Software Freedom Conservancy
|Formation||April 7, 2006|
|Bradley M. Kuhn|
|Jeremy Allison (director), Kate Chapman (director), Mike Linksvayer (director), Martin Michlmayr (Treasurer)|
The Software Freedom Conservancy is an American non-profit organization who, according to their own website, "helps promote, improve, develop, and defend Free, Libre, and Open Source Software (FLOSS) projects". The organizations biggest financial expenses in 2017 were compensations for officers and directors (300k), salaries and wages (171k), travel (190k), conferences and conventions (412k) and internships (442k).
The Software Freedom Conservancy has 45+ free software projects listed as members. The primary sources of income are Google, RedHat, the Mozilla corporation, Private Internet Access and Josh Triplett.
The Software Freedom Conservancy was founded in 2006. It hired Bradley M. Kuhn as it's first executive director in October 2010.
The SFC was instrumental in drumming Richard Stallman out of the Free Software Foundation the fall of 2019. It's interesting to note that the SFC wouldn't even exist if it weren't for the movement Richard Stallman started.
The Software Freedom Conservancy organizes a yearly event called the "Copyleft Conference". The CopyleftConf 2020 was sponsored by:
|Platinum Sponsors||Silver Sponsors|
The Software Freedom Conservancy's homepage is at sfconservancy.org.
- File:Software Freedom Conservancy Form 990 2017-2018.pdf
- sfconservancy.org: Current Projects
- sfconservancy.org: Richard Stallman Does Not and Cannot Speak for the Free Software Movement
- techrights.org: As Richard Stallman Resigns Let’s Consider Why GNU/Linux Without Stallman and Torvalds Would be a Victory to Microsoft, September 16th, 2019
- techrights.org: Platinum (Top) Sponsors of Copyleft Conf Are Companies That Attack Copyleft’s Father, Richard Stallman, published April 30th, 2020