What's New in 2004 about the GNU Project

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29 December 2004
There is a new page up for Windows users, aimed at the Free Software curious.
24 December 2004
We have placed a banner on top of the main page to thank Poland for blocking the European software patent vote. We urge all proponents of software Freedom to not only do the same with their own sites, but also send a letter thanking them for doing so. More information can be found here.
14 Decemeber 2004
www.gnu.org now provides an RSS feed for our what's new page. We are gradually internationalizing our news. You should soon be able to read GNU RSS in your own language.
19 November 2004
FSF is currently seeking a full-time Senior GNU/Linux Systems Administrator and Programmer
14 September 2004
Added Richard Stallman's new article: Fighting Software Patents - Singly and Together, with a link from the Philosophy page.
14 September 2004
Added a new SVG logo to the GNU SVG Art page.
21 August 2004
Added a Russian translation of the main page.
21 July 2004
FSF is offering two days of seminars at Stanford University on the GPL and Free Software Licensing on August 24 and 25 of 2004.
6 July 2004
Richard M. Stallman put a short note on the license page explaining why the Reciprocal Public License is a non-free license.
6 July 2004
The Independent reports a US Computer Emergency Response Team alert regarding Microsoft's Internet Explorer security vulnerabilities. "It is possible to reduce exposure to these vulnerabilities by using a different web browser."
(However, they should not refer to the people who exploit these security holes as "hackers".)
1 July 2004
The Dutch parliament voted to take its support away from the EU software patent directive. If a few other countries change their votes, software patents in Europe may be defeated in the Council of Ministers. http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20040702085542832
21 June 2004
FSF The Associate Membership site has a new interface.
21 June 2004
FSF seeks a system analyst/database guru.
4 June 2004
Added a Take Action page, and linked to it from the front page, and from /keepingup.html. The purpose was to allow for greater flexibility of description of what actions we can take, while still providing a brief summary on the front page to explain what we need help with. Take Action is modeled after the What's New page.
21 May 2004
Added new instructions for mirroring www.gnu.org to www.gnu.org/server/mirror.html. We are now recommending using rsync to update mirrors (from ibiblio.org, rather than directly from us).
18 May 2004
Added Merry Christmas in 4 languages to the humor page.
13 April 2004
Larry Lessig joins the Board of Directors of the Free Software Foundation.
13 April 2004
Added Richard Stallman's new article: Free But Shackled - The Java Trap, with a link from the Philosophy page.
11 April 2004
Added a link to the UTUTO-e GNU/Linux distribution to the Links to Other Free Software Sites page.
1 March 2004
Added a link to Prof Eben Moglen's speech at Harvard, to the Philosophy page.
25 February 2004
New action item on the home page regarding proposed U.S. copyright bill
24 February 2004
Added a new picture - a Gnu wearing a jacket - to the GNU art page.
22 February 2004
Added RMS essay, MyDoom and You
12 February 2004
Added the new FSF bulletin Issues 1 and 2 to Bulletins page.
29 January 2004
Added a link on the home page requesting suggestions for free software packages to add to the Free Software Directory.
23 January 2004
New look to the gnu.org home page.
20 January 2004
Events in New York between January 20 - 23
14 January 2004
FSF to host press conference on the General Public License and SCO versus IBM.
12 January 2004
Added a link on the graphics page to an ASCII Super Gnu.
8 January 2004
New essay by Richard Stallman: " The Free Software Community After 20 Years: With great but incomplete success, what now? "
8 January 2004
Added a link on the home page to the English version of the EFN's web page about the Jon Lech Johansen ("DVD Jon") case.
7 January 2004
Added a link on the home page to a news article: The Norwegian appeals court sustained the ruling that DeCSS is not illegal.
6 January 2004
Article about the World Summit on the Information Society by Richard Stallman.
6 January 2004
Added a link to the GNU/Linux User Group Bamberg/Forchheim website on the User Groups page.
5 January 2004
Added the Keeping Up With GNU and the FSF page.
2 January 2004
Another humorous email received by rms, this time suggesting new options to gcc.
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.)

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