Thank you so much to everyone who pitched in - @conservancy
supporters are amazing! I can't tell you how moving it was to see donations big and small roll in to help us sustain our work towards #softwarefreedom!
I love how @allisonrandal
got interested in #softwarefreedom as a linguist in eastern Africa!
Also, if you were waiting to get around to making your @conservancy
donation, now is definitely the time! We're so very close now!
Check out Sage Sharp's blog post about how Conservancy's support helps Outreachy thrive 💚
Some powerful self reflection in this interview: "...without robust and forthright self-critique, free software may actually start to contribute to society’s problems instead of diminishing them."
I've been thinking a lot over the past year about the problems that the #ethicallicense movement is seeking to address. Here's a simple proposal for another possible legal mechanism, creating ethical employment contract provisions! #contractpatch
We also happened to discuss how both @brainwane and @cwebber had used their hobby skills to make fundraising materials for @conservancy . It just so happens that the Conservancy is once again in the middle of their annual fundraiser, so if you're in a position to do so, maybe consider contributing? https://sfconservancy.org/supporter/
Let's get crafting folks!
I could not be prouder or more excited to have Sage Sharp on board full time at @conservancy and Outreachy!
I am a #FriendofGNOME but feeling extra appreciative of @gnome today so just kicked some extra $$ their way. Join me?
I'm all about celebrating #CyborgMonday!
We’ve been challenged by a group of amazing individuals to raise a total of $111,029 during our annual fundraiser. Help us get there & have your donation doubled! Please renew or begin your Conservancy support today!
A highlight in election week: Massachusetts passed a #RightToRepair measure! Denver shares his thoughts and the email we sent to The MA Attorney General's office with advice for the implementation.
If you're obsessively following the news like I am, now is a good time to distract yourself by submitting a talk to LCA!
We're hiring, spread the word! Apply to join our dedicated team, fighting for #softwarefreedom.
A reminder to all creative people:
If the RIAA's recent actions have reminded us of anything, it's that you cannot guarantee you have a copy of any of your work unless you have backups of it on your own system.
The 'cloud' is someone else's computer, and there is ample evidence that the someone else who owns that computer does not care at all about the hours of passion you've poured into things you make.
haha one of the best charity fundraiser items I've seen: a remote private guitar lesson with The Decemberists https://raphaelhousegala2020.ggo.bid/bidding/package/13183671 (or you can just donate directly to the excellent cause: https://raphaelhouse.ejoinme.org/DonateNow )
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