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Bradley Kuhn (bkuhn) - 4 years ago 2016-11-22 16:54:02
bkuhn@ebb.org
Revert back 2016 appeal to Karen's version.

Something was wrong with the version Brett committed. It seemed to
merge text from Karen's 2016 version and the original 2015 version in
odd ways, particularly at the beginning. This commit reverts back to
the version as Karen wanted it last night. I will next forward-port
patches from Brett and those Karen gave this morning.
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<h4>Software Freedom needs your help.</h4>
 
<h4>Software Freedom needs your help. </h4>
 

	
 
<p><em>Conservancy must move to a
 
<p><em>Conservancy is continuing its shift towards being a
 
Supporter-driven organization so we can focus on critical free software 
 
issues that nobody else is tackling.  Stand up for the GPL, support great 
 
member projects, and make your voice heard in support of free software.  
 
issues.  Stand up for the GPL, support great 
 
member projects, and make your voice heard in support of free software. 
 
We're counting on you. 
 
<a href="#donate-box" class="donate-now">Donate today!</a></em></p>
 

	
 
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<p>The world today is powered more and more by Free Software. But what many
 
Software is critical to all of our infrastructure and as a society, we are deeply reliant on the software we use. Making sure our software is free and open is essential to knowing we'll be able to use tomorrow the solutions we invest in today. Software freedom is fundamental &mdash; we need it in order to effectively solve our problems in the long term. While the world today is powered increasingly by free software, many
 
people don't realize is how much support is needed to keep all of these
 
projects free and open. The work that we do every day ensures the success and
 
the continued freedom of the projects that the developers of our member
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<p>We are asking for you
 
  to <a href="#donate-box" class="donate-now">join us and become a
 
    Conservancy Supporter</a> but this is more than our usual annual
 
  fundraising appeal.  As described in more detail below, after the events 
 
  of 2015, we must substantially increase our individual support to be able 
 
  to continue defending software freedom for our member projects and the 
 
  entire free and open source software community.  We needed at least 750 
 
    Conservancy Supporter</a>. Last year, we said needed at least 750 
 
  of you to become annual Supporters just to continue our basic community
 
  services, and we thank you so much that you responded.  But 
 
  we still need 2,500 (total) of you to become annual Supporters now to continue
 
  our licensing work, including enforcing copyleft licenses.  If you don't become a Supporter now,
 
  we still need 2,500 (total) of you to become annual Supporters to continue
 
  our licensing work through 2017, including defending copyleft.  If you don't become a Supporter now,
 
  we will be forced to radically restructure and wind down a substantial portion
 
  of our operations.</p>
 

	
 
<h4 style="clear: left;">2016 successes</h4>
 
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<h4>2016 successes</h4>
 

	
 
<p>
 
Software Freedom Conservancy has had a lot of major successes this year:
 
<ul>
 

	
 
<li>We brought three new projects under the protection of Conservancy: <a href="https://forums.librehealth.io/">LibreHealth</a>, a critical initiative for health in free and open source software; <a href="https://www.spec-ops.io/">Spec-Ops</a>, a project dedicated to creating of open standards in critical areas, including payments and identity;
 
<li>We brought three new projects under the protection of Conservancy: <a href="https://forums.librehealth.io/">LibreHealth</a>, a critical initiative for health in free and open source software, <a href="https://www.spec-ops.io/">Spec-Ops</a>, a project dedicated to supporting the creation of open standards in critical areas, including payments and identity
 
and <a href="http://brew.sh/">Homebrew</a>, a software package manager for Apple's OS X. </li>
 

	
 
<li>We <a href="/news/2015/mar/05/vmware-lawsuit/">supported
 
the lawsuit</a> Christoph Hellwig brought against VMware in Germany, the
 
first case on derivative works and the GPL. Christoph's case <a href="/news/2016/aug/09/vmware-appeal/">continues on appeal</a>.</li>
 
first case on derivative works and the GPL. Christoph's case <a href="http://sfconservancy.org/news/2016/aug/09/vmware-appeal/">continues on appeal</a>.</li>
 

	
 
<li>We helped Conservancy projects Bro, Buildbot, and Godot receive Mozilla MOSS grants. Another Conservancy project, phpMyAdmin successfully completed a thorough security audit as part of Mozilla's Secure Open Source Fund (no serious issues were found!)</li>
 

	
 
<li>We helped Conservancy projects Bro, Buildbot, and Godot receive Mozilla MOSS grants. Another Conservancy project, phpMyAdmin, successfully completed a thorough security audit as part of Mozilla's Secure Open Source Fund (no serious issues were found!).</li>
 

	
 
<li>We <a href="/news/2016/may/10/yorba-assigns-copyrights/">received an assignment of copyrights from the Yorba Foundation</a>, including Shotwell and Geary, in order to safeguard those copyrights for the future.</li>
 
<li>We <a href="/news/2016/may/10/yorba-assigns-copyrights/">received an assignment of copyrights from the Yorba Foundation</a>, including Shotwell and Geary, in order to safeguard those copyrights for the future</li>
 

	
 
<li>We conducted friendly discussions with companies out of compliance with
 
the GPL, seeking non-litigious resolutions in accordance with our <a href="/copyleft-compliance/principles.html">Principles</a>. We <a href="/news/2016/nov/03/linux-compliance-agreements/">published our template agreements</a> and held two feedback sessions, at <a href="/blog/2016/oct/27/feedback-gpl/">Embedded Linux Conference EU</a> and <a href="/blog/2016/nov/16/2016-lpc-gpl-compliance-bof/">Linux Plumbers&apos; Conference</a>, to evaluate and improve our compliance efforts. We also worked with other community members to <a href="/blog/2016/jul/19/patrick-mchardy-gpl-enforcement/">bring clarity to international activities around GPL compliance</a> and help make the ecosystem safer for free software adoption. We stayed committed to providing <a href="/blog/2016/feb/25/zfs-and-linux/">straightforward analysis about the GPL</a>.</li>
 
the GPL, seeking non-litigious resolutions in accordance with our <a href="https://sfconservancy.org/copyleft-compliance/principles.html">Principles</a>. We <a href="https://sfconservancy.org/news/2016/nov/03/linux-compliance-agreements/">published our template agreements</a> and also held two <a href="https://lwn.net/SubscriberLink/706361/a9ca4ee12c04d5d7/">feedback</a> <a href="/blog/2016/oct/27/feedback-gpl/"> sessions</a> to evaluate and improve our compliance efforts. We also worked with other community members to <a href="/blog/2016/jul/19/patrick-mchardy-gpl-enforcement/">bring clarity to international activities around GPL compliance</a> and help make the ecosystem safer for free software adoption. We stayed committed to providing <a href="/blog/2016/feb/25/zfs-and-linux/">straight-forward analysis about the GPL</a>.</li>
 

	
 
<li>Our Executive Director, Karen Sandler, <a href="/news/2016/feb/23/FOSSA-testimony/">testified to the New York City Council Committee on Contracts in favor of the Free and Open Source Software Act and the Civic Commons Act</a> which would increase the use of free and open source software by New York City departments and agencies. Karen later in the year also <a href="/news/2016/oct/26/karen-sandler-oscon-eu-2016/">taught kids in London about free software</a>.</li>
 
<li>Our Executive Director, Karen Sandler, <a href="https://sfconservancy.org/news/2016/feb/23/FOSSA-testimony/">testified to the New York City Council Committee on Contracts in favor of the Free and Open Source Software Act and the Civic Commons Act</a> which would increase the use of free and open source software by New York City departments and agencies. Karen later in the year also <a href="https://sfconservancy.org/news/2016/oct/26/karen-sandler-oscon-eu-2016/">taught kids in London about free software</a>.</li>
 

	
 
<li>We <a href="/blog/?tag=ContractPatch">launched a new initiative called ContractPatch</a> to help provide information and understanding about employment agreements.</li>
 
<li>We <a href="https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2016/aug/04/everything-is-negotiable/">launched a new initiative called ContractPatch</a> to help provide information and understanding about employment agreements.</li>
 

	
 
<li>We <a href="/blog/2016/jun/06/openchain-spec/">commented on the OpenChain specification</a> to help make sure that the initiative by companies to collaboratively come up with standards and shared materials around compliance also meets community expectations about how compliance obligations are satisfied.</li>
 
<li>We <a href="http://sfconservancy.org/blog/2016/jun/06/openchain-spec/">commented on the OpenChain specification</a> to help make sure that the initiative by companies to collaboratively come up with standards and shared materials around compliance also meets community expectations about how compliance obligations are satisfied.</li>
 

	
 
<li>We supported, helped coordinate, and financially backed volunteers from
 
<li>We supported, helped coordinate, and financially backed volunteers from 
 
  our member projects to organize seven conferences in three continents, where thousands of
 
  attendees learned about free and open source software.</li>
 

	
 
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<li>We processed and paid reimbursementrequests to individuals doing work
 
  around the globe advocating for their free and open source software
 
  projects at conferences and other venues. We also paid contractors to
 
  improve our projects' software.</li>
 
  projects at conferences and other venues. We also paid contractors to 
 
improve our projects' software.</li>
 

	
 
<li>We gave keynotes
 
at <a href="/news/2016/oct/26/karen-sandler-oscon-eu-2016/">OSCON EU</a>, <a href="/news/2016/sep/14/brocon-keynote/">BroCon</a>, <a href="https://nextcloud.com/blog/nextcloud-conference-keynote-speakers-and-launch-event/">the NextCloud conference</>, <a href="/blog/2016/aug/16/guadec-2016/">GUADEC</a>, <a href="/news/2016/aug/08/guadec-opensym/">OpenSym 2016</a>, <a href="https://debconf16.debconf.org/talks/57/">Debconf</a>, <a href"/news/2016/may/31/kuhn-sweden-norway/">OSS 2016</a>, <a href="https://media.libreplanet.org/u/libreplanet/collection/companies-free-software-and-you/">LibrePlanet</a>, <a href="https://www.openwest.org/keynote/">OpenWest</a>
 
and participated many more conferences all over the world. We also
 
and participated many more conferences all over the world. We also 
 
shared our expertise in initiatives
 
like <a href="https://copyleft.org/">copyleft.org</a>. We gave
 
interviews, published <a href="/blog/">blog posts</a>, and
 
Bradley and Karen released episodes of <a href="http://faif.us/">Free as in
 
Freedom</a>, all dedicated to discussing the important issues in software
 
like <a href="https://copyleft.org/">copyleft.org</a>. We participated in
 
interviews and <a href="/blog/">blogposts</a>, and
 
Bradley and Karen published episodes of <a href="http://faif.us/">Free as in
 
Freedom</a>, dedicated to discussing the important issues in software
 
freedom.</li>
 

 
 
 
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<p>And we did <strong>all of this</strong> with a tiny staff of only four full time employees.</p>
 

	
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freedom. We work tirelessly and don't shy away from difficult issues.</p>
 

	
 
<p>We're a unique organization &mdash; a staunch defender of copyleft (for Linux,
 
Debian, and many of our member projects), a source of education and champions
 
Debian and many of our member projects), a source of education and champions
 
of diversity for the community via Outreachy and other programs, and are the
 
legal home to 40 member projects that are essential to developing free
 
software.</p>
 

	
 
<p>We undertake these critical programs because they are essential to the
 
future of technology. We do them because they are right. <strong>But we cannot do
 
them without you.</strong> Last year you helped us to fundraising goals that didn't merely keep us running, but even let us <a href="/news/2016/aug/22/brett-joins/">hire a new employee</a>. Yet even this staffing level isn't enough to handle our existing workload.</p>
 
them without you</strong>. Last year you helped us to fundraising goals so that we not only did not have to shut our doors but instead were able to <a href="http://sfconservancy.org/news/2016/aug/22/brett-joins/">hire a new employee</a>. Even with our additional employee, we do not yet have the resources to handle our existing workload.</p>
 

	
 
<p>Our fiscal sponsorship model is not financially self-sustaining by itself:
 
we cannot afford even one staff member and basic overhead with the revenue we
 
take in from our projects.  With over 1,000 Supporters, we can now sustain the basic
 
take in from our projects.  With over 1000 supporters, we can now sustain the basic
 
work and we will survive.  But to thrive, and handle the really complex tasks like
 
copyright and licensing advice, and license compliance, we need even more
 
resources.  That's why our final target is 2,500 Supporters.  If you use
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<h4>Fighting for the GPL</h4>
 

	
 
<a href="/img/gpl-heart.png" alt="We ♥ GPL"><img class="appeal-right"  src="/img/gpl-heart.png"/></a>
 
<a href="/img/gpl-heart.png"><img class="appeal-right"  src="/img/gpl-heart.png"/></a>
 

	
 
<p>Many consider our GPL compliance and enforcement controversial.   We don't
 
think it is:  we stand up for the GPL at the request of our member projects,
 
the Debian community, and members of the Linux kernel community.
 
think it is:  we stand up for the GPL at the request of our member projects, 
 
the Debian community, and members of the Linux kernel community. 
 
Most recently, that has resulted in our funding
 
of the <a href="/news/2015/mar/05/vmware-lawsuit/">suit
 
against VMware</a>, which is the first lawsuit on derivative works and the
 
GPL (Christoph's case <a href="/news/2016/aug/09/vmware-appeal/">continues on appeal</a>). While this work is extremely important to the continued long-term
 
success of software freedom and copyleft, not to mention in the long-term
 
GPL (Christoph's case <a href="http://sfconservancy.org/news/2016/aug/09/vmware-appeal/">continues on appeal</a>). While this work is extremely important to the continued long-term
 
success of software freedom and copyleft not to mention in the long term 
 
interest of the industry as a whole, it makes fundraising from companies
 
very difficult.  Some companies
 
have stopped funding us and some have even successfully pressured
 
very difficult.  Some companies 
 
have withdrawn from funding us and some have even successfully pressured 
 
conferences to cancel or prevent talks on our compliance work. We do
 
this work because we think that it is good for everyone in the long run,
 
because we know it is the right thing to do, and because we know that we are
 
in the best position to do it. But that's not enough &mdash; you have to think it's
 
right too and <a href="#donate-box" class="donate-now">show us by
 
becoming a Supporter now</a>.</p>
 

	
 
<img alt="Photo of Conservancy t-shirt that Supporters receive" class="appeal-left" src="/img/conservancy-t-shirt.jpg"/>
 
 
 
<img alt="*** The Conservancy T-Shirt that Supporters Receive ***" class="appeal-left" src="/img/conservancy-t-shirt.jpg"/>
 

	
 
<h4>It's up to you</h4>
 

	
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<p>We believe 2017 will be a critical year for Conservancy, our member
 
projects, and our work.  We look forward to making huge strides in providing
 
software tools for public charities as well as services for developer
 
software tools for public charities as well as services for developer 
 
communities.  We will continue to champion the rights of the public and the
 
interests of copyright holders who have licensed their contributions to the
 
interests of copyright holders who have licensed their contributions to the 
 
commons for the public's benefit.  We will continue to host and speak at
 
conferences, create and maintain educational resources, and raise awareness
 
about how free and open source software is essential to a free and open
 
source society. </p>
 

	
 
<p>While we appreciate our corporate donors, we simply cannot depend
 
solely on grants from companies who may not find our mission to be
 
</ap>And, while we appreciate our corporate donors, we simply cannot depend 
 
solely on grants from companies who may not find our mission to be 
 
compatible with shifting corporate strategies.  We need you, the public as
 
well.  Simply put, we need 2,500 Supporters in order to maintain our staff,
 
well.  Simply put, we need 2,500 Supporters in order to maintain our staff, 
 
continue to provide a full range of administrative, bookkeeping, and legal
 
services to our member projects, educate the public, <strong>and</strong>
 
undertake compliance efforts.  We hope you will <a href="#donate-box" class="donate-now">sign up as a Supporter</a> to help us achieve this. If we don't reach our goal, we will
 
have no choice but to hibernate some of our activities &mdash; likely
 
services to our member projects, educate the public, <b>and</b> 
 
undertake compliance efforts.  We hope you will <a href="#donate-box" class="donate-now">sign up as a Supporter</a> to help us achieve this. If we don't reach our goal, we will 
 
have no choice but to hibernate some of our activities &mdash; likely 
 
our compliance efforts &mdash; until we have the resources to resume them
 
properly at some point in the future.</p>
 

	
 
<img class="appeal-footer" alt="Supporters ♥ Conservancy" src="/img/conservancy-supporter-heart.png"/>
 

	
 
<p>If you care about Conservancy's mission, <a href="#donate-box"
 
<p>If you care about Conservancy's mission, <a href="#donate-box" 
 
class="donate-now">help us meet our goal</a> so we can stand up for software
 
freedom together.</p>
 

	
 
<p>Please <a href="#donate-box" class="donate-now">join our Supporter program</a>
 
<img class="appeal-footer" alt="*" src="/img/conservancy-supporter-heart.png"/>
 

	
 

	
 
<p>Please <a href="#donate-box" class="donate-now">join our Supporter program</a> 
 
and spread the word!</p>
 

	
 
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