"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..."
Check out what The Verge said in regards to @bkuhn_ebb_org
's recent piece about the AGPL. https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/22/22740354/trump-truth-social-network-spac-mastodon-license-software-freedom-conservancy
If you are interested in more equitable hiring practices, we've just a retrospective of our last hiring!
✨ 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!
Given @McCoySmith declined to debate @bkuhn_ebb_org on this matter at #ossummit, 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: https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2021/mar/25/install-gplv2/ https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2021/jul/23/tivoization-and-the-gpl-right-to-install/
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
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
The Institute for Computing in Research https://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.
Projects such as #GCC, #glibc, & gnulib are considering ending #copyright assignment to #FSF. We urge everyone to think carefully what this means for the future of #copyleft, #GPL enforcement, and the software freedom of downstream users. https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2021/jun/30/who-should-own-foss-copyrights/
If you want to know more about our choice to use XMPP, here's the blog post explaining:
You can also join via Matrix as well!
Get to know our new Community Organizer @pono : https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2021/may/18/pono-introduction/
We're so happy to introduce our newest staff member @pono ! Pono is joining us to as a Community Organizer and Nonprofit Problem Solver.
Join today https://copyright.gov/1201/2021/public-hearings/ as one of our attorneys, @copiesofcopies , testifies before Copyright Office regarding our #DMCA exemption request related to #OpenWrt: seeking right to circumvent lock-down on wireless routers. https://sfconservancy.org/news/2020/dec/15/dmca-exemptions-long-form/ 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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