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FSF blogs
Writing by representatives of the Free Software Foundation.

  • Interview with Martin Dougiamas of Moodle
    This is the latest installment of our Licensing and Compliance Lab's series on free software developers who choose GNU licenses for their works.

  • Free Software Awards: Nominate those who have charted a course to freedom by November 30
    Announcement of this year's Free Software Awards. Read more about how to nominate individuals and projects who have made an impact in free software.

  • FSD meeting recap 2022-09-16
    Check out the great work our volunteers accomplished at today's Free Software Directory (FSD) IRC meeting.

  • LibrePlanet 2023: Let's chart the course together! Submit your session by November 2
    We are proud to announce the fifteenth edition of the Free Software Foundation's (FSF) conference on ethical technology and user freedom, which will be held in spring 2023, both online and in Boston (exact venue TBD). In these fifteen years, LibrePlanet has always been a community that brings together concerned users of all varieties to carve out the direction of software freedom for today as well as for years to come. The call for sessions is now open and will close on November 2, 2022. Potential talks should examine free software through the lens of the theme "Charting the Course."

  • The need for free software education now
    Making the choice to use free software in the classroom helps us create learning environments that foreground questions of value. This can be illustrated by a passage in Confucius's "Analects" where the skilled mechanic is illustrated as sharpening their tools before they are able to do their work well. In the 21st century, and in the context of digital learning environments, to sharpen tools would mean to know not just "how" the tool works but "what" the tool means with respect to the place of the human in the world. This will be explored by considering the five Ws: what free software education is, who it is for, when and where it takes place, and why our active role as digital makers, not just passive users, is central to the meaning of free software education.