proposing Sourceware as Software Freedom Conservancy member project

Dodji Seketeli
Mon Sep 5 12:20:14 GMT 2022


First of all, I'd like to warmly thank the overseers of the sourceware
service for providing us with such a great home during all those years.

And things just kept improving.  For instance, I am an extremely happy
user of the buildbot and inbox services.  What a change these brought!
And all of that based on a 100% Free Software infrastructure.  For some
of us, that matters a lot.


"Frank Ch. Eigler via Overseers" <> a écrit:

> The overseers of the hosting server aka aka
> aka (others *) invite the community to assist us in
> further securing the future of the service.  Red Hat has been and
> continues to be a generous sponsor of the hardware, connectivity, and
> the very modest employee time it requires.  We are glad to report
> there are zero indications of any change to this commitment.  Things
> are stable, new services are coming online, and users seem to be
> happy.  However, it is always good to think about any future needs.
> To protect confidence in the long term future of this hosting service,
> we have reached out to the Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC) to
> function as a "fiscal sponsor".  For those who aren't familiar with
> it, the SFC is a registered US 501(c)(3) public-benefit charity,
> associated with dozens of major FOSS projects, including Buildbot,
> Inkscape, Git, Outreachy, QEMU and Xapian:

I am thrilled to see this development. 

I must say that I didn't need my confidence in the long term future of
this hosting service to be protected given how smooth things have been
so far.

Given how strong of a steward the SFC has been for so many great
Free Software projects over the years, I welcome this move

With my humble libabigail maintainer hat on, this is a +10000 from me.




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