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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February 9, 2015

Software Freedom Conservancy Files Comment in DMCA Review

Software Freedom Conservancy has filed a Comment with the United States Copyright Office with the help of pro bono counsel, Tor Ekeland, P.C. This filing is the next step in Conservancy's ongoing efforts to petition the Copyright Office to legally permit circumvention of encryption for firmwares found on Smart TV products from manufacturers. You can read Conservancy's full Long Comment Regarding a Proposed Exemption Under 17 U.S.C. 1201.

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February 4, 2015

Outreach Program to Join Conservancy from GNOME; Program Renames to Outreachy

Software Freedom Conservancy and the GNOME Foundation together announce that the Free and Open Source Software Outreach Program is moving from GNOME to Conservancy. As Karen Sandler, Executive Director of Conservancy and co-organizer of the Outreach Program, announced in her keynote at FOSDEM this weekend, the program will be rebranding as part of the transition under the new name "Outreachy".

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