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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November 22, 2013
Today, Software Freedom Conservancy proudly welcomes OpenTripPlanner as Conservancy's thirty-first member project. OpenTripPlanner joins a diverse group of member projects who all call Conservancy their non-profit corporate home.
November 20, 2013
Today, Software Freedom Conservancy proudly welcomes Buildbot as Conservancy's thirtieth member project. Buildbot joins dozens of other sister member projects who all call Conservancy their non-profit corporate home.
December 5, 2013
At some point in the history of an Open Source or Free Software project, the community is faced with the decision of whether the project should be housed at a specific for-profit company, or have a non-profit entity behind it instead. Further, project leaders must consider, if they persue the latter, whether the community should form its own non-profit or affiliate with one that already exists. Herein I discuss some initial considerations project leaders should think about regarding this important decision.
Posted by Bradley M. Kuhn