Congratulations to the 66 interns selected for this Outreachy round, as well as all of the applicants who completed the application process!
Major Court victory against #Vizio Friday evening. After hearing oral arguments from both sides, The Judge quickly decided to remand our case back to California state court! https://sfconservancy.org/news/2022/may/16/vizio-remand-win/
And now we wait to see the decision!
The judge is asking all kinds of insightful questions! This is fascinating to watch.
Software Freedom Conservancy's counsel is now laying out the reasons why the Vizio case should be remanded.
🎧🧑⚖️ Listen in now! The hearing on our Motion to Remand in Software Freedom Conservancy v. Vizio is starting right now. Follow this thread for our play-by-play. Dial-in info to hear it yourself: https://cacd.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/documents/JLS/MC/c8de6095-b902-4d6d-a39a-ad0a059b46e2.pdf
Now's the time to dial in if you're interested in today's hearing in the Vizio suit! Dial in (and zoom if you are so inclined) details are here: https://www.cacd.uscourts.gov/honorable-josephine-l-staton
So, what is Software Freedom Conservancy anyway?
You may have a unique opportunity to hear to oral arguments in USA federal court on a key legal issue re: #copyleft & the #GPL in our right-to-software-repair lawsuit against #Vizio. Mark your calendar for this Friday 2022-05-13 at 17:30 UTC. Read more: https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2022/may/11/vizio-update-1/
The Spritely Project is developing the next generation of Fediverse standards, including distributed programming and virtual worlds. You can follow the project at:
The lead developer is one of the authors of the ActivityPub standard upon which the current Fediverse is built:
You can find out more about Spritely on its website at https://spritelyproject.org
LibreOffice FTW! I was worried because it can be slow and clunky, but I use LO for presentations and figured I'd give it a try. Took a bit of orientation, but it worked great! It was easy to drop the pictures in and edit them on each slide, including cropping, rotation and placement. Setting up simple transitions and looping the slideshow were also easy. I got many compliments on the slideshow from attendees!
Today @conservancy announces a new initiative to accept copyright assignment from ANYONE producing copyleft software.
Nonprofit/open source job alert:
We're looking for a full-time Newsroom Support Engineer. This role works with news orgs using SecureDrop, helping with new SecureDrop installs and regular maintenance. During lower support activity, the person will contribute to code & docs.
This position is open to folks early in their career. It is a remote role, but candidates are ideally based in North America due to time zone overlap and requirement for occasional travel. More:
Great conversation on our prerecorded panel for #FOSSASIA today on open hardware and software freedom for medical and health devices! Can't wait to see audience feedback during the session.
Our Policy Fellow, Bradley M. Kuhn, writes about how #copyleft (like the #GPL) is the best strategy we have to acheive ethical software that enables users to advance other important social justice causes: https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2022/mar/17/copyleft-ethical-source-putin-ukraine/
I normally post identically on twitter as I do here, but I think this crowd doesn't need to hear this as much, perhaps (love you, fediverse):
I hear slack is down... perfect time to try out zulip? (Outreachy uses it!) Or meet me on xmpp or back on IRC at @liberachat? So many options!
This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!