Software Freedom Conservancy reaches 1000 Supporters

Seeks New Hire and Will Continue Enforcement Activities Throughout 2016

April 26, 2016

This week, Software Freedom Conservancy achieved over 1000 individual Supporters who help Conservancy meet its mission to support and defend software freedom. Conservancy launched its fundraiser in November of last year, when it needed 750 Supporters to continue minimal operations. With 1000 Supporters, Conservancy can now afford to hire its fourth full-time employee. Today Conservancy has published a job description for a Non-profit Problem Solver, a unique position which it will tailor for the right candidate.

Conservancy also set a goal of 2500 Supporters which it needs to conduct license protection services on an ongoing basis, including helping its projects with trademarks, copyright management, and, perhaps most importantly, GPL enforcement. While still 846 Supporters away from meeting this goal, so many of Conservancy's Supporters elected to set their donations higher than the minimum amount that Conservancy is proud to announce that it can continue this work through the end of 2016. In order for these services to be sustainable into 2017, Conservancy will still need to meet this goal.

We thank all 1000+ of our Supporters for not only financially enabling our organization to do its critical work, but also for helping to amplify our message about what Conservancy does and why they find it important.

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