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.

Copilot and Principles

In the ongoing class action lawsuit against GitHub, Microsoft and OpenAI, we continue to call on the plaintiffs to prioritize copyleft compliance above financial compensation.

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FOSS commons

The Digital Library of the Commons defines “commons” as “a general term for shared resources in which each stakeholder has an equal interest”. The FOSS commons refers to a commons for free and open source software (FOSS) (See also software freedom).

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