Software Freedom Conservancy

Conservancy will continue our basic community services, thanks to our first 750 Supporters! However, we still need a total of 2,500 Supporters to avoid reducing licensing work & hibernating our enforcement efforts. The next 99 supporters who sign up by March 1st will count twice, thanks to Private Internet Access! & an additional match from a separate anonymous donor is available for anyone who attended LinuxConf Australia 2016: LCA attendees' donations currently count triple!
898 have joined so far. Thus, our 750 goal was achieved & 148 have joined beyond that. Also, match pledges reduced our 2,500 maximum need by 533 !

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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February 4, 2016

Anonymous Supporter Match For LinuxConf Australia Attendees

Conservancy is already running a match campaign sponsored by Private Internet Access. We're pleased to announce a special match donation from a separate anonymous donor who will give a second match to any Supporter who attended LinuxConf Australia 2016. This means LCA attendees who sign up now will receive a double match — their donations will count triple!

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February 1, 2016

Match Donation Extended until March 1st

Thanks to our 866 Supporters, and especially the 289 who have signed up since the end of December, we have achieved over two thirds of the generous match donation pledged by Private Internet Access. Because we have demonstrated so much momentum, Private Internet Access has generously decided to extend our match by another month. We now have until March 1st for 127 new Supporters to sign up and have their donations matched!

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January 22, 2016

Conservancy's Basic Services Saved, thanks to 750 Supporters; Seeks 2,500 total Supporters

Software Freedom Conservancy is thrilled to announce that it has reached its first fundraising goal this week of 750 Supporters. Conservancy will be able to continue basic support to its essential free and open source software projects, like Git, Samba, Wine, BusyBox, QEMU, Inkscape, Selenium, and dozens more, not to mention the award-winning diversity program, Outreachy. To celebrate this milestone and to thank its Supporters, Conservancy will be hosting an exclusive cocktail and appetizer reception on the Friday before FOSDEM in Brussels. You must be a Supporter to attend and you must also RSVP to <fosdem-rsvp@sfconservancy.org>.

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Bart Massey on Why You Should Be a Conservancy Supporter

Posted by Karen Sandler on January 28, 2016

In this video, Bart Massey talks about why he is a passionate supporter of Conservancy. Bart disusses why he thinks Conservancy is relevant for the next 20 years of software freedom,tells you about his favorite Conservancy project and strongly encourages you to become a Conservancy Supporter.

(Follow link to main blog post for a larger version of the video.)

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Key Charities That Advance Software Freedom Are Worthy of Your Urgent Support

Posted by Bradley M. Kuhn on January 25, 2016

In this blog post, Bradley discusses his years of work for both the Free Software Foundation and Software Freedom Conservancy and explains why your donations, before the January 31st fundraising deadlines for both charities, are essential and urgent. He asks you today to become both a a Supporter of Conservancy and an Associate Member of the FSF before the fundraising deadlines of January 31st.

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