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 12, 2015

Software Freedom Conservancy Updates VMware Lawsuit FAQ

Software Freedom Conservancy has updated its Frequently Asked Questions list in connection with the lawsuit filed by Christoph Hellwig against VMware last week in Germany. Responding to requests for more technical detail regarding VMware's GNU GPL violation, Conservancy has added a specific example that shows one of the ways that VMware combined Linux source code with binary-only components. The new FAQ entries also address the question of VMware's so-called “shim layer”.

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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 GNU General Public License version 2 (GPLv2), the license of Linux and many other Open Source and Free Software included in VMware's ESXi products.

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