Author: Leah Rowe <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:37:51 +0000
Merge branch 'press/sfc-domain-offer' of libreboot/libreboot into master
2 files changed, 37 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
diff --git a/www/index.md b/www/index.md
@@ -24,7 +24,7 @@ supports Free Software.
**[Community feedback is needed on whether libreboot.org domain name
ownership should be transferred to the
-Free Software Foundation](news/fsf-domain-offer.md)**
+Software Freedom Conservancy](news/sfc-domain-offer.md)**
**[Libreboot has applied to re-join the GNU project,
under new democratic leadership](news/formalised-structure.md)**
diff --git a/www/news/sfc-domain-offer.md b/www/news/sfc-domain-offer.md
@@ -0,0 +1,36 @@
+% Community feedback on whether to offer libreboot.org domain name to SFC
+% Leah Rowe
+% 27 Apr 2017
+I, Leah Rowe, have stepped down as leader of the Libreboot project. This means
+that I must also transfer ownership of the libreboot.org domain name to
+another entity. I have chosen to propose the Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC)
+as that entity.
+Commenting will be taken on
+as to whether this decision should be taken. Full reasoning is documented
+Software Freedom Conservancy is heavily affiliated with the FSF. Conservancy
+provides legal services, e.g. GPL enforcement, for those who violate the GNU
+General Public License. They generally offer legal services related to Free
+Software. Its founder, Bradley Kuhn, is also a former Executive Director of
+the FSF. (Karen Sandler, is SFC's current Executive Director).
+In addition to legal services, Conservancy also helps promote Free Software
+and provides certain infrastructure for Free Software projects, and does
+sometimes assist in development of projects.
+This is something that could be offered to GNU as part of Libreboot's
+filed application to re-join GNU.
+Previously, it was proposed that the domain name be transferred to the FSF, but
+this was vetoed by an opposing member of the core leadership, when I proposed
+it. SFC was then recommended as an alternative, hence this new proposal.