On our blog, we discuss, compare & contrast the two primary options available for backporting #GPLv3's termination provisions to #GPLv2 : the Kernel Enforcement Statement Additional Permission and the Red Hat Cooperation Commitment https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2019/may/11/termination-backports/ #Linux #GPL #copyleft
Nice piece thinking through some of the issues our Senior Technologist Bradley Kuhn has been talking a lot about this year, https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/we-need-save-what-made-linux-and-foss-possible
We're celebrating the month of May by running the Call for Papers for the scheduled track at OggCamp https://buff.ly/2XWS8lb Please put 19-20th October in your calendar, submit talks before the end of May, and share widely with everyone you want to see at the event! Please RT :)
What's happening with Conservancy and its member projects? We've got videos, blogs, code releases and upcoming events -- all in one handy place! https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2019/apr/17/apr2019RU/
"When a company tells me they don't have the source code available, I add them to the list in my head of brands I will not buy." @pchestek on source code and security. https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2019/apr/04/nosource-nosecurity/
With VMware finally announcing its plans to remove the non-complying #GPL code, Hellwig decides not to appeal. The VMware case wraps up:
Swing by Conservancy's IRC channel, #conservancy on freenode.net
at 2pm EST tomorrow for help applying to be part of Season of the Docs
Congratulations to our Director of Community Operations @freedeb for receiving this year's Award for the Advancement of Free Software at #LibrePlanet this weekend! https://sfconservancy.org/news/2019/mar/25/fsfawardDeb/
Our Director of Community Operations, @freedeb will speak about Free Software/Utopia: how the movement could be more successful, this weekend at the Free Software Foundation's annual #LibrePlanet conference in Cambridge, MA https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2019/mar/20/LP2019/
"If Open Source Isn't Sustainable, Maybe Software Freedom Is?" Didn't catch Bkuhn's talk at #SCaLE17x two weeks ago? Well, you're in luck! The video is up now. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFYAO8eiRkU&feature=youtu.be&t=7400
Defining "sustainable" for an open-source project, Jake Edge at LWN wrote up Bkuhn's talk at SCaLE two weeks ago, https://lwn.net/Articles/783169/
Conservancy is now an OSI Affiliate Member. "By joining as an affiliate member, we affirm our support of collaboration to promote the ideals of software freedom." says our Executive Director, @o0karen0o https://sfconservancy.org/news/2019/mar/14/joiningOSI/
Attendees at #OSLS have been asking our opinion of #CommunityBridge. We've posted our analysis of it. Most notably, the platform is proprietary software, not FOSS. https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2019/mar/13/lf-community-bridge/
We posted an analysis of how #LinuxFoundation 's #CommunityBridge fits into existing ecosystems of FOSS #Sustainability. Most notably, #CommunityBridge is *not* FOSS itself, but a proprietary software application targeted at FOSS developers. More at: https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2019/mar/13/lf-community-bridge/
Headed to #SCaLE17x this weekend? We could use your help at the Conservancy booth! Ping here or email events at tix.sfconservancy dot org https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2019/mar/04/scale2019/
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