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
SFC's Policy Fellow Files Expert Report in Neo4j v. PureThink
Case about the “further restrictions” removal provision of the AGPLv3 continues after counterclaim filing
February 9, 2023
In the ongoing litigation — Neo4j, Inc. v. PureThink, LLC and John Mark Suhy (5:18-cv-07182) — in U.S. federal court in the Northern District of California, Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC)'s Policy Fellow, Bradley M. Kuhn, will serve as the Defendants' third-party expert on issues related to the AGPLv3. The Defendants' request for Kuhn's expertise comes after months of public discussion about previous preliminary actions in the Neo4j litigation.
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January 16, 2023
Conservancy submits comments to FTC for free software labeling
December 21, 2022
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
Matcher interview with Justin Flory
byon November 30, 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).