Matching Donation for New Conservancy Supporters

Anonymous Donor Offers “Double Match” to Supporters Who Join Now

December 8, 2014

Software Freedom Conservancy today announces a match donation by an anonymous donor to its new Supporter program. For every $1 in Supporter donations, this donor will give Conservancy $2, up to $5,000 in all. This match effectively triples the donation made when you become a supporter now.

This donor (who chose to remain anonymous) commented, Free Software is the cornerstone of a free society. By supporting Conservancy, we ensure that the developers working on this software can get the support and funding they need to continue their vital work. With this matching program, I am challenging you to step up and show your support for these projects to ensure that they stay free and open forever.

Under the Supporter program, for an annual donation of $120, donors receive:

About Software Freedom Conservancy

Software Freedom Conservancy is a not-for-profit organization that promotes, improves, develops and defends Free, Libre and Open Source software projects. Conservancy is home more than thirty software projects — including Git, Inkscape, Samba, Wine, Selenium, the Linux Compliance project, PyPy, and Sugar Labs — each supported by a dedicated community of volunteers, developers and users. Conservancy's projects include some of the most widely used software systems in the world across many application areas, including educational software deployed in schools around the globe, embedded software systems deployed in most consumer electronic devices, distributed version control developer tools, integrated library services systems, and widely used graphics and art programs. A full list of Conservancy's member projects is available. Conservancy provides these projects with the necessary infrastructure and not-for-profit support services to enable each project's communities to focus on what they do best: creating innovative software and advancing computing for the public's benefit.

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