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* Reject changes to the CHATONS charter
* Parents, domestic violence victims, lawyers: Read about people who protect their privacy with free software
* Call for FSF fall interns: November 12, 2023 deadline
* Happening now: The second round of FSF board candidate discussions
* Announcing the Tor University Challenge
* August GNU Emacs news
* Join the FSF and friends in updating the Free Software Directory
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### Reject changes to the CHATONS charter

CHATONS, an association of 95 French hosters of free software and free
network services that we know from their presentation at LibrePlanet,
is in the process of changing their charter. The proposed version of
the charter perverts the original intent of the group by making
software freedom a mere *recommendation* for the member projects,
rather than a *requirement* for the member CHATONS. It also permits
individual CHATONS members to use nonfree software in certain
circumstances, as well as to seek third-party contracting, which may
open its users up to privacy issues.

Discussion on the charter continues until September 15. We urge all
those affiliated with CHATONS to *reject* these changes and keep the
association focused on its mission to bring software freedom to all.

*
*
*

### Parents, domestic violence victims, lawyers: Read about people who protect their privacy with free software

*From August 15*

It's a popular misconception that someone who encrypts their
communication or protects their browsing from prying eyes is hiding a
crime. Misconceptions like this make it even more important that
people who use encryption tell their story and let the world know how
free software encryption helps protect our privacy, and why that is so
important. Because we have everything to protect from snoops. What we
write, where we browse, and who we are belongs to us and only to us.
No one else should be allowed to see it without our permission.
Privacy is not a crime; it's our fundamental right.

Let us and the world know why you use free software to protect your
privacy. Tell your story on social media starting your statement with
"I use #freesoftware to protect my #privacy because […]"

*

### Call for FSF fall interns: November 12, 2023 deadline

The FSF is looking for interns interested in working with the
campaigns, licensing, and tech teams. Internships are twelve-week
programs and ideally in-person, but remote engagements are possible.
For more information about the application process and past internship
projects, visit the [internship page](https://www.fsf.org/about/interns/fsf-internships).

*

### Happening now: The second round of FSF board candidate discussions

*From August 11*

All eligible associate members are invited to participate in the FSF's
second round of board candidate discussions as part of its board
process.

This second round of discussions started on July 24. So far, we've
been pleased to see the thoughtful questions and deliberation taking
place on the forum. We thank you for the valuable feedback on the
candidates we've received so far.

*

### Announcing the Tor University Challenge

*From August 8 by Thorin Klosowski*

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is announcing the Tor
University Challenge, a project asking university professors and
students to start running Tor relays on campuses. The [Tor Project
received the 2010 Free Software Award for Projects of Social
Benefit](https://www.fsf.org/news/2010-free-software-awards-announced)
-- Using free software, Tor has enabled tens of millions of people
around the world to experience freedom of access and expression on the
Internet while keeping them in control of their privacy and anonymity.
This challenge can help strengthen the Tor network even further.

*
*

### August GNU Emacs news

*From 28 August by Sacha Chua*

In these issues: GNU Emacs eye candy, yomikun mode for reading
Japanese, submitting a proposal for EmacsConf 2023 and more!

* [2023-August-28](https://sachachua.com/blog/2023/08/2023-08-28-emacs-news/)
* [2023-August-21](https://sachachua.com/blog/2023/08/2023-08-21-emacs-news/)
* [2023-August-14](https://sachachua.com/blog/2023/08/2023-08-14-emacs-news/)
* [2023-August-07](https://sachachua.com/blog/2023/08/2023-08-07-emacs-news/)
* [2023-July-31](https://sachachua.com/blog/2023/07/2023-07-31-emacs-news/)

### Join the FSF and friends in updating the Free Software Directory

Tens of thousands of people visit 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.

To help, join our weekly IRC meetings on Fridays. Meetings take place
in the #fsf channel on Libera.Chat, and usually include a handful of
regulars as well as newcomers. Libera.Chat is accessible from any IRC
client -- Everyone's welcome!

The next meeting is Friday, September 8 from 12:00 to 15:00 EDT (16:00
to 19:00 UTC). Details here:

*

### LibrePlanet featured resource: Ask Powerful Questions

Every month on [the LibrePlanet
wiki](https://libreplanet.org/wiki/Main_Page), we highlight one
resource that is interesting and useful -- often one that could use
your help.

For this month, we are highlighting [Ask Powerful
Questions](https://libreplanet.org/wiki/Ask_Powerful_Questions), which
provides example questions you can use when speaking with others about
topics relevant to the FSF's mission. You are invited to adopt, spread
and improve this important resource.

*

Do you have a suggestion for next month's featured resource? Let us
know at .

### August GNU Spotlight with Amin Bandali: Seventeen new GNU releases!

Seventeen new GNU releases in the last month (as of August 29, 2023):

* [binutils-2.41](https://www.gnu.org/software/binutils/)
* [coreutils-9.4](https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/)
* [emacs-29.1](https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/)
* [gama-2.25](https://www.gnu.org/software/gama/)
* [glibc-2.38](https://www.gnu.org/software/libc/)
* [gmp-6.3.0](https://www.gnu.org/software/gmp/)
* [gnucobol-3.2](https://www.gnu.org/software/gnucobol/)
* [gnutls-3.8.1](https://www.gnu.org/software/gnutls/)
* [gzip-1.13](https://www.gnu.org/software/gzip/)
* [less-643](https://www.gnu.org/software/less/)
* [lilypond-2.24.2](https://www.gnu.org/software/lilypond/)
* [linux-libre-6.5-gnu](https://www.gnu.org/software/linux-libre/)
* [mpfr-4.2.1](https://www.gnu.org/software/mpfr/)
* [octave-8.3.0](https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/)
* [parallel-20230822](https://www.gnu.org/software/parallel/)
* [poke-3.3](https://www.gnu.org/software/poke/)
* [screen-4.9.1](https://www.gnu.org/software/screen/)

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(hopefully) nearby and up-to-date mirror.

This month, we welcome back Luis Felipe Strano Moraes as co-maintainer
of gnushogi and now also a co-maintainer of gnugo, as well as Stefan
Kangas as a new co-maintainer of emacs. Thanks to all.

A number of GNU packages, as well as the GNU operating system as a
whole, are looking for maintainers and other assistance. Please see
if you'd like to
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.

If you have a working or partly working program that you'd like
to offer to the GNU project as a GNU package, see
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As always, please feel free to write to me, ,
with any GNUish questions or suggestions for future installments.

### FSF and other free software events

* September 8-9, 2023, Columbus, Ohio [OLF](https://olfconference.org/)
* September 16, 2023, various locations worldwide (see the bottom of "events map" page, which works with JavaScript disabled), [Software Freedom Day](https://www.softwarefreedomday.org/)
* September 27, 2023, Volkhaus, Biel, Switzerland, [GNU 40](https://www.gnu.org/gnu40/)
* October 1, 2023, Boston, MA, [GNU 40 Hack Day](https://www.fsf.org/events/gnu40)
* October 15-17, 2023, Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, NC, [ATO](https://2023.allthingsopen.org/)
* November 3-4, 2023, Online and Seattle, WA, [SeaGL](https://seagl.org/)
* November 10-11, 2023, NOI Techpark, Bolzano/Bozen, Italy, [SFSCon](https://www.sfscon.it/)
* December 2-3, 2023, Online, [EmacsConf](https://emacsconf.org/2023/)

### Thank GNUs!

We appreciate everyone who donates to the Free Software Foundation,
and we'd like to give special recognition to the folks who have
donated $500 or more in the last month.

*

This month, a big Thank GNU to:

* Casper Freksen
* Joseph Beach
* Matomo.org open source web analytics (GPL)
* Michael Albert
* Michael Guiher
* Minoru Sekine
* Quinn Marsh

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* Sergey Alexandrovich Bugaev (GCC, GDB, GNU C Library (glibc), GNU Hurd, GNU Mach, GNUstep)
* Wang Diancheng (GNU Emacs)
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TABLE OF CONTENTS




  • Reject changes to the CHATONS charter

  • Parents, domestic violence victims, lawyers: Read about people who protect their privacy with free software

  • Call for FSF fall interns: November 12, 2023 deadline

  • Happening now: The second round of FSF board candidate discussions

  • Announcing the Tor University Challenge

  • August GNU Emacs news

  • Join the FSF and friends in updating the Free Software Directory

  • LibrePlanet featured resource: Ask Powerful Questions

  • August GNU Spotlight with Amin Bandali: Seventeen 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/2023/september



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Reject changes to the CHATONS charter



CHATONS, an association of 95 French hosters of free software and free
network services that we know from their presentation at LibrePlanet,
is in the process of changing their charter. The proposed version of
the charter perverts the original intent of the group by making
software freedom a mere recommendation for the member projects,
rather than a requirement for the member CHATONS. It also permits
individual CHATONS members to use nonfree software in certain
circumstances, as well as to seek third-party contracting, which may
open its users up to privacy issues.



Discussion on the charter continues until September 15. We urge all
those affiliated with CHATONS to reject these changes and keep the
association focused on its mission to bring software freedom to all.






Parents, domestic violence victims, lawyers: Read about people who protect their privacy with free software



From August 15



It's a popular misconception that someone who encrypts their
communication or protects their browsing from prying eyes is hiding a
crime. Misconceptions like this make it even more important that
people who use encryption tell their story and let the world know how
free software encryption helps protect our privacy, and why that is so
important. Because we have everything to protect from snoops. What we
write, where we browse, and who we are belongs to us and only to us.
No one else should be allowed to see it without our permission.
Privacy is not a crime; it's our fundamental right.



Let us and the world know why you use free software to protect your
privacy. Tell your story on social media starting your statement with
"I use #freesoftware to protect my #privacy because […]"






Call for FSF fall interns: November 12, 2023 deadline



The FSF is looking for interns interested in working with the
campaigns, licensing, and tech teams. Internships are twelve-week
programs and ideally in-person, but remote engagements are possible.
For more information about the application process and past internship
projects, visit the internship page.






Happening now: The second round of FSF board candidate discussions



From August 11



All eligible associate members are invited to participate in the FSF's
second round of board candidate discussions as part of its board
process.



This second round of discussions started on July 24. So far, we've
been pleased to see the thoughtful questions and deliberation taking
place on the forum. We thank you for the valuable feedback on the
candidates we've received so far.






Announcing the Tor University Challenge



From August 8 by Thorin Klosowski



The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is announcing the Tor
University Challenge, a project asking university professors and
students to start running Tor relays on campuses. The Tor Project
received the 2010 Free Software Award for Projects of Social
Benefit

-- Using free software, Tor has enabled tens of millions of people
around the world to experience freedom of access and expression on the
Internet while keeping them in control of their privacy and anonymity.
This challenge can help strengthen the Tor network even further.






August GNU Emacs news



From 28 August by Sacha Chua



In these issues: GNU Emacs eye candy, yomikun mode for reading
Japanese, submitting a proposal for EmacsConf 2023 and more!






Join the FSF and friends in updating the Free Software Directory



Tens of thousands of people visit 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.



To help, join our weekly IRC meetings on Fridays. Meetings take place
in the #fsf channel on Libera.Chat, and usually include a handful of
regulars as well as newcomers. Libera.Chat is accessible from any IRC
client -- Everyone's welcome!



The next meeting is Friday, September 8 from 12:00 to 15:00 EDT (16:00
to 19:00 UTC). Details here: https://www.fsf.org/events/fsd-20230908-irc






LibrePlanet featured resource: Ask Powerful Questions



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 Ask Powerful
Questions
, which
provides example questions you can use when speaking with others about
topics relevant to the FSF's mission. You are invited to adopt, spread
and improve this important resource.






Do you have a suggestion for next month's featured resource? Let us
know at campaigns@fsf.org.



August GNU Spotlight with Amin Bandali: Seventeen new GNU releases!



Seventeen new GNU releases in the last month (as of August 29, 2023):






For announcements of most new GNU releases, subscribe to the info-gnu
mailing list: https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/info-gnu.



To download: nearly all GNU software is available most reliably from
https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/. Optionally, you may find faster download
speeds at a mirror located geographically closer to you by choosing
from the list of mirrors published at
https://www.gnu.org/prep/ftp.html, or you may use
https://ftpmirror.gnu.org/ to be automatically redirected to a
(hopefully) nearby and up-to-date mirror.



This month, we welcome back Luis Felipe Strano Moraes as co-maintainer
of gnushogi and now also a co-maintainer of gnugo, as well as Stefan
Kangas as a new co-maintainer of emacs. Thanks to all.



A number of GNU packages, as well as the GNU operating system as a
whole, are looking for maintainers and other assistance. Please see
https://www.gnu.org/server/takeaction.html#unmaint if you'd like to
help. The general page on how to help GNU is at
https://www.gnu.org/help/help.html.



If you have a working or partly working program that you'd like
to offer to the GNU project as a GNU package, see
https://www.gnu.org/help/evaluation.html.



As always, please feel free to write to me, bandali@gnu.org,
with any GNUish questions or suggestions for future installments.



FSF and other free software events




  • September 8-9, 2023, Columbus, Ohio OLF

  • September 16, 2023, various locations worldwide (see the bottom of "events map" page, which works with JavaScript disabled), Software Freedom Day

  • September 27, 2023, Volkhaus, Biel, Switzerland, GNU 40

  • October 1, 2023, Boston, MA, GNU 40 Hack Day

  • October 15-17, 2023, Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, NC, ATO

  • November 3-4, 2023, Online and Seattle, WA, SeaGL

  • November 10-11, 2023, NOI Techpark, Bolzano/Bozen, Italy, SFSCon

  • December 2-3, 2023, Online, EmacsConf




Thank GNUs!



We appreciate everyone who donates to the Free Software Foundation,
and we'd like to give special recognition to the folks who have
donated $500 or more in the last month.






This month, a big Thank GNU to:




  • Casper Freksen

  • Joseph Beach

  • Matomo.org open source web analytics (GPL)

  • Michael Albert

  • Michael Guiher

  • Minoru Sekine

  • Quinn Marsh




You can add your name to this list by donating at
https://donate.fsf.org/.



GNU copyright contributions



Assigning your copyright to the Free Software Foundation helps us
defend the GNU GPL and keep software free. The following individuals
have assigned their copyright to the FSF (and allowed public
appreciation) in the past month:




  • Benjamin Woodruff (GNU Tar)

  • Gene Goykhman (GNU Emacs)

  • Sergey Alexandrovich Bugaev (GCC, GDB, GNU C Library (glibc), GNU Hurd, GNU Mach, GNUstep)

  • Wang Diancheng (GNU Emacs)

  • Warren Thomas Everett Wilkinson (GNU Emacs)

  • Xinyuan Zhang (GNU Emacs)




Want to see your name on this list? Contribute to GNU and assign your
copyright to the FSF.






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* Reject changes to the CHATONS charter
* Parents, domestic violence victims, lawyers: Read about people who protect their privacy with free software
* Call for FSF fall interns: November 12, 2023 deadline
* Happening now: The second round of FSF board candidate discussions
* Announcing the Tor University Challenge
* August GNU Emacs news
* Join the FSF and friends in updating the Free Software Directory
* LibrePlanet featured resource: Ask Powerful Questions
* August GNU Spotlight with Amin Bandali: Seventeen new GNU releases!
* FSF and other free software events
* Thank GNUs!
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### Reject changes to the CHATONS charter

CHATONS, an association of 95 French hosters of free software and free
network services that we know from their presentation at LibrePlanet,
is in the process of changing their charter. The proposed version of
the charter perverts the original intent of the group by making
software freedom a mere *recommendation* for the member projects,
rather than a *requirement* for the member CHATONS. It also permits
individual CHATONS members to use nonfree software in certain
circumstances, as well as to seek third-party contracting, which may
open its users up to privacy issues.

Discussion on the charter continues until September 15. We urge all
those affiliated with CHATONS to *reject* these changes and keep the
association focused on its mission to bring software freedom to all.

*
*
*

### Parents, domestic violence victims, lawyers: Read about people who protect their privacy with free software

*From August 15*

It's a popular misconception that someone who encrypts their
communication or protects their browsing from prying eyes is hiding a
crime. Misconceptions like this make it even more important that
people who use encryption tell their story and let the world know how
free software encryption helps protect our privacy, and why that is so
important. Because we have everything to protect from snoops. What we
write, where we browse, and who we are belongs to us and only to us.
No one else should be allowed to see it without our permission.
Privacy is not a crime; it's our fundamental right.

Let us and the world know why you use free software to protect your
privacy. Tell your story on social media starting your statement with
"I use #freesoftware to protect my #privacy because […]"

*

### Call for FSF fall interns: November 12, 2023 deadline

The FSF is looking for interns interested in working with the
campaigns, licensing, and tech teams. Internships are twelve-week
programs and ideally in-person, but remote engagements are possible.
For more information about the application process and past internship
projects, visit the [internship page](https://www.fsf.org/about/interns/fsf-internships).

*

### Happening now: The second round of FSF board candidate discussions

*From August 11*

All eligible associate members are invited to participate in the FSF's
second round of board candidate discussions as part of its board
process.

This second round of discussions started on July 24. So far, we've
been pleased to see the thoughtful questions and deliberation taking
place on the forum. We thank you for the valuable feedback on the
candidates we've received so far.

*

### Announcing the Tor University Challenge

*From August 8 by Thorin Klosowski*

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is announcing the Tor
University Challenge, a project asking university professors and
students to start running Tor relays on campuses. The [Tor Project
received the 2010 Free Software Award for Projects of Social
Benefit](https://www.fsf.org/news/2010-free-software-awards-announced)
-- Using free software, Tor has enabled tens of millions of people
around the world to experience freedom of access and expression on the
Internet while keeping them in control of their privacy and anonymity.
This challenge can help strengthen the Tor network even further.

*
*

### August GNU Emacs news

*From 28 August by Sacha Chua*

In these issues: GNU Emacs eye candy, yomikun mode for reading
Japanese, submitting a proposal for EmacsConf 2023 and more!

* [2023-August-28](https://sachachua.com/blog/2023/08/2023-08-28-emacs-news/)
* [2023-August-21](https://sachachua.com/blog/2023/08/2023-08-21-emacs-news/)
* [2023-August-14](https://sachachua.com/blog/2023/08/2023-08-14-emacs-news/)
* [2023-August-07](https://sachachua.com/blog/2023/08/2023-08-07-emacs-news/)
* [2023-July-31](https://sachachua.com/blog/2023/07/2023-07-31-emacs-news/)

### Join the FSF and friends in updating the Free Software Directory

Tens of thousands of people visit 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.

To help, join our weekly IRC meetings on Fridays. Meetings take place
in the #fsf channel on Libera.Chat, and usually include a handful of
regulars as well as newcomers. Libera.Chat is accessible from any IRC
client -- Everyone's welcome!

The next meeting is Friday, September 8 from 12:00 to 15:00 EDT (16:00
to 19:00 UTC). Details here:

*

### LibrePlanet featured resource: Ask Powerful Questions

Every month on [the LibrePlanet
wiki](https://libreplanet.org/wiki/Main_Page), we highlight one
resource that is interesting and useful -- often one that could use
your help.

For this month, we are highlighting [Ask Powerful
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*

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### August GNU Spotlight with Amin Bandali: Seventeen new GNU releases!

Seventeen new GNU releases in the last month (as of August 29, 2023):

* [binutils-2.41](https://www.gnu.org/software/binutils/)
* [coreutils-9.4](https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/)
* [emacs-29.1](https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/)
* [gama-2.25](https://www.gnu.org/software/gama/)
* [glibc-2.38](https://www.gnu.org/software/libc/)
* [gmp-6.3.0](https://www.gnu.org/software/gmp/)
* [gnucobol-3.2](https://www.gnu.org/software/gnucobol/)
* [gnutls-3.8.1](https://www.gnu.org/software/gnutls/)
* [gzip-1.13](https://www.gnu.org/software/gzip/)
* [less-643](https://www.gnu.org/software/less/)
* [lilypond-2.24.2](https://www.gnu.org/software/lilypond/)
* [linux-libre-6.5-gnu](https://www.gnu.org/software/linux-libre/)
* [mpfr-4.2.1](https://www.gnu.org/software/mpfr/)
* [octave-8.3.0](https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/)
* [parallel-20230822](https://www.gnu.org/software/parallel/)
* [poke-3.3](https://www.gnu.org/software/poke/)
* [screen-4.9.1](https://www.gnu.org/software/screen/)

For announcements of most new GNU releases, subscribe to the info-gnu
mailing list: .

To download: nearly all GNU software is available most reliably from
. Optionally, you may find faster download
speeds at a mirror located geographically closer to you by choosing
from the list of mirrors published at
, or you may use
to be automatically redirected to a
(hopefully) nearby and up-to-date mirror.

This month, we welcome back Luis Felipe Strano Moraes as co-maintainer
of gnushogi and now also a co-maintainer of gnugo, as well as Stefan
Kangas as a new co-maintainer of emacs. Thanks to all.

A number of GNU packages, as well as the GNU operating system as a
whole, are looking for maintainers and other assistance. Please see
if you'd like to
help. The general page on how to help GNU is at
.

If you have a working or partly working program that you'd like
to offer to the GNU project as a GNU package, see
.

As always, please feel free to write to me, ,
with any GNUish questions or suggestions for future installments.

### FSF and other free software events

* September 8-9, 2023, Columbus, Ohio [OLF](https://olfconference.org/)
* September 16, 2023, various locations worldwide (see the bottom of "events map" page, which works with JavaScript disabled), [Software Freedom Day](https://www.softwarefreedomday.org/)
* September 27, 2023, Volkhaus, Biel, Switzerland, [GNU 40](https://www.gnu.org/gnu40/)
* October 1, 2023, Boston, MA, [GNU 40 Hack Day](https://www.fsf.org/events/gnu40)
* October 15-17, 2023, Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, NC, [ATO](https://2023.allthingsopen.org/)
* November 3-4, 2023, Online and Seattle, WA, [SeaGL](https://seagl.org/)
* November 10-11, 2023, NOI Techpark, Bolzano/Bozen, Italy, [SFSCon](https://www.sfscon.it/)
* December 2-3, 2023, Online, [EmacsConf](https://emacsconf.org/2023/)

### Thank GNUs!

We appreciate everyone who donates to the Free Software Foundation,
and we'd like to give special recognition to the folks who have
donated $500 or more in the last month.

*

This month, a big Thank GNU to:

* Casper Freksen
* Joseph Beach
* Matomo.org open source web analytics (GPL)
* Michael Albert
* Michael Guiher
* Minoru Sekine
* Quinn Marsh

You can add your name to this list by donating at
.

### GNU copyright contributions

Assigning your copyright to the Free Software Foundation helps us
defend the GNU GPL and keep software free. The following individuals
have assigned their copyright to the FSF (and allowed public
appreciation) in the past month:

* Benjamin Woodruff (GNU Tar)
* Gene Goykhman (GNU Emacs)
* Sergey Alexandrovich Bugaev (GCC, GDB, GNU C Library (glibc), GNU Hurd, GNU Mach, GNUstep)
* Wang Diancheng (GNU Emacs)
* Warren Thomas Everett Wilkinson (GNU Emacs)
* Xinyuan Zhang (GNU Emacs)

Want to see your name on this list? Contribute to GNU and assign your
copyright to the FSF.

*

### Translations of the *Free Software Supporter*

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section](https://www.fsf.org/campaigns) and [take action on software
patents](https://endsoftwarepatents.org/), [Digital Restrictions
Management](https://www.defectivebydesign.org/), [free
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TABLE OF CONTENTS




  • Reject changes to the CHATONS charter

  • Parents, domestic violence victims, lawyers: Read about people who protect their privacy with free software

  • Call for FSF fall interns: November 12, 2023 deadline

  • Happening now: The second round of FSF board candidate discussions

  • Announcing the Tor University Challenge

  • August GNU Emacs news

  • Join the FSF and friends in updating the Free Software Directory

  • LibrePlanet featured resource: Ask Powerful Questions

  • August GNU Spotlight with Amin Bandali: Seventeen 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/2023/september



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Reject changes to the CHATONS charter



CHATONS, an association of 95 French hosters of free software and free
network services that we know from their presentation at LibrePlanet,
is in the process of changing their charter. The proposed version of
the charter perverts the original intent of the group by making
software freedom a mere recommendation for the member projects,
rather than a requirement for the member CHATONS. It also permits
individual CHATONS members to use nonfree software in certain
circumstances, as well as to seek third-party contracting, which may
open its users up to privacy issues.



Discussion on the charter continues until September 15. We urge all
those affiliated with CHATONS to reject these changes and keep the
association focused on its mission to bring software freedom to all.






Parents, domestic violence victims, lawyers: Read about people who protect their privacy with free software



From August 15



It's a popular misconception that someone who encrypts their
communication or protects their browsing from prying eyes is hiding a
crime. Misconceptions like this make it even more important that
people who use encryption tell their story and let the world know how
free software encryption helps protect our privacy, and why that is so
important. Because we have everything to protect from snoops. What we
write, where we browse, and who we are belongs to us and only to us.
No one else should be allowed to see it without our permission.
Privacy is not a crime; it's our fundamental right.



Let us and the world know why you use free software to protect your
privacy. Tell your story on social media starting your statement with
"I use #freesoftware to protect my #privacy because […]"






Call for FSF fall interns: November 12, 2023 deadline



The FSF is looking for interns interested in working with the
campaigns, licensing, and tech teams. Internships are twelve-week
programs and ideally in-person, but remote engagements are possible.
For more information about the application process and past internship
projects, visit the internship page.






Happening now: The second round of FSF board candidate discussions



From August 11



All eligible associate members are invited to participate in the FSF's
second round of board candidate discussions as part of its board
process.



This second round of discussions started on July 24. So far, we've
been pleased to see the thoughtful questions and deliberation taking
place on the forum. We thank you for the valuable feedback on the
candidates we've received so far.






Announcing the Tor University Challenge



From August 8 by Thorin Klosowski



The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is announcing the Tor
University Challenge, a project asking university professors and
students to start running Tor relays on campuses. The Tor Project
received the 2010 Free Software Award for Projects of Social
Benefit

-- Using free software, Tor has enabled tens of millions of people
around the world to experience freedom of access and expression on the
Internet while keeping them in control of their privacy and anonymity.
This challenge can help strengthen the Tor network even further.






August GNU Emacs news



From 28 August by Sacha Chua



In these issues: GNU Emacs eye candy, yomikun mode for reading
Japanese, submitting a proposal for EmacsConf 2023 and more!






Join the FSF and friends in updating the Free Software Directory



Tens of thousands of people visit 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.



To help, join our weekly IRC meetings on Fridays. Meetings take place
in the #fsf channel on Libera.Chat, and usually include a handful of
regulars as well as newcomers. Libera.Chat is accessible from any IRC
client -- Everyone's welcome!



The next meeting is Friday, September 8 from 12:00 to 15:00 EDT (16:00
to 19:00 UTC). Details here: https://www.fsf.org/events/fsd-20230908-irc






LibrePlanet featured resource: Ask Powerful Questions



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 Ask Powerful
Questions
, which
provides example questions you can use when speaking with others about
topics relevant to the FSF's mission. You are invited to adopt, spread
and improve this important resource.






Do you have a suggestion for next month's featured resource? Let us
know at campaigns@fsf.org.



August GNU Spotlight with Amin Bandali: Seventeen new GNU releases!



Seventeen new GNU releases in the last month (as of August 29, 2023):






For announcements of most new GNU releases, subscribe to the info-gnu
mailing list: https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/info-gnu.



To download: nearly all GNU software is available most reliably from
https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/. Optionally, you may find faster download
speeds at a mirror located geographically closer to you by choosing
from the list of mirrors published at
https://www.gnu.org/prep/ftp.html, or you may use
https://ftpmirror.gnu.org/ to be automatically redirected to a
(hopefully) nearby and up-to-date mirror.



This month, we welcome back Luis Felipe Strano Moraes as co-maintainer
of gnushogi and now also a co-maintainer of gnugo, as well as Stefan
Kangas as a new co-maintainer of emacs. Thanks to all.



A number of GNU packages, as well as the GNU operating system as a
whole, are looking for maintainers and other assistance. Please see
https://www.gnu.org/server/takeaction.html#unmaint if you'd like to
help. The general page on how to help GNU is at
https://www.gnu.org/help/help.html.



If you have a working or partly working program that you'd like
to offer to the GNU project as a GNU package, see
https://www.gnu.org/help/evaluation.html.



As always, please feel free to write to me, bandali@gnu.org,
with any GNUish questions or suggestions for future installments.



FSF and other free software events




  • September 8-9, 2023, Columbus, Ohio OLF

  • September 16, 2023, various locations worldwide (see the bottom of "events map" page, which works with JavaScript disabled), Software Freedom Day

  • September 27, 2023, Volkhaus, Biel, Switzerland, GNU 40

  • October 1, 2023, Boston, MA, GNU 40 Hack Day

  • October 15-17, 2023, Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, NC, ATO

  • November 3-4, 2023, Online and Seattle, WA, SeaGL

  • November 10-11, 2023, NOI Techpark, Bolzano/Bozen, Italy, SFSCon

  • December 2-3, 2023, Online, EmacsConf




Thank GNUs!



We appreciate everyone who donates to the Free Software Foundation,
and we'd like to give special recognition to the folks who have
donated $500 or more in the last month.






This month, a big Thank GNU to:




  • Casper Freksen

  • Joseph Beach

  • Matomo.org open source web analytics (GPL)

  • Michael Albert

  • Michael Guiher

  • Minoru Sekine

  • Quinn Marsh




You can add your name to this list by donating at
https://donate.fsf.org/.



GNU copyright contributions



Assigning your copyright to the Free Software Foundation helps us
defend the GNU GPL and keep software free. The following individuals
have assigned their copyright to the FSF (and allowed public
appreciation) in the past month:




  • Benjamin Woodruff (GNU Tar)

  • Gene Goykhman (GNU Emacs)

  • Sergey Alexandrovich Bugaev (GCC, GDB, GNU C Library (glibc), GNU Hurd, GNU Mach, GNUstep)

  • Wang Diancheng (GNU Emacs)

  • Warren Thomas Everett Wilkinson (GNU Emacs)

  • Xinyuan Zhang (GNU Emacs)




Want to see your name on this list? Contribute to GNU and assign your
copyright to the FSF.






Translations of the Free Software Supporter



El Free Software Supporter está disponible en español. Para ver la
versión en español haz click aquí:
https://www.fsf.org/free-software-supporter/2023/septembre



Para cambiar las preferencias de usuario y recibir los próximos
números del Supporter en español, haz click aquí:

https://my.fsf.org/civicrm/profile/create?reset=1&gid=34&id=59606&cs=7776c7e0fce0b3bf3e06bfcf83bd7a2e_1693589367_168



Le Free Software Supporter est disponible en français. Pour voir la
version française cliquez ici:
https://www.fsf.org/free-software-supporter/2023/septiembre



Pour modifier vos préférences et recevoir les prochaines
publications du Supporter en français, cliquez ici:

https://my.fsf.org/civicrm/profile/create?reset=1&gid=34&id=59606&cs=7776c7e0fce0b3bf3e06bfcf83bd7a2e_1693589367_168



Take action with the FSF!



Contributions from thousands of individual associate members enable
the FSF's work. You can contribute by joining at
https://my.fsf.org/join. If you're already a member, you can help
refer new members (and earn some rewards) by adding a line with your
member number to your email signature like:



I'm an FSF member -- Help us support software freedom!
https://my.fsf.org/join



The FSF is always looking for
volunteers. From rabble-rousing to
hacking, from issue coordination to envelope stuffing -- there's
something here for everybody to do. Also, head over to our campaigns
section
and take action on software
patents
, Digital Restrictions
Management
, free
software
adoption,
OpenDocument,
and more.



Do you read and write Portuguese and English? The FSF is looking
for translators for the Free Software Supporter. Please send an
email to campaigns@fsf.org with your interest and a list of your
experience and qualifications.






Copyright © 2023 Free Software Foundation, Inc.



This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.







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