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Bradley Kuhn (bkuhn) - 7 years ago 2014-12-01 18:02:02
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<p>Software Freedom Conservancy is an essential organization to free and
 
open source software. We are the home of over
 
<a href="http://sfconservancy.org/members/current/">30 projects</a> like 
 
Git,
 
Inkscape, Samba, Wine, Selenium, the Linux Compliance project, PyPy and
 
Sugar Labs just to name a few. Conservancy is a "fiscal sponsor plus",
 
providing everything that our projects need in a nonprofit. We help our
 
projects defend their trademarks, manage their assets, handle donations,
 
improve their community management, manage risk and assist them with all
 
legal needs they may have. While we do receive a portion of the revenue
 
donated to our projects, we keep that number low enough that it doesn't
 
even pay for a single staff member. Help us show that you care about
 
community-focused free software and help us be able to continue our
 
charitable work. Donating to Conservancy is a great non-technical way to
 
contribute to the cause.</p>
 

	
 
<p>For the first time, we're launching a Supporter program. For an 
 
annual
 
donation of $120, you can download an official Supporter card and
 
receive a Conservancy t-shirt[1]. If this is out of reach, please donate
 
at whatever level you can - it makes a big difference to us to know that
 
you support us, and a little goes a long way.</p>
 

	
 
<p>In addition to supporting our projects,
 
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<li>we share our expertise across communities. We speak at many
 
conferences, and publish materials to increase understanding about the
 
organizational, community and legal issues around free and open source
 
software. We advocate for free an open source software and provide
 
education around that mission.  We form partnerships across our
 
communities to work more effectively.  Check out <a 
 
href="https://copyleft.org/">copyleft.org</a>
 
or sign up to join the <a 
 
href="http://sfconservancy.org/news/2014/aug/12/tax-exempt-working-group/">
 
tax exempt working group</a>.</li>
 

	
 
<li>we seek to solve problems for the public through free and open 
 
source
 
software.  We've launched a <a href="http://npoacct.sfconservancy.org/">
 
nonprofits accounting project</a> to help all
 
nonprofits (in free software and in other fields) avoid paying millions
 
of dollars in licensing fees for subpar accounting software.</li>
 

	
 
<li>as part of Conservancy's partnership in the program, we support Karen as
 
  a co-organizer of the Free and Open Source Software Outreach Program.</li>
 

	
 
<li>we encourage and support our employees to do volunteer work in the
 
    community.  For example, Bradley and Karen together host an oggcast
 
    called <cite><a href="http://faif.us">Free as in Freedom</a></cite> which
 
    discusses important legal and policy issues in open source and free
 
    software.</li></ul>
 

	
 
<p>As an organization, we try to do do everything transparently; even 
 
our
 
<a 
 
href="https://gitorious.org/conservancy/policies/source/master:">
 
internal policies</a> are published and available for scrutiny.</p>
 

	
 
<p>Please join our Supporter program and spread software freedom!</p>
 

	
 
[1] the shirts will ship First Quarter 2015.
 

	
 

	
 

	
 

	
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