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March 1997

20 Mar 97
Added Selling Free Software, which explains why selling free software is not a contradiction, but an important and useful practice.
19 Mar 97
Added a science fiction story, The Right to Read, which shows the kind of world that the Clinton administration copyright plans lead to.

February 1997

15 Feb 97
Added a link to *Octave, a high-level interactive language primarily intended for numerical computations, on the GNU Software page.

9 Feb 97
Add Studies Find Reward Often No Motivator, an article by Alfie Kohn about psychological research that casts doubt on widespread assumptions about how artificial rewards affect creative work.

5 Feb 97
Report the cancellation of the Second Conference on Freely Redistributable Software (February 20-21, 1997).

If you had planned to come to the Conference, but hadn't registered, please send email to <conf97@gnu.ai.mit.edu> and tell us what parts of the Conference you had planned to attend. (This will help us in planning for future conferences.)

For more information, see the updated description.

3 Feb 97
Updated the FSF order form.

3 Feb 97
Added a new mirror site of this web site *http://www.gnu.ai.mit.edu: It's our first mirror in North America.

January 1997

25 Jan 97
Version 2.0 of the GNU C Library has been *announced. Also see the *extended announcement.

25 Jan 97
We have renegotiated with the hotel, and have been able to lower the registration fees and hotel room rates for the Second Conference on Freely Redistributable Software to be held on 20-21 February 1997 at the San Francisco Hilton in San Francisco, CA, USA.

25 Jan 97
We have added: for the Second Conference on Freely Redistributable Software:

21 Jan 97
Added a page discussing Porting the GNU C Library.

18 Jan 97
Added a link to *F.A.C.T.Net Inc., a non-profit Internet digest, news service, library, dialogue center, and archive dedicated to the promotion and defense of international free thought, free speech, and privacy rights, to our page supporting the Freedoms of Speech, Press, and Associationon the Internet.

16 Jan 97
Added a link to the *4th Tokyo GNU Seminar, on March 11th, 1997.

16 Jan 97
Added a link to GNU *Midnight Commander, a visual file manager and shell, on the Software page.

14 Jan 97
Added a link to *gpc, GNU Pascal, on the Software page.

12 Jan 97
Added a new mirror site of this web site *http://www.gnu.ai.mit.edu:

12 Jan 97
Added a section listing GNU FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) to the GNU Documentation page.

12 Jan 97
Added a link to the GNU *Chess FAQ on the GNU Documentation and Software page.

3 Jan 97
Cygnus Support has changed their name to *Cygnus Solutions. We have updated all pages on this site, except for the archival copies of the GNU's Bulletins - the Newsletter of the FSF.

December 1996

30 Dec 96
All our pages are *Best Viewed with Any Browser.

21 Dec 96
We invite you to the Second Conference on Freely Redistributable Software to be held on 20-21 February 1997 at the San Francisco Hilton in San Francisco, CA, USA.

Here are the

November 1996

26 Nov 96
Added a link on the GNU Software page to *Wget, an non-interactive web-mirroring utility.

24 Nov 96
We thank Ewald <ewald@ctaz.net> for just finishing the design of this FSF logo.

23 Nov 96
Added two new mirror sites of this web site *http://www.gnu.ai.mit.edu: The GNU Project thanks both sites, Yann, and Peter.

10 Nov 96
Information about GNU libc, including the status of forthcoming version 2.

10 Nov 96
A speech that Richard Stallman gave in 1986 (100k characters)
at the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden.

3 Nov 96
Old editions of GNU's manuals are on sale at reduced prices.

2 Nov 96
We have started a list of unofficial translations of the GPL (GNU General Public License).

October 1996

28 Oct 96
Added a convenient list of GNU manuals and their descriptions and a list of ISBNs for GNU manuals.

25 Oct 96
Added a page to list past, present, and future FSF sponsored conferences.

24 Oct 96
The FSF is calling for papers and tutorials for the Second Conference on Freely Redistributable Software to be held on 20-21 February 1997 at the San Francisco Hilton in San Francisco, CA, USA.

12 Oct 96
Added information on GNU Stow.

September 1996

30 Sep 96
Added information on the Teak desktop project.

20 Sep 96
Added more then one format for the

19 Sep 96
Added advice for running a mirror of this web site.

15 Sep 96
Installed the July 1996 GNU's Bulletin.

6 Sep 96
Added Why Software Should Not Have Owners by Richard Stallman.

August 1996

21 Aug 96
Updated the FSF order form to latest version.

13 Aug 96
This web site, www.gnu.ai.mit.edu, announced on the mailing list info-gnu@prep.ai.mit.edu and on the gnUSENET newsgroup gnu.announce.


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