GNOME Foundation

The GNOME Foundation is the non-profit organization behind the GNOME Project. It is a membership-based organization, and every GNOME contributor is entitled to be a member, giving them a voice in how the Foundation is run. The Foundation provides leadership, financial backing, logistical support and legal services to the GNOME community. It also acts as a meeting point for the project's partners.

More information on the GNOME Foundation can be found on its web pages, including: governance, legal and trademarks, membership and contact details.

Parts of the Foundation

  • Membership - every GNOME contributor is entitled to become a member

  • Board of Directors - responsible for governing the Foundation, elected annually by the membership

  • Advisory Board - fee-paying and non-fee-paying partners who regularly meet with the Board of Directors

  • Staff - the Foundation employs a small number of people, including an Executive Director, Director of Operations, and contractors
  • Committees - appointed by the board to do Foundation work (see /Committees for more details about their powers and responsibilities). These include Sponsorship, Membership and elections, Travel and Engagement

Support for community members

In addition to managing key aspects of the GNOME project, the GNOME Foundation also provides support to community members. For example, there is financial and logistical help available. This includes:

Support available

Contact

Reimbursement for travel and accommodation, particularly to conferences and hackfests

Travel Committee

Merchandise, printing and advertising

Engagement Committee

Supplies for small events, such as release parties, workshops and hacking sessions. Can include drinks, snacks, speaker travel, equipment hire

Engagement Committee

Help finding venues for events

Board of Directors

Help finding sponsors for events

Sponsorship Committee

If financial assistance is needed for something that isn't covered in this list, please don't hesitate to contact the Executive Director or Board of Directors.

Resources

More resources can be found on the Board of Directors resources page.

Policies

Foundation (last edited 2018-08-24 03:32:07 by EkaterinaGerasimova)