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FSF and GNU Press Information

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This page is a location for press-related information about the Free Software Foundation and the GNU project. We keep archival copies of our press releases here, and other information of interest to those in the media.

Press Mailing List

If you are interested in press-related information about the FSF and the GNU project, you can subscribe to info-press mailing list by following this link or sending an email message to <info-press-request@gnu.org> with the word “subscribe” in the message.

Archives of the info-press list are available.

Press Releases

(In reverse chronological order)

For statements related to the SCO v. IBM lawsuit, please see the special SCO section of our website.

14 January 2004
Setting the Record Straight: The Free Software Foundation, the General Public License and SCO versus IBM. (A plain text version is also available.)
2 January 2004
FSF To Host Free Software Licensing Seminars and Discussions on SCO v. IBM in New York. (A plain text version is also available.)
19 November 2003
FSF Encourages Californians to Support Software Freedom with Microsoft Vouchers. (A plain text version is also available.)
27 March 2003
FSF Announces Corporate Patronage Program. (A plain text version is also available.)
8 February 2003
Professor Lawrence Lessig Awarded the Free Software Foundation Award for the Advancement of Free Software. (A plain text version is also available.)
12 November 2002
Gift from MySQL AB Supports Free Software Foundation's General Public License Compliance Lab. (A plain text version is also available.)
3 September 2002
GNU Bayonne 1.0 Released; GNU Telephony Server gives software freedom to businesses, large enterprises and commercial telephone carriers. (A plain text version is also available.)
26 August 2002
GNU Project Will Use Freenode as Its Official IRC Network. (A plain text version is also available.)
1 August 2002
Affero Hosts "Full Tilt for Software Freedom", a Benefit for Free Software Foundation on Wednesday, August, 14 2002 in San Francisco. (A plain text version is also available.)
21 May 2002
Free Software Foundation Files Brief Amicus Curiae in Eldred v. Aschroft Supreme Court Case. (A plain text version is also available.)
11 April 2002
Microsoft Attacks Free Software Developers with New License. (A plain text version is also available.)
19 March 2002
Free Software Foundation Announces Support of the Affero General Public License, the First Copyleft License for Web Services. (A plain text version is also available.)
18 March 2002
Free Software Foundation Offers Resources to the Digital Speech Project. (A plain text version is also available.)
5 March 2002
Double Choco Latte (DCL), a work order and help desk management system, announces its merger into GNU Enterprise (GNUe), a GNU Package. (A plain text version is also available.)
3 March 2002
Judge Saris defers GNU GPL Questions for Trial in MySQL vs. Progress Software. (A plain text version is also available.)
26 February 2002
FSF Lawyer and Board Member Serves as Expert Witness in Lawsuit Related to GNU GPL. (A plain text version is also available.)
16 February 2002
Guido van Rossum Awarded the Free Software Foundation Award for the Advancement of Free Software. (A plain text version is also available.)
29 January 2002
FSF Files Statement on Microsoft Judgment under Tunney Act. (A plain text version is also available.)
3 December 2001
Stallman Receives Prestigious 2001 Takeda Award. (A plain text version is also available.)
22 October 2001
FSF Announces Version 21 of the GNU Emacs Editing Environment. (A plain text version is also available.)
12 October 2001
Free Software Foundation Announces 7th Major Release of GNU Bayonne. (A plain text version is also available.)
24 September 2001
Richard Stallman and Eben Moglen to Speak at GWU's Cyberspace Policy Institute's Free Software Conference. (A plain text version is also available.)
18 September 2001
FSF and FSMLabs come to agreement on a GPL-compliant version of RTLinux Open Patent License. (A plain text version is also available.)
Update: The Free Software Foundation and Finite State Machine Labs Inc. (FSMLabs) have announced the release of the Open RTLinux patent license Version 2 fully compliant with the Free Software Foundation's General Public License (GPL). The Open Patent License grants the right to use U.S. Patent No. 5,995,745 in GPL free software without payment of a royalty. This license protects GPL use of the RTLinux process. For more information, please see the updated press release.
20 July 2001
Richard Stallman Inaugurates Free Software Foundation-India, First Affiliate in Asia of the Free Software Foundation. (A plain text version, a PDF version, and a Postscript version are also available.)
9 July 2001
FSF Announces Support of Free Software Projects to Replace Components of Microsoft .NET. (A plain text version is also available.)
28 June 2001
GNU Project and Kerberos Developers Receive Prestigious USENIX Achievement Awards. (A plain text version is also available.)
18 June 2001
GNU Compiler Collection Version 3.0 Is Released; Includes Support for Java and IA-64. (A plain text version, a PDF version, and a Postscript version are also available.)
25 May 2001
Richard Stallman Delivers Speech at NYU, Countering Mundie's Attack on Free Software. (A plain text version is also available.)
4 May 2001
The GNU General Public License Protects Software Freedoms. (A plain text version, a PDF version, and a Postscript version are also available.)
2 May 2001
Free Software Foundation Announces Milestone 6 of GNU Bayonne.
20 March 2001
Richard M. Stallman Addresses Brazilian Congress on Free Software and the Ethics of Copyright and Patents.
2 February 2001
Brian Paul Is Awarded the Free Software Foundation Award For the Advancement of Free Software.
15 December 1999
The Free Software Foundation (FSF) bestowed its second Free Software Foundation Award for the Advancement of Free Software on Miguel de Icaza.

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