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 31, 2014

Karen Sandler joins Conservancy's Management Team

Monday, March 31, 2014 — Software Freedom Conservancy, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity based in New York, announced today the addition of a talented new member of its management team. Karen M. Sandler, formerly Executive Director of the GNOME Foundation, begins today as Conservancy's new Executive Director.

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The Change in My Role at Conservancy

Posted by Bradley M. Kuhn on March 31, 2014

Today, Conservancy announced the addition of Karen Sandler to our management team. This outcome is one I've been working towards for a long time. I've focused for at least a year on fundraising for Conservancy in hopes that we could hire a third full-time staffer. While it's somewhat difficult for me to relinquish some of my personal control over Conservancy, handing off the Executive Director position to Karen has made this transition easy. Put simply, I trust Karen, and I recruited her personally to take over (one of my) job(s). However, I'm not stepping aside completely from Conservancy management. I'm continuing in the role of President and I remain on the Board of Directors. My primary staff role, though, will now be under the title “Distinguished Technologist”.

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New Challenge

Posted by Karen Sandler on March 31, 2014

Working as the GNOME Foundation Executive Director has been one of the highlights of my career. It has been a pleasure to work with many wonderful people, and we have made fantastic progress over the past three years. GNOME is such an important, vibrant project, and I feel lucky to have been able to play a part in it. However, I think it's time for me to hand the reins over to someone new, who can bring their own personal strengths to the role. It is time for a new challenge for me also, so today I am announcing my new position as the Software Freedom Conservancy Executive Director.

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