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SFC calls on you to Exit Zoom

After the recent change of the terms of service to Zoom, Software Freedom Conservancy seeks to bring light to corporate abuse of power and focus on making FOSS solutions to these proprietary requirements.

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FOSSY videos are out!

September 14, 2023

The recordings from FOSSY are now up! You can check them out on the Internet Archive. We have over 100 talks from 19 tracks, from speakers coming from over 12 countries. It was such an incredible first year conference and we're so happy to share the presentations with you. We'll be highlighting specific talks over the comings days, so be on the lookout on our social media.

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Software Freedom & Trademarks: Examining Rust's New Policy through the Lens of FOSS History

by Denver Gingerich on July 27, 2023

RHEL Panel Discussion at FOSSY 2023

by Bradley M. Kuhn on July 19, 2023

A Comprehensive Analysis of the GPL Issues With the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Business Model

by Bradley M. Kuhn on June 23, 2023

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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).

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