Software Freedom Conservancy

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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March 31, 2015

Karen Sandler's LibrePlanet Keynote Discusses GPL Enforcement

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.

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March 12, 2015

Software Freedom Conservancy Updates VMware Lawsuit FAQ

Software Freedom Conservancy has updated its Frequently Asked Questions list in connection with the lawsuit filed by Christoph Hellwig against VMware last week in Germany. Responding to requests for more technical detail regarding VMware's GNU GPL violation, Conservancy has added a specific example that shows one of the ways that VMware combined Linux source code with binary-only components. The new FAQ entries also address the question of VMware's so-called “shim layer”.

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