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"Vizio isn’t some wide-eyed teen, randomly copying code they found from GitHub without understanding the implications. This is a multi-billion dollar company that absolutely should know better..."

hackaday.com/2021/10/22/vizio-

Our Policy Fellow @bkuhn_ebb_org
blogs about 's Group violation of the Affero GPL on @joinmastodon
's codebase; Trump's Group has 30 days to comply with the : sfconservancy.org/blog/2021/oc

We filed a lawsuit today against Vizio because they fail to fulfill even the basic requirements of the . You can check out the complete materials here:
sfconservancy.org/vizio

If you are interested in more equitable hiring practices, we've just a retrospective of our last hiring!
sfconservancy.org/blog/2021/oc

✨ Outreachy is hiring a community manager. ✨ You will communicate with @outreachy applicants, interns, and mentors. Open mailbox with raised flag You will work remotely for 30 to 40 hours per week.

Please apply by Oct 31!

outreachy.org/blog/2021-10-14/

Hey Outreachy alums! I'm writing a grant report about how the last year has gone - do you have any personal successes or anything else *you* think we should include? How has Outreachy helped you in the last year?

Given @McCoySmith declined to debate @bkuhn_ebb_org on this matter at , we're curious how McCoy responds to our points: (a) GPLv2 installation requirements haven't changed since 2003 & (b) don't work the way he says. See: sfconservancy.org/blog/2021/ma sfconservancy.org/blog/2021/ju

As our own executive director @o0karen0o says in the press release, congrats to @OpenSourceOrg and Stefano Maffulli, and also to @baconandcoconut for her work shepherding the process!

opensource.org/news/osi-execut

Conservancy is looking for a website designer to help us with a new project! We're looking for someone with design experience and familiarity with FOSS tooling. Pay is between 20-60$/hr depending on experience
sfconservancy.org/news/2021/se

So touched by the shout out by Kavita Kapoor and the SustainOSS folks at the end of this interview about Kavita and her work at the Federation of Humanitarian Technologists

podcast.sustainoss.org/86

The Institute for Computing in Research computinginresearch.org/ has expanded their internships with 6 new interns in Portland, OR! Offering mentoring in scientific computing, they will work with local Oregon academics on projects ranging from computational biology to AI and pure math.
sfconservancy.org/news/2021/au

Projects such as , , & gnulib are considering ending assignment to . We urge everyone to think carefully what this means for the future of , enforcement, and the software freedom of downstream users. sfconservancy.org/blog/2021/ju

We're excited to announce the launch of our new XMPP chat server! Come join us for our weekly chat at:
general@chat.sfconservancy.org

We're so happy to introduce our newest staff member @pono ! Pono is joining us to as a Community Organizer and Nonprofit Problem Solver.

sfconservancy.org/news/2021/ma

Join today copyright.gov/1201/2021/public as one of our attorneys, @copiesofcopies , testifies before Copyright Office regarding our exemption request related to : seeking right to circumvent lock-down on wireless routers. sfconservancy.org/news/2020/de has links to written part.

BTW, we're annoyed that USA government refused to provide option to view/hear this w/out proprietary software. We raised this issue, but decided overarching moral imperative is participate for the rights of users despite that.

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