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Free Software Foundation releases FY2015 Annual Report

Free Software Foundation - ven, 12/08/2016 - 00:28

The report is available in low-resolution (2.4 MB PDF) and high-resolution (30.7 MB PDF).

The Annual Report reviews the Foundation's activities, accomplishments, and financial picture. The report examines the impact of the FSF's programs, and FY2015's major events, including LibrePlanet and our thirtieth anniversary.

As with all of the Foundation's activities, the Annual Report was made exclusively using free software, including Scribus, GIMP, Inkscape, and LibreOffice, along with freely licensed fonts and images. The report is released under a CC BY SA 4.0 license.

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 fsf.org and gnu.org, are an important source of information about GNU/Linux. Donations to support the FSF's work can be made at https://my.fsf.org/donate. Its headquarters are in Boston, MA, USA.

More information about the FSF, as well as important information for journalists and publishers, is at https://www.fsf.org/press.

Media Contacts

Georgia Young
Program Manager
Free Software Foundation
+1 (617) 542 5942 x 17
campaigns@fsf.org

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$1B Electric Vehicle Plant Picks Tesla Backyard Nevada

OSDir.com - ven, 15/07/2016 - 10:00
From the Vroom dept.:
A Chinese-backed electric car company with visions of revolutionizing transportation – but no product to show yet – announced plans Wednesday to build a $1 billion plant near Las Vegas, marking the second time in just over a year that Nevada has landed a coveted project from the budding industry.

California-based automaker Faraday Future's choice of Nevada over three other states is contingent on state lawmakers' approval of tax incentives that haven't been publicly described. The company's announcement, in a letter to Nevada legislators that was obtained by The Associated Press, also came with the revelation that it's backed by a Chinese billionaire investor who styles himself after Apple's late Steve Jobs.
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Obama Administration Encryption Policy Due EOY

OSDir.com - ven, 15/07/2016 - 10:00
From the aefasdvv88@--D dept.:
Administration officials met Thursday with the civil-society groups behind a petition urging the White House to back strong, end-to-end encryption over the objections of some law-enforcement and intelligence professionals.

At that meeting, White House officials told representatives from the American Civil Liberties Union, Access, the Center for Democracy and Technology, Human Rights Watch, and New America's Open Technology Institute that they were eyeing a holiday deadline for their formal response, according to Kevin Bankston, OTI's director, who helped organize the meeting.
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HummingBad Malware Infecting 85 million Android Devices

OSDir.com - ven, 15/07/2016 - 10:00
From the Yike dept.:
An Android-based malware campaign from China has infected up to 85 million Android devices and is making the hackers behind it an approximately $1m every quarter.

Security software and services company Check Point claimed that it has had its eye on the Yingmob gang for five months, describing it as sophisticated, well-staffed and highly profitable.
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Oracle Moves Worry Java Developers

OSDir.com - ven, 15/07/2016 - 10:00
From the JOracle dept.:
"Oracle's Java development efforts have slowed. And in the case of Java EE, they've come to a complete halt. The outright freeze has caused concerns among companies that contribute to the Java platform and among other members of the Java community—a population that includes some of Oracle's biggest customers.

Oracle employees that worked on Java EE have told others in the community that they have been ordered to work on other things. There has also been open talk of some Java EE developers "forking" the Java platform, breaking off with their own implementation and abandoning compatibility with the 20-year-old software platform acquired by Oracle with the takeover of Sun Microsystems six years ago. Yet Oracle remains silent about its plans for Java EE"
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Researcher uses exploits to extract disk encryption keys from Android devices with Qualcomm chips

OSDir.com - ven, 15/07/2016 - 10:00
From the Eeekk dept.:Security researcher Gal Beniamini has discovered issues in how Android devices handle its full disk encryption, making it easier for attackers to gain access to the user's sensitive data.

Beniamini also published a detailed step-by-step guide this week on how one can break down the encryption protections on Android smartphones powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon processors.
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US Senator Seeks Investigation into SS7 Mobile Software Bugs

OSDir.com - ven, 15/07/2016 - 10:00
From the 60 Mins dept.:
The security flaw in Signaling System No. 7 (SS7), which is a broker between most of the world's phone networks, affects hundreds of millions of mobile-phone users around the world. A hacker only needs to know your phone number to initiate the attack.
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IBM Bequeaths the Express Framework To the Node.js Foundation

OSDir.com - ven, 15/07/2016 - 10:00
From the Bequeath dept.:
"Express will function as it’s own separate entity; similar to how the Node.js Foundation supports Node.js through open governance with a technical steering committee, mentors and contributors that will in effect support the framework," wrote Mikeal Rogers, community manager of the Node.js Foundation, in an email.
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Google Glass Lives - New Model

OSDir.com - ven, 15/07/2016 - 10:00
From the Wearables dept.:
Google Glass is not dead. A brand new model of Google's face computer has popped up on the FCC website complete with rather high-res images of the device.

The pictures show a Google Glass unit with the FCCID "A4R­-GG1" that looks a lot like the existing Glass design. The biggest change seems to be that the device can now fold up, just like a regular pair of glasses, which will make it much easier to store when you aren't wearing it. The Glass prism looks longer than the first version of the device, which presumably offers a larger picture.
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Privacy Concerns Microsoft Announces Plans to Offer Cloud Services from German Datacenters

OSDir.com - ven, 15/07/2016 - 10:00
From the xoujee99-w dept.:
Microsoft said its ‘cloud in Germany’ will launch in the second half of 2016, and will be operated under German law by T-Systems, a subsidiary of telco Deutsche Telekom. The two data centers will be based in Magdeburg and Frankfurt am Main, with Microsoft stressing this “data trustee” model means it will not have any access to customer data without the consent of the trustee, and that it cannot therefore be compelled — “even by a third party” — to hand over customer data.
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NetBSD 7.0

OSDir.com - ven, 15/07/2016 - 10:00
From the Other White Meat dept.:
The NetBSD Project is pleased to announce NetBSD 7.0, the fifteenth major release of the NetBSD operating system.

This release brings stability improvements, hundreds of bug fixes, and many new features. Some highlights of the NetBSD 7.0 release are:
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Web DRM standard moves to next phase of development, FSF's Defective by Design campaign to continue opposition

Free Software Foundation - mer, 06/07/2016 - 22:38

EME (full text) is a proposed technological standard for Web-based Digital Restrictions Management (DRM), digital handcuffs that video-streaming services use to micromanage users' access to legitimately obtained media. As Web users asserted while protesting the W3C's meeting this March, DRM is coercive, disempowering and insulting to users. It also causes broad collateral damage to the health of our digital society. DRM's dark history — from the Sony rootkit malware to draconian anti-circumvention laws — demonstrates that integrating it into Web standards would be nothing but bad for the Web's users. It is predicted to stymie security research, curtail privacy, freedom, and accessibility, and set back the interoperability that is necessary for innovation on the Web. There is considerable dissent about EME within the W3C — staff member Harry Halpin has pledged to resign if it becomes an official standard.

Defective by Design is the FSF's campaign against DRM in all its forms and the aegis for its work against EME. Campaigns manager Zak Rogoff made this statement:

"The W3C and its director, Tim Berners-Lee, are abdicating their responsibility — as stated in their official design principles — to put users first in the design of the Web. We had hoped that Berners-Lee would uphold the vision of inclusion and empowerment that he articulated in his famous Tweet about the Web: 'This is for everyone.' But by allowing EME to continue, he has given license to Netflix, Google and media owners to warp the Web so that it works firstly for them.

We are inspired by the worldwide network of activists who have joined us in our struggle for the freedom-respecting Web we deserve. Defective by Design will continue to escalate our campaign, deploying new and creative forms of resistance until EME is stopped."

The EME standardization effort, sponsored by streaming giants like Google and Netflix, aims to take advantage of the W3C's influence over Web technology to make it cheaper and more efficient to impose DRM systems. As of yesterday, the EME proposal is now upgraded from Working Draft to Candidate Recommendation within the W3C's process. Under the W3C's rules there are at least three more chances to pull the plug on EME before it becomes a ratified standard, also known as a W3C Recommendation.

W3C member organizations wishing to join the campaign against EME are invited to contact Defective by Design at info@defectivebydesign.org. Concerned individuals can start by signing Defective by Design's petition or adding a protest selfie to the growing gallery.

About Defective By Design

Defective by Design is the Free Software Foundation's campaign against Digital Restrictions Management (DRM). DRM is the practice of imposing technological restrictions that control what users can do with digital media, creating a good that is defective by design. DRM requires the use of proprietary software and is a major threat to computer user freedom. It often spies on users as well. The campaign, based at defectivebydesign.org, organizes anti-DRM activists for in-person and online actions, and challenges powerful media and technology interests promoting DRM. Supporters can donate to the campaign at https://www.defectivebydesign.org/donate.

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 fsf.org and gnu.org, are an important source of information about GNU/Linux. Donations to support the FSF's work can be made at https://donate.fsf.org. Its headquarters are in Boston, MA, USA.

More information about the FSF, as well as important information for journalists and publishers, is at https://www.fsf.org/press.

Media Contact

Zak Rogoff
Campaigns Manager
Free Software Foundation
+1 (617) 542 5942 x31
info@defectivebydesign.org

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Model 393 cameras

Elphel - mer, 22/06/2016 - 05:41
10393 series (2016)

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LulzBot TAZ 6 3D printer now FSF-certified to respect your freedom

Free Software Foundation - lun, 13/06/2016 - 16:55

In October 2012, the LulzBot AO-100 3D printer became the first hardware product to be awarded use of the FSF's RYF certification mark. Since that time, Aleph Objects, Inc. has continued to release new and improved successors to the AO-100 model, including the AO-101, the Mini, and five successor TAZ models. The latest model, which can be purchased from LulzBot.com, has numerous hardware improvements, including a self-leveling printing bed made of borosilicate glass with a PEI surface, a self-cleaning nozzle system, and an integrated power supply. It uses 100% free software: from the low-level firmware that controls the motors and heats the printing bed, to end-user software, including Cura LulzBot Edition, which allows users to both prepare 3D digital objects for printing as well as control the operation of the 3D printer itself.

"Aleph Objects, Inc. continues to be one of the most innovative and impressive makers of desktop 3D printers in the world, and they have done it without compromising their core values and commitment to computer user freedom," said Joshua Gay, FSF licensing & compliance manager.

"The Free Software Foundation is the preeminent voice advancing technology that respects user freedom. It is a privilege to receive their seal of approval on the new LulzBot TAZ 6 desktop 3D printer," said Jeff Moe, president of Aleph Objects, Inc.

To learn more about the Respects Your Freedom hardware certification program visit https://fsf.org/ryf.

Hardware sellers interested in applying for certification can consult https://www.fsf.org/resources/hw/endorsement/criteria.

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 fsf.org and gnu.org, are an important source of information about GNU/Linux. Donations to support the FSF's work can be made at https://donate.fsf.org. Its headquarters are in Boston, MA, USA.

More information about the FSF, as well as important information for journalists and publishers, is at https://www.fsf.org/press.

Media Contacts

Joshua Gay
Licensing & Compliance Manager
Free Software Foundation
+1 (617) 542 5942
licensing@fsf.org

Kara Sawinska
Media Contact
Aleph Objects, Inc.
+1 (970) 377 1111
press@lulzbot.com

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LibrePlanet conference videos and slides online: Edward Snowden, Richard Stallman, Karen Sandler, and more

Free Software Foundation - mar, 31/05/2016 - 17:45

All recordings from LibrePlanet 2016 can be found here.

LibrePlanet 2016: Fork the System was held in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Stata Center on March 19 and 20, 2016. Video for the opening keynote with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and dozens more sessions from the conference – over 25 hours of free software ideas – are available on the FSF's instance of GNU MediaGoblin, a free software media publishing platform that is a decentralized replacement to sites like YouTube and Flickr.

Recorded talks include Free software, free society by Allison Randal, current and past director of multiple foundations in the world of free software; Companies, free software, and you by Karen Sandler, executive director of the Software Freedom Conservancy; The Free Software Awards with a talk by Richard Stallman, founder of the Free Software Foundation; Restore online freedom! by Mike Gerwitz, GNU Project volunteer; and Inessential weirdnesses in free software by Sumana Harihareswara, founder of Changeset Consulting.

The LibrePlanet 2016 program has links to all recorded talks and their accompanying slides. All sessions recorded for LibrePlanet 2016 are now available – 33 talks in all. For more information about how the sessions were recorded with free software, see intern David Testé's post about his experience creating the fully free streaming software package, ABYSS.

LibrePlanet 2016 was produced in partnership by the Free Software Foundation and the Student Information Processing Board (SIPB) at MIT.

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 fsf.org and gnu.org, are an important source of information about GNU/Linux. Donations to support the FSF's work can be made at https://my.fsf.org/donate. Its headquarters are in Boston, MA, USA.

More information about the FSF, as well as important information for journalists and publishers, is at https://www.fsf.org/press.

Media Contacts

Georgia Young
Program Manager
Free Software Foundation
+1 (617) 542 5942
campaigns@fsf.org

Catégories: News

MNC393-custom

Elphel - mer, 11/05/2016 - 22:15








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Allies join Defective by Design for the tenth anniversary of the International Day Against DRM

Free Software Foundation - mar, 03/05/2016 - 04:29

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 -- Today community groups, activist organizations, and businesses are taking part in the International Day Against DRM, celebrating ten years since the first global day of action in 2006. The groups are united in envisioning a world without Digital Restrictions Management (DRM), technology that polices what people can do with digital media by spying on them and compromising their computer security. As the largest anti-DRM event in the world, the International Day Against DRM is intended as a counterpoint to the pro-DRM message broadcast by powerful media and software companies. The Day is coordinated by Defective by Design, a campaign of the Free Software Foundation.

At the time of publication, community members and activists have organized eleven events in Mexico, Bangladesh, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, and the US. Fifteen organizations are participating, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Creative Commons, the Document Foundation (home of LibreOffice), and the Free Software Foundation sister organizations in India and Europe. Bookstores and publishers, including O'Reilly Media, are offering sales on DRM-free media

Today Defective by Design released a timeline recounting the first ten years of the International Day Against DRM. Community members are encouraged to continue the timeline by envisioning future victories against DRM on social media.

Zak Rogoff, campaigns manager for the Free Software Foundation said, "Giving its owners power over our cars, medical devices, phones, computers, and more, DRM opens a deep crack in our digital rights and freedoms. That crack will only get wider and more dangerous as our societies continue to interweave with technology. Governments and corporations steer the massive technosocial system that perpetuates DRM and makes it profitable, often steering it away from the best interests of the technology's actual users. Committed to a more ethical technological future, our movement pushes back. Today, looking back on ten years since the first International Day Against DRM, we have a lot of progress to celebrate, and we still have a lot of work to do."

Individuals can participate with a variety of online and in-person actions on dayagainstdrm.org, from DRM-free media purchases to gatherings. To be part of Defective by Design's year-round anti-DRM campaigns, supporters can join the low-volume action alerts email list, the DRM Elimination Crew discussion list and the #dbd IRC channel on Freenode. Media stores, activist organizations and other groups interested in participating in the International Day Against DRM in 2017 should join the email discussion list to get reminders and support when the event is near.

About Defective By Design

Defective by Design is the Free Software Foundation's campaign against Digital Restrictions Management (DRM). DRM is the practice of imposing technological restrictions that control what users can do with digital media, creating a good that is defective by design. DRM requires the use of proprietary software and is a major threat to computer user freedom. It often spies on users as well. The campaign, based at defectivebydesign.org, organizes anti-DRM activists for in-person and online actions, and challenges powerful media and technology interests promoting DRM. Supporters can donate to the campaign at https://www.defectivebydesign.org/donate.

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 fsf.org and gnu.org, are an important source of information about GNU/Linux. Donations to support the FSF's work can be made at https://donate.fsf.org. Its headquarters are in Boston, MA, USA.

Media Contact

Zak Rogoff
Campaigns Manager
Free Software Foundation
+1-617-542-5942 x31
campaigns@fsf.org

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Hundreds explore ways to Fork the System with free software at LibrePlanet 2016

Free Software Foundation - ven, 29/04/2016 - 17:20

Edward Snowden talks with Daniel Kahn Gillmor at LibrePlanet 2016.

At a ceremony on Saturday, March 21st, Free Software Foundation President Richard M. Stallman announced the winners of the FSF's annual Free Software Awards. Two awards were given: the Award for the Advancement of Free Software was presented to Werner Koch for his work on GNU Privacy Guard, the defacto tool for encrypted communication, and the Award for Projects of Social Benefit was presented to the Library Freedom Project, a partnership among librarians, technologists, attorneys, and privacy advocates which aims to make real the promise of intellectual freedom in libraries.

Software Freedom Conservancy executive director Karen Sandler closed out the conference with "Companies, free software, and you," in which she urged free software developers to push their employers to allow them to retain copyleft on their code.

Software Freedom Conservancy Executive Director Karen Sandler closed out LibrePlanet 2016.

A video of the opening keynote conversation between Edward Snowden and Daniel Kahn Gillmor is available now at http://media.libreplanet.org/u/libreplanet/m/libreplanet-2016-the-last-lighthouse/. Videos of all the conference sessions, along with photographs from the conference, will soon be available on https://media.libreplanet.org, the conference's instance of GNU MediaGoblin, a free software media publishing platform that anyone can run.

LibrePlanet 2016 was produced in partnership by the Free Software Foundation and the Student Information Processing Board (SIPB) at MIT.

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 fsf.org and gnu.org, are an important source of information about GNU/Linux. Donations to support the FSF's work can be made at https://my.fsf.org/donate. Its headquarters are in Boston, MA, USA.

More information about the FSF, as well as important information for journalists and publishers, is at https://www.fsf.org/press.

Media Contacts

Georgia Young
Program Manager
Free Software Foundation
+1 (617) 542 5942
campaigns@fsf.org

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