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Help the FSF share free software licenses with the world










by
Donald Robertson


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Dec 13, 2017 01:37 PM



































As software permeates more and more aspects of society, the Free
Software Foundation (FSF) must expand our work to protect and extend
computer user freedom
. We launched our annual fundraiser with the
goal of welcoming 700 new Associate Members and raising $450,000
before December 31st. Please support the work at the root of the free
software movement: make a donation or –- better yet –- join us
and become a member today
.


In 2017, we celebrated the 10th anniversary of the GNU General Public
License (GPL) version 3
. A lot has changed in the world of free
software in the last decade. Thousands of software packages have been
released, court cases affecting the interpretation of licenses have
come and gone, and new threats to software freedom have risen and
fallen. More importantly, technology has transformed the way we live,
taking the importance of free software far beyond the established tech
world: computing has gone mobile via smartphones, and the Internet has
infiltrated every aspect of daily life.


Through it all, the FSF's licensing team was there to help people to
understand these changes and how they affect users. From our work
answering licensing questions from the public, to managing
certification programs like Respects Your Freedom, to handling
license compliance for the GNU Project, to providing resources like
our list of free software licenses, we were there to lend a
guiding hand. But if we want to continue this work, and do an even
better job in 2018, we need your help. We want to share a bit about
the work that we do on the licensing team, and let you know why it is
so vital that this work continues.


Helping users understand licensing


Working with a team of volunteers, we answered almost 600
licensing questions from the public in 2017. These can range from the
very simple (“Can I sell free software?” Answer: yes, you can!), to
the more involved task of choosing the right license for a
project. One such request resulted in our helping the Defense Digital
Service set up a system for regularly releasing free software, which kicked off with eMCM, released under the
GNU Affero GPL version 3 license. Helping governments, other
organizations, and individuals to understand free licenses so that
they can distribute their software in a way that respects user freedom
is one of the most rewarding benefits of having an open channel for
answering licensing questions.


Others write to us trying to understand the licenses of existing
projects, whether they're established GNU licenses or licenses created
by other organizations. While we maintain a list of licenses and
our thoughts on them, some projects still choose to draft new
licenses. Even for licenses on which we've publicly commented, there
can be questions about what they mean, or how they can interact with
one another. These situations can be confusing if you are trying to
sort them out all on your own. We are here to guide you.


We also provide context and background for the flood of news happening
daily in the world of free software licensing. If a topic is
particularly important, like an interesting GPL compliance case or a pressing licensing issue,
we often end up publishing an article on it.


Our team is always ready to answer these and other questions from
users all around the world. Providing users with a direct line lets us
share the gift of free software licensing on a personal level. But our
team is small, and we're trying to serve millions of free software
users across the globe. This means that we need to create and maintain
informational Web sites and other resources and reference materials
that are easy to find and to use.


Helping users find free software


The licensing team maintains the Free Software Directory, a
massive listing of almost 16,000 freely licensed packages. This
a resource for users to find free software, and helps maintainers of free
software packages discover potential licensing issues with their
code. We work with volunteers every Friday via IRC to review free
software package licenses for inclusion in the Directory. If there's
an issue, we file a bug with the project about the licensing
problem. The Directory is a wiki that anyone can edit, and we welcome
more volunteers.


Helping users find free distros


In addition to individual packages, users need to know that their
systems as a whole are free. Through our List of Free GNU/Linux
distributions
, users can find a complete operating system that
contains and recommends only free software. We work with maintainers,
helping them remove nonfree software, and we point out other potential
issues with the distro. For many users, running a fully free distro is
the easiest way to ensure that they have complete control over their
own computing.


Helping users find freedom-respecting devices


Once a user has selected a fully free operating system, they'll need hardware
on which to run it. For general hardware needs, users can turn to
h-node, a volunteer-run project from the FSF. Being able to
purchase hardware that only comes with free software takes more
effort, which is where our Respects Your Freedom certification
program comes in. In 2017 we certified 18 devices, with 15 from Technoethical and 3 from Vikings GmbH


Helping everyone ethically share free software


When all of these educational resources aren't enough, and someone
fails to provide the rights guaranteed under a free license like the
GPL, FSF staff take special care to teach them how to come back into
our community. Where necessary, we uphold free software by enforcing
the license according to the Principles of Community-Oriented GPL
Enforcement
, which we co-developed with the Software Freedom
Conservancy
. With a little guided instruction, we help these
distributors come back into compliance.


Help us share even more!


The licensing team shares its expertise with users all around the
world. From answering questions directly from the public, to
publishing articles on current events in software licensing, to
providing materials on free software and the hardware it runs on, our
work helps users to share their own work as well. But to continue this
work, and do even more in the year to come, we need your support. Can
you help us to share the power of free licenses with users everywhere?

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