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June 06, 2011


Stefano Maffulli

Having a foundation is a good idea but if you're a small open source project you can still get some of the advantages without the overhead by signing up to the Software Freedom Conservancy http://sfconservancy.org/

Sam Ramji

Thanks, Stefano. I hadn't run across the Software Freedom Conservancy until now. Also, thanks for pointing out that I'd missed the FSF (via Twitter).


Software Freedom Conservancy is a very good and appealing solution for small open-source projects, but (for what I have understood from their web-site) their benefits only apply to USA citizens, right? what about non USA citizens?

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and the triumph itself makes us small.
What is extraordinary and eternal
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I mean the Angel who appeared
to the wrestlers of the Old Testament:
when the wrestler's sinews
grew long like metal strings,
he felt them under his fingers
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Whoever was beaten by this Angel
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