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.

Use The Source!

SFC recently launched a new software right to repair tool, which lets you submit and comment on source candidates that device manufacturers are required to give you. With your help, we can find and improve the source candidates for your devices, so you can fix, modify, and improve your devices as their software authors intended! Check it out!


FOSSY 2024 CFP announcement

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May 23, 2024

FOSSY 2024 CFP and ticket sales are now open! Join us in Portland, OR on August 1-4th at Portland State University. This year our track selection runs the gamut from Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Supporting User Groups, FOSS in Education, Reproducibility and much much more. Whether you are a veteran of the FOSS conference circuit, or just starting your speaking career, we want to hear from you! FOSSY is a community focused conference focused on being accessible and highlighting the incredible work happening in free software.

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Prioritizing software right to repair: engaging corporate response teams

by Denver Gingerich on February 3, 2024

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amicus curiae

“Amicus curiae” literally means “friend of the court” and is what you call someone who isn’t a party to the case but,because of their strong interest or expertise in the subject matter of the case, has information or argument that the court would find useful in reaching a decision.

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