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Bradley Kuhn (bkuhn) - 6 years ago 2015-12-01 03:19:44
bkuhn@ebb.org
Various improvements and changes.

* Correct URLs not to include Conservancy's own site.

* Various wording changes.

* Some HTML formatting fixes.
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<div class="donate-sidebar">
 
<table style="background-color:#afe478;width:100%;">
 
<tr><td style="text-align:center;padding:10px;padding-bottom:10px;">
 

	
 
<div id="donate-box" class="toggle-unit"><h1 class="toggle-content">Support
 
    Now!</h1></div>
 

	
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</td></tr></table>
 
</div>
 

	
 

	
 
<div class="content-with-donate-sidebar">
 
  <h1><img class="appeal-header" alt="Become a Conservancy Supporter!" src="/img/conservancy-supporter-header.png"/></h1>
 

	
 

	
 
  <h1 class="appeal"><img class="appeal-header" alt="Become a Conservancy Supporter!" src="/img/conservancy-supporter-header.png"/></h1>
 
<h4>Software Freedom needs your help. </h4>
 

	
 
<p><i>Conservancy must to move to a 
 
<p><em>Conservancy must move to a 
 
Supporter-driven organization so we can focus on critical free software 
 
issues that nobody else is tackling.  Stand up for the GPL, support great 
 
member projects, and make your voice heard in support of free software.  
 
<a href="https://sfconservancy.org/supporter/">Donate today</a></i></p>
 
<a href="#donate-box" class="donate-now">Donate today!</a></em></p>
 

	
 
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<a href="/img/member-project-logos.png"><img height="200" width="150" src="/img/member-project-logos.png"/></a>
 
<a href="/img/member-project-logos.png"><img class="appeal-left" src="/img/member-project-logos.png"/></a>
 
<p>
 

	
 
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
 
Wine, BusyBox, QEMU, Inkscape, Selenium, and dozens more.</p>
 

	
 
<p>We are asking for you
 
  to <a href="https://sfconservancy.org/supporter/">join us and become a
 
  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 2500 of you to become annual Supporters now to continue
 
  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,
 
  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:
 

	
 
[Conservancy Staff Pic Website/images/conservancystaff.jpg, left aligned with successes]
 
<ul>
 

	
 
<li>We brought four new projects under the protection of the
 
Conservancy: <a href="http://sfconservancy.org/news/2015/jul/23/qemu-joins/">QEMU</a>,
 
<li>We brought four new projects under the protection of 
 
Conservancy: <a href="/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 <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
 
the <a href="https://sfconservancy.org/news/2015/aug/17/debian/">Debian
 
the <a href="/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
 
<li>We <a href="/news/2015/mar/05/vmware-lawsuit/">supported
 
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
 
and <a href="http://sfconservancy.org/news/2015/oct/27/DMCA-win/">successfully
 
and <a href="/news/2015/oct/27/DMCA-win/">successfully
 
earned an exemption from the Library of Congress in the DMCA review
 
process</a> to legally permit circumvention of encryption on Smart TVs,
 
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
 
the <a href="/copyleft-compliance/principles.html">Principles
 
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
 
already been <a href="/copyleft-compliance/principles.kr.html">translated
 
into Korean</a>.</li>
 

	
 
<li>Along with FSF, we
 
helped <a href="http://sfconservancy.org/news/2015/jul/15/ubuntu-ip-policy/">Canonical,
 
helped <a href="/news/2015/jul/15/ubuntu-ip-policy/">Canonical,
 
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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the GPL, seeking non-litigious resolutions.</li>
 

	
 
<li>We participated in the process
 
of <a href="http://sfconservancy.org/news/2015/oct/14/FCC-comment/">telling
 
of <a href="/news/2015/oct/14/FCC-comment/">telling
 
the FCC to fix its proposed rules</a> restricting third-party modification of
 
firmware in wireless devices.
 

	
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<li>We processed and paid 116 reimbursement requests individuals doing work
 
<li>We processed and paid 116 reimbursement requests to individuals doing work
 
  around the globe advocating for their free and open source software
 
  projects at conferences and other venues.</li>
 
  
 
<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</a>, and participated in many conferences more all over the world; we also 
 
at <a href="/blog/2015/aug/17/debian/">DebConf</a>, <a href="https://archive.fosdem.org/2015/schedule/event/identity_crisis/">FOSDEM</a>, <a href="/blog/2015/jul/14/FISL16/">FISL</>, <a href="/news/2015/mar/31/libreplanet/">LibrePlanet</a>, <a href="/blog/2015/sep/30/linaro-keynote/">Linaro
 
Connect</a>, and participated in 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="https://sfconservancy.org/blog/">blogposts</a>, and
 
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
 
freedom.</li>
 

	
 
</ul>
 

	
 
</p>
 
<p>And we did <strong>all of this</strong> with <strong>only three full time employees</strong>.</p>
 

	
 
<p>We are focused on the most important ethical issues in software
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software.</p>
 

	
 
<p>We undertake these critical programs because they are essential to the
 
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
 
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. In order to effectively continue to serve our member
 
projects, we need 750 Supporters. If you use or care about
 
our <a href="http://sfconservancy.org/members/current/">member projects</a>,
 
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="http://sfconservancy.org/supporter/">signing up as a
 
all by <a href="#donate-box" class="donate-now">signing up as a
 
Supporter today</a>.</p>
 

	
 
<h4>Fighting for the GPL</h4>
 

	
 
[GPL copyheart pic, right aligned with following text on left]
 
<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
 
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
 
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. While this work is extremely important to the continued long-term
 
success of software freedom and copyleft not to mention in the long term 
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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
 
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
 
right too and <a href="#donate-box" class="donate-now">show us by
 
becoming a Supporter now</a>.</p>
 
 
 
<img alt="*** The Conservancy T-Shirt that Supporters Receive ***" class="appeal-left" src="/img/conservancy-t-shirt.jpg"/>
 

	
 
<h4>It's up to you</h4>
 

	
 
<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
 
the <a href="/copyleft-compliance/principles.html">Principles
 
of Community-Oriented GPL Enforcement</a>, we cannot prioritize profit in
 
these actions without compromising on the end goals of that work which is to
 
help companies become free and open source software users and contributors.
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because of our enforcement work. Continuing this work without individual
 
support is no longer possible.</p>
 

	
 
<p>As a result, we need 2500 Supporters in order to maintain the staff and
 
<p>As a result, we need 2,500 Supporters in order to maintain the staff and
 
resources in the organization to properly undertake enforcement. We hope you
 
will <a href="https://sfconservancy.org/supporter/">sign up a Supporter</a>
 
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 enforcement until we have the resources to pick it up
 
properly at some point in the future.</p>
 

	
 
<p>If you care about the
 
GPL, <a href="https://sfconservancy.org/supporter/">help us meet our goal</a>
 
GPL, <a href="#donate-box" class="donate-now">help us meet our goal</a>
 
so we can stand up for the GPL together.</p>
 

	
 
<img class="appeal-footer" alt="*" src="/img/conservancy-supporter-heart.png"/>
 

	
 

	
 
<p>Please <a href="#donate-box" class="donate-now">join our Supporter program</a> and spread software freedom!</p>
 

	
 
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