Texto del artículo:Free Software Supporter - Issue 89, September 2015
We are just one month away from marking thirty years of free software
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many activists celebrating the free software community's achievements
and planning for the next thirty years.
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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
From August 17th
With Microformats.org listing the jslicense rel attribute value as a
proposed HTML5 link type extension, sites can now have
throwing HTML5 validation errors.
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!
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
From Jessica Tallon of MediaGoblin, August 3rd
It’s been a long
time 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
Group to define the future of
federation, and part of my work there has been to work on the
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.
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
Group: a digital rights
organization operating in the UK.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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
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To download: nearly all GNU software is available from
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
with any GNUish questions or suggestions for future installments.
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.
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:
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