Thanks everyone for helping with our annual fundraising campaign and for helping us welcome 100 new Software Freedom Supporters! https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2020/jan/17/fundraisingthx/
Developers rely on the ability to use API's without fear of retaliation to provide users with interoperability, additional choices, and modifiable software. Read more on why we joined @mozilla's Amicus in Google v. Oracle. https://sfconservancy.org/news/2020/jan/15/googlevoracle/
Thank you so, so much software freedom friends!! We met our fundraising match and are looking forward to an exciting year of enabling more free software, growing the movement, enforcing the GPL and empowering more users! Whoo!! https://sfconservancy.org/supporter/
"The most experimental development can help expand the scope of what’s possible, while the smallest documentation patch makes that all accessible to a wider audience." Brett Smith on free software alternatives. https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2020/jan/14/free-software-todays-crises/
Last day of our match and we have $96 to go. Who wants to give the last *doubled* donation? https://sfconservancy.org/news/2019/nov/25/match2019/
How is free software relevant to the problems that are destroying people’s lives by the thousands, today and every day? Brett Smith, our Director of Strategic Initiatives discusses why we do this work. https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2020/jan/14/free-software-todays-crises/
"Your donations so far have allowed us to check numerous companies' source releases this year, each time getting us a bit closer to the goal of fully compliant releases of the GPLed software they use. " Denver Gingerich speaks about how our compliance work happens. https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2020/jan/09/publicGPL/
"I think we’re in an excellent place to get more folks excited about free software right now!" Leslie Hawthorn speaks about our relationship with technology and some of the projects she is a big fan of. https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2020/jan/13/leslie-hawthorn-interview/
This was partly for fun, but it was mostly because I really believe in it. Conservancy does critical work in standing up for user freedom principles and in supporting tons of FOSS projects (lots of which you probably use).
There's 2 days left and over $17k to go. If you haven't donated yet, they could use your help! https://sfconservancy.org/supporter/
New interview! This time we talked with Leslie Hawthorn about how she talks to people about free software, and why she supports Conservancy. https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2020/jan/13/leslie-hawthorn-interview/
Do you love software freedom enough to give twice? We totally understand. If you do it before January 15th is over, even your additional gift will count twice! https://sfconservancy.org/supporter/
When it comes to our GPL Compliance work, the most important factor is public support. Our Compliance Engineer, Denver Gingerich, talks about his work this year and his plans for 2020. https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2020/jan/09/publicGPL/
...While this is certainly important, it is frankly the bare minimum that we need to do in order to prevent the #GPL from being treated as a permissive license that companies simply use to proprietarize all the code they use. We don’t want to see your freedom taken away, and we need to keeping fighting to avoid that future."
I now feel focused and fired up. @ossguy is so awesome. 2/2
Compliance engineer Denver Gingerich wrote a passionate email to @conservancy supporters today: "Your donations so far have allowed us to check numerous companies’ source releases this year, each time getting us a bit closer to the goal of fully compliant releases of the GPLed software they use... 1/2
The Software Freedom @conservancy , which helps manage funds and provides a legal home for the Inkscape project, is seeking your help for its donation match!
There are 6 days left to raise about $30K. Consider donating for software freedom today & have your donation count double!
We're putting the fun in fundraising over here! Donate today #WineWednesday and if you were our *most generous donor* then you win a bottle of wine signed by the Wine project devs! https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2020/jan/07/winewed/
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