Project umbrellas for Europe
Do you need to start an open source foundation? Many open source projects choose to become legal entities to support their collaboration. In the US, there are several general purpose bodies for hosting open source projects, but up to now there have been none in Europeso Simon Phipps and Moritz Bartl started one. They explain what they are doing to address the need and how you can benefit.
|Talk Title||Project umbrellas for Europe|
|Conference||O’Reilly Open Source Convention|
|Location||London, United Kingdom|
|Date||October 17-19, 2016|
Open source projects often choose to become legal entities so they can handle money and share assets between their collaborators more easily (among other benefits). This proves burdensome for developers; creating and sustaining a legal entity is not for everyone. In the USA there are purpose-made “umbrella” organizations for hosting open source projects, such as Software in the Public Interest, the Software Freedom Conservancy, and the Apache Software Foundation. But until now there have been none in Europe—so Simon Phipps and Moritz Bartl started one. Simon and Moritz explain what they are doing to address the need and how you can benefit. Topics include: