Software Freedom Conservancy

Software Freedom Conservancy

Software Freedom Conservancy is a not-for-profit organization that helps promote, improve, develop, and defend Free, Libre, and Open Source Software (FLOSS) projects. Conservancy provides a non-profit home and infrastructure for FLOSS projects. This allows FLOSS developers to focus on what they do best — writing and improving FLOSS for the general public — while Conservancy takes care of the projects' needs that do not relate directly to software development and documentation.

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October 31, 2014

Conservancy Files Petition for DMCA Exemptions for “Smart” TVs

Software Freedom Conservancy, with the pro-bono assistance of Tor Ekeland, P.C., filed today a petition for a proposed exception to the anti-circumvention provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). In its filing, Conservancy asks that the U.S. Copyright Office to legally permit circumvention of encryption for firmwares found on Smart TV products from manufacturers such as Samsung, Sony and LG. Conservancy's full Petition for Proposed Exemption under 17 U.S.C. § 1201 is available in PDF and in ODT format.

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October 27, 2014

Conservancy's Executive Director Delivers Keynote at SeaGL

Conservancy's Executive Director Karen Sandler has been on the go, talking about free and open source software and Conservancy's activities. After giving two presentations and participating in a panel at LinuxCon Europe in Düsseldorf earlier in the month, and then participating in a panel on opportunities for Women and Open Source Software in New York, Karen was onstage last week in Raleigh at All Things Open and headlined SeaGL, the Seattle GNU/Linux Conference .

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