diff --git a/www/conservancy/static/supporter/2015-supporter-appeal.html b/www/conservancy/static/supporter/2015-supporter-appeal.html index bfffeee7c45efe22f0dcc5c8297c1921a8fa8772..ff36965c2533d39682dbbd2cc60a0e2c0db22235 100644 --- a/www/conservancy/static/supporter/2015-supporter-appeal.html +++ b/www/conservancy/static/supporter/2015-supporter-appeal.html @@ -10,7 +10,6 @@
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Conservancy must to move to a +
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. -Donate today+Donate today! - + +
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.
We are asking for you - to join us and become a + to join us and become a Conservancy Supporter 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.+
Software Freedom Conservancy has had a lot of major successes this year: - -[Conservancy Staff Pic Website/images/conservancystaff.jpg, left aligned with successes]
And we did all of this with only three full time employees.
We are focused on the most important ethical issues in software @@ -176,28 +173,28 @@ legal home to over 30 member projects that are essential to developing free software.
We undertake these critical programs because they are essential to the -future of technology. We do them because they are right. But we cannot do -them without you. If we do not meet our fundraising goals, we will be +future of technology. We do them because they are right. But we cannot do +them without you. If we do not meet our fundraising goals, we will be forced to radically restructure.
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 member projects, +our member projects, which include some of the most widely used free software, you can help them -all by signing up as a +all by signing up as a Supporter today.
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 suit +of the suit against VMware, 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 @@ -208,15 +205,17 @@ conferences to cancel or prevent talks on our enforcement 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 in the best position to do it. But that's not enough — you have to think it's -right too and show us by +right too and show us by becoming a Supporter now.+ +
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 Principles +the Principles of Community-Oriented GPL Enforcement, 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. @@ -225,18 +224,21 @@ help companies become free and open source software users and contributors. because of our enforcement work. Continuing this work without individual support is no longer possible.-
As a result, we need 2500 Supporters in order to maintain the staff and +
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 sign up a Supporter +will sign up as a Supporter 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.
Please join our Supporter program and spread software freedom!