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

Christopher Neugebauer chrisjrn at gmail.com
Sun Nov 29 04:15:25 AEDT 2015

I definitely support this proposal, and would advocate that LA put in
well in excess of the minimum. Conservancy is an excellent cause, and
they're doing really important work on a shoestring.


On 27 November 2015 at 21:59, Francois Marier <francois at fmarier.org> wrote:
> 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.

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