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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April 3, 2015

Thank you! We Met our Anonymous Donor Match Goal!

Thanks to everybody who donated to our campaign in this past month! We're thrilled to tell you that we exceeded the goal of our match target, raising a combined total of $100,440 in 1,123 donations. With so many donors it's clear that people care about copyleft and its enforcement. We are so excited about the success of the campaign and are reinvigorated from the show of support.


March 31, 2015

Karen Sandler's LibrePlanet Keynote Discusses GPL Enforcement

Earlier this month, Conservancy announced our sponsorship of the GPL enforcement lawsuit against VMware, after years of Conservancy's efforts to convince VMware to follow the GPL's requirements. Last weekend, in her keynote speech at LibrePlanet 2015 Conservancy's Executive Director, Karen Sandler, discussed the case and general issues around GPL enforcement. The Free Software Foundation, which organizes the LibrePlanet Conference, released the video of that speech today.


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Conservancy Supporters!

Posted by Karen Sandler on April 20, 2015

I just have to share this picture from last week in Barcelona. It was fantastic to see Conservancy Supporters showing off their shirts and by proxy their support of Conservancy's activities. I was so happy to hear so much positive feedback on the VMWare lawsuit, filed by Christoph Hellwig. Last month, Donald Robertson got a round of applause during my LibrePlanet keynote just for wearing a Conservancy t-shirt! When we first launched the Supporter program I wrote about how impressed I was by the caliber of the intitial wave of Supporters, and as you can see from the notable folks in this picture, the trend has continued as we more than double our numbers. You can get yours by becoming a Conservancy Supporter today!

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My Favorite Time to Support Charitable Nonpofits

Posted by Karen Sandler on April 15, 2015

Most nonprofits push for donations in December to try to cash in on the giving spirit and the end of the calendar year deadline for tax deductions but to me the best time to make donations is today.

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