developers who choose GNU licenses for their works. In this edition, we interviewed Bernd Kreuss, the developer of TorChat, a peer-to-peer instant messenger with a completely decentralized design.
New fsfstatus notification account
From August 28th
The FSF has a new out-of-band notification account at We will post updates on planned and unplanned service outages there.
Sell your Netflix stock to send a message: No DRM in HTML
From August 28th
We're ramping up the pressure on Netflix to keep DRM away from the HTML standard and asking investors to sell their shares in NFLX.
RMS in Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
RMS was in the Centro de Eventos of the Universidad de Passo Fundo, in Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, on July 1st, 2013, to deliver his speech "A Free Digital Society," to an audience of over four hundred professionals, students, and teachers in the IT field.
RMS in Berlin, Germany, for induction into the Internet Hall of Fame
On August 3rd, 2013, RMS was at the InterContinental Hotel, in Berlin, Germany, where he was inducted in the Internet Hall of Fame, in recognition of his contributions as an innovator and for founding the Free Software Foundation.
Replicant project opens forums
By Paul Kocialkowski, from August 9th
The Replicant project has opened forums to encourage community support and discussion.
Conservancy helps Samsung resolve GPL compliance matter amicably
By Software Freedom Conservancy, from August 16th
Samsung and Conservancy worked together to resolve an issue where a GPLed exFAT filesystem driver was released without the complete corresponding source code.
Conservancy seeks Systems Analyst / Software Architect for six-month consulting position
By Software Freedom Conservancy, from August 26th
Conservancy recently raised funds to begin work on an FSF-endorsed free software non-profit accounting system and now seeks the talent of an experienced systems analyst and software designer to complete a six-month contract project (with the possibility of extension).
Use and GNU FM and help defeat surveillance
By, from August 26th
The and GNU FM developers outline the importance of using free software to combat surveillance and add that with the 30th anniversary of the GNU project coming in September, now is an important time for all GNU projects to work together on providing replacements to sites that users cannot control.
Paranoia optimization for our modern times
By Deborah Nicholson, from August 23rd
GNU MediaGoblin contributer Deborah Nicholson reflects on the social effects of avoiding surveillance on the Web. announces a spy-proof storage service
By, from July 30th has announced Simple Secure Storage Service (S4), a backup service that encrypts your files to protect them from the prying eyes of spies and criminals.
Join the FSF and friends in updating the Free Software Directory
From August 30th
Tens of thousands of people visit each month to discover free software. Each entry in the Directory contains a wealth of useful information, from basic category and descriptions to version control, IRC channels, documentation, and licensing. The Free Software Directory has been a great resource to software users over the past decade, but it needs your help staying up-to-date with new and exciting free software projects.
To help, join our weekly IRC meetings on Fridays. Meetings take place in the #fsf channel on, and usually include a handful of regulars as well as newcomers. Everyone's welcome.
The next meeting is Friday, September 6th from 2pm to 5pm EDT (18:00 to 21:00 UTC). Details here:
After this meeting, you can check to see the rest of MONTH's weekly meetings as they are scheduled.
LibrePlanet featured resource: GNU 30th anniversary satellite events
Every month on LibrePlanet, we highlight one resource that is interesting and useful -- often one that could use your help.
For this month, we are highlighting the list of GNU 30th anniversary satellite events, which provides information about celebrations for the GNU system's 30th anniversary occurring around the world. You are invited to adopt, spread and improve this important resource.
Do you have a suggestion for next month's featured resource? Let us know at
GNU Spotlight with Karl Berry: 15 new GNU releases!
15 new GNU releases this month (as of August 26, 2013):
To get announcements of most new GNU releases, subscribe to the info-gnu mailing list: Nearly all GNU software is available from, or preferably one of its mirrors ( You can use the url to be automatically redirected to a (hopefully) nearby and up-to-date mirror.
A number of GNU packages, as well as the GNU operating system as a whole, are looking for maintainers and other assistance. Please see if you'd like to help. The general page on how to help GNU is at To submit new packages to the GNU operating system, see
As always, please feel free to write to me,, with any GNUish questions or suggestions for future installments.
GNU Toolchain update
From August 19th
The GNU toolchain refers to the part of the GNU system which is used for building programs. These components of GNU are together often on other systems and for compiling programs for other platforms.
Read about updates to G++, GCC, and more.
Richard Stallman's speaking schedule
For event details, as well as to sign-up to be notified for future events in your area, please visit
So far, Richard Stallman has the following events in September:
Aug 31, 2013 12:30 PM, Johannesburg, Pretoria, "A free digital society"Sep 03, 2013 2:00 PM, Pretoria, South Africa, "Free software: defending your freedom"Sep 05, 2013 6:00 PM, Cape Town, South Africa, "A free digital society"Sep 06, 2013 5:00 PM, Durban, South Africa, "The danger of software patents"Sep 19, 2013 5:00 PM, Biot, France, "A free digital society"Sep 20, 2013 6:00 PM, Paris, France, "A free digital society"
Other FSF and free software events
Sep 21, 2013 09:30 AM to 05:30 PM, Cambridge, MA, Software Freedom Day - CambridgeSep 27, 2013 12:00 AM to 11:55 PM, Worldwide, Happy 30th Birthday, GNU!Sep 28, 2013 10:00 AM to Sep 29, 2013 5:00 PM, Cambridge, MA, GNU 30th Anniversary Celebration and Hackathon
Thank GNUs!
We appreciate everyone who donates to the Free Software Foundation, but we'd like to give special recognition to the folks who have donated $500 or more in the last month.
This month, a big Thank GNU to:
Gregory MaxwellKevin McCarthyColin CarrSteve SprangMartin CohnKrishna KunchithapadamLiang ZhaoBitcoin GrantChris AllegrettaEberhard SchopfHenri Sivonen
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