Changeset - abe226a6f4cc
[Not reviewed]
0 1 0
Bradley Kuhn (bkuhn) - 6 years ago 2015-11-29 20:13:39
bkuhn@ebb.org
Rewrite page; fully discuss all compliance effort

This about page now talks about all of Conservancy's compliance efforts.
1 file changed with 64 insertions and 24 deletions:
0 comments (0 inline, 0 general)
www/conservancy/static/copyleft-compliance/about.html
Show inline comments
...
 
@@ -4,35 +4,77 @@
 
{% block content %}
 
<h1>Conservancy's Copyleft Compliance Projects</h1>
 

	
 
<p>The GPL Compliance Project for Linux Developers is comprised of copyright
 
holders in the kernel, Linux, who have contributed to Linux under its
 
license, <a href="http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html">the
 
GPLv2</a>. These copyright holders have formally asked Conservancy to engage
 
in compliance efforts for their copyrights in the Linux kernel.</p>
 
<p>Free and open source software is
 
        everywhere and in everything; yet our software freedom is constantly
 
        eroded.  With the help of its volunteers, <a href="/members/current/">member projects</a>, and <a href="/about/staff/">staff</a>,
 
  Conservancy stands up for users' software freedom via its copyleft compliance work.</p>
 

	
 
<p>Conservancy engages in copyleft compliance work in two different ways: by acting directly
 
on behalf of <a href="/memebers">Conservancy's Member Projects</a> who request
 
Free and Open Source License compliance efforts, and for
 
specific, targeted member projects for communities of developers.</p>
 

	
 
<p>Conservancy's Copyleft Compliance Projects are run in a collaborative manner with
 
the project developers.  All copyright holders involved have the opportunity
 
to give input and guidance on Conservancy's strategy in dealing with
 
compliance issues.  Thus, all Conservancy's compliance matter have full
 
support of relevant copyright holders.</p>
 

	
 
<h2>Member Project Compliance Project</h2>
 

	
 
<p>Historically, Conservancy was well-known for its ongoing license
 
compliance efforts on behalf of its BusyBox member project.  In May
 
2012, <a href="https://sfconservancy.org/news/2012/may/29/compliance/">Conservancy
 
announced a coordinated compliance effort</a> on behalf of its BusyBox and
 
Samba projects, and also launched this unique project, called the <cite>GPL
 
compliance efforts on behalf of its BusyBox member project.  Today, Conservancy
 
does semi-regular compliance work for its BusyBox, Evergreen, Git, Inkscape, Mercurial,
 
Samba, Sugar Labs and Wine member projects.  If you are a copyright holder
 
in any member project of Conservancy, please contact the project's leadership committtee,
 
via <a href="mailto:PROJECTNAME@sfconservancy.org">&lt;PROJECTNAME@sfconservancy.org&gt;</a>
 
for more information on getting involved in compliance efforts in that project.
 
</p>
 

	
 
<h2>GPL Compliance Project For Linux Developers</h2>
 

	
 
<p>In May
 
2012, <a href="/news/2012/may/29/compliance/">Conservancy
 
launched</a> the <cite>GPL
 
Compliance Project for Linux Developers</cite>, which handles compliance and
 
enforcement activities on behalf of more than a dozen Linux copyright
 
holders.</p>
 
 
 
<p>Conservancy's GPL Compliance Project is run in a collaborative manner with
 
the project developers.  All copyright holders involved have the opportunity
 
to give input and guidance on Conservancy's strategy in dealing with
 
compliance issues.  Thus, all Conservancy's compliance matter have full
 
support of relevant copyright holders.</p>
 
<p>The GPL Compliance Project for Linux Developers is comprised of copyright
 
holders in the kernel, Linux, who have contributed to Linux under its
 
license, <a href="http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html">the
 
GPLv2</a>. These copyright holders have formally asked Conservancy to engage
 
in compliance efforts for their copyrights in the Linux kernel.  In addition,
 
some developers have directly assigned their copyrights on Linux to Conservancy,
 
so Conservancy also enforces the GPL on Linux via its own copyrights in Linux.</p>
 

	
 
<p>Linux copyright holders who wish to assign copyright to or sign an enforcement agreement with
 
Conservancy should contact <a href="mailto:linux-services@sfconservancy.org">&lt;linux-services@sfconservancy.org&gt;</a>.</p>
 

	
 

	
 
<h2>The Debian Copyright Aggregation Project</h2>
 

	
 
<p>In August 2015, <a href="/news/2015/aug/17/debian/">Conservancy announced the Debian Copyright Aggregation
 
Project</a>.  This project allows Debian contributors to assign copyrights to
 
Conservancy, or sign enforcement agreements allowing Conservancy to enforce
 
Free and Open Source (FOSS) licenses on their behalf.  Many Debian contributors
 
have chosen each of these options already, and more continue to join.</p>
 

	
 
<p>Debian contributors who wish to assign copyright to or sign an enforcement agreement with
 
Conservancy should contact <a href="mailto:debian-services@sfconservancy.org">&lt;debian-services@sfconservancy.org&gt;</a>.</p>
 

	
 
<h2>Conservancy's Commitment to Copyleft License Compliance</h2>
 

	
 
<p>Conservancy is dedicated to encouraging all users of software to comply
 
  with Free Software licenses. Toward this goal, in its compliance efforts,
 
  Conservancy helps distributors of Free Software in a friendly spirit of
 
  cooperation and participation.  In this spirit, Conservancy also sponsors
 
  cooperation and participation.  In this spirit, Conservancy has co-published,
 
  with the Free Software Foundation (FSF), <a href="/linux-compliance/principles.html">the principles that both organizations
 
  follow in their compliance efforts</a>.
 
  Also in collaboration with the FSF, Conservancy also sponsors
 
  the <a href="https://copyleft.org/guide/"><cite>Copyleft and the GNU
 
  General Public License:A Comprehensive Tutorial and Guide</cite></a>, in
 
  collaboration with the Free Software Foundation (FSF),
 
  which <a href="/news/2014/nov/07/copyleft-org/">Conservancy formally
 
  General Public License:A Comprehensive Tutorial and Guide</cite></a>,
 
  which <a href="/news/2014/nov/07/copyleft-org/">formally
 
  launched in fall 2014</a>.  The Guide includes tutorial materials about
 
  copyleft and compliance with copyleft licenses,
 
  including <a href="https://copyleft.org/guide/comprehensive-gpl-guidepa2.html"><cite>A
...
 
@@ -48,7 +90,7 @@ support of relevant copyright holders.</p>
 
  blog post outlining the compliance process</a> is likely the best source.</p>
 

	
 
<p>If you are aware of a license violation or compliance issue regarding
 
  Linux, or
 
  Debian, Linux, or
 
  any <a href="https://sfconservancy.org/members/current/">Conservancy member
 
  project</a> (and in particular BusyBox, Evergreen, Inkscape, Mercurial,
 
  Samba, Sugar Labs, or Wine),
...
 
@@ -56,11 +98,9 @@ support of relevant copyright holders.</p>
 
  &lt;compliance@sfconservancy.org&gt;</a>.</p>
 

	
 
<p>Finally, Conservancy welcomes <a href="#donate-box"
 
  class="donate-now">donations</a> in support of the GPL Compliance Project
 
  for Linux Developers.  Just use the <a href="#donate-box"
 
  class="donate-now">donations</a> in support of our GPL Compliance Projects.
 
  Just use the <a href="#donate-box"
 
  class="donate-now">PayPal link on this page or any of our other donation
 
  methods listed</a>.  Be sure to mention &ldquo;GPL Compliance Project for
 
  Linux Developers&rdquo; in the memo line or description field of the
 
  donation.</p>
 
  methods listed</a>.  </p>
 
</div>
 
{% endblock %}
0 comments (0 inline, 0 general)