LibrePlanet: Conference/2010/Schedule/Sunday/Bkuhn -- Conservancy

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Introduction to the Software Freedom Conservancy

Sunday, 12:15-13:00, Bradley M. Kuhn

The Software Freedom Conservancy operates on a very simple concept: Free Software projects should have the ability to raise money, own assets, and exist as a legal, not-for-profit entity. These types of services have been provided for decades by the FSF for the GNU project. Conservancy begins to extend these services to other Free Software projects that are not part of the GNU project.

This presentation will give the basics of what Conservancy does for projects, how the structure works, and why non-profit existence is so essential to the future of software freedom.