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Copyleft Conf's CFP is open! We'd love to hear from you and we'd love it if you helped us spread the word. ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

Our Executive Director, Karen Sandler keynotes PyGotham tomorrow & the event is sold out! We'll post video when we have it,

Thanks to everyone who sent along kind words and expressed interest in supporting the Conservancy's and @outreachy's continued work to make free software and the linux kernel community a welcoming place for everyone.

We hope the recent news helps people in the community take heart that *change is possible* bc there are some truly inspiring people here fighting the good fight w/@Outreachy 💚💚💚

In addition to , both Bradley and @o0karen0o will also be in Berkeley next week to lead sessions at the @fsf's GPL enforcement CLE.

Wondering where you can catch up with the Conservancy next week? Both Bkuhn and @baconandcoconut are on the road next week!

Conservancy Distinguished Technologist Bradley M. Kuhn comments on the Principles of Community Oriented enforcement, the so-called "Common Cure" for violations, and enforcement generally on project thread about GPL enforcement.

Early bird tickets for RacketCon with keynote speaker Kent Dybvig are still available -- come to St Louis!

Highlights from #OSSummit history of #OpenSource timeline include "WRT-54G code liberated", "open source"/OSI launch, & "Hellwig sues VMware for ongoing GPL violations"

#FreeSoftware #FLOSS #FOSS

Last 40 hrs in project provided an opportunity to reconsider an important philosophical & policy question: "How should software freedom activists engage with other political causes through their projects?" Read @bkuhn_ebb_org 's blog post about it:

New shirts!! Thanks to @chrisjrn for the excellent design! They'll go into the mail for supporters in the next 48 hours. <3 <3 <3

Don't let your Open Source get #! Read about how the restricts your software freedom. Despite the opposition's rhetoric, *is* sustainable without turning it into proprietary software; it's what we do here at .

Our Distinguished Technologist, Bradley M. Kuhn, posted some interesting thoughts on Compliance and the offer-for-source provisions:

ICYMI, our Executive Director, Karen Sandler co-presented with Molly de Blanc (FSF campaigns mgr and OSI director) at DebConf this year, & the video's up now!

As Inkscape gears up for its historic version 1.0 release, they've added a second hackfest to this year's calendar of events.

Catch our Executive Director @o0karen0o *tomorrow* at where she'll be talking about user freedom with Conservancy pal and @OpenSourceOrg director @mmillions (Saturday 1800 in Ritchie)

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