Courtesy of Karl Fogel, there will be a Benefit Concert for the Software Freedom Conservancy: Schubert's "Winterreise" on Thursday, 7/18 from 7–8:30pm in Portland at Classic Pianos! Hope to see you there!
Are you in Portland (Oregon) this week? Do you like chatting with folks about #freesoftware? Join us at the Broadway McMenamins tonight at 7 for Conservancy pub night! We'll have snacks and there will be non-alc and alc drinks for purchase. https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2019/jun/28/june2019RU/
Hi #freesoftware pals! One more pass is available for helping out with the Conservancy booth on Wednesday or Thursday morning at #OSCON! We 💚 volunteers! https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2019/jun/28/june2019RU/
Friendly booth folks are key! They make people want to learn more about our #freesoftware work. We could still use some Wednesday morning folks at our #OSCON booth and we have *one more pass* left. 💚💚💚 https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2019/jun/28/june2019RU/
Portland pals and Portland visitors! We can't wait to see you and your #freesoftware friends next Monday at McMenamin's Broadway Pub! (1504 NE Broadway St, 7/15, 7-10pm) https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2019/jun/28/june2019RU/
In Portland OR and/or attending #OSCON next week? Conservancy could use your cheerful, free software appreciating presence at our booth on the 17th and/or 18th. Booth volunteering is an amazing way to help us grow, so please get in touch! https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2019/jun/28/june2019RU/
Ask all your applicants that same questions and don't drift into off-topic stuff during interviews. https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2019/jun/20/hiringprocess/
We can't wait to see you in PDX for OSCON. Join us on 7/15 from 7pm -10pm at McMenamin's Broadway Pub! (1504 NE Broadway St) before the main conference. https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2019/jun/28/june2019RU/
This is a busy time of year for Conservancy's extended community. Loads of FOSS code is being written by new folks (aka interns) and quite a few events are happening -- see you soon! https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2019/jun/28/june2019RU/
We thought a lot about how we could reduce bias in our recent hiring process. We hope other folks will find this helpful next time they're hiring too. https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2019/jun/20/hiringprocess/
Conservancy expands from four full-time staff to five -- help us welcome Rosanne DiMesio as our new Technical Bookkeeper! https://sfconservancy.org/news/2019/jun/13/welcomerosanne/
Episode 0x68 of Free as in Freedom has: Moly De Blanc's keynote from first annual #CopyleftConf on 2019-02-04 & then an *exclusive* interview w/ Molly about her intersectional activist approach to software freedom. bkuhn & @o0karen0o give their frank opinions too, of course. http://faif.us/cast/2019/may/31/0x68/
New #Outreachy round is announced, Deb's #libreplanet talk, plus news from Selenium and Northbay Python! https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2019/may/28/may2019RU/
We've got a blog post that explains our views & reaction to #GItHub's new #Sponsors program & related initiatives. We're concerned that it (so far) ignores key governance issues for #FOSS projects related to funding. https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2019/may/23/github-sponsors/ #Sustainability #FOSSSustainability
In case you missed it, there's a privacy-friendly alternative to Google Play.
It's called F-Droid and only includes free open apps that don't track you:
The installation process is slightly complicated, but once it's been installed it's extremely easy to use.
You can also follow F-Droid on here at:
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 :)
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