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Jack M. Germain
ArchLabs Makes Up for Parabola's Curve Balls
10/03/17 3:39 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1702 Words

Free, of course, means that the distro's software and kernel meet the Free System Distribution Guidelines (FSDG) and package requirements listed by the Free Software Foundation (FSF). Parabola is based on Arch (the GNU/Linux distribution) and provides packages from it that meet the free mandate.

David Jones
Red Hat Enlarges Its Open Source Patent Promise Umbrella
09/22/17 10:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 571 Words

Red Hat on Thursday announced major enhancements to the Patent Promise it first published 15 years ago, with the intention...

Jeff Meisner
Free Software Foundation Hauls Cisco to Court for Open Source License Violations
12/12/08 12:09 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 492 Words

... Free Software Foundation filed a lawsuit against Cisco Systems on Thursday, alleging the networking giant is in violation of numerous open source licenses. The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court of Manhattan by the Boston-based nonprofit open source software group.

The...

Jennifer LeClaire
Free Software Foundation to Reveal GPL Version 3 Draft Today
01/16/06 9:29 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 543 Words

... Free Software Foundation is releasing the long-awaited first draft of GNU General Public License Version 3 today at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass. Legal experts are already wrangling over the possible revisions to the most popular open-source license in the world.

Chris Maxcer
Free Software Licensing, Part 2: Beyond GPL
07/27/07 4:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1307 Words

... the Free Software Foundation's GNU General Public Licenses (GPL) are used in nearly three-quarters of all free and open source software , GPL-based licenses not the only game in town. Part 1 of this series delves into the particulars of GPL v3. Part...

Jennifer LeClaire
GPL Revision Guidelines Made Public
12/02/05 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 792 Words

... Free Software Foundation (FSF) this week released a document specifying the process and guidelines for revising the GNU General Public License (GPL). The FSF will release the first discussion draft of the GNU General Public License (GPL) revision in January 2006. The GNU GPL...

Stephen R. Walli
The Flowering of Open Innovation
11/29/11 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 961 Words

This idea goes all the way back in the FOSS world to the early IP management process created by the Free Software Foundation , based on IP assignment to the FSF. Some large projects (notably Apache and Linux) have had to evolve and retrofit...

Jay Lyman
SCO Takes Linux Licensing Fight Further
07/22/03 1:04 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 760 Words

While free-software proponents, such as the Free Software Foundation, as well as corporate Linux backers including Red Hat and SuSE, have downplayed the legal threat from SCO, Stowell said the response from most companies contacted has been "diplomatic." [* correction ]

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Lisa Stapleton
Stallman: Accusatory Report Deliberately Confuses
05/27/04 10:01 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 752 Words

Stallman also said Brown himself misuses words in the report to tarnish both Torvalds' Linux kernel work and Stallman's own Free Software Foundation (FSF) efforts, such as when Brown alleges Torvalds didn't "invent" Linux. "You don't 'invent' an operating system or a kernel, you...

Richard Adhikari
FOSS Fans Wary of Microsoft's New CodePlex Foundation
09/11/09 11:56 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 794 Words

"If they were serious about open source, they would have contacted me or Jim Zellin of the Linux Foundation , or the Software Freedom Law Center , or the Free Software Foundation or other open source organizations," he told LinuxInsider.

The Open Invention...

Chris Maxcer
Free Software Licensing, Part 1: Third Time's the Charm?
07/23/07 4:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1689 Words

... free software movement's most important license -- version three of the GNU General Public License (GPLv3) was unveiled by the Free Software Foundation (FSF) late last month. It comes roughly 16 years after its wildly successful predecessor, GPL v2, became one of the most...

Heather J. Meeker
Open Source and the Legend of Linksys
06/28/05 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 3513 Words

However, the Free Software Foundation is right when it says without an express license to distribute, which you probably can't get without accepting the GPL terms, you cannot distribute their code. So, this argument might work for people who are only users and not distributors...

Elizabeth Millard
Debian Joins Apache in Rejecting Sender ID
09/07/04 9:27 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 654 Words

Microsoft has named its early supporters, and Debian has as well, citing Apache, the Free Software Foundation , Postfix, Exim and Courier.

Schulze noted that he expects other groups also will announce they will not implement or use Sender ID because of licensing...

Jack M. Germain
GPL v3: Was It Worth the Effort?
10/22/07 4:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 976 Words

The latest license option was published by the Free Software Foundation June 28 after months of input from the open source community. It succeeds, but does not replace, the licensing conditions established in GPL version 2, issued in 1991. Software developers have the option of...

Lisa Stapleton
ADTI: Ready for Round Three with Open Sourcers
12/01/04 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1100 Words

Many of those quoted in the report -- including Andrew Tanenbaum, professor of computer science at Vrije University in Amsterdam and the author of MINIX, and Richard Stallman, the founder of the Free Software Foundation , have vehemently challenged both the report's conclusions and...

Katherine Noyes
The FSF's Trick-or-Treat Stunt at the Windows 8 Launch
11/05/12 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 814 Words

Case in point: To "celebrate" the launch of Windows 8 just a few days before Halloween, activists from the Free Software Foundation played a little trick and handed out some treats at a launch event in New York City.

With a costume-clad "GNU" leading...

Katherine Noyes
What Free Software Does the World Need Now?
11/03/08 4:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1396 Words

That question was recently asked by none other than the Free Software Foundation , which then published its list of the highest-priority free software projects. Gnash, Coreboot and a free software replacement for Skype were the top three priorities on FSF's list , which...

Jennifer LeClaire
Richard Stallman Sets the Free Software Record Straight
05/02/06 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 2089 Words

As president of the Free Software Foundation and founder of the GNU Project, he is also an evangelist of a free society in which people have inaliable rights to run, study, copy and distribute software . As such, Stallman is often grieved when he reads...

Katherine Noyes
Man Overboard: GNOME Cofounder Joins the Mac Side
03/11/13 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1405 Words

Then, too, there's the fact that Free Software Foundation founder Richard Stallman has called de Icaza a "traitor to the free software community."

But don't let any of those pesky details prevent you from mourning the loss of this onetime FOSS champion, dear readers!...

Katherine Noyes
Would Linux Be Better Off Without the FSF?
03/22/10 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1122 Words

Linux fans may be united in their love for FOSS , but when it comes to the Free Software Foundation , opinions tend to diverge dramatically. There's no doubt the advocacy group has done a commendable job of promoting and defending the use of free...

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