Alyssa Rosenzweig, leader of the Panfrost project that aims to reverse engineer and create a free driver for the Mali series of graphics processing units, has received the Free Software Foundation's 2021 Award for Outstanding New Free Software Contributor.
The head of security firm Open Source Security, Brad Spengler, says he had little option but to file a lawsuit against open source advocate Bruce Perens, who alleged back in 2017 that security patches issued for the Linux kernel by OSS violated the licence under which the kernel is distributed.
The spat that erupted between the Software Freedom Conservatory and the Software Freedom Law Centre, both of which are involved in activities around the GNU General Public Licence, shows no sign of going away, with the latter upping the ante recently.
The former general counsel of the Free Software Foundation, Eben Moglen, has been accused of acting against the interests of the organisation which he once served.
The Software Freedom Conservancy says it cannot provide any details as to why the Software Freedom Law Centre, its creator, has suddenly sought to cancel the SFC trademark due to what it claims is "priority and likelihood of confusion" with its own trademark.
Senior Linux kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman has claimed he asked the Linux Foundation to withdraw funding from the Software Freedom Conservancy back in 2016, because he was unhappy with the way in which the SFC went about enforcing compliance with the GPL, the licence under which the Linux kernel is published.
The Software Freedom Conservancy is something of an oddity among the myriad technology outfits that exist in the US of A. It fights to keep software free and to prevent people or companies taking advantage of what are perceived to be liberal licensing terms.
The Software Freedom Conservancy, an organisation that helps promote, develop improve and defend free and open source software, has launched a fund-raiser because its corporate donations have begun to decrease.
The executive director of the Software Freedom Conservancy, Bradley Kuhn, says that enforcing the GNU General Public Licence is a means of defending software freedom.
In March this year, a lawyer working for the firm Brown Rudnick wrote a speculative article, claiming that Google may be violating the GNU General Public Licence in its Android operating system.
Bradley Kuhn is well-known in the world of Free Software. That he works for the Software Freedom Conservancy - and what that august organisation does - is less well publicised.
The claim that Google may be in violation of the GNU General Public Licence is a speculative hypothesis that needs more study before it can be taken seriously, a GPL expert and free software activist says.
Well-known free software activist and GPL expert Bradley Kuhn says Red Hat's recent change of policy with regard to provision of its kernel source appears, on the surface, to be GPL-compliant.
Mark Shuttleworth has denied that his company, Canonical, which is known in FOSS circles for its Ubuntu GNU/Linux distribution, has any Open Core products or any plan to accept it as a strategy.
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