diff --git a/www/conservancy/static/copyleft-compliance/firmware-liberation.html b/www/conservancy/static/copyleft-compliance/firmware-liberation.html index 17f63d51ef296d562844a029717e460aa477953e..e9f608bc2406985260ce27c6595f255702ba4675 100644 --- a/www/conservancy/static/copyleft-compliance/firmware-liberation.html +++ b/www/conservancy/static/copyleft-compliance/firmware-liberation.html @@ -20,7 +20,7 @@ projects.
A coalition successfully enforced the GPL in this case, and Linksys - released source code A group of + released source code. A group of volunteers quickly built a new project, called OpenWRT based on that source release. In the years that have followed, OpenWRT has been ported to almost every major wireless router product. Now, more than 15 years later, @@ -42,7 +42,7 @@ cameras, police body cameras, cars, AV receivers, and televisions.
This wide deployment of general purpose computers into mundane household - devices raises profound privacy and consumer rights + devices has profound privacy and consumer rights implications. Home security cameras are routinely compromised — invading the privacy and security of individual homes. Even when companies succeed in keeping out third parties, consumers @@ -55,7 +55,7 @@
“Internet of Things” firmware should never rely on one vendor — even the vendor of the hardware itself. This centralized approach is brittle and - inevitably leads to invasions of the public’s privacy and control of their + inevitably leads to invasions of the public’s privacy and loss of control of their technology. Conservancy plans to address this issue in the manner that the FOSS community knows best: put one foot in front of the other, and work to create FOSS for every possible task that users want to accomplish. For IoT @@ -77,7 +77,7 @@ market.
To many, the benefits of software freedom are abstract. For less technical users, the idea of modifying or even reviewing the software on their @@ -89,7 +89,7 @@
When alternative firmware projects like OpenWRT exist for IoT devices, non-technical users can replace the software on their devices and benefit - from custom, community-controled software. Technical users are more likely + from custom, community-controlled software. Technical users are more likely to contribute knowing their efforts will be meaningful.
However, decades of corporate involvement in copyleft have demonstrated @@ -117,7 +117,7 @@ Enforcement
Conservancy plans to select a specific - violation and engage in litigation. Based on past experience, we expect + violation and engage in litigation. Based on past experience, we expect that the press and attention to that ongoing litigation will yield increased responsiveness by violators throughout the industry. (A similar outcome occurred after our litigation in 2006.) This expected change in @@ -142,9 +142,9 @@ that certain aspects of FOSS projects require an experienced charity to initiate and jump-start some of the less exciting aspects of FOSS project creation and development. (In our last fiscal year, Conservancy funded 160 - contributors to work on FOSS)+ contributors to work on FOSS.) -
In the initial phase of this grant, Conservancy will to select a specific +
In the initial phase of this grant, Conservancy will select a specific class of device. Upon achieving compliant source releases in that subindustry through GPL enforcement, Conservancy will launch an alternative firmware project for that class of device.@@ -155,7 +155,7 @@ periods for a grassroots hobbyist activity is quite challenging; we seek to use this grant to bootstrap and catalyze interest and contribution to the project. Ideally, Conservancy would run the project with a single full-time - staffer for a about a year, and achieve a volunteer base sufficient to + staffer for about a year, and achieve a volunteer base sufficient to reduce funding to one part-time staffer.