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Next year's LibrePlanet is themed "Charting the Course" and the call for sessions has just been officially announced. Read more:

We just want to give a shoutout to @AlexCEngler of @BrookingsGov for the important analysis of the proposed EU AI Act and its implications on development. Read more in this month's at

Highlighted in this month's , journalists @sairahussain87 and Will Greenberg of @eff recently wrote about electronic monitoring apps. One individual forced to install the software says "your money is not worth my freedom!" More:

Highlighted in this month's , journalist @dmehro of @WIRED recently wrote about (proprietary) "shameware", which captures screenshots, logs software applications used, and logs URLs of Web pages visited around-the-clock. Read more:

Highlighted in this month's , journalist @katyanna_q of @theregister recently wrote about how a proposed EU AI Act, yet to be signed into law, would place burdensome and unnecessary regulations on free software. Read more:

Highlighted in this month's , journalist @IanDBarker of @BetaNews recently wrote about European governments working with Nextcloud () to create a replacement for the proprietary software they are using now. More at

The right to repair is crucial for a free future, this is illustrated in our animated video "Fight to Repair." Join our campaign and inform others on the state of in your country.

Interested to know more about the history of the FSF and free software? Follow the FSF's thirty-five (plus!) years of advocating for software freedom with our timeline project:

Did you hear the word? LibrePlanet 2022 videos have been published! Everything from command line graphic design to brain hacking. Read about their publication and check out the videos on .

Need to know whether a piece of hardware is supported by free software? has you covered! Its search engine will help you verify compatibility.

One cool thing about giving a lightningtalk at is they are recorded for posterity. Check out past lightning talks in our media archive and consider submitting your talk for at

The FSF turns 37 today! We're charting the course for free software, and we know that many of you are doing the same. Let's take a moment to reflect upon some of our accomplishments as well as the challenges ahead. Read our full history at:

Lightning talks at are short five-minute talks about . We will be doing them again at You may submit a talk for either in-person or online presentation. Read how:

It's our birthday today -- we're thirty-seven years old! Check out some of the milestones in the history of and , such as the publication of , memberships, and our @endDRM campaign:

On this day 37 years ago Richard Stallman incorporated the Free Software Foundation with the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In addition to acting as fiscal sponsor for the GNU Project, a lot of the FSF's work has been to educate people about their rights. The FSF is an organization with a strong history of achievement, and I'm proud of what they've accomplished during these last 37 years. Happy Birthday, @fsf

Flashback to this blog post from former campaigns intern Leonardo Vignini intern which details the history of : where did Digital Restrictions Management start, how did it get this bad, and what can we do about it?

When is a program and its plug-ins considered a single combined program? "It depends on how the main program invokes its plug-ins. [...] Read the full answer:

The FSF is hiring! Please see the following page for information about the full-time licensing and compliance manager position:

Assigning your copyright to the Free Software Foundation helps defend the GPL and keep software free. Thanks to Dr. Detler Steuer, Trey Jamal Peacock, Niklas Eklund, and Ignacio Casso San Roman for assigning their copyright to the FSF! Learn more at

This month's is hot off the press! news, a new children's book to teach free software, "shameware," Nextcloud considered by EU governments as MS replacement, GNU Emacs news, and more! Read the whole newsletter at:

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