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Bradley Kuhn (bkuhn) - 11 years ago 2011-01-03 12:31:35
bkuhn@ebb.org
Various grammar and wording improvements, and added note about opposing swpats.
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  focus on what they do best — writing and improving FLOSS for the
 
  general public — while Conservancy takes care of the projects' needs that
 
  do not relate directly to software development.</p>
 

	
 
<p>FLOSS projects whose <a href="/members/apply">applications are
 
    accepted</a> become an actual part of the Software Freedom Conservancy
 
    (akin to a separate department for a large agency).  Once joined, the
 
    (akin to a separate department of a large agency).  Once joined, the
 
    <a href="/members">&ldquo;member project&rdquo;</a> receives most of
 
    the benefits of existing as a non-profit corporate entity without
 
    actually having to form and maintain one.  Conservancy aggregates the
 
    work of running a FLOSS non-profit for <a href="/members/current/">its
 
    many members</a>.</p>
 

	
 
<p>The Conservancy provides a large group of important services for its
 
<p>The Conservancy provides a <a href="/members/services/">many important services</a> for its
 
  member projects.  Member projects can take directed donations, which
 
  allows donors to earmark their donations for the benefit of a specific
 
  FLOSS project.  Conservancy provides fiscal oversight to ensure that
 
  these funds are spent in a manner that advances the project and fits
 
  with Conservancy's 501(c)(3) mission to advance software freedom.</p>
 

	
 
<p>If the member project's leaders want, Conservancy can also hold other
 
  assets and titles on behalf of the projects, such as copyrights,
 
  trademarks, domain names, online hosting accounts, title and ownership
 
  trademarks, domain names, online hosting accounts, and title and ownership
 
  of physical hardware.  Also at discretion of the project's leaders,
 
  Conservancy can assist in defending the rights represented in these
 
  assets.  For example, Conservancy is available to assist member projects
 
  in enforcing the terms of the projects' FLOSS license.</p>
 

	
 
<p>Finally, developers of Conservancy's member projects, when operating in
 
  their capacity as project leaders, receive some protection from personal
 
  liability for their work on the project.</p>
 

	
 
<p>A full and detailed <a href="/members/services/">list of Conservancy's
 
<p>For further reading on the benefits of Conservancy, a full and detailed <a href="/members/services/">list of Conservancy's
 
  services for its member projects</a> and a <a href="/members/current/">a
 
  list of Conservancy's current member projects</a> are available.</p>
 

	
 
<p>Conservancy and
 
  its <a href="/about/directors">directors</a>, <a href="/about/officers">officers</a>,
 
  and <a href="/about/staff">staff</a> believe strongly in the principles
 
  of software freedom, and believe that all users should have the right to
 
  study, improve and share their software.  Conservancy helps protect,
 
  enable, coordinate, facilitate and defend the public's right to copy,
 
  share, modify and redistribute FLOSS both non-commercially and
 
  commercially.</p>
 
  commercially.  Finally, like most organizations devoted to FLOSS,
 
  Conservancy opposes the notion of patents that cover software, and urges
 
  contributors to its member projects not to apply for patents.</p>
 

	
 
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