Our Executive Director & Policy Fellow ( Karen Sandler & Bradley M. Kuhn) will speak at 14:00 in Janson at #FOSDEM2020 main track today about: "Open Source Won, but Software Freedom Hasn't Yet: A Guide & Commiseration Session for #FOSS activists" at #FOSDEM https://fosdem.org/2020/schedule/event/open_source_won/
I am struck by how ahead of its time imood was. And it had basically just the good parts of social media.
Also, right now the Internet is feeling depressed.
...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
Thanks to the #WINE
team, you can get the most special bottle of wine! It goes to the highest donor today. If only @conservancy
had gotten a bottle of Chateau Picard for this... https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2020/jan/07/winewed/
Our Policy Fellow, Bradley M. Kuhn, explains how we can restore #copyleft equality and rid ourselves of toxic proprietary relicensing (sometimes imprecisely called dual licensing) with a novel copyleft clause (invented by Richard Fontana for copyleft-next). https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2020/jan/06/copyleft-equality/ #GPL #FOSS #FOSSLicensing #AGPL
Someone donated $5 to @conservancy today, saying it was all they could manage with their finances but they appreciate our work. I find this so motivating!
Conservancy is delighted to announce that long-time FOSS advocate Allison Randal is joining our Board of Directors. 💚 https://sfconservancy.org/news/2020/jan/03/arandal/
Finally getting in some year-end donations, including re-upping my annual support for @conservancy - they're being triple matched right now, so if you're looking to support FOSS (like Mastodon!) with your dollars, they're a good choice!
also, which emojis should I have added to that toot?
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