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.
Software Freedom Conservancy files right-to-repair lawsuit against California TV manufacturer Vizio Inc. for alleged GPL violationsMore information
Software Freedom Conservancy recently announced that its efforts to stand up for the rights of FOSS developers have been successful and that it has been granted almost all of the exemptions that it requested in the Librarian of Congress' recent rule making. Read more…
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Software Freedom Conservancy files lawsuit against California TV manufacturer Vizio Inc. for GPL violations
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Complete Corresponding Source (CCS)
Informally, CCS is all of the technical materials and source code required to modify, run, and/or reinstall the software. The GPL and LGPL have a formal definitions for CCS, which is sometimes called "Corresponding Source."