Free Software Supporter Issue 142, February 2020

Inoltro alle liste.

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Datemi pure dell'ingenuo ma io ci spero nella pubblicazione per cui ho
firmato. Chi se ne frega se ha brevetti PUBBLICATE TUTTO

Ciao, Marco

la mia ultima esperienza Microsoft e' stata alcuni anni fa con Win7 in
quanto obbligato dal datore di lavoro, che aveva fornito il laptop.
Ricordo il sistema come parecchio User-Unfriendly. Non conosco Win10,
ma i commenti che ho sentito finora sono tutti negativi.

Rilasciare Win7 con licenza libera probabilmente porterebbe una larga
fetta dell'utenza a reinstallarlo al posto del 10. E' disposta M$ a
perdere il controllo su parte dei suoi flussi finanziari garantiti?

Gianguido

Datemi pure dell'ingenuo ma io ci spero nella pubblicazione per cui
ho
firmato. Chi se ne frega se ha brevetti PUBBLICATE TUTTO

Ciao, Marco

> Inoltro alle liste.
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> ---------------------------------------
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> Diego Maniacco, Bolzano (Italy)
> diego.maniacco(a)gmail.com
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>
> Not f'd -- you won't find me on Facebook
>
> From: FREE SOFTWARE FOUNDATION <info(a)fsf.org>
> Date: Mon, 3 Feb 2020 at 23:49
> Subject: Free Software Supporter Issue 142, February 2020
> To: DIEGO MANIACCO <diego.maniacco(a)gmail.com>
>
> Welcome to the _Free Software Supporter_, the Free Software
> Foundation's (FSF) monthly news digest and action update -- being
> read
> by you and 225,142 other activists. That's 6,259 more than last
> month!
>
> TELL MICROSOFT TO UPCYCLE WINDOWS 7. SET IT FREE!
>
> _From January 24th_
>
> Microsoft has taken a few steps in the right direction, such as
> releasing some small but important components of Windows as free
> software. We want them to accelerate these changes. We need
> Microsoft
> to prove to the world that their "love" of free software isn't just
> an
> ad campaign, and that they aren't just reaping the benefits of
> free
> software in order to exploit users by pushing them into relying on
> Service as a Software Substitute.
>
> They can do this by releasing Windows 7 under a free software
> license.
> The history of free software has shown us that software doesn't
> have to
> expire, and can even be written to last fifty years. And now that
> this
> version of their operating system has reached its "end-of-life,"
> they
> have no good reason not to.
>
> Our petition has shot past the goal of 7,777 signers, but we
> encourage
> you to add your voice as well! Keep an eye on our Web site and
> social
> media accounts to see what we'll be doing next.
>
> SIGN THE PETITION HERE BY FEBRUARY 5!
>
> *
>

https://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/tell-microsoft-to-upcycle-windows-7-set-it-free

>
> TABLE OF CONTENTS
>
> * First LibrePlanet 2020 keynote announcement, plus new location!
> * Bring the planet to LibrePlanet by sponsoring an attendee
> * LibrePlanet 2020 needs you: Volunteer today!
> * It is time to end the DMCA anti-circumvention exemptions process
> and
> put a stop to DRM
> * Spring the mouse trap: Don't fall for Disney+
> * Boston CiviCRM meetup looking for new organizer
> * GNU Guile 3.0.0 released
> * GNU Linux-libre 5.5 now available; required more deblobbing than
> usual
> * Ring doorbell app packed with third-party trackers
> * Reddit thread: I recently had a full head MRI. Using free
> software, I
> was able to pluck my brain out and turn it into a desk light.
> * EA to brick Tetris phone app
> * January GNU Emacs news
> * Join the FSF and friends in updating the Free Software Directory
> * LibrePlanet featured resource: LibrePlanet:Conference/2020
> * GNU Spotlight with Mike Gerwitz: 16 new GNU releases!
> * FSF and other free software events
> * Thank GNUs!
> * GNU copyright contributions
> * Translations of the _Free Software Supporter_
> * Take action with the FSF!
>
> View this issue online here:
> https://www.fsf.org/free-software-supporter/2020/february
>
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> Scroll
> to the end to read the _Supporter_ in French, Spanish, or
> Portuguese.
> -------------------------
>
> FIRST LIBREPLANET 2020 KEYNOTE ANNOUNCEMENT, PLUS NEW LOCATION!
>
> _From January 15th_
>
> The first keynote for LibrePlanet 2020 has been announced!
> Internet
> Hall of Famer Brewster Kahle is renowned as the founder of the
> Internet
> Archive, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving the cultural history
> of
> the Web.
>
> More keynote speakers will be announced shortly, but in the
> meantime:
> LibrePlanet has a new location, at Boston's Back Bay Events
> Center!
> We've taken the grand tour and couldn't be happier about our choice
> of
> location. We're confident that the Events Center will be a great
> host
> for the technology and social justice conference we've all come to
> know
> and love. It's just the right place for us (and the movement) to
> take
> our next steps in freeing the future. The Back Bay Events Center
> is
> close to public transportation and the FSF headquarters.
>
> For more LibrePlanet 2020 updates, keep a close eye on the
> conference
> Web site, https://libreplanet.org/2020. And although we're always
> happy
> to see walk-ins, we highly encourage you to register for
> LibrePlanet
> today!
>
> *
>

https://www.fsf.org/news/first-libreplanet-2020-keynote-announcement-internet-archive-founder-brewster-kahle

> *
>

https://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/libreplanet-2020-well-see-you-at-the-back-bay-events-center-in-boston-ma

>
> BRING THE PLANET TO LIBREPLANET BY SPONSORING AN ATTENDEE
>
> _From January 8th_
>
> The FSF is proud of the fact that the LibrePlanet audience and
> speakers
> come from a diverse range of backgrounds, countries, and cultures.
> We
> believe that anyone who wants to attend or speak at the conference
> should not be held back by financial burdens, so if you have a few
> dollars to spare, why not make a donation to help a few more
> people
> attend LibrePlanet? You'll be supporting a robust, diverse free
> software community by helping to reduce the financial barrier for
> those
> who need the help.
>
> *
>

https://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/bring-the-planet-to-libreplanet-by-sponsoring-an-attendee

>
> LIBREPLANET 2020 NEEDS YOU: VOLUNTEER TODAY!
>
> _From January 28th_
>
> LibrePlanet is coming up on March 14-15, and we need YOU to make
> the
> world's premier gathering of free software enthusiasts a success.
> Volunteers are needed for several different tasks at LibrePlanet,
> from
> an audio/visual crew to point cameras and adjust microphones, to
> room
> monitors to introduce speakers, to a set-up and clean-up crew to
> make
> our conference appear and disappear at the Event Center, and more!
> You
> can volunteer for as much or as little time as you like, whether
> you
> choose to help out for an hour or two, or the entirety of both
> days.
> Either way, we'll provide you with a VERY handsome LibrePlanet
> 2020
> shirt in your size, in addition to free admission to the entire
> conference and lunch and our eternal gratitude.
>
> If you're interested in joining the volunteer team, contact our
> volunteer captain Matt Lavallee at resources(a)fsf.org: let him know
> your
> T-shirt size, and what training session you can attend.
>
> *
>

https://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/libreplanet-2020-needs-you-volunteer-today

>
> IT IS TIME TO END THE DMCA ANTI-CIRCUMVENTION EXEMPTIONS PROCESS
> AND
> PUT A STOP TO DRM
>
> _From January 22nd_
>
> We call once again for the end of the Digital Millennium Copyright
> Act's (DMCA) anti-circumvention provisions, and the absurd
> exemptions
> process that comes with it. Users have the right to control their
> own
> computing, and the right to share the tools we create with others.
> The
> DMCA violates those rights.
>
> We shouldn't have to fight for what is already morally ours. But
> fight
> we will, and we won't stop no matter how many hurdles they throw
> in
> front of us. We can't stop until all users have their rights
> restored.
>
> *
>

https://www.defectivebydesign.org/blog/it_time_end_dmca_anticircumvention_exemptions_process_and_put_stop_drm

>
> SPRING THE MOUSE TRAP: DON'T FALL FOR DISNEY+
>
> _From January 28th_
>
> Like the witch with her cauldron, Disney executives were
> concocting
> something evil when they were brewing up Disney+. It needed just
> the
> right amount of poison to be palatable: not enough to where it
> would
> turn everyone away, but not so little that users would be able to
> actually take a screenshot of the film that they are watching.
> Maleficent is more than just a character in a Disney film; it's an
> apt
> descriptor for the behavior of Disney itself when it comes to
> their
> attack on culture through Digital Restrictions Management (DRM).
>
> *
>

https://www.defectivebydesign.org/blog/spring_mouse_trap_dont_fall_disney

>
> BOSTON CIVICRM MEETUP LOOKING FOR NEW ORGANIZER
>
> _From January 23rd_
>
> The FSF's CiviCRM meetup in Boston is looking for community members
> who
> are interested in taking over and reviving this meetup. At one
> point,
> this meetup had about twelve people every month, but in the last
> two or
> three years it has gone down to one to three. We know there are
> people
> in the Boston area working at nonprofits, and who are using or
> considering using CiviCRM as an important part of their work. We
> would
> love for them to get together, but we don't have the time to
> organize
> the meetup anymore.
>
> *
>

https://www.fsf.org/blogs/sysadmin/civicrm-meetup-looking-for-new-organizer

>
> GNU GUILE 3.0.0 RELEASED
>
> _From January 16th by Andy Wingo_
>
> We are ecstatic and relieved to announce the release of GNU Guile
> 3.0.0. This is the first release in the new stable 3.0 release
> series.
> See the release announcement for full details and a download link.
>
> *
> https://www.gnu.org/software/guile/news/gnu-guile-300-released.html
>
> GNU LINUX-LIBRE 5.5 NOW AVAILABLE; REQUIRED MORE DEBLOBBING THAN
> USUAL
>
> _From January 27th by Michael Larabel_
>
> Fresh off the Linux 5.5 release, the Free Software Foundation
> Latin
> America crew has debuted their GNU Linux-libre 5.5 downstream that
> continues to be focused on deblobbing the kernel of drivers
> requiring
> proprietary firmware and stripping out other code/functionality
> that is
> contingent upon nonfree software bits, and removing the ability to
> load
> closed-source kernel modules.
>
> *
>

https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Linux-Libre-5.5-GNU

>
> RING DOORBELL APP PACKED WITH THIRD-PARTY TRACKERS
>
> _From January 27th by Bill Budington_
>
> Ring isn't just a product that allows users to surveil their
> neighbors.
> The company also uses it to surveil its customers. An investigation
> by
> the EFF of the Ring doorbell app for Android found it to be packed
> with
> third-party trackers sending out a plethora of customers'
> personally
> identifiable information (PII). Four main analytics and marketing
> companies were discovered to be receiving information such as the
> names, private IP addresses, mobile network carriers, persistent
> identifiers, and sensor data on the devices of paying customers.
>
> The danger in sending even small bits of information is that
> analytics
> and tracking companies are able to combine these bits together to
> form
> a unique picture of the user's device. This cohesive whole
> represents a
> fingerprint that follows the user as they interact with other apps
> and
> use their device, in essence providing trackers the ability to spy
> on
> what a user is doing in their digital lives and when they are doing
> it.
> All this takes place without meaningful user notification or
> consent
> and, in most cases, no way to mitigate the damage done.
>
> There's nothing surprising about any of this news, but it's just
> another reason to warn your friends and family not to use these
> products!
>
> *
>

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/01/ring-doorbell-app-packed-third-party-trackers

>
> REDDIT THREAD: I RECENTLY HAD A FULL HEAD MRI. USING FREE SOFTWARE,
> I
> WAS ABLE TO PLUCK MY BRAIN OUT AND TURN IT INTO A DESK LIGHT.
>
> _From January 24th by User_browser__
>
> Nifty free software project: this Reddit poster used a series of
> free
> software programs to create a model of their own brain, and created
> a
> ghoulishly delightful 3D model that now works as a desk lamp! Let
> us
> know if you try to duplicate their results -- we would love to
> hear
> about any ways that our supporters are using free software
> creatively.
>
> (We offer old.reddit.com as the link below because it doesn't
> require
> you to run proprietary JavaScript.)
>
> *
>

https://old.reddit.com/r/3Dprinting/comments/et91oc/i_recently_had_a_full_head_mri_using_free/ffev4aq/

>
> EA TO BRICK TETRIS PHONE APP
>
> _From January 23rd by Rob Beschizza_
>
> A popular, official Tetris app is going to get bricked this April.
> Users of Tetris Blitz fired up the game yesterday to be given a
> smarmy
> "it's time to say goodbye" message from the publisher. Users loved
> this
> version of the game because you could play it one-handed, but in
> the
> era of Digital Restrictions Management (DRM), just because you paid
> for
> something doesn't mean you own it.
>
> * https://boingboing.net/2020/01/23/ea-bricks-tetris-phone-app.html
>
> JANUARY GNU EMACS NEWS
>
> _From January 27th by Sacha Chua_
>
> In these issues: Emacs starter kits without third party packages;
> a
> gentle introduction to Emacs configuration; Horizon theme for
> Emacs;
> getting started with live coding in Python inside Emacs; and more!
>
> * 2020-01-27 Emacs news
> * 2020-01-20 Emacs news
> * 2020-01-13 Emacs news
> * 2020-01-06 Emacs news
>
> JOIN THE FSF AND FRIENDS IN UPDATING THE FREE SOFTWARE DIRECTORY
>
> Tens of thousands of people visit https://directory.fsf.org each
> month
> to discover free software. Each entry in the Directory contains a
> wealth of useful information, from basic category and descriptions
> to
> version control, IRC channels, documentation, and licensing. The
> Free
> Software Directory has been a great resource to software users over
> the
> past decade, but it needs your help staying up-to-date with new
> and
> exciting free software projects.
>
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> IRC
> client -- everyone's welcome!
>
> The next meeting is Friday, February 7th, from 12pm to 3pm EST
> (16:00
> to 19:00 UTC). Details here:
>
> * https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/Main_Page
>
> LIBREPLANET FEATURED RESOURCE: LIBREPLANET:CONFERENCE/2020
>
> Every month on the LibrePlanet wiki, we highlight one resource that
> is
> interesting and useful -- often one that could use your help.
>
> For this month, we are highlighting LibrePlanet:Conference/2020,
> which
> provides information about the upcoming LibrePlanet conference,
> happening here in Boston on March 14-15! This page is here to help
> you
> facilitate meetups with other free software supporters at the
> conference, including themed dinners. You are invited to adopt,
> spread
> and improve this important resource.
>
> * https://libreplanet.org/wiki/LibrePlanet:Conference/2020
>
> Do you have a suggestion for next month's featured resource? Let
> us
> know at campaigns(a)fsf.org.
>
> GNU SPOTLIGHT WITH MIKE GERWITZ: 16 NEW GNU RELEASES!
>
> 16 new GNU releases in the last month (as of January 26, 2020):
>
> * bison-3.5.1
> * gmp-6.2.0
> * gnuhealth-3.6.2
> * gnunet-0.12.2
> * grep-3.4
> * gsasl-1.8.1
> * guile-3.0.0
> * help2man-1.47.12
> * hyperbole-7.0.8
> * kawa-3.1.1
> * libredwg-0.10.1
> * make-4.3
> * mes-0.22
> * parallel-20200122
> * sed-4.8
> * unifont-12.1.04
>
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>
> FSF AND OTHER FREE SOFTWARE EVENTS
>
> * February 3, 2020, Brussels, Belgium, International Copyleft
> Conference
> * March 14-15, 2020, Boston, MA, LibrePlanet 2020: Free the Future
> * July 22-28, 2020, Zacatecas, Mexico, GUADEC 2020
>
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>
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> and
> we'd like to give special recognition to the folks who have
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>
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Ma anche se M$ accettasse di pubblicare il codice sorgente di W7,
certamente non curerebbe gli aggiornamenti e la patch di sicurezza; iul
risultato sarebbe quindi al più documentativo per un sistema inutilizzabile
"AsIs".
diego

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