Software Freedom Conservancy

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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Daniel Pono Takamori is Conservancy's Newest Employee

May 13, 2021

Software Freedom Conservancy is pleased to announce that Daniel Pono Takamori has joined as Community Organizer and Nonprofit Problem Solver.

picture of Pono

Pono at Broken Top in Oregon
© Daniel Pono Takamori, CC BY-SA 4.0

Takamori brings a wealth of skills acquired in his previous positions at other prestigious FOSS organizations, including the Linux Foundation, the Apache Software Foundation and the Oregon State University Open Source Lab. Takamori has spoken on a variety of topics at FOSS events, including recently as a keynoter at SeaGL.

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Conservancy's Executive Director to Keynote AI Law & Ethics Conference

Karen Sandler To Explain the Ethical Implications of AI Without Software Freedom

March 23, 2021

This Friday 26 March 2021, Karen M. Sandler, President & Executive Director of the Software Freedom Conservancy, will keynote the second day of the Leuven AI Law & Ethics Conference (LAILEC) 2021. Karen's keynote will cover key issues about the ethics and morality of a world increasingly controlled by AI algorithms and software embedded in our bodies.

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I'm Pono Your New Community Organizer

by Daniel Takamori on May 18, 2021

Hi there, my name is Daniel Pono Takamori and I'm the new Community Organizer and Nonprofit Problem Solver here at Conservancy! My background is in running free software as infrastructure so you might've filed a ticket with me somewhere in the past :) I'm looking forward to this new non-technical role as community support. Being able to bring my skills to help further software freedom here at Conservancy is a very exciting new chapter to me. With projects ranging from programming languages to make programming languages, to community building and mentorship programs, the breadth and spread of projects is incredible. Conservancy projects really help keep you grounded in the varied relationships all people have with software. I'm so grateful for the opportunity to learn from people with different backgrounds, approaches and lived experiences.

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So you want to apologize… Now what?

by Sage A. Sharp on April 20, 2021

This blog post will help you craft an effective apology. Read this to avoid common pitfalls that cause misunderstandings!

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