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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July 4, 2014
Software Freedom Conservancy is pleased to announce today its newest member project, Kallithea. Kallithea is a system for hosting and managing Mercurial and Git repositories. In contrast to GitHub (which serves only projects using Git and which projects cannot host locally nor modify), Kallithea supports both Mercurial and Git, and is released freely under the GNU General Public License, version 3 (GPLv3). Kallithea therefore makes the perfect companion to Conservancy's existing Mercurial and Git member projects.
Posted by Bradley M. Kuhn on July 15, 2014
Eleven days ago, Conservancy announced Kallithea. Kallithea is a GPLv3'd system for hosting and managing Mercurial and Git repositories on one's own servers. As Conservancy mentioned in its announcement, Kallithea is indeed based on code released under GPLv3 by RhodeCode GmbH. In this post, I describe why Conservancy chose to serve as non-profit home to an obvious fork (as this is the first time Conservancy ever welcomed a fork as a member project).