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After receiving the FSF price, Sebastien Jodoigne has been awarded an honorary title of "knight" of Wallonia for his contribution to science and knowledge with Orthanc free software for digital medical imagery: (in french)
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Thank you! We Met our Anonymous Donor Match Goal!
Thanks to everybody who donated to our campaign in this past month! We're thrilled to tell you that we exceeded the goal of our match target, raising a combined total of $100,440 in 1,123 donations. With so many donors it's clear that people care about copyleft and its enforcement. We are so excited about the success of the campaign and are reinvigorated from the show of support.
The fundraising drive also doubled the number of Conservancy Supporters. The Supporter program was launched in December to help the organization's financial stability through individual giving. If you haven't already, consider signing up today!
FAQ Now Includes Technical Example of GPL Violation
Software Freedom Conservancy has updated its Frequently Asked Questions list in connection with the lawsuit filed by Christoph Hellwig against VMware last week in Germany. Responding to requests for more technical detail regarding VMware's GNU GPL violation, Conservancy has added a specific example that shows one of the ways that VMware combined Linux source code with binary-only components. The new FAQ entries also address the question of VMware's so-called “shim layer”.
“We expect to continue updating the FAQ over the duration of the suit against VMware”, said Karen Sandler, Executive Director of Conservancy. “The litigation team understands that the public will have questions and they are committed to providing as much information as counsel recommends we can share in a way that's available to everyone”.
Conservancy has an ongoing campaign to raise money to support the lawsuit and its other activities to support and defend software freedom. An anonymous match challenge for $50,000 is also ongoing, and as of the date of this announcement, 78% of a $50,000 match has been met by over 900 donations. Please, become a Conservancy Supporter or donate to the campaign now.
An outstanding critical thinking guide from "On The Media" about how to regard breaking news coverage of infectious diseases. #CFB3333 #KNW2333
I don’t care whether it’s ello or sgrouples or FriendFace or app.net or whatever, I am not joining another walled-in social network owned by a single organization. I already have enough of those.
Remember, Facebook used to be ad-free, somewhat closed, had no data mining, and didn’t force you to sign up with your real name. Then they decided they had to make money, and their only resource was a captive user base.
Twitter used to be ad-free with no data mining, and it used to be open so anyone could write clients for it. Then they decided they had to make money, and that meant making sure clients showed ads properly, and that meant locking out your favorite Twitter client and showing you posts that nobody had retweeted.
Go back even further into the past, and LiveJournal used to be run by a small team of people who were directly engaged with their user base. Then they sold out to a company who didn’t care, who sold out to a Russian company who were in it for the money.
Make no mistake, this cycle will repeat itself with ello and all the other closed-off single-provider social networks. Servers cost significant time and money to run — I know because I run some. Unless you have an eccentric millionaire or a trust fund to pay for the hosting, as the site grows, sooner or later someone’s going to decide that it needs to pay for itself. In fact, even if you have funding from an eccentric millionaire, you’re still reliant on their whims to keep the privacy and advertising policies you like.
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