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Bradley M. Kuhn - 6 months ago 2020-10-03 02:44:04
bkuhn@sfconservancy.org
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  litigation counsel over the last year — new approaches to litigation
 
  strategy.  We believe this will bring to fruition the promise of copyleft:
 
  a license that ensures the rights and software freedoms of hobbyists who
 
  seek full control and modifiability of devices they own. With the benefit
 
  of this grant, Conservancy plans to accelerate these plans in 2020 and to
 
  keep the public informed at every stage of the process.</p>
 
  seek full control and modifiability of devices they own. Conservancy plans
 
  to accelerate these plans in late 2020 into early 2021 and we'll keep the
 
  public informed at every stage of the process.</p>
 

	
 
<h3 id="persistent-non-litigation-enforcement">Persistent Non-Litigation Enforcement</h3>
 

	
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  sector and consumer rights organizations to highlight the benefit of
 
  copyleft to not just hobbyists, but the entire general public.</p>
 

	
 
<h3 id="alternative-firmware-project">Alternative Firmware Project</h3>
 
<h3 id="alternative-firmware-project"><a href="/copyleft-compliance/firmware-liberation.html">Alternative Firmware Project</a></h3>
 

	
 
<p>The success of the OpenWrt project, born from GPL enforcement, has an
 
  important component. While we’ve long hoped that volunteers, as they did
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<p>Traditionally, our community has relied exclusively on volunteers to take
 
  up this task, and financial investment only comes after volunteers have put
 
  in the unfunded work to make an MVP alternative firmware. While volunteer
 
  in the unfunded work to make an <acronym title="minimal viable product">MVP</acronym> alternative firmware. While volunteer
 
  involvement remains essential to the success of alternative firmware
 
  projects, we know from our fiscal sponsorship work that certain aspects of
 
  FOSS projects require an experienced charity to initiate and jump-start
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<p>Simply enforcing the GPL is an important first step, and Conservancy
 
  <a href="enforcement-strategy.html">continues our efforts in that
 
  regard</a>. However, We can
 
  regard</a>. However, we can
 
  replicate <a href="/copyleft-compliance/enforcement-strategy.html#brief-history-of-user-focused-gpl-enforcement">the
 
  success found with OpenWRT</a> <em>only by</em> a substantial
 
  success found with OpenWrt</a> <em>only by</em> a substantial
 
  effort <strong>after</strong> enforcement occurs to turn the compliant
 
  source release into a viable alternative firmware for the platform.</p>
 
                                           
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  of their own technology is a powerful proposition that has rarely been
 
  demonstrated.</p>
 

	
 
<p>When alternative firmware projects like OpenWRT exist for IoT devices,
 
<p>When alternative firmware projects like OpenWrt exist for IoT devices,
 
  non-technical users can replace the software on their devices and benefit
 
  from custom, community-controlled software. Technical users are more likely
 
  to contribute knowing their efforts will be meaningful.</p>
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  yield increased responsiveness by violators throughout the industry. (A
 
  similar outcome occurred after our BusyBox-related litigation in 2006.)
 
  This expected change in behavior will open opportunities to replicate the
 
  OpenWRT approach in another embedded electronic subindustry. Fast action
 
  OpenWrt approach in another embedded electronic subindustry. Fast action
 
  will be necessary; most IoT products have an 18 month lifecycle, so we seek
 
  to quickly identify the right subindustry, gain compliance there, and move
 
  on to the next phase.</p>
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<p>While we’ve long hoped that volunteers would take up compliant sources
 
  obtained in our GPL enforcement efforts and build alternative firmware
 
  projects as they did with OpenWRT, history shows us that the creation of
 
  projects as they did with OpenWrt, history shows us that the creation of
 
  such projects is not guaranteed and exceedingly rare.</p>
 

	
 
<p>Traditionally, our community has relied exclusively on volunteers to take
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  creation and development. (In our last fiscal year, Conservancy funded 160
 
  contributors to work on FOSS.)</p>
 

	
 
<p>In the initial phase of this grant, Conservancy will select a specific
 
<p>In the initial phase, Conservancy will select a specific
 
  class of device. Upon achieving compliant source releases in that
 
  subindustry through GPL enforcement, Conservancy will launch an alternative
 
  firmware project for that class of device.</p>
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<p>Finally, Conservancy will be prepared and willing to recognize temporary
 
  failure and setbacks in a particular subindustry and pivot quickly to
 
  choosing a different class of devices. This project is ambitious, and we’ll
 
  be adept in our approach to ensure success.</p>
 
  be adroit in our approach to ensure success.</p>
 

	
 
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