Thanks for the article, please help us continue this work!
Posted Oct 12, 2010 13:43 UTC (Tue) by bkuhn
Parent article: Bradley Kuhn dives in full-time at the Software Freedom Conservancy
I really appreciate LWN covering these exciting changes at Conservancy. The only point I'd like to add is that while Zonker is correct in saying it would be
more comforting if Conservancy had more stable funding, that's always true about 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations. Meanwhile, the simple fact is that the general FLOSS-using public is the central component in making this happen! I hope that readers who are concerned about the stability of Conservancy going forward will contribute generously to ensure that I can continue these important services for our growing group of member projects.
As for corporate funding, of course, Conservancy plans to fundraise from all sources available to it. But, it's also a mistake for non-profits to be primarily funded by for-profit corporations. 501(c)(3) non-profits are designed to be organizations to serve the general public, and are therefore actually legally required to receive a bulk of their funds via diverse public support. Conservancy plans therefore to focus on support from the general FLOSS-using public, while also (as the article points out) making sure our funding base is as diverse as possible.
— Bradley M. Kuhn
, Executive Director, Software Freedom Conservancy
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