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[Trans-coord-news] GNU news update

From: Nic Ferrier
Subject: [Trans-coord-news] GNU news update
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2005 09:00:11 -0500

* 16 Feburary 2005
<a href="";>The FSF
has appointed a new Executive Director</a> and got a new, distinct
<a href="";>website</a>.

22 January 2005
<b>URGENT</b>: The European software patent directive is being introduced at 
the Council for Agriculture and Fishery on January 24. More info <a 
href="";>here</a>. <a 
href="";>Immediate action</a> is necessary! 
More information can be found on <a 
href="";>Foundation for a Free Information 
Infrastructure</a>'s website.

* 14 January 2005 
<a href="";>Free Software Magazine</a> is 
the free magazine for the free software world, available on paper and in 
electronic format. The first issue of this new magazine has become available 

* 04 January 2005 
Current FSF associate members will receive a <a 
href="";>customized message recorded by RMS 
or Eben Moglen</a>, suitable for use as the greeting on their answering 
machine, voicemail or home page, when they inspire three new people to join as 
annual members!

03 January 2005
We have revised the music to the <a 
href="";>Free Software Song</a>. 
The <a href="";>Lilypond</a> are 
<a href="";>here</a> and <a 

03 January 2005
GNU founder <a href="";>Richard Stallman</a> will be 
doing an interview with <a href="";>radioActive San 
Diego</a> on Thursday, 06 Jan 2005 at 7PM PST (GMT -8). Those living in San 
Diego, CA, USA can listen to it on 106.9 FM. A press release can be found <a 

02 January 2005
Thanks to Turkish artist Kursad Karatas we now have <a 
href="";>abstract art of our mascot</a>. 

29 December 2004
There is a <a href="";>new page up 
for Windows users</a>, 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 <a 

14 Decemeber 2004 now provides an RSS feed for our <a
href="/server/whatsnew.html">what's new</a> page. We are gradually
internationalizing our news. You should soon be able to read GNU RSS
in your own language.

19 November 2004
<a href="/jobs/fsf-sysadmin.html">FSF is currently seeking a full-time Senior
GNU/Linux Systems Administrator and Programmer</a>

14 September 2004
Added Richard Stallman's new article: <a 
href="/philosophy/fighting-software-patents.html">Fighting Software Patents - 
Singly and Together</a>, with a link from the <a 
href="/philosophy/philosophy.html#LicensingFreeSoftware">Philosophy</a> page.

14 September 2004
Added a new SVG logo to the <a href="/graphics/gnusvgart.html" >GNU SVG Art 

21 August 2004
Added a <a href="/">Russian translation</a> of the main page.

21 July 2004
FSF is offering <a href="";>two days of 
seminars at Stanford University</a> on the <abbr>GPL</abbr> and Free Software 
Licensing on August 24 and 25 of 2004.

6 July 2004
<a href="";>Richard M. 
Stallman</a> put a short note on the <a 
href="";>license page</a> 
explaining why the <a 
href="";>Reciprocal Public License</a> 
is a non-free license.

6 July 2004
 Independent</a> 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." 
<br/> (However, they should not refer to the people who exploit these security 
holes as <a 

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. <a 

21 June 2004
FSF <a href="";>The Associate Membership site has a new 

21 June 2004
FSF <a href="/jobs/fsf-db.html">seeks a system analyst/database guru</a>.

4 June 2004
Added a <a href="/server/takeaction.html">Take Action</a> page, and linked to 
it from the front page, and from <a 
href="/keepingup.html#takeaction">/keepingup.html</a>. 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 to <a 
href="/server/mirror.html"></a>. We are now 
recommending using rsync to update mirrors (from, rather than 
directly from us).

18 May 2004
Added <a href="/fun/jokes/merry-xmas.xhtml">Merry Christmas in 4 languages</a> 
to the <a href="/fun/humor.html">humor page</a>.

13 April 2004
<a href="";>Larry Lessig joins the Board 
of Directors of the Free Software Foundation.</a>

13 April 2004
Added Richard Stallman's new article: <a href="/philosophy/java-trap.html">Free 
But Shackled - The Java Trap</a>, with a link from the <a 
href="/philosophy/philosophy.html#LicensingFreeSoftware">Philosophy</a> page.

11 April 2004
Added a link to the UTUTO-e GNU/Linux distribution to the <a 
href="";>Links to Other 
Free Software Sites</a> page.

1 March 2004
Added a link to Prof Eben Moglen's speech at Harvard, to the <a 
href="/philosophy/philosophy.html#Speeches">Philosophy</a> page.

25 February 2004
New action item on the <a href="/home.html">home page</a> regarding proposed 
U.S. copyright bill

24 February 2004
Added a new picture - <a href="/graphics/gnu-jacket.html">a Gnu wearing a 
jacket</a> - to the <a href="/graphics/graphics.html">GNU art</a> page.

22 February 2004
Added RMS essay, <a href="/philosophy/my_doom.html">MyDoom and You</a>

12 February 2004
Added the new FSF bulletin Issues 1 and 2 to <a href="/bulletins">Bulletins 

29 January 2004
Added a link on the <a href="/home.html">home page</a> requesting suggestions 
for free software packages to add to the <a href="/directory">Free Software 

23 January 2004
New look to the <a href="/home.html">home page</a>.

20 January 2004
<a href="/events/nyc-2004-01.html">Events in New York between January 20 - 

14 January 2004
<a href="/press/2004-01-14-record-straight.html">FSF to host press conference 
on the General Public License and SCO versus IBM</a>.

12 January 2004
Added a link on the <a href="/graphics/graphics.html">graphics page</a> to an 
<a href="/graphics/supergnu-ascii.html">ASCII Super Gnu</a>.

8 January 2004
New essay by Richard Stallman: " <a 
href="/philosophy/use-free-software.html">The Free Software Community After 20 
Years: With great but incomplete success, what now?</a> "

8 January 2004
Added a link on the <a href="/home.html">home page</a> to the <a 
href="";>English version</a> of the EFN's web 
page about the Jon Lech Johansen ("DVD Jon") case.

7 January 2004
Added a link on the <a href="/home.html">home page</a> to a news article: The 
Norwegian appeals court sustained the ruling that <a 
 is not illegal</a>.

6 January 2004
Article about the <a href="/philosophy/wsis.html">World Summit on the 
Information Society</a> by Richard Stallman.

6 January 2004
Added a link to the <a href="";>GNU/Linux User Group 
Bamberg/Forchheim</a> website on the <a href="/gnu/gnu-user-groups.html">User 
Groups</a> page.

5 January 2004
Added the <a href="/keepingup.html">Keeping Up With GNU and the FSF</a> page.

2 January 2004
<a href="/fun/jokes/gcc.html">Another humorous email</a> received by rms, this 
time suggesting new options to gcc.

2 January 2004
<a href="/press/2004-01-02-nyc-seminars.html">FSF To Host Free Software 
Licensing Seminars and Discussions on SCO v. IBM in New York</a>. (<a 
href="/press/2004-01-02-nyc-seminars.txt">A plain text version is also 

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