The GNOME Foundation is governed by its bylaws. The canonical place for the current bylaws is the governance page in the Foundation section of

Bylaws Source

The source of the bylaws and revision history since 2012 is stored in the foundation-web Git repository.

Previous Versions

  • 16 March 2001
  • 5 April 2002 - PDF

  • 11 November 2005
  • 22 October 2007
  • 31 October 2012 - PDF

  • 24 August 2019 - PDF

  • 31 May 2022 - PDF


We used to have the Foundation's Web page on which was made redundant by a WordPress installation. Unfortunately, accessing the WordPress' storage is not as comfortable as the old Git module.

So far, the canonical place for publication is the Foundation's website which is in WordPress. We could make this wiki the canonical place for the bylaws, though.

Foundation/Bylaws (last edited 2022-06-01 13:55:10 by RobertMcQueen)