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Bradley Kuhn (bkuhn) - 5 years ago 2016-11-22 17:38:36
bkuhn@ebb.org
Various editorial changes, apparently from Brett.

Step 2 in backport of unversioned changes from Brett done in
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@@ -283,20 +283,20 @@ Wine, BusyBox, QEMU, Inkscape, Selenium, and dozens more.</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 supporting the creation 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 creating 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>
 

	
 
<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 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>
 
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 <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/">straightforward 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>
 

	
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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 
 
shared our expertise in initiatives
 
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
 
like <a href="https://copyleft.org/">copyleft.org</a>. We gave
 
interviews and <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
 
freedom.</li>
 
 
 
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<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 so that we not only did not have to shut our doors but instead were able to <a href="/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>
 
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>
 

	
 
<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 1000 supporters, we can now sustain the basic
 
take in from our projects.  With over 1,000 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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@@ -373,10 +373,10 @@ 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 
 
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 withdrawn from funding us and some have even successfully pressured 
 
have stopped 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
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@@ -403,12 +403,12 @@ 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>
 

	
 
</ap>And, while we appreciate our corporate donors, we simply cannot depend 
 
<p>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, 
 
continue to provide a full range of administrative, bookkeeping, and legal
 
services to our member projects, educate the public, <b>and</b> 
 
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 
 
our compliance efforts &mdash; until we have the resources to resume them
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