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Give freely this Cyber Monday: Introducing the 2013 Giving GuideThe Free Software Foundation is proud to announce our 2013 Giving Guide. The Giving Guide features gifts that will not only make your recipients jump for joy; these gifts will also protect their freedom.
FSF campaigns manager speaks about free software at iD Programming AcademyFrom November 7th
Introducing new people to free software is an integral part of our mission at the FSF, so we were delighted when the director of a summer programming academy called and invited us to speak.
LibrePlanet 2014 dates announcedFrom November 12th
LibrePlanet is the annual conference of the Free Software Foundation. The next conference conference will take place on March 22 and 23, 2014 in Cambridge, MA. There are still plenty of ways to get involved, including applying to join our Exhibit Hall or joining our new Volunteer Committee.
Avaneya releases libre game for GNU/Linux based on lost NASA archivesBy Avaneya, from November 5th
Avaneya is a science fiction game for GNU/Linux currently under active development. The project has released a tool to convert imagery from NASA's Viking 1 mission, which resulted in the first ever photographs of the Martian surface, from a legacy format into PNG files.
Rockstar vs. Google: software patents as a license for privateeringBy FSF Europe, from November 7th
Rockstar, a consortium of companies formed to collect certain patents put on sale in the dissolution procedure of Nortel, has sued Google and other companies over seven of those patents.
When DRM comes to carsBy FSF Europe, from November 14th
In its Zoe electric car, car maker Renault apparently has the ability to remotely prevent the battery from charging. And that's more chilling than it may sound.
Join the FSF and friends in updating the Free Software DirectoryFrom November 27th
Tens of thousands of people visit directory.fsf.org 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 irc.gnu.org, and usually include a handful of regulars as well as newcomers. Everyone's welcome.
The next meeting is Friday, November 29 from 2pm to 5pm EDT (19:00 to 22:00 UTC). Details here:
LibrePlanet featured resource: GNU Press ideasEvery 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 Ideas page for GNU Press, which we use to solicit feedback about the FSF shop. This page has been a source of great ideas in the past and we invited you to adopt, spread and improve this important resource.
GNU Toolchain updateFrom November 18th
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.
This month features significant improvements to GCC.
Richard Stallman's speaking scheduleFor event details, as well as to sign-up to be notified for future events in your area, please visit https://www.fsf.org/events.
So far, Richard Stallman has the following events in December:
- Dec 02, 2013 TBD, Milan, Italy, "Richard Stallman to speak in Milan"
- Dec 09, 2013 7:00pm to 9:00pm, Vigo, Spain, "Software libre y administración digital/e-government"
- Dec 10, 2013 4:00pm to 6:00pm, Ourense, Spain, "El software libre en la ética y en la práctica"
- Dec 11, 2013 4:00pm to 7:00pm, A Coruna, Spain, "El software libre en la ética y en la práctica"
- Dec 12, 2013 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Fuenlabrada, Spain, "El Software Libre y Tu Libertad"
- Dec 13, 2013 3:00pm to 5:00pm, Madrid, Spain, "Software libre y libertad en educación"
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.
- Jeff Root
- Pierre-Alain Blanc
- Wesley Andres Watters
- Deb Nicholson
- Richard Fontana
- Fabián Rodríguez
- Will Rico and Cindy Fung
- Jon Howell
- Boone Gorges
- Simon Phipps
- Bruce Baumgart
- John Gilmore
- Etienne Grossmann