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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June 30, 2015

Kick off OSCON with Conservancy at Our Rooftop Supporter BBQ

Software Freedom Conservancy invites its Supporters to attend a rooftop BBQ on Tuesday night, July 21, starting at 7:30pm. Conservancy's Bradley M. Kuhn and Karen Sandler will be there, operating the grill and excited to talk about the most important topics in software freedom today.

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June 25, 2015

Outreachy's Sarah Sharp Wins Red Hat's First Women in Open Source Award

Software Freedom Conservancy is thrilled to congratulate Sarah Sharp on being the first winner of the Red Hat Women in Open Source Community Award. Sarah was presented the honor at the Red Hat Summit today in Boston, Massachusetts after being chosen in a selection process by both private committee and public voting. For these first awards, there were 100 nominations resulting in 10 finalists (5 in each of the two categories: Community and Academic). More than 3,000 votes were tallied for the Women in Open Source Awards.

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June 22, 2015

Software Freedom Conservancy Appoints Deb Nicholson, Karl Fogel and Tom Marble to its Evaluations Committee

Software Freedom Conservancy announces today that it has added three free software luminaries to its Evaluations Committee: Karl Fogel, Tom Marble and Deb Nicholson. Conservancy's Evaluations Committee is responsible for selecting which projects are offered membership in Conservancy. Meeting monthy, the committee serves as a gatekeeper, monitoring Conservancy's mission to support, promote and defend software freedom. The evaluations conducted by the comittee are often complex and require a very broad collective skill set to be successful. Ensuring that there are a strong group of independent commttee members who are experts in the field is fundamental. The Evaluations Committee is appointed by Conservancy's Board of Directors.

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