'Free software needs to be supported in order to prosper - and that means that someone needs to be able to provide resources to free software projects without being motivated by whether or not they can profit from the exercise." says Matthew Garrett https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2018/dec/13/mjgInterview/
Kernel hacker Matthew Garrett, talks about what worries him in free software, what we might want to do about the TV stack and why you should donate to the Conservancy. https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2018/dec/13/mjgInterview/
Denver discusses some of the common ways FLOSS Compliance efforts fail and how Conservancy works with companies that are violating to help them come into compliance. https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2018/dec/11/compliance2/
Since we didn't get very many women, enbies, or people of color to submit talks, the folks choosing talks for the Decentralisation & Internet Privacy track at FOSSDEM 19 decided that we'd like to ask of you:
If you submitted a talk, go ask an underrepresented minority friend/acquaintance of yours if they'd like to give the talk with you/in your stead.
CC @fosdem, can we get a little boost 💜?
I guess I might as well mention that we started a #librelounge channel on irc.freenode.net
Keith Packard on donating to Conservancy, free software's evolution and what still needs doing. https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2018/dec/04/keithc3packard/
"We also need organized advocacy, which best comes from nonprofits and foundations, whose entire mission is supporting user freedom." Molly de Blanc on why you should donate to Conservancy already. https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2018/nov/27/mollymatch/
Our GPL compliance suit against VMWare is moving forward after two years. Yes, lawsuits are slow. https://sfconservancy.org/news/2018/nov/29/gplappeal/
NEWS: The GPL Compliance suit against VMware is moving forward -- the first appeal action took place in Germany yesterday: https://sfconservancy.org/news/2018/nov/29/gplappeal/
Molly de Blanc, free software superstar on leading the current donor match for Conservancy's year-end fundraising drive, https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2018/nov/27/mollymatch/
Curious what we got up to over the past year at Conservancy? We were pretty darn busy! Scroll down and see, https://sfconservancy.org/supporter/
MicroBlocks -- a new beginner-friendly programming language for micro-controllers has joined Conservancy. Welcome! https://sfconservancy.org/news/2018/nov/20/microblocksjoin/
Support Conservancy as we gear up for another amazing year in #freesoftware, https://sfconservancy.org/news/2018/nov/20/90k-donation-match/
Need help with your #CopyleftConf proposal? Swing by #conservancy on freenode.net for feedback and encouragement! https://2019.copyleftconf.org/program/call-for-proposals
Federation and copyleft (or specifically web-enabled copyleft), do they need each other? You tell us! But do it soon, https://2019.copyleftconf.org/program/call-for-proposals
We're looking for 25 minute talks and leaders for 80 minute discussions on any topic related to use, adoption or compliance with Copyleft Licenses. https://2019.copyleftconf.org/program/call-for-proposals … Feb. 4th in Brussels, #CopyleftConf
Software Freedom Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) public charity that acts as a non-profit home for Free, Libre, and Open Source Software projects.
This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!
Hosting costs are largely covered by our generous supporters on Patreon – thanks for all the help!