Nicer Things: Completely Normal and Nice Things People Have Said About Conservancy

by Deb Nicholson on December 28, 2018

Conservancy makes a choice to be non-creepy, despite the overwhelming piles of spam from non-profit strategists, digital marketing experts and sales pitches for lists of potential donors sourced in creepy ways. If you know us at all, you know we will never choose the upside down path of buying your social media info or paying to ghost you with ads all over the internet just because you've visited a site that lets data collection companies know that you *might* be into free and open source software. Instead, we rely on our existing supporters to sing our praises and recommend our work in a *non-creepy* way, to potential new Conservancy supporters.

"I have been a proud supporter of Conservancy for several years, and am even more excited to be increasing my support in 2018. Among the many crucial projects Conservancy stewards, I am particularly pleased to see the great work they do on behalf of Outreachy and Teaching Open Source. As a donor who cares deeply about my funding having a meaningful social impact, I am very happy to see how well Conservancy stewards its funding and dedicates so much of its time, energy, and money to the success of its member projects."

Leslie Hawthorn, Senior Principal Technical Program Manager, Open Source & Standards Team at Red Hat

"Advocating for freedom from centralized software platforms and surveillance is only part of the struggle, we must also provide a place for community-driven free software alternatives to thrive. I support Conservancy because they provide that home -- while also serving as a strong advocate for a diverse free software movement."

Kade Crockford, Director, Technology for Liberty Program at American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts

Jeremiah Foster, Community Manager of the GENIVI Alliance on why it's so important to have an organization that pays attention to GPL compliance.

"I'm a Conservancy supporter because I support projects like Outreachy. Outreachy helps bring people from under-represented groups into free software, while providing compensation which gives new people the financial stability to engage full-time."

Katie McLaughlin, Director at Python Software Foundation and Conference Director for Pycon Australia

If you like our vision of community-driven, fantastically diverse and always principled free software, then we hope you'll support us by making a financial donation to help us keep doing the work to make that vision a reality.

If you're already a supporter, thank you so much. We really appreciate everything you've already done to help us meet our match.

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