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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.

Published in Open Source

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.

Published in Open Source
Monday, 15 January 2018 08:02

No respite in spat between free software bodies

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.

Published in Open Source
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 12:00

SFLC's Moglen acted against interests of FSF: claim

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.

Published in Open Source

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.

Published in Open Source
Monday, 06 November 2017 09:19

GPL bodies in bizarre trademark fight

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.

Published in Open Source
Friday, 18 December 2015 11:47

SUSE and Canonical have forgotten their roots

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.

Published in Open Sauce

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.

Published in Open Source
Thursday, 02 February 2012 09:50

SFC director Kuhn reacts to BusyBox flame war

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.

Published in Open Sauce
Wednesday, 17 August 2011 12:29

Tech lawyer again claims Google violating GPL

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.

Published in Open Sauce

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.

Published in Open Sauce

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.

Published in Open Sauce
Friday, 11 March 2011 10:04

GPL expert gives Red Hat the all-clear

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.

Published in Open Sauce
Thursday, 13 January 2011 11:19

Pushing the limits of the GPL

What are the limits of the GNU General Public Licence? Is it something that locks one in for all time as some claim? Or is there a way of placing the code under some other licence?

Published in Open Sauce
Wednesday, 20 October 2010 08:30

Shuttleworth denies move toward Open Core

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.

Published in Open Source
The Software Freedom Law Centre's Bradley Kuhn has criticised Canonical chief executive Mark Shuttleworth for making what it terms a "false statement" about copyright assignment.
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