The Software Freedom Conservancy: Why I Donated

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Update 2015-12-01: How could I have forgotten to mention that there’s a donor match going on right now? If you become one of the next 50 new Conservancy supporters, a donor is matching up to $6000! Please help Conservancy get every dollar they can from this generous donor.

Few organizations are as effective per dollar as the Software Freedom Conservancy.

The list of what they’ve done in 2015 alone is impressive — and that’s before you consider how small a staff they do it with.

You’ll notice that link was actually to their 2015 fundraiser page, which explains why they need to raise money now, and exactly what they plan to do with it. (Did I mention high marks for transparency?)

Today, for Giving Tuesday, I became a Conservancy Supporter again, and hope you’ll consider doing the same. The free software movement doesn’t run on good will. It runs on dedicated people giving their all, and those who do it full-time need support from everyone who understands why this movement is important.

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