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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March 5, 2015

Conservancy Announces Funding for GPL Compliance Lawsuit

Software Freedom Conservancy announces today Christoph Hellwig's lawsuit against VMware in the district court of Hamburg in Hamburg, Germany. This is the regretful but necessary next step in both Hellwig and Conservancy's ongoing effort to convince VMware to comply properly with the terms of the GPLv2, the license of Linux and many other Open Source and Free Software included in VMware's ESXi products.

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February 9, 2015

Software Freedom Conservancy Files Comment in DMCA Review

Software Freedom Conservancy has filed a Comment with the United States Copyright Office with the help of pro bono counsel, Tor Ekeland, P.C. This filing is the next step in Conservancy's ongoing efforts to petition the Copyright Office to legally permit circumvention of encryption for firmwares found on Smart TV products from manufacturers. You can read Conservancy's full Long Comment Regarding a Proposed Exemption Under 17 U.S.C. 1201.

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