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Free Software Supporter - Issue 89, September 2015

Free Software Foundation


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Aug 31, 2015 12:54 PM

Welcome to the Free Software Supporter, the Free Software Foundation's
monthly news digest and action update!

Save the date: FSF30, our 30th anniversary celebration, Saturday, October 3rd

We are just one month away from marking thirty years of free software
with a party and User Freedom Summit in Boston and other events around
the world! RSVP to the party in
, and if you are not
able to make it to Boston, join the Party
to find an
event near you, or start your own party! We are so excited to see so
many activists celebrating the free software community's achievements
and planning for the next thirty years.


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New version of the Emacs Manual plus GNU Press discounts

From August 24th

GNU Press announces the release of Emacs Manual Version 24.5, which
contains approximately 2.5 more years of Emacs documentation than
version 24.2. Each manual comes with an Emacs Reference Card Version
24.5, which can also be purchased separately. Also, there are a few
copies of Emacs Manual Version 24.2, which has now been reduced to

Make your site LibreJS-friendly and HTML5-valid with rel=jslicense attribute

From August 17th

With Microformats.org listing the jslicense rel attribute value as a
proposed HTML5 link type extension, sites can now have
LibreJS-friendly links to JavaScript License Web Labels pages without
throwing HTML5 validation errors.

Celebrate your freedom on Software Freedom Day

On Saturday, September 19th, free software activists worldwide will
come together to help their communities understand software freedom.
Check the map to find out if
there are any events near you, or start a team to organize a local
event. This is a great opportunity to learn and share knowledge about
free software and how it plays a role in your community!

GNOME announces search for executive director

From GNOME, August 8th

The GNOME Foundation is looking for qualified candidates for the
position of executive director of the GNOME Foundation. The executive
director is critical for the Foundation, the public face of GNOME, the
liaison to the GNOME Advisory Board, and the primary fundraiser for
the Foundation.

The state of federation

From Jessica Tallon of MediaGoblin, August 3rd

It’s been a long
since there
has been any news on the state of federation, so here’s an update on
where MediaGoblin’s at and some technical aspects of federation. We’ve
been working with the W3C Social Working
to define the future of
federation, and part of my work there has been to work on the
ActivityPump standard.

Happy 18th birthday GNOME

From August 3rd

On Friday, August 15, 1997, GNOME was founded by two then-university
students, Miguel de Icaza and Federico Mena Quintero. Their aim: to
produce a free (as in freedom) desktop environment that is beautiful
and simple to use. In September, we will welcome the release of GNOME
3.18 which continues to embody those founding principles.

Interview with FSFE Fellow Neil McGovern

From FSFE, July 31st

Neil McGovern is a Fellow of the FSFE from the United Kingdom and was
recently elected as
Debian Project Leader, starting
his term of office in April. He has previously participated in local
government and has served on the board of the Open Rights
: a digital rights
organization operating in the UK.

Tor Project launches worldwide search for new executive director

From the Tor Project, July 7th

The Tor Project is pleased to open a worldwide search for our new
executive director. We have engaged The Wentworth Company to help us
with the search process, and invite the broader Tor community and
friends to share the job

among your networks.

Join the FSF and friends in updating the Free Software Directory

Meetings are every Friday from 12pm to 3pm EDT (16:00 to 19:00
UTC). Details here:

After this meeting, you can check https://www.fsf.org/events to see
the rest of this month's weekly meetings as they are scheduled.

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.

LibrePlanet featured resource: Save WiFi

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 Save WiFi, which provides
information about the FCC considering a proposal to require
manufacturers to lock down computing devices. 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 campaigns@fsf.org.

GNU Spotlight with Brandon Invergo: 16 new GNU releases!

16 new GNU releases in the last month (as of August 24, 2015):

For announcements of most new GNU releases, subscribe to the info-gnu
mailing list: https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/info-gnu.

To download: nearly all GNU software is available from
https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/, or preferably one of its mirrors from
https://www.gnu.org/prep/ftp.html. You can use the url
http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/ to be automatically redirected to a
(hopefully) nearby and up-to-date mirror.

This month, we welcome Scotty Moran as the new maintainer of GNU
sysutils and Arthur Schwarz as the maintainer of the new GNU package

A number of GNU packages, as well as the GNU operating system as a
whole, are looking for maintainers and other assistance: please see
https://www.gnu.org/server/takeaction.html#unmaint if you'd like to
help. The general page on how to help GNU is at

If you have a working or partly working program that you'd like to
offer to the GNU project as a GNU package, see

As always, please feel free to write to us at maintainers@gnu.org
with any GNUish questions or suggestions for future installments.

GNU Toolchain update

From August 5th

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 updates on GDB, GCC, and Binutils.

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 https://www.fsf.org/events.

So far, Richard Stallman has the following events this month:

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:

You can add your name to this list by donating at

GNU copyright contributions

Assigning your copyright to the Free Software Foundation helps us
defend the GPL and keep software free. The following individuals have
assigned their copyright to the FSF in the past month:

Want to see your name on this list? Contribute to GNU and assign your
copyright to the FSF.

Take action with the FSF

Contributions from thousands of individual members enable the FSF's
work. You can contribute by joining at https://my.fsf.org/join. If
you're already a member, you can help refer new members (and earn some
rewards) by adding a line with your member number to your email
signature like:

I'm an FSF member -- Help us support software freedom!

The FSF is also always looking for volunteers
(https://www.fsf.org/volunteer). From rabble-rousing to hacking,
from issue coordination to envelope stuffing -- there's something here
for everybody to do. Also, head over to our campaign section
(https://www.fsf.org/campaigns) and take action on software patents,
DRM, free software adoption, OpenDocument, RIAA, and more.

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