[Linux-aus] Proposing that Linux Australia fund Software Freedom Conservancy
mithro at mithis.com
Thu Jan 7 11:47:44 AEDT 2016
Friendly ping (as you said to not let you forget it :).
Tim 'mithro' Ansell
On 25 December 2015 at 00:18, Joshua Hesketh <josh at nitrotech.org> wrote:
> Hello Andrew and all,
> Thanks for your input, it's very highly valued.
> This is something the council has begun discussing but failed to make a
> decision on just yet. Unfortunately we've had some very pressing matters
> to attend to, including the normal end of year financial work (one thing
> that this is slightly blocking on is a new budget for this year). I'm
> hoping we'll be able to add this to our agenda for next week and show
> our support one way or another. Personally I'd love to see LA support
> the conservancy, but I can't make any promises or speak for the whole
> In other words: watch this space, and don't let us forget!
> On 24/12/15 14:33, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> > On Fri, 2015-11-27 at 21:59 -0800, Francois Marier wrote:
> >> I'd like to propose that Linux Australia support the Software Freedom
> >> Conservancy  as part of its grants programme.
> >> Their leadership team, Karen Sandler and Bradley Kuhn , are
> >> members of our
> >> community and have talked at LCA several times. Their organisation
> >> represents a number of projects  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.
> > As a member of a Conservancy project, and a rep to the Conservancy on
> > the Samba Team's project leadership committee, I see close-hand the
> > great work the Conservancy does. It would indeed be great if Linux
> > Australia could (substantially) support the Conservancy, preferably by
> > some kind of annual grant.
> > How can I help move this forward?
> > Thanks,
> > Andrew Bartlett
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