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Subject: Re: Rockbox joining the Software Freedom Conservancy?

Re: Rockbox joining the Software Freedom Conservancy?

From: Sam Kuper via rockbox-dev <rockbox-dev_at_cool.haxx.se>
Date: Sun, 4 Oct 2020 01:40:47 +0100

On Sat, Oct 03, 2020 at 05:44:51PM -0400, Solomon Peachy via rockbox-dev wrote:
> [..] this got me thinking; the SFC also accepts "member projects" to
> operate under their umbrella, providing services including handling
> donations (which become tax-deductible!), holding assets, legal
> support, and copyright enforcement. [4]
>
> [I'd welcome the SFC relieving Rockbox devs of these administrative
> burdens.]
>
> Rockbox appears to be a good fit for operating under the SFC's aegis,
> as we're explicitly GPL'd, and our accessibility framework in
> particular indisputably places a lot of our efforts into the public
> interest.
>
> I should point out that copyright assignment is *not* required, so in
> my view if enough of the [semi-]active developers here think this is
> worth pursuing, I'll reach out to the SFC and start the process.
> Personally, I think this is will be an overwhelmingly net positive,
> but it's not someting I think I should unilaterally do.
>
> Comments?

Great idea. I wholeheartedly agree!


> [4] https://sfconservancy.org/projects/services/


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