For #GivingTuesday, we share with you an update on the #copyleft lawsuit regarding #Vizio's ongoing GPL violations: https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2021/nov/30/vizio-update-0/
Vizio's strategy is to deny consumers their rights under the #GPL and #LGPL!
Please donate now to support our work: https://sfconservancy.org/sustainer/
We helped grow @Outreachy to its largest number of interns (133 this year — a 27% increase!). Much thanks to our sustainers and incredible community.
Advocating in the US for DMCA exemptions and clarifications https://sfconservancy.org/news/2021/oct/28/2021-DMCA-final-exemptions-win/ Enables projects like @OpenWrt [FIXME confirm that's their account] to grow its userbase. Now that you can jailbreak your router firmware with free software legally, — thanks to us!
@mindspillage Sorry about that! The vendor kept changing their links over the years to the sizing chart.
Admittedly, we *do not* have the sizing chart yet for the new shirts as we're still working with the vendor (you know, everyone's favorite excuse now: supply chain). The sizing charts we just corrected to are for the *old* shirts.
Of course if anyone gets a shirt later and it's the wrong size, we're always glad to send a replacement size!
So far in this first week of our annual fundraiser, 67 different Sustainers have contributed more than US$22,000 toward the generous match challenge by some of our long-time contributors. Help answer their call and become a Sustainer this weekend:
We were granted almost all of the #DMCA exemptions we applied for last year! Read more about how you can now install alternate firmware (like OpenWrt) on your routers and freely investigate your own devices for #FOSS license compliance. https://sfconservancy.org/news/2021/oct/28/2021-DMCA-final-exemptions-win/
"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!
We undermine our own advocacy by not leading by example when we can. @mako's seminal essay https://mako.cc/writing/hill-free_tools.html makes the great point at we cannot allow ourselves to be at the whim of the companies whose tooling we do not control.
By ceding control to proprietary platforms, we set ourselves up for failure when they inevitably fall down or ask for more.
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/
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