Software Freedom Conservancy

Pineapple Fund Supports Conservancy

Invests in free software with Bitcoin donation

January 11, 2018

Software Freedom Conservancy thanks the Pineapple Fund and its anonymous backer for its recent donation of over 18 Bitcoin (approximately $250,000). The Pineapple Fund is run by an early Bitcoin adopter to give about $86 million worth of Bitcoin to various charities. Shortly after the fund’s announcement earlier this month, volunteers and Conservancy staff members applied for its support. That application was granted this week.

The Pineapple Fund’s organizer explained, “I believe free and open source software is a cornerstone of the successes of technology today. FLOSS not only empowers anyone in the world to create and improve software, but it also powers critical internet infrastructure. Even the Pineapple Fund’s simple website used at least a dozen projects that call Conservancy their home, and I believe Conservancy is an invaluable resource to invaluable projects.”

Conservancy’s Executive Director Karen Sandler explained, “We will use these funds to focus on work that will ensure the long-term stability of our organization and our support of free software generally.”

As part of that work, Conservancy will implement the infrastructure necessary to accept Bitcoin donations and payments on behalf of all of its member projects.

You can join the Pineapple Fund in securing the future of free software and Software Freedom Conservancy. Donations made by January 15 will be matched by Private Internet Access and another anonymous donor!

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