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Free Software Supporter - Issue 75, June 2014

The June edition of the Free Software Foundation's newsletter covers Reset the Net day and the Email Self-Defense guide, the Tor Challenge, a US Supreme Court patent decision, Intel's Active Management Technology, Replicant at the 15th Libre Software Meeting, and several other topics.

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Nelson: The new 501(c)(3) and the future of free software in the United States

Jim Nelson looks at why the Yorba Foundation was denied 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, and what that means for other free software projects. "Last year there was a bit of a dust-up—a scandal to some, a distraction to others, depending on their politics—when many right-wing nonprofit organizations in the United States began complaining they were being unfairly targeted by the IRS. Media inquiries determined IRS examiners were given “BOLOs” (Be On The Lookout) for certain keywords in 501(c) applications, including “Open Source Software”." (Thanks to Paul Wise)

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Calls for Presentations

Embedded Linux Conference Europe - Call for Participation

Embedded Linux Conference Europe will take place October 13-15, 2014 in Düsseldorf, Germany. The call for participation closes July 11. "Presentations should be of a technical nature, covering topics related to use of Linux in embedded systems. Topics related to consumer electronics are particularly encouraged, but any proposals about Linux that are of general relevance to most embedded developers are welcome."

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CFP Deadlines: July 3, 2014 to September 1, 2014

The following listing of CFP deadlines is taken from the LWN.net CFP Calendar.

DeadlineEvent Dates EventLocation
July 4 October 31
November 2
Free Society Conference and Nordic Summit Gothenburg, Sweden
July 5 November 7
November 9
Jesień Linuksowa Szczyrk, Poland
July 7 August 23
August 31
Debian Conference 2014 Portland, OR, USA
July 11 October 13
October 15
CloudOpen Europe Düsseldorf, Germany
July 11 October 13
October 15
Embedded Linux Conference Europe Düsseldorf, Germany
July 11 October 13
October 15
LinuxCon Europe Düsseldorf, Germany
July 11 October 15
October 17
Linux Plumbers Conference Düsseldorf, Germany
July 14 August 15
August 17
GNU Hackers' Meeting 2014 Munich, Germany
July 15 October 24
October 25
Firebird Conference 2014 Prague, Czech Republic
July 20 January 12
January 16
linux.conf.au 2015 Auckland, New Zealand
July 21 October 21
October 24
PostgreSQL Conference Europe 2014 Madrid, Spain
July 24 October 6
October 8
Qt Developer Days 2014 Europe Berlin, Germany
July 24 October 24
October 26
Ohio LinuxFest 2014 Columbus, Ohio, USA
July 25 September 22
September 23
Lustre Administrators and Developers workshop Reims, France
July 27 October 14
October 16
KVM Forum 2014 Düsseldorf, Germany
July 27 October 24
October 25
Seattle GNU/Linux Conference Seattle, WA, USA
July 30 October 16
October 17
GStreamer Conference Düsseldorf, Germany
July 31 October 23
October 24
Free Software and Open Source Symposium Toronto, Canada
August 1 August 4 CentOS Dojo Cologne, Germany Cologne, Germany
August 15 September 25
September 26
Kernel Recipes Paris, France
August 15 August 25 CentOS Dojo Paris, France Paris, France
August 15 November 3
November 5
Qt Developer Days 2014 NA San Francisco, CA, USA
August 15 October 20
October 21
Tizen Developer Summit Shanghai Shanghai, China
August 18 October 18
October 19
openSUSE.Asia Summit Beijing, China
August 22 October 3
October 5
PyTexas 2014 College Station, TX, USA
August 31 October 13 Tracing Summit 2014 Düsseldorf, Germany
August 31 October 25
October 26
T-DOSE 2014 Eindhoven, Netherlands

If the CFP deadline for your event does not appear here, please tell us about it.

Upcoming Events

Events: July 3, 2014 to September 1, 2014

The following event listing is taken from the LWN.net Calendar.

Date(s)EventLocation
July 5
July 11
Libre Software Meeting Montpellier, France
July 5
July 6
Tails HackFest 2014 Paris, France
July 6
July 12
SciPy 2014 Austin, Texas, USA
July 8 CHAR(14) near Milton Keynes, UK
July 9 PGDay UK near Milton Keynes, UK
July 14
July 16
2014 Ottawa Linux Symposium Ottawa, Canada
July 18
July 20
GNU Tools Cauldron 2014 Cambridge, England, UK
July 19
July 20
Conference for Open Source Coders, Users and Promoters Taipei, Taiwan
July 20
July 24
OSCON 2014 Portland, OR, USA
July 21
July 27
EuroPython 2014 Berlin, Germany
July 26
August 1
Gnome Users and Developers Annual Conference Strasbourg, France
August 1
August 3
PyCon Australia Brisbane, Australia
August 4 CentOS Dojo Cologne, Germany Cologne, Germany
August 6
August 9
Flock Prague, Czech Republic
August 9 Fosscon 2014 Philadelphia, PA, USA
August 15
August 17
GNU Hackers' Meeting 2014 Munich, Germany
August 18
August 19
Linux Security Summit 2014 Chicago, IL, USA
August 18 7th Workshop on Cyber Security Experimentation and Test San Diego, CA, USA
August 18
August 19
Xen Developer Summit North America Chicago, IL, USA
August 18
August 20
Linux Kernel Summit Chicago, IL, USA
August 19 2014 USENIX Summit on Hot Topics in Security San Diego, CA, USA
August 20
August 22
CloudOpen North America Chicago, IL, USA
August 20
August 22
USENIX Security '14 San Diego, CA, USA
August 20
August 22
LinuxCon North America Chicago, IL, USA
August 22
August 23
BarcampGR Grand Rapids, MI, USA
August 23
August 24
Free and Open Source Software Conference St. Augustin (near Bonn), Germany
August 23
August 31
Debian Conference 2014 Portland, OR, USA
August 25 CentOS Dojo Paris, France Paris, France
August 26
August 31
ownCloud Contributor Conference and Hackathon Berlin, Germany
August 27
August 30
LaKademy 2014 São Paulo, Brazil

If your event does not appear here, please tell us about it.

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