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 :)
What's happening with Conservancy and its member projects? We've got videos, blogs, code releases and upcoming events -- all in one handy place! https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2019/apr/17/apr2019RU/
@clacke There will be! And we will absolutely post about it here, when they're up. :)
"When a company tells me they don't have the source code available, I add them to the list in my head of brands I will not buy." @pchestek on source code and security. https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2019/apr/04/nosource-nosecurity/
With VMware finally announcing its plans to remove the non-complying #GPL code, Hellwig decides not to appeal. The VMware case wraps up:
Swing by Conservancy's IRC channel, #conservancy on freenode.net
at 2pm EST tomorrow for help applying to be part of Season of the Docs
Congratulations to our Director of Community Operations @freedeb for receiving this year's Award for the Advancement of Free Software at #LibrePlanet this weekend! https://sfconservancy.org/news/2019/mar/25/fsfawardDeb/
Our Director of Community Operations, @freedeb will speak about Free Software/Utopia: how the movement could be more successful, this weekend at the Free Software Foundation's annual #LibrePlanet conference in Cambridge, MA https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2019/mar/20/LP2019/
"If Open Source Isn't Sustainable, Maybe Software Freedom Is?" Didn't catch Bkuhn's talk at #SCaLE17x two weeks ago? Well, you're in luck! The video is up now. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFYAO8eiRkU&feature=youtu.be&t=7400
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