We'd like to keep you briefed on a major donation Linux Australia has
recently made to the Software Freedom Conservancy.
At linux.conf.au 2016 in Geelong, Council resolved to donate to
Conservancy to enable them to continue the excellent work they do;
"Software Freedom Conservancy, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit
organization incorporated in New York. Software Freedom Conservancy
helps promote, improve, develop, and defend Free, Libre, and Open Source
Software (FLOSS) projects. Conservancy provides a non-profit home and
infrastructure for FLOSS projects. This allows FLOSS developers to focus
on what they do best — writing and improving FLOSS for the general
public — while Conservancy takes care of the projects' needs that do not
relate directly to software development and documentation" (from
Software Freedom Conservancy's website)
We've recently completed a donation of around $10k $AUD. This is in line
with our 2016-2017 budget.
We'd like to especially thank Karen Sandler, Bradley M. Kuhn and Brett
Smith of the Software Freedom Conservancy for being so patient on this
piece - while we committed at linux.conf.au to donate, we've
deliberately held off to see if the $AUD would rise against the $USD -
it hasn't, and is unlikely to in the near future.
Find out more about Software Freedom Conservancy at