Sourceware Now Part Of The Software Freedom Conservancy

Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 15 May 2023 at 04:25 PM EDT. 1 Comment
Following the SFC vote last year for accepting into the conservancy, everything is all set now and is now officially part of the Software Freedom Conservancy. Red Hat was traditionally the long-time sponsor of that hosts many open-source projects like GCC and Cygwin.

The Software Freedom Conservancy has announced today that Sourceware has become a member project:
"As a home for Free Software projects since 1998, Sourceware is a keystone in Free Software infrastructure. For almost 25 years Sourceware has been the long-time home of various core toolchain project communities. Projects like Cygwin, a UNIX API for Win32 systems, the GNU Toolchain, including GCC, the GNU Compiler Colection, two C libraries, glibc and newlib, binary tools, binutils and elfutils, debuggers and profilers, GDB, systemtap and valgrind. Sourceware also hosts standard groups like gnu-gabi and the DWARF Debugging Standard. See the full list project hosted and services provided on the Sourceware projects page.

Becoming an SFC member project will improve future operations carried out by dedicated volunteers to and furthering the mission of Free Software hosting. This will accelerate the Sourceware technical roadmap to improve and modernize the infrastructure.

As the fiscal host of Sourceware, Software Freedom Conservancy will provide a home for fundraising, legal assistance and governance that will benefit all projects under Sourceware's care. We share one mission: developing, distributing and advocating for Software Freedom. And to offer a worry-free, friendly home for Free Software communities. We see a bright future working together. With Conservancy as fiscal sponsor, Sourceware will also be able to fundraise and have the community of volunteers work together with paid contractors and enter into contracts for managed infrastructure where appropriate."

This comes as the X.Org Foundation members also recently voted in favor of becoming part of the SFC too.
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