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Bradley Kuhn (bkuhn) - 6 years ago 2016-01-20 23:20:07
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Update text to note reaching 750 level.
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@@ -68,28 +68,29 @@ The world today is powered increasingly by Free Software. But what 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
 
projects dedicate themselves to. Projects like Git, Samba,
 
Wine, BusyBox, QEMU, Inkscape, Selenium, and dozens more.</p>
 

	
 
<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 need at least 750 
 
  of you to become annual Supporters just to continue our basic community services.
 
  We need 2,500 of you to become annual Supporters now to continue
 
  our work enforcing copyleft licenses.  If you don't become a Supporter now,
 
  entire free and open source software community.  We 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 will be forced to radically restructure and wind down a substantial portion
 
  of our operations.</p>
 

	
 
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<h4>2015 successes</h4>
 

	
 
<a href="/img/conservancy-staff-photo.jpg"><img class="appeal-right" src="/img/conservancy-staff-photo.jpg"/></a>
 
<p>
 
Software Freedom Conservancy has had a lot of major successes this year:
 
<ul>
 

	
 
<li>We brought four new projects under the protection of 
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@@ -173,26 +174,26 @@ freedom. We work tirelessly and don't shy away from difficult issues.</p>
 
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 over 30 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>. If we do not meet our fundraising goals, we will be
 
forced to radically restructure.</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 750 supporters, we can sustain the basic
 
work and survive.  But to thrive, and handle the really complex tasks like
 
take in from our projects.  With 750 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 enforcement, we need even more
 
resources.  That's why our final target is 2,500 Supporters.  If you use
 
or care about our <a href="/members/current/">member projects</a>, which
 
include some of the most widely used free software, you can help them all
 
by <a href="#donate-box" class="donate-now">signing up as a Supporter
 
today</a>.</p>
 

	
 
<h4>Fighting for the GPL</h4>
 

	
 
<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
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