[Linux-aus] Proposing that Linux Australia fund Software Freedom Conservancy

Francois Marier francois at fmarier.org
Sat Nov 28 16:59:38 AEDT 2015

I'd like to propose that Linux Australia support the Software Freedom
Conservancy [1] as part of its grants programme.

Their leadership team, Karen Sandler and Bradley Kuhn [2], are members of our
community and have talked at LCA several times. Their organisation
represents a number of projects [3] that either originated in Australasia or
have many contributors from this part of the world. In particular, they are
the non-profit home of Samba and Outreachy, two projects that embody very
well the values of Linux Australia.

Since they are hoping to create a strong base of supporters to allow them
the freedom (pun intended) to protect FOSS users and developers, it would be
great to see Linux Australia become an annual supporter.

The minimum monthly amount for individuals is $10 USD/month ($120 / year)
but LA could certainly give more since Conservancy is putting that money to
very good use.

I would also encourage other LA members to consider supporting the
Conservancy if they are able to.


[1] https://sfconservancy.org/news/2015/nov/23/2015fundraiser/

[2] Who are also the hosts of the excellent Free as in Freedom "oggcast":

[3] https://sfconservancy.org/members/current/


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