Software Freedom Conservancy

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Software Freedom Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) public charity that acts as a non-profit home for Free, Libre, and Open Source Software projects.

New FOSSY website just dropped: 🔥
And a reminder that there are 2 days left to submit community track proposals! We're so excited and inspired by the ones we've seen and can't wait to share them with you!

Farmers, please reach out to us at
Let's reclaim the ability for farmers to repair farm tools again, either for themselves or by using a friend or shop of choice, improving the lives of everyone on earth who depends on farmers every day!

Our Director of Compliance Denver Gingerich talks about his farming background and calls on John Deere to resolve its outstanding #GPL and LGPL violations, across all lines of its farm equipment. Farmers deserve the right they are owed to repair their tools.

The Community Call for Tracks for our new conference FOSSY ends this Sunday March 19th. Be sure to submit before midnight and be on the look out in the coming weeks for which tracks we've selected!

Starting in 5 minutes! Don't miss it! #scale20x

And don't miss Bradley M Kuhn's talk tomorrow at 13:30 in Ballroom F: "Learning From the Big Failures To Improve FOSS Advocacy and Adoption"

And don't miss Bradley M Kuhn's talk tomorrow at 13:30 in Ballroom F: "Learning From the Big Failures To Improve FOSS Advocacy and Adoption"

Setup at @socallinuxexpo for when the Expo Hall opens in an hour. Come visit and learn about FOSSY, our conference in Portland this July 13-16th!

In this Speaker Spotlight, Bradley M. Kuhn of @conservancy asks if licenses have jumped the shark in an era where licensing is politicised? And is the answer?

Just received some nice T-shirt ☺️

Thanks @conservancy

Excited to see everyone at @socallinuxexpo tomorrow! Come find our booth and talk to Bradley M. Kuhn and @pono about recent compliance, diversity and inclusion efforts and the conference FOSSY that we're hosting this July in Portland, OR!

Cool shirt. Fits great. Thank you, @conservancy!

To celebrate "I love software freedom" day, listen to our Executive Director @karen talk with Bonnie Mehring from @fsfe about reaching younger people in our advocacy and the rise in awareness of software freedom for medical devices

On this I ♥ Free Software Day: Hats off to @conservancy for their work supporting free software projects, promoting software freedom, and protecting the rights of free software users. 💜

We'll be at @socallinuxexpo in Pasadena, March 9-12th! Policy Fellow Bradley M. Kuhn is presenting "Learning From the Big Failures To Improve FOSS Advocacy and Adoption".
If you'd like to volunteer to at our booth or interested in attending, please email

Neo4j has not yet succeeded in eviscerating the AGPLv3. Check out our Policy Fellow's expert report in the Neo4j v. PureThink case: Great analysis of the interesting ways AGPLv3 anticipated defending your software rights and freedoms

We recently put out our Call for Proposals for community tracks for our conference FOSSY happening July 13-16th in Portland, OR.
Come talk to us about what you'd like to host a track about for our conference!

We're at @fosdem this weekend!
Come talk to us about our license compliance work, diversity and inclusion efforts like @outreachy and what our member projects have been up to.
Find us in the stand hall (K building) near the west door.

Today we are officially opening our call for track proposals for our first annual conference FOSSY! We are looking for community driven tracks that can balance important and in depth technical and non-technical issues, while uplifting contributors of all experiences. If you are interested in hosting a track, please see our guidelines and expectations and don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions! You can reach us at

As the class action lawsuit brought by Matthew Butterick against GitHub, Microsoft and OpenAI continues, we want to reiterate our Principles of Community-Oriented GPL Enforcement In our opinion, Copilot undermines copyleft licensing and makes egregious license violations easier than ever. Rather than primarily seeking financial compensation, we would hope this case strengthens the legal precedent for protecting users under copyleft principles.
See our previous writings on the case: