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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September 3, 2014

Martin Michlmayr Joins Conservancy's Board of Directors

Software Freedom Conservancy is pleased to announce the addition of Martin Michlmayr to its Board of Directors. Conservancy's Directors manage the organization and oversee the work of Conservancy's Executive Director.


September 2, 2014

Python Software Foundation Pledges to Match Donations to PyPy in September

Conservancy is pleased to announce that the Python Software Foundation (PSF) has pledged to match all donations to Conservancy member project PyPy for the month of September. As announced on the PSF's blog and on PyPy's blog, the PSF will match all donations to PyPy in September, dollar for dollar, up to $10,000 USD.


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Understanding Conservancy Through the GSoC Lens

Posted by Bradley M. Kuhn on September 11, 2014

Software Freedom Conservancy, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity that serves as a home to Open Source and Free Software projects. Such is easily said, but what does that mean in practice for an Open Source and Free Software project and why such projects need a non-profit home? The short answer is that a non-profit home makes the lives of Free Software developers easier, because they have less work to do outside of their area of focus (i.e., software development and documentation). As the summer of 2014 ends, I consider how Google Summer of Code (GSoC) coordination exemplifies the value a non-profit home brings its Free Software projects.

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