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02 Jan 2017 7 Notable Legal Developments In Open Source In 2016 [59385]
opensouce.com, January 2nd, 2017

"We look at a few of the many open source-related legal developments that made headlines in 2016.

  • Victory for Google on fair use in Java API case
  • Censure of Patrick McHardy
  • Hellwig lawsuit dismissed
  • U.S. government announces Federal Source Code Policy
  • Moglen steps down as FSF general counsel
  • Debian and Ubuntu ship ZFS
  • Apache Software Foundation bans JSON license

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30 Sep 2013 GNU system, free software celebrate 30 years [33096]
Free Software Foundation (FSF) and Richard Stallman

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) announced plans to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the GNU operating system. The celebratory activities will include a 30th anniversary hackathon at MIT in Cambridge, MA, satellite events around the world, and ways for people to celebrate online.

A Web site has been launched to coordinate the festivities: https://gnu.org/gnu30

Thirty years ago this month, the founding of the GNU system sparked a conversation that has grown into the global free software movement. On September 27, 1983, a computer scientist named Richard Stallman announced the plan to develop a free software Unix-like operating system called GNU, for "GNU is not Unix." GNU is the only operating system developed specifically for the sake of users' freedom. Today, the GNU system includes not only a fully free operating system, but a universe of software that serves a vast array of functions, from word processing to advanced scientific data manipulation, and everything in between.
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