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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April 3, 2015
Thanks to everybody who donated to our campaign in this past month! We're thrilled to tell you that we exceeded the goal of our match target, raising a combined total of $100,440 in 1,123 donations. With so many donors it's clear that people care about copyleft and its enforcement. We are so excited about the success of the campaign and are reinvigorated from the show of support.
March 31, 2015
Earlier this month, Conservancy announced our sponsorship of the GPL enforcement lawsuit against VMware, after years of Conservancy's efforts to convince VMware to follow the GPL's requirements. Last weekend, in her keynote speech at LibrePlanet 2015 Conservancy's Executive Director, Karen Sandler, discussed the case and general issues around GPL enforcement. The Free Software Foundation, which organizes the LibrePlanet Conference, released the video of that speech today.
Posted by Karen Sandler on April 15, 2015
Most nonprofits push for donations in December to try to cash in on the giving spirit and the end of the calendar year deadline for tax deductions but to me the best time to make donations is today.
Posted by Karen Sandler on April 2, 2015
Tomorrow is the last day to contribute towards Conservancy's $50,000 anonymous match! We've made great progress and are tantalizingly close to making the full goal. We're now 97.8% of the way there. You can help us close the gap - just 11 Supporter sign ups will do it!