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Tony Sebro (keynote2k) - 6 years ago 2015-12-01 03:19:44
tony@sfconservancy.org
fixed HTML typos, added Oxford commas as needed, tightened up grammar
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@@ -87,7 +87,7 @@ Software Freedom Conservancy has had a lot of major successes this year:
 
Conservancy: <a href="http://sfconservancy.org/news/2015/jul/23/qemu-joins/">QEMU</a>,
 
  the generic machine emulator and
 
virtualizer, <a href="https://www.bro.org/">The Bro Network Security
 
Monitor</a>, the Godot Game Engine[FIXME]
 
Monitor</a>, the <a href="http://www.godotengine.org/">Godot Game Engine</a>,
 
and <a href="http://outreachy.org">Outreachy</a>, a program dedicated to
 
helping people from underrepresented groups get involved in free and open
 
source software. We also worked with the Debian community to launch
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@@ -95,7 +95,7 @@ the <a href="https://sfconservancy.org/news/2015/aug/17/debian/">Debian
 
Copyright Aggregation Project</a> at their request.</li>
 

	
 
<li>We <a href="http://sfconservancy.org/news/2015/mar/05/vmware-lawsuit/">supported
 
the law suit</a> Christoph Hellwig has brought against VMware in Germany, the
 
the lawsuit</a> Christoph Hellwig has brought against VMware in Germany, the
 
first case on derivative works and the GPL.</li>
 

	
 
<li>We fought for
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@@ -107,14 +107,14 @@ ensuring that you are free to hack on the devices that you legally own. </li>
 
<li>We collaborated with the <a href="https://fsf.org/">Free Software
 
Foundation</a> to publish
 
the <a href="https://sfconservancy.org/linux-compliance/principles.html">Principles
 
of Community-Oriented GPL Enforcement</a> , establishing community norms for
 
of Community-Oriented GPL Enforcement</a>, establishing community norms for
 
enforcing the GPL in the public's interest, which have 
 
already been <a href="https://sfconservancy.org/linux-compliance/principles.kr.html">translated
 
into Korean</a> [and Chinese].</li>
 

	
 
<li>Along with FSF, we
 
helped <a href="http://sfconservancy.org/news/2015/jul/15/ubuntu-ip-policy/">Canonical,
 
Ltd. achieve compliance in its Intellectual Property Policy</a>, while
 
Ltd. achieve compliance in its "Intellectual Property" Policy</a>, while
 
pointing out that the policy fails to address important software freedom
 
issues.</li>
 

	
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<li>We gave keynotes
 
at <a href="https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2015/aug/17/debian/">DebConf</a>, <a href="https://archive.fosdem.org/2015/schedule/event/identity_crisis/">FOSDEM</a>, <a href="https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2015/jul/14/FISL16/">FISL</>, <a href="https://sfconservancy.org/news/2015/mar/31/libreplanet/">LibrePlanet</a>, <a href="https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2015/sep/30/linaro-keynote/">Linaro
 
Connect</> and participated in many conferences more all over the world, and
 
Connect</a>, and participated in many conferences more all over the world; we also 
 
shared our expertise in initiatives
 
like <a href="https://copyleft.org/">copyleft.org</a>. We participated in
 
interviews and <a href="https://sfconservancy.org/blog/">blogposts</a>, and
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@@ -170,7 +170,7 @@ future of technology. We do them because they are right. <b>But we cannot do
 
them without you</b>. 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. We cannot
 
<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. In order to effectively continue to serve our member
 
projects, we need [750] Supporters. If you use or care about
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@@ -182,11 +182,11 @@ Supporter today</a>.</p>
 
<h4>Fighting for the GPL<h4>
 

	
 
<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 the Linux kernel community, the Debian community
 
and our member projects. Most recently that has resulted in our funding
 
think it is:  we stand up for
 
the GPL at the request of the Linux kernel community, the Debian community, 
 
and our member projects. Most recently, that has resulted in our funding
 
of the <a href="http://sfconservancy.org/news/2015/mar/05/vmware-lawsuit/">suit
 
against VMware</a>, which is the first law suit on derivative works and the
 
against VMware</a>, which is the first lawsuit on derivative works and the
 
GPL. While this work is extremely important to the continued long-term
 
success of software freedom and copyleft, it makes fundraising from companies
 
very difficult. While enforcement of the protections around free and open source
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@@ -195,14 +195,14 @@ reluctant to fund organizations that take on this enforcement task. Some compani
 
have withdrawn from funding us and some have even successfully pressured 
 
conferences to cancel or prevent talks on our enforcement 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
 
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="https://sfconservancy.org/supporter/">show us by
 
becoming a Supporter now</a>.</p>
 
 
 
<h4>It's up to you</h4>
 

	
 
<p>We have raised enough money to continue the VMware case but our overall
 
<p>We have raised enough money to continue the VMware case, but our overall
 
enforcement work needs additional support to be able to continue.  As we
 
state in
 
the <a href="https://sfconservancy.org/linux-compliance/principles.html">Principles
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