The GNOME Foundation supports the Software Freedom Conservancy in its efforts to ensure compliance with theGNU General Public License (GPL) through Christoph Hellwig’s lawsuit against VMware. Like the Linux kernel, the GNOME Project chooses the GPL (as well as the LGPL)to license our software. Working in Free Software is a collaborative effort where all parties benefit, but this outcome is only realized if there is cooperation. Both the GPL and copyleft make this collaboration possible. The GPL is an important tool for safeguarding Free Software and when other avenues for cooperation have been exhausted litigation is the only recourse.