Software Freedom Conservancy

Conservancy will continue our basic community services, thanks to our first 750 Supporters! We still need 829 more Supporters to avoid reducing licensing work & hibernating our enforcement efforts in 2017.
1,020 have joined so far. Thus, our 750 goal was achieved & 270 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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May 25, 2016

Outreachy's Sarah Sharp Wins O'Reilly Open Source Award

Congratulations to Sarah Sharp on being awarded an O'Reilly Open Source Award. Sarah received the award last week at OSCON in Austin, Texas.


May 12, 2016

Join Conservancy at OSCON in Austin Next Week

Software Freedom Conservancy will once again be present at OSCON this year in Austin, Texas. Conservancy's Executive Director, Karen Sandler, and its President and Distinguished Technologist, Bradley Kuhn will both be speaking at the event. Conservancy will have a booth on the expo floor. Additionally, Conservancy will be hosting an exclusive Supporter-only wrap up pool party on Thursday night.


May 10, 2016

Yorba Assigns Shotwell and Geary Copyrights to Software Freedom Conservancy

Software Freedom Conservancy announces that it has received an assignment of copyrights from the Yorba Foundation in order to safeguard those copyrights for the future. Yorba ceased operations in 2015 and is now completing the process of formally dissolving.


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