@aral @pho4cexa @conservancy @keithzg
This is something I didn't know about, and maybe explains the Google sponsorship in this case. Google is entering into some relationship with Conservancy favorable to Free Software developers and so conference sponsorship is perhaps a favor in return.
It's long past time that we started thinking beyond Google, and as far as possible to remove these big companies from their positions of being able to purchase influence. So I'd be in favor of an alternative copyleft/FS conference which doesn't have these types of relationships.