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August 17, 2015
This past weekend, in his keynote at DebConf (the Debian Project's annual conference in Heidelberg, Germany), Software Freedom Conservancy's Distinguished Technologist and President, Bradley M. Kuhn, announced Conservancy's Debian Copyright Aggregation Project. This new project, formed at the request of Debian developers, gives Debian contributors various new options to ensure the defense of software freedom. Specifically, Debian contributors may chose to either assign their copyrights to Conservancy for permanent stewardship, or sign Conservancy's license enforcement agreement, which delegates to Conservancy authority to enforce Free Software licenses (such as the GNU General Public License). Several Debian contributors have already signed both forms of agreement.
Posted by Bradley M. Kuhn on August 17, 2015
I'm at DebConf 15 this week. I was honored to present the keynote on Saturday 15 August 2015. I care deeply about Debian, and thus DebConf's invitation was particularly meaningful for me. Below is a video of the keynote. First of all, my thanks to the Debian video team for their excellent work recording the Debian conference. I hope everyone will enjoy the video that they made, but in the text of this blog post, I summarize the key points for those who would rather read than watch.