01.06.20

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Linux Foundation Failing to Support Big and Important Free Software Projects Which Seek Assistance

Posted in Free/Libre Software, GNU/Linux at 2:13 am by Guest Editorial Team

Linux Foundation and GNU/Linux user/developer

Summary: The Linux Foundation won’t support cURL and won’t even respond to it

THE Linux Foundation doesn’t seem to care about Linux. Heck, it barely even cares about anything except the proprietary patrons (the biggest “clients” of the Foundation) — the brands it keeps openwashing in sponsored ‘articles’…

A reader has gotten in touch with us, drawing our attention to an article we saw and cited (but hadn’t read carefully enough). There’s something important between the lines.

“The Linux Foundation doesn’t seem to care about Linux.”“Maybe your readers could find this interesting,” someone told us, as “I did. Daniel Stenberg wrote about how cURL received 10k from Indeed recently. In his post he wrote: “(*) = curl has previously applied for membership in both Software Freedom Conservancy and Linux Foundation as they seemed like suitable stewards, but the first couldn’t accept us due to work load and the latter didn’t even bother to respond. It’s not a big bother, just reality.”

“I would never apply to Linux Foundation. However, their lack of any response to cURL is more than a bit rude. It really does tell a story and send a message that valued projects are not even deserving of a response? Maybe the response was lost in the mail. :)

“This does open the conversation to whether there are other lead devs or projects that are facing similar circumstances and who they are.”

Our reader said she thought it was noteworthy. If anyone out there has had similar experiences, please get in touch with us.

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