Use The Source is an elegant collaborative platform for users to catalog, find and test source code candidates for real products to verify their reproducibility and reinstallability. Users can discuss whether their device's software is repairable, so they know if the device can be fixed or updated, especially to fix security vulnerabilities or otherwise adapt it to their needs.
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"The history of copyleft as an activist strategy can only be understood through the lens of 20 years of cooption of FOSS into mainstream tech."
So, I decided to be an annual sustainer this year.
They're really close to their goal this year and the matching program ends today. If you've got the spare cash, think about donating.
@conservancy is very close to their fundraising goal. But only have today to reach it. Please help them reach their goal, so they can help us all get even more Software Freedom this year.
They did a fantastic job of being the fiscal sponsor of @sourceware. Thanks! And they are the fiscal sponsor of a lot of essential Free Software projects.
I'm most proud about @conservancy that we just keep doing concrete things to improve the state of software freedom. We do a lot of advocacy and philosophy, but *talk is, as they say, cheap. We don't necessarily do the best job of promoting our work because we're so focused on the *doing*, but every month it's more and more, from writing to government agencies, to supporting our member projects, to our law suit to supporting @outreachy internships.
Fediverse! You've done an incredible job getting our number down to $12,233! Can we raise that today? I think we can!
We don't have tote bags or mugs, but we do have t-shirts for our Sustainers, and, most importantly, every donation is a step forward for #softwarefreedom! We are a lean organization - no development staff, just people who care so much about free software that work as hard as we can to make real incremental progress every day for this cause.
I could boost @karen once again today, but I want to personally endorse Software Freedom Conservancy. IMHO, it's one of the best organizations for supporting free/open software today.
I'm a proud supporter, and if you make use of FOSS (and I guess you probably do if you're reading this), and you have a little cash, this is a good way to go.
They are currently raising funds on for a matching-funds offer, and are close to their goal:
The real perk is the cute picture of Oliver 🥰