Software Freedom Conservancy

Conservancy will continue our basic community services, thanks to our first 750 Supporters! We still need 820 more Supporters to avoid reducing licensing work & hibernating our enforcement efforts in 2017.
1,029 have joined so far. Thus, our 750 goal was achieved & 279 have joined beyond that. Also, match pledges reduced our 2,500 maximum need by 651 !

Software Freedom Conservancy

Software Freedom Conservancy is a not-for-profit charity 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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June 23, 2016

Bro, Buildbot, and Godot Receive Mozilla MOSS Grants

Conservancy congratulates member projects Bro, Buildbot, and Godot for receiving grants from the Mozilla Foundation's Mozilla Open Source Support (MOSS) program. The MOSS program is an awards program specifically focused on supporting the Free, Libre, and Open Source Software (FLOSS) movement.

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June 13, 2016

phpMyAdmin Project Successfully Completes Security Audit

Software Freedom Conservancy congratulates its phpMyAdmin project on successfully completing a thorough security audit, as part of Mozilla's Secure Open Source Fund. No serious issues were found in the phyMyAdmin codebase.

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Comments on OpenChain Specification

Posted by Karen Sandler on June 6, 2016

Today I submitted comments to the OpenChain specification. OpenChain is a working group formed under the Linux Foundation by companies to collaboratively come up with standards and shared materials around compliance. As community-oriented GPL enforcers, we applaud efforts to improve compliance and have been following the effort with interest to the extent we can with our limited resources. The working group recently put out a public call for comment on the OpenChain specification, which is open until June 17. We encourage people to take a look, perhaps echo our comments if they agree and even join the calls if they are interested (there's a call today).

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