Software Freedom Conservancy is a nonprofit organization centered around ethical technology. Our mission is to ensure the right to repair, improve and reinstall software. We promote and defend these rights through fostering free and open source software (FOSS) projects, driving initiatives that actively make technology more inclusive, and advancing policy strategies that defend FOSS (such as copyleft). Learn more.
Sandler Receives Honorary Doctorate
KU Leuven awarded our Executive Director, Karen M. Sandler, an honorary doctorate in February!More information
Sourceware, one of the longest standing Free Software hosting platforms, joins SFC
Important Free Software infrastructure project finds non-profit home
May 15, 2023
As a home for Free Software projects since 1998, Sourceware is a keystone in Free Software infrastructure. For almost 25 years Sourceware has been the long-time home of various core toolchain project communities. Projects like Cygwin, a UNIX API for Win32 systems, the GNU Toolchain, including GCC, the GNU Compiler Colection, two C libraries, glibc and newlib, binary tools, binutils and elfutils, debuggers and profilers, GDB, systemtap and valgrind. Sourceware also hosts standard groups like gnu-gabi and the DWARF Debugging Standard. See the full list project hosted and services provided on the Sourceware projects page.
FOSSY CFP is open - submit your talks and buy your ticket!
April 24, 2023
SFC's Policy Fellow Files Expert Report in Neo4j v. PureThink
February 9, 2023
John Deere's ongoing GPL violations: What's next
byon March 16, 2023
Call for Community-Led Tracks at FOSSY
byon January 31, 2023
(Software) Repair info on EnergyGuide labels: Conservancy replies to FTC's request
byon December 21, 2022
Supporter Interview with Jondale Stratton
byon December 12, 2022
Term of the week
Proprietary relicensing is a toxic business model whereby a company distributes software under a copyleft licenses, but refuses to agree to the copyleft license themselves (by collecting rights to issue proprietary, non-FOSS licenses for the software separately).