(1/4) Yesterday, our Sustainers received a wonderful email from @ossguy@identi.ca about his work at Software Freedom Conservancy. Here are some highlights: “I spend most of my Conservancy time ‘in the weeds’ — analyzing specific technical details of source code [from companies's products]…

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(2/4) “… I try to to make [that code] build, or determine whether it corresponds to the recompiled code in the products [these companies] ship to people…I was on parental leave during some of 2021. Having a child made software freedom a more urgent cause for me. Will my child be able to control technology they use? I don't have the answers to that [& similar] questions. But what @conservancy does improve [these things] …

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(3/4) “… Conservancy is the only organization enforcing for . I was happy to return from my parental leave just as we launched our lawsuit against — a perennial GPL violator. Lawsuits like this (and the follow-on work after lawsuits conclude to make good use of the code we receive) are a key way for us to retake control of our devices, allowing us to repair and improve them as we like …

(4/4) “… Conservancy is an efficient org—w/ 6 employees we fight for your rights under ,help dozens of member projects w/their fiscal requirements & promote diversity and inclusion initiatives in free software. But we also need your help now” — @ossguy@identi.ca

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